hellonearthisman: human art and other bitshttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthismanhuman art and other bitsenEASEUS Todo Backup &#8211; my favourite backup softwarehttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7618Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsTue, 03 May 2011 12:00:00 PDTI've been meaning to write about this great bit of software from EASEUS.<br /> I have found this very easy to use and total recommend it as a simple backup solution.<br /> <a title="http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm" href="http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm">http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm</a><br /> <br /> I like how this is an iso recovery disk C:\Program Files\EASEUS\Todo Backup\bin\image.iso<br /> That can be installed onto a bootable usb key with <a href="http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/">http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/</a><br /> This makes  it easy to restore partitions after something really band happens.<br />  <br /> And today the Professional version is available for free from<br /> <a href="http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/easeus-todo-backup-professional/">http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/easeus-todo-backup-professional/</a><br />Jolicloud on the netbookhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7564Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsSun, 27 Feb 2011 15:48:00 PSTAfter posting about the ASUS Expressgate, <a href="http://www.geekzone.co.nz/user_public.asp?user_id=37616" target="_blank"><em>nzsouthernman</em></a> suggested that I check out <a title="Jolicloud homepage" href="http://www.jolicloud.com/" target="_blank">Jolicloud</a>. And so I have done so.  I got the torrent down as it was a quicker download for me.  <br /> Here's a magnetic link to the torrent and if your a Slingshot user then it should (could) still be on their cache for an even faster download. <a href="http://mgnet.me/.jolicloud">http://mgnet.me/.jolicloud</a> windows exe install.<br><br /> Ok so after downloading it was a simple process to install alongside my windows 7 install.  Took about 20mins to install.<br /> The install did take half my available hard drive space to make a virtual drive for use by Jolicloud, which I didn't like.<br /> The boot time was not great about 25-30 seconds which is roughly the same as win7.<br /> Once it  was loaded then it was quite a nice interface,  it used Google Chrome browser which was fast and was base for the whole operating environment.<br /> Most of the applications that where installed where actually web based tool which was nice but I did find it a bit of a username password overload as each application need to have it's own username and password.<br />  <br /> Jolicloud wasn't for me,  boot time was too slow and I like local applications instead of web (cloud) applications.<br />A couple of new things on my EeePC 1001HAhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7563Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsThu, 24 Feb 2011 13:07:00 PSTI have upgraded the ram to Two gigabytes.  The EeePC comes with 1GB an it was no hassle to buy a new DDR2 800mhz, PC2-6400, CL5, SODIMM and upgrade it.  <br /> Was a very simple job to take out the battery, then open the ram access panel on the bottom of the netbooks and to unplugged the old ram and  plugged in the new.  Put it all together and powered up and see the 2GB of system ram.<br />  <br /> The other this I tried out this week was <a title="express gate multimedia" href="http://event.asus.com/mb/expressgate/" target="_blank">ASUS Expressgate</a>,  it's a Linux operating system that's designed to be an instant on system. Expressgate is an ASUS branded version of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splashtop" target="_blank">Splashtop</a>.   It takes 12seconds on my machine from power on to have the web browser loaded.  I used the browser to access Google docs and found it pretty functional but not as fast as using chrome.<br /> It also supports an Instant Messaging client and Skype, which I didn't use.  <br />  <br /> I generally found the Expressgate a very un-configurable system and really didn't like it.<br /> I am waiting for Google to release it's Chrome OS as it will have as fast a boot time, with a faster browser and have the ability to configure it to the users needs. <br />Two free Applications that make Windows easier.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7548Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsFri, 04 Feb 2011 16:01:00 PSTThese are two applications that I have been using for awhile and find they make my windows system better.<br />  <br /> <a title="Direct folders homepage" href="http://www.codesector.com/directfolders.php" target="_blank">Direct Folders</a> is a navigation tool,  it makes it easy to find folders and files on your computer.<br /> A quick double click pops up a menu of your favourite folder locations for direct access.  There are also other features in Direct Folders like automatic resizing of the standard file dialog and the ability to have the file dialog jump to the location of an open folder.