This is a test.
A great test.
A test of valour!
We're also stuck with blurry, juddery, slow-panning 24fps movies forever because (thanks to 60fps home video) people associate high framerates with camcorders and cheap sitcoms, and thus think good framerates look 'fake'.xkcd: HDTV
Aha! I cannot recall which, but I've recently seen a film in 60fps which had that effect. Hehe. I will try to do better.
So, the other day I determined that the Enhanced History plugin for Pidgin was responsible for my girlfriend's instant messenger freezing when new conversations were initiated as it spent multiple seconds reading a large archive of log files.
I went to Pidgin Plugins' website today to report it, and had to recover my password via e-mail. I now have over 200 new passwords in my inbox with verification URLs. Each time I click one, I get another 30 or so new passwords. Sigh.
I am optimistic that Google will one day provide one of the best platforms for publishing online. I like Blogger, but the rest is a bit lacking still :)
Yay! I needed a cleaner for a soap-scummy bath tub and shower, so I opted to go with Clorox Green Works bathroom cleaner. In part because I wanted something that didn't generate hazardous fumes (since I distrust the ventilation in this bathroom), but also because I wanted something that would biodegrade easily. Anyway, I will say that a harsher substance might have helped remove the soap scum more easily or with less cleaner, but that purported environmental benefit and the minimal threat to my own health, as well as the fact that it was effective in achieving the total removal of the soap scum, delights me and leads me to recommend it to you, who are most likely a search engine bot, rather than one of my 3 readers.
Also, Drano has an enzymatic build-up remover now called Drano Prevention. It's supposed to not be sufficient to eat through a full clog. Our drain was draining incredibly slowly and was approaching clog status, though, and it was able to handle that. The water flows freely once more. So yes, another "green" product to recommend.
Also, baking soda does wonders on making sinks shiny again. Just saying.
I'm not sure what's wrong, but it just keeps telling me that there are Unsynced Waves. I can add a bunch of new content to a wave, but if I refresh, it disappears. Stupid Google Wave.
I updated my chat avatar in Pidgin, which updates all my accounts' avatars, and which has for once succeeded in updating most of my Google avatars. I used to find that those avatars wouldn't all update together. I haven't found one that failed to update to my new avatar. Neat!
I do most of my writing in English but I am learning German. Consequently, I try to keep my computer's user interface in German. GNOME applications often have spell-checking built in, though, and since my user's locale is set to German, so is the spell-checking.
I have long intended to write a patch for the spell checking library, enchant, to be able to automatically detect which language you're typing in based on n-grams. However, ever busy and lazy, I have instead decided to copy my English word list to be my German custom words dictionary.
So, on Fedora 12, I installed the package "words" and then copied the file at /usr/share/dict/words to $HOME/.config/enchant/de_DE.dic. Tada. It now thinks that 479829 English words are custom German dictionary entries.