17. February 2009 16:54
Today I have decided that I am feedup with Chrome. Really, I have made it my default browser since it came out, yet when I look down at the number of open browsers, I see that 6 are Chrome and 5 are IE7.
Why do I have IE7 open at all you might ask? Well it turns out that the whole "Starting..." thing where Chrome will start to download something but forget what it is doing or whatever, it is killing me. I then have to open up IE7, cut and paste the link in, and then it happily starts downloading right away.
Also the lack of FTP support annoys me as some of the file I need to download are links for FTP sites.
Finally, the lack of accessibility support is kind of a game-over for me as I do alot of personal coding that uses MSAA to which Google Chrome is just a black-box.
Sad that with all of its speed and stability improvements, it fails because it can't do the core Internet activity of downloading a file.
13. February 2009 16:53
So I got a new Auldey L3 made by Luo Yi Chen, AKa Takuto. The yoyo is manufactured by Chinese toy giant Auldey and includes items that would potentally break some IP here in the US, namely 'hubstacks' and the 'KonKave' bearing.
To start with, I love this yoyo. Out of the box, spending just a few minutes with it, it feels like nothing I have thrown before. When you throw it, there is no movement, vibration, or sound to let you know it is still going. The bearing is lubed, and the silicone pads are slightly pronounced which make it way to responsive for me, but later I will replace the pads with flowable and if that is not enough, I will clean out the bearing.
I will add more to this when I find out how much I like it.
After playing with it for a month or so now, I must say that it is one of the best yo-yos I have ever played with. It is ROCK SMOOTH. The KK bearing that came with it is better then the Diff-e-yo bearings that I have, but REALLY needed to be cleaned a bit. I did replace the rings with recessed silicone and greatly enjoy it. The sleep times are pretty good (about 75 seconds for me), and the binds are very clean and tight. The small size is nice for tricks like "Double or Nothing" where you need to hit one string out of 2 or 3.
As a good sign of how well it plays, I have a co-worker who bought one as his second yoyo.
9. February 2009 16:53
I have two major goals for my running this year:
- Half Marathon with a time of 1:55 on June, 7th (8:47 mile)
- Chicago Marathon with a time under 4:00 on October, 11th (9:08 mile)
Here is my training schedule to complete those:
- Start a speedwork program on March, 2nd
- Start a 22 miles a week
- End at 30 miles a week
- Take the weeks of May, 25th and June, 1st as rest weeks.
- Run the Half Marathon
- Start a build-up program on June, 8th.
- Start at 26 miles a week
- End at 43 miles a week
- Run the Marathon
I plan to run almost everything outside and will be tracking it via my Garmin 405 watch.
So far, my wife has promised to run the Half-Marathon and my co-worker Jordan has promised to run the Chicago Marathon.
I also intend to run a race on the following days, but I don't have any in mind yet:
- April 12th, 5K goal of 27:30 (8:51 mile)
- May 3rd, 8K goal of 39:20 (7:55 mile)
- May 24th, 10K goal of 49:00 (7:53 mile)
4. February 2009 16:52
A co-worker of mine did not know this trick so I thought I would post it here to help others.
In the Visual Studio resource editor, you can hit "Shift + Enter" to create a new line, as doing something like "\r\n" will get escaped out. You will also need to increase the cell height to see both lines as it does not auto-size.