<br />  <br /> <a title="http://clipx.org/" href="http://clipx.org/" target="_blank">ClipX</a> is a clipboard tool that manages your clipboards history,  it's so useful to have a clipboard that contains more that the last thing entered.  I have found it useful to be able to go back through the last few hundred clipboard entries to find a links I copied days earlier to share with friends.<br />  <br /> These tools have save me time and energy and I hope you find them useful too.<br />Screen reading in Chrome with the NaturalReaderhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7545Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsWed, 02 Feb 2011 18:29:00 PSTI have moved onto using Google Chrome as my browser after using Firefox for many years. Firefox has just become  too slow when it came to opening new windows,  but I stuck with it because of the <a title="Speak It firefox addon" href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/speak-it/" target="_blank">addon SpeakIT</a>.  Google Chrome is  fast but it doesn't have a decent screen reader and the standard screen reader that comes with my windows OS is developed for the blind and not for a learning disability like ADHD. But recently I came across free <a title="Natural Reader free" href="http://www.naturalreaders.com/free_version.htm" target="_blank">NaturalReader</a>.  It uses a hotkey system, so you select the text you want read and hit the hotkey and the computer will read it out to you. .It is really great as it can read any text that can be highlighted, not just in Chrome, but it also works well with PDF readers and is useful for proof reading text before submitting to forums or twitter . So I give a big thumbs up to the team at NaturalSoft for making free NaturalReader.Signing into the TradeMe API with PHP and ZendFramework Oauthhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7540Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsWed, 26 Jan 2011 12:47:00 PSTI have recently been playing with the <a href="http://developer.trademe.co.nz/" target="_blank">new TradeMe API</a>,  it uses the <a href="http://oauth.net/" target="_blank">OAuth system</a> to login. Which is pretty cool as it lets anyone build applications that use the TradeMe API without the need of the users to give up their Username or Passwords.<br />  <br /> I have worked out how to do this with the help of <a href="http://framework.zend.com/manual/en/zend.oauth.introduction.html" target="_blank">Zend Frameworks Oauth Documentation</a>, <br /> the <a href="http://http://webhole.net/2010/02/19/step-by-step-zend-oauth-tutorial/" target="_blank">WebHole blog post titled Zend OAuth with Twitter</a> and of course the <a href="http://developer.trademe.co.nz/api-documentation/" target="_blank">TradeMe API documentation</a>.<br />  <br /> The code example below has a lot of extra print_r and echo statements, these  help  display what is going on.<br /> There are three files main.php, oauthconfig.php and callback.php <br /> Feel free to ask questions.  I hope to write more about the Trademe API as I start to understand it.<br />  <br /> main.php<br /> 1: 5: TradeMe OAuth Login 6:   9: &lt?php 10: session_start(); 11: // include the oauth consumer class 12: require_once 'Zend/Oauth/Consumer.php'; 13: require_once 'oauthconfig.php'; 14:   15: echo 'config object'; 16: print_r($config); 17: 18: // create oauth object 19: $oauth=new Zend_Oauth_Consumer($config); 20:   21: echo 'oauth object'; 22: print_r($oauth); 23: 24:   25: echo 'request token'; 26:   27: // get request token 28: try{ 29: $request_token = $oauth->getRequestToken(); 30: } 31: catch(Exception $e) 32: { 33: echo 'Error: '.$e->getMessage(); 34: print_r($e); // show debug infomation 35: exit (1); 36: } 37: // store request token in session 38: $_SESSION['request_token']=serialize($request_token); 39:   40: echo '&ltbr>the request token: '.$request_token; 41:   42: // explode request token to extract oauth token 43: $exploded_request_token=explode('=',str_replace('&','=',$request_token)); 44: // get oauth token from exploded request token 45: $oauth_token=$exploded_request_token[1]; 46: echo '<br>the exploded request token a&ltbr>'; 47: print_r($exploded_request_token); 48: echo '&ltbr>&ltbr>'; 49:   50: echo 'request trademe for Authorized token.&ltbr>'; 51: // show sign in link 52: echo "< a href='https://secure.trademe.co.nz/Oauth/Authorize?oauth_token={$oauth_token}'><br>request authorize</a>"; 53:   54: ?>  <br /> oauthconfig.php<br /> 0: $consumerKey='consumer key provided by trademe'; 0a: $consumerSecret='consumer secret key provided by trademe'; 0b: $config=array( 1: 'requestScheme' =>Zend_Oauth::REQUEST_SCHEME_HEADER, 12: 'version'=>'1.0', 13: 'signatureMethod'=>'HMAC-SHA1', 14: 'callbackUrl' => 'http://localhost/TradeMeAPI/callback.php', // where to go after authorized 15: 'siteUrl' => 'https://secure.trademe.co.nz/Oauth/', 16: 'requestTokenUrl' => 'https://secure.trademe.co.nz/Oauth/RequestToken', 17: 'userAuthorisationUrl' => 'https://secure.trademe.co.nz/Oauth/Authorize', 18: 'accessTokenUrl' => 'https://secure.trademe.co.nz/Oauth/AccessToken', 19: 'consumerKey'=>$consumerKey, 20: 'consumerSecret'=>$consumerSecret, 21: 'oauth_timestamp'=>time(), 22: 'oauth_nonce'=>rand(1, 1000000), 23: 24: 'oauth_signature'=>'' 25: ); 26: ?