Now this is interesting. I have been toying with the idea to buy a Flip camera, but I know I'm going to get the next iPhone. Maybe I'll get my small, portable video camera without having to make tough decisions :)
Laat de entertainment-industrie nou eindelijk eens met een goed, legaal alternatief voor downloaden komen. Dit heeft niks te maken met betalen, maar met gemak. Daarom het initiatief van XS4All ondersteunen?
This is cool (but is it real?). Running on water as long as possible. They're using waterproof shoes, have a technique going, they don't get as far every time. I.e., seems legit.
Source: Joop.nl (via @isidorusweb, @patrickboonstra)
Of course, you put a site live, and you run into trouble. Turns out the widget I chose for displaying my Flickr photostream uses the file_get_contents() PHP function to fetch the contents of the Flickr feed. Whether this is at all possible is governed by the PHP setting allow_url_fopen, and my hosting provider has it turned off. This is not at all uncommon, because when a script is not coded carefully, it would be possible to load a remote file into a script that was only ever intended to load local files. Scary.
Apple gets support from an unlikely ally.
And once again, I have changed the platform under my personal site. Why? Like we say in Holland: "Gewoon, omdat het kan" ("Just because it can be done") :)
A very interesting talk by two Google engineers and its ramifications on the phpBB project. Even if you're not into phpBB, the Google talk is very interesting for anyone in Open Source. Which is why I'm embedding it here :) I especially love the term "bus factor".
Nieuwe geruchten over de 'iPhone HD' op Tweakers.
YouTube has recently enabled High Quality/High Definition videos in the embedded player. That is, when there is a high quality version of a video available, you get the chance of switching to it, although by default, movies will still play in the default quality. All over the net, you can find instructions on how you can force the embedded player to show the HD movie by default. What most (if any) of these pages do not tell you, is that this will not work with versions of Flash below 9.0r115.
I just spent about an hour figuring this out, so I thought I'd put it out there, as much as a note to self as maybe to help others having the same problem.