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February 10, 2011

Real Audio Stream

This is more for my note taking than anything thing else. I just need to jot down the steps of making the streaming audio files using Real Audio correctly. For some reason I never thought to write down all the steps to make streaming media.

Steps to make an Audio Stream.

  1. Encode any audio file to a .ra format, be sure to save it as .ra (Using Real Audio Encoder)
  2. Upload the file to the server
  3. Using a Text Editor create a new file that links to the file in step one, save the file as .RAM
  4. Upload the second file to the server
  5. When sending out the link use file in #3

If I have a file called today.ra on my server, I should also have a reference file called today.ram that points to the original source file. When someone click on the link to the today.ram the server will think that I am sending a Real Audio file and let the browser know that. Your browser will then open up the Real Audio application and pass the contents of the RAM file to Real Audio.

This is pretty easy to set up, and you can easily have a computer handle steps 3&4.

January 18, 2011

Some Sayings

Some old sayings:

  • One Fish, Two Fish - A restaurant in Washington D.C
  • Starbucky - Not really sure what that means
  • Mac Daddy - When doing something, make it MacDaddy.

November 1, 2010

Focus on PDF

During the month of November, I'll be focusing on the PDF section of this website. There are currently 105 PDF files on this site.

I'll be focusing on not only adding new PDFs but also cleaning up the existing ones to add more value. The more popular PDFs: Gulf War, Blackjack Guide, Hollywood Sign and Packing list are on the list of getting a make over.

October 13, 2010

Website Update

As of today, October 13, 2010, on this website there are:

October 12, 2010

Quicktime Feature

I just update the Quicktime Feature section of this website. I have been busy trying to get the back-end database working so that its easy to add and manage Quicktime movies.

Currently there are 83 movies available, most of them are classic commercials from the dot com era and some 1980s commercials. I still have about 35 clips that are on the server that I need to make public.

My focus now is to actually add content to the movies. It would be better to have something on the page that worth's reading that is related to the clip.

Go ahead and check out the Quicktime movies and enjoy some of my favorite commericals.

August 31, 2010
Website Snapshot

Website of the Month

Wow, I just found out that this site won the Website of the Month on Very exciting!

Check out the mention of on the website. Thanks for the award, glad they had a great time browsing the site. The team worked hard to make the site as entertaining as possible.

Love this quote:

These guys are great and I just love their terrific site!... It was very informative, easy to browse categorys, the design rocks and so much fun overall. is a "MUST VISIT"

August 4, 2010

4,500 Days!

I can't believe that it has been 4,500 days since I own the domain. How things have changed!

On April 11 1998, in my studio apartment using my dialup access from Netwizards I sign up for the domain. At the time Yahoo was the hottest internet search site, you could get high speed internet from ATT via @Home, Apple was trying to survive and Google was still just a concept on paper waiting to get capital funding.

I know this site hasn't changed that much over the years, see the Wayback Machine version of this site in 2004. I plan to continue to add valuable content to this site. I have some really cool ideas planned.Like all great plans, it all starts with action. I am highly committed to making this site useful and fun to visit.

Thank you for visiting this site and I certainly hope it was entertaining and useful for you.

September 23, 2009

Content Testing

Testing new website blog technology. This entry is using some new functionality that is being added to the website.

August 12, 2009

Fortune Cookies

Every time you visit the homepage on this site, a random fortune cookie appears in the left navigation. These are actual fortune cookies that I have received over the years.

As of today, there are 74 fortune cookies in the database. I update the database every time I get a new fortune cookie. Sometime in the future, I'll display all the entries on a page.

August 3, 2009

Server Update

The website server that this site is hosted on was updated last week. I haven't had the chance to look around the site to see if there's anything broken. There are a few issues that I need to let the hosting provider know about, but otherwise things look pretty good.

The new server has the latest PHP and MySQL code, so this will help with coding on this site. I am not sure if there's any compatible issues with the database migration, the homepage is working fine, and there's a few database calls that being used.