Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Awesome Cyclone Fanatic Post

Just wanted to share a very good post by LZclone over on cyclone fanatic

I too am looking forward to the FUTURE of Cyclone athletics, but I remember a time when Troy Davis became the only player to rush for 2,000 yards and not win the Heisman (TWICE), Dan McCarney brought us from death to 9 wins and a Bowl victory, when Fred Hoiberg continued Hilton Magic with the 'loudest' victory over Okie State, Danny Harris became the only person to defeat Edwin Moses in the 400 hurdles in over a decade, Cale Sanderson became the 1st individual wrestler to go undefeated through his college career, former walk-on Jeff Hornacek led us to the Sweet 16 and eventually the BEST Cyclone NBA player, or LE made Cyclone Basketball relevant winning consistently on the road, winning not 1 but 2 Big XII titles, and coaching the only Elite 8 appearance in school history.

The future is good, the future is bright, but celebrating the success of former Cyclones is also the way to BE A CYCLONE.

Couldn't have said it better

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Deleting Flash "Cookies"

Cookies / Temporary files used by flash are generally located in the directories below:
  • Windows: LSO files are stored typically with a “.SOL” extension, within each user’s Application Data directory, under Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects.
  • Mac OS X: For Web sites, ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player. For AIR Applications, ~/Library/Preferences/[package name (ID) of your app].
  • GNU-Linux: ~/.macromedia

Adding Custom Alarm Tones to Windows Mobile

After a bit of reasearch I found this information on adding custom alarm sounds:

1. WAV file format

2. Created with filter PCM, any Hz and/or bit rate, mono or stereo (filter MPEG-layer 3 didn't work). I used VLC and did a 26 second clip at 64 kb/s to get under the file size limit

3. There seems te be no limit in length of time of the sound

4. Filesize limit of approximately 5 mb.

5. Must be put in the Windows folder

** If the file is not valid, when you select it in the drop down, windows will automatically put the tone back to default.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fixing Rhapsody

I recently had an issue where I was no longer able to download tracks from rhapsody (after reinstalling rhapsody as I couldn't get an upgrade to work at all). Luckily, rhapsody has a really good tech support "live chat" line which was able to help my solve the problem. So I'm going to document the steps I took here (as I had to do this to both of my computers...and one just did a normal update).

DISCLAIMER: I believe you will lose the DRM for any tracks you have downloaded (I'm not sure if this only applies to be warned...but it doesn't bother me as I only use rhapsody). I highly recommend burning the tracks first (if at all possible).

  • First, verify you are set to download tracks first (duh...I of course did this before contacting support, but they mentioned it so I thought I would too as it must happen). Go to Tools -> Preferences --> My Library
  • If you still can't download, do the following
    1. Close Rhapsody
    2. Click on windows button and click Run
    3. type %windir%\system32\ and click ok
    4. Find the mcs.rma file and delete it
  • If you are still unable to download files, follow the steps outlined here --> Link. I had to do the one where you renamed the DRM folder (then magically I could download files again).

HTC PPC-6800

So, I've had the "new" HTC PPC-6800 from US Cellular for a while now and thought I'd give some things as to what I do and don't like about it.

Let's start with the good points:
  • You can charge it with a computer via a standard usb cable. (Awesome for charging it at work without having to buy another power cord).
  • Synching the phone's data with a computer. This is awesome.
  • The sheer amount of programs (a lot free) available for windows mobile
  • Comes with all kinds of adapters (usb & headphone splitter and a 2-usb splitter)
  • Internet explorer mostly works (don't try to open really intense websites though as it will totally freeze your phone...same goes for really large word docs...or pasting from internet explorer into word).
  • Very easy to sync with an exchange server for email and calendar.
  • Decent camera (panaramic mode is really cool)
  • Bubble Breaker is very addicting
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • You can use the phone as a modem for your computer...very long as you don't mind the connection speed.
  • Runs Windows Mobile 6 Professional
Now the bad points:
  • Runs Windows Mobile. While not the greatest software, it still outweighs most of the competitors
  • The splitter for headphones uses the small headphone jack (not a "normal" sized jack)
  • Phone seems a bit sluggish at times
  • Not really usable without a stylus (as far as the touchscreen). This is where the below Spb Mobile Shell comes in to save the day though (see below).
  • The keypad takes some getting used to as there are not any "spaces" between the keys. It's really easy to hit the wrong keys with my fat fingers.
  • When going to use live messenger, it makes you add all of your "contacts" from your hotmail account to your phone's contacts. VERY ANNOYING. I don't really want all of those in my phone, so I had to setup a new email account just to avoid adding all kinds of unneeded contacts to my phone's phone book.
  • Price (I believe it's like $250).
  • Doesn't come with a JVM already installed (which you pretty much have to have to run half the programs out there).
  • Haven't heard of any plans by US Cellular to update to Windows Mobile 6.1. If they don't they may lose my business next time around though as this is pretty much a "free" update to Windows Mobile 6 users, but the way I understand it your service provider must still provide it to you (I think both Sprint and Verizon are updating their PPC-6800 based phones for their customers).
  • Data transfer rate is relatively slow (I only get around 80 kb/s).
  • Not enough program memory
Now the programs I recommend getting:
  • KeyPass PPC (and the desktop version. I sync my password databases between the two). What I did for this is put the key file on the phone itself and the actual password database on the storage card. This way if the storage card is ever lost or stolen, there is pretty much no way anyone can open your passwords file.
  • Spb Mobile Shell
  • Spb Pocket Plus
All in all, I am very pleased with the phone and like it much better than the old Razr that I used to have.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Fun / Addicting Web Site

I recently found a new web site which is very fun named Crush or Flush. It's an interesting way to meet people and can be quite addicting. One of th best parts is being able to nicely view the site with your mobile phone. Below is a brief description of Crush or Flush:

Crush or Flush is a fun, safe, and easy way to meet people, chat, and stay in contact with friends using your cell phone or your computer (PC or Mac). Getting started is a no-brainer. First, upload your face pic, add a description, and create some tags that describe who you are (ex. booty shaking, being awesome, or kung fu master). Get creative, express yourself. Second, let us know if you are looking for a woman, a man (or both). That’s it, you’re profile is done and you can start Crushin’ and Flushin’ people.
You browse people by gender, age, location, and interest (tags). If you find someone you like ‘crush’ them. If not, ‘flush’ them. Don’t worry… they’ll never know you flushed them so no hard feelings. If you Crush someone and they Crush you back… that’s called a Mutual Crush. You’ll both get a text message letting you know that you both like each other. You can then text chat without giving up any of your personal info. No one ever gets your real name, cell phone number, or e-mail address. Later on, if you want to exchange digits on your own, that’s your deal. Ball’s always in your court.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Looking for an internship

Anyone looking for a college internship should checkout this post. It's an interesting way to locate some of the best internships.

Real Estate Jobs

Here's a link to an interesting post about locating real estate jobs and mortgage broker jobs. Check it out: Link

Monday, April 28, 2008

Still wasting money

Another example of our dear friends in congress wasting our money: This is a house resolution which has been introduced:

H.Res.1120 Supports the establishment of an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision Championship playoff system in the interest of fairness and to bring parity to all NCAA teams.
Why does congress seem to like to worry about sporting events instead of..oh...say the economy, or gas prices....

Friday, April 25, 2008

Another video about business funding

Here's a link to another video about Merchant cash advances. Don't know why but this stuff is kind of interesting to me.

Video about Small Business Funding

Check out this video about small business cash advance and credit funding. Kind of interesting.