I have been wanting to build a MAME system for quite some time now. Until recently my father would not let me get a cabinet to start my build. Now, he suddenly changed his mind…only after I had to pass up on several free cabinets.
After searching through several Craigslist listings, I found a nice one. Some one was selling a Beach Head 2000 cabinet with a USB interface installed for only $100! First, I googled what the cabinet looked like and it is a pretty nice, and big build. I also discovered that the cabinet is worth about $800 so, it was a great deal! After contacting the guy on a Friday, he tells me he did some googling as well and he decided to raise the price to $250. I talked him down to $200.
Read the rest of the cabinet story
The other day I received an invite to Spotify! I was so excited, like a giddy school girl. If you are unfamiliar with Spotify, it has been around for quite a while across the pond, but has just recently come to the U.S. of A. Spotify has been compared to Pandora, but as I have found out, it is pretty different. Spotify allows you to choose which songs you want to listen to rather then it picking random songs based on a band. It is like Pandora in the fact that it is free and has subscription options as well.
Currently Spotify is limited to invite only, and apparently it’s fairly difficult to get in (unlike Google+). I can’t invite anyone, yet, and when/if I could it would be limited to like 2 people. If you want in right away, you can pay for one of the subscriptions ($4.99 or $9.99). I don’t roll that way, I prefer my things free. I do have to admit the Spotify ads are more annoying then Pandora, but I’ll get more into that later in the post. Read my opinions on Spotify
As I am typing this on the 12 hour road trip to Destin, Florida. If you don’t know where that is, then all you need to know is it’s on the beach.
It is very exciting, I’m watching How I Met Your Mother while browsing the internet in the middle of nowhere. My mom is driving like a woman, trying to watch my screen, swerving on to the ridges in the shoulder, and of course texting. The good news is, I am not dead yet. The bad news is, my phone just overheated like it does for some reason. So, I have to pause my browsing capable tethering for the time being, but I can still write this post. Check out the rest of the trip
One day I came across this lovely burger.
I was determined to make my own. So, I did.
See the process of making the best burger ever
The other day I saw some post about cubes in HTML/CSS using 3 different elements inside a container element. I then got to thinking: what if I did that with just a single element and all CSS? I then started messing around and eventually came out with the following. Fair warning: it only works properly in Firefox 4.0+ See the cube in action
I was perusing the internets, and came across some computer case mods. Some of them were totally awesome! But, some were creepy and well…just creepy. Get creeped out by the list
Here is a list of 5 things I encounter on Websites, most commonly via StumbleUpon. These things are things that I do not like about these websites. For each thing, I have provided examples and possible fixes. Check out the list
I just finished developing the first version of my plugin: Netflix Buttons. This is a simple plugin to add the add, play, or save buttons to any post/page. Optionally you can add the movie image as well. It is a very simple plugin that uses the Netflix API to check the availability of the movie and then posts the appropriate buttons and image.
All you need is the ID of the movie which can be gotten from the URL to post the buttons. Initial setup requires a registered API key and secret from Netflix. After that, just use the trigger text [netflix:MOVIE_ID:img:BOOL:end] in your post. Replace MOVIE_ID with the ID of the Netflix Movie, and replace BOOL with either true or false. View update information
In honor of July 4th, I present to you — Tosh.0′s rendering of the Star-Spangled Banner
Today I launched a new behind the scenes update to the Grand Exchange Updater. I set up a new price updater that works MUCH faster! I used ParallelCurl by Pete Warden to get all the data in Parallel instead linearly. Previously, the updater was very slow, took in upwards of an hour sometimes, and often crashed. Now, the new updater takes under a minute.
There were a few bugs, as expected, with today’s update which resulted in several repeat notifications. I do apologize for that, but it is now fixed.