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Archive for November, 2005

Post Turkey Week & New Quarter Update

November 30th, 2005

Since it is nearing two weeks since my last post 🙁 I thought I should do a quick series of catch-up blips. First and foremost, Firefox version 1.5 was released yesterday with noticeable speed enhancements, interface changes, and a more solid update-grabbing system. Next, today the last several episodes of the IT's So Tech radio show have been posted into the RSS feed (http://itso.rit.edu/audio/itssotech.xml) for download. That means you can go back and listen to my appearance on the Nov. 16th show ;). You'll need to open that link to the feed in a proper RSS audio program (like iTunes…ask in the Forum if you need help). Thirdly, I added a little code to the site so when you log in, your username will show at the top right of any page on the site. I would talk more about the great food over Thanksgiving or how this new quarter is going well so far at RIT, but I'll just stop here and let you fiddle with the things I mentioned above.

Exams are Over!

November 17th, 2005

I finished my last exam for this quarter a couple hours ago!! Overall, I think I did quite well on all the exams and I'm happy with my performance this first quarter at RIT. A few other tidbits…I did the radio show last night, and more of my friends tuned in this time than the last show. See my previous posts for more info. It's snowing here in Rochester, and it looks like some may stick this time. The latest NWS forecast says 1-2 inches is possible this evening and night. I'm working tomorrow morning, and Saturday a gang of eager Ohians are taking me off to enjoy my week long break. It may be a couple days before I post again. See ya!

Radio show tonight

November 16th, 2005

Just a quick, somewhat last minute note…I'm going to be on the IT's So Tech radio show again tonight on RIT's WITR station. Check out the live stream from 8:00-10:00pm at the following link: streaming.modernmusicandmore.com:8000/live.m3u (you may need to open the link manually in iTunes or another media player). It's calling for a bit of snow tomorrow that may actually stick this time. Also, tomorrow will be my last exam of this quarter :). Can't wait to see the family in Ohio! Make sure to catch tonight's show, or if you miss it, wait a few days (or weeks ;)) until the download shows up in the xml feed I mentioned in the last post.

Radio show tonight

November 16th, 2005

Just a quick, somewhat last minute note…I'm going to be on the [i]IT's So Tech[/i] radio show again tonight on RIT's WITR station. Check out the live stream from 8:00 – 10:00pm at the following link: streaming.modernmusicandmore.com:8000/live.m3u (you may need to open the link manually in iTunes or another media player). It's calling for a bit of snow tomorrow that may actually stick this time. Also, tomorrow will be my last exam of this quarter :). Can't wait to see the family in Ohio! Make sure to catch tonight's show, or if you miss it, wait a few days (or weeks ;)) until the download shows up in the xml feed I mentioned in the last post.

Screwy weather…and radio

November 13th, 2005

I thought weather at home was a little strange, but Rochester is just screwed up! Today it is a partly cloudy, "blazing" 67° F. By the end of the week we should be back to a normal high of close to 40. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you are now able to download the IT's So Tech radio show. The XML feed is at http://itso.rit.edu/audio/itssotech.xml. You need a podcast aggregator, like iTunes, to subscribe to the show. If you need help, post in the Forum or send me an email. Remember, I was a guest in the second episode (Oct. 5, 2005).

Snow :)

November 11th, 2005

Yesterday and today little flakes of snow fell here at RIT. Nothing got close to sticking, but that snow came a whole lot earlier than back home. Well, I'm a bit tired now after a long week. Exams are coming up next week, and then Thanksgiving break! Well…until next post.

Windy weekend

November 7th, 2005

This past weekend was a bit windy. Along with the wind came a decent rainstorm that served as a perfect opportunity for many of the trees around here to drop their leaves. It was quite interesting walking down the Quarter Mile and being able to see well into the woods now that so many leaves have fallen. Well, it's the last week of this quarter, and I have a lot of work to do. Exams next week and then Thanksgiving Break!! Time sure does fly in the quarter system!

Nikon D200

November 1st, 2005

There have been rumors flying this past week, but now Nikon has officially announced their new D200 digital SLR camera. I know, I know…I am a diehard Canon user and would hardly consider purchasing this camera. It is interesting nonetheless because the D200 looks poised to hurt sales of my Canon EOS 20D. The specifications are quite similar, but the differences show where prosumer digital technology has headed since the year and a three months ago Canon announced the 20D. Nikon's LCD is larger, the CCD sensor is physically larger, 10.2 megapixels versus 8.2 megapixels (not much practical difference), and the Nikon has better construction. Read the rest of this entry »