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.
Zoals gewoonlijk is de laatste update weer een tijdje geleden. Allereerst een update over de witte Cooper, wat zeker geen goed nieuws is; de "dropgears" hebben elkaar opgegeten, wat betekende dat de versnellingsbak uit elkaar moest en een aantal dure onderdelen vervangen moeten worden.
I replaced the Wave radio in my 2002 new Mini with a Boost radio, which adds a CD player and better sound quality. It also enabled me to use the carkit interface I had for my Nokia phone carkit.
As usual, updates are long overdue. First of all, the latest on the white Cooper, which is not good news at all; the dropgears have eaten each other, which meant the gearbox had to come apart and some expensive components replaced.