>  <br /> callback.php<br /> 1: <?php 2: /* 3: * To change this template, choose Tools | Templates 4: * and open the template in the editor. 5: */ 6: echo '<br>we have callback'; 7:   8: session_start(); 9: require_once 'Zend/Oauth/Consumer.php'; 10: require_once 'oauthConfig.php'; 11:   12: $oauth = new Zend_Oauth_Consumer($config); 13:   14: if (isset($_GET['oauth_token']) && isset($_SESSION['request_token'])) { 15: try{ 16: $access = $oauth->getAccessToken($_GET, unserialize($_SESSION['request_token'])); 17: } 18: catch(Exception $e) 19: { 20: echo 'Error: '.$e->getMessage(); 21: exit (1); 22: } 23:   24: echo 'access tokens'; 25: echo $access; 26: $_SESSION['access_token'] = serialize($access); 27: $_SESSION['request_token'] = null; 28:   29: /* 30: * 31: * This is where the trademe interactions happen 32: * 33: */ 34:   35: }elseif(!empty($_GET['denied'])){ 36: echo 'you have denied us access to your trademe crendentials'; 37: } 38: else { 39: echo 'Invalid callback request. Oops. Sorry.'; 40: } 41: ?>Blog Posts with Windows Live Writerhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7539Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsWed, 26 Jan 2011 06:55:00 PSTThis is a bit of a test into using Windows Live Writer with the  Geekzone blogging system.<br /> Once I have downloaded and installed Live Write the setup process was pretty easy.<br />  <br /> <img src="https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/bloga8128eace960244658a40d95b7c359e8.jpg"><br /> First I selected Other services to use Geekzone.<br />  <br /> <img src="https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog753643504a693ef31dd2d3f013c19adc.jpg"><br /> The I set the web blog address: <a href="https://metaweblog.geekzone.co.nz/MetaWebLog.axd">https://metaweblog.geekzone.co.nz/MetaWebLog.axd</a><br /> And entered my User name and password.<br />  <br /> <img src="https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/bloge4933d088c89e95e8dc3b8fbc78f98c7.jpg"><br /> Then I was asked to select blog type.<br />  <br /> <img src="https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog237ec268acf53dd33e74d814a1f1b234.jpg"><br /> The final step was to Select my blog,  too easy.<br />  <br /> Then all I needed to do was compose a post and publish.<br /> Thanks to all who made this possible.<br /> Help taken from this <a href="http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=4&topicid=42641">Geekzone thread</a>Why I wont be voting for Slingshot in the Netguide best ISP award.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7279Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsMon, 14 Jun 2010 10:48:00 PDTWhy, because of the way your providing such a poor quality youtube performance. Their caching system is billing users for more data than necessary, if I watch a youtube clip on twitter and then click watch on youtube, Slingshot sends/bills me for another copy of the clip, when it' should use the browsers cached version. That's such a rip off. When calling the helpdesk, it takes around 30 mins or more than an hour if the centre is busy, they also say they will call back and it's very rare that they do. Their website doesn't clearly list the details, ie, big mouth calling plans, say unlimited, but it's really 80 hours. The free data periods say from 1am-7am have a random 15mins boundary, so that users can be billed for extra data at the start or end of their free data periods. So, no, I will not be voting for Slingshot in the NetGuide best ISP award.Call in data AJAX style thanks to JQueryhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7218Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsThu, 22 Apr 2010 22:00:00 PDTThe way AJAX has the ability to load in extra data into a website without reloading the whole web page, has always given me a buzz. Now with the help of <a href="http://api.jquery.com/load/">jquery .load()</a> page it's become possible for even me to make a page function in that classic AJAX style. The code below is taken from my work on a php twitter app. What I got it to do was, expand tweets that are replies when clicked. It passes the ID of the Tweet to fetch when it calls the getTweet.php file. Over view of the code below. Line 20: has a Div with the id of the Tweet that was replied too. There also is the onclick function that calls the getTweet function when clicked. Line7: Is the GetTweet script. Line9-11 is just an alert if the file requested fails. Line8: Does all the work, It gets the id of the div that was clicked and passes it when loading the file to the file getTweet.php <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/LoadCode.png" alt="the code"> To get <a href="http://docs.google.com/View?id=dn42sdn_248crvcsq7j">code, visit here</a>. Thanks to <a href="http://www.geekzone.co.nz/user_public.asp?user_id=27895">Regs</a> for <a href="http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=72&topicid=59805">the help</a>.Unboxing of New ASUS netbook 1001HA from Harvey Norman nzhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/7063Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsWed, 27 Jan 2010 07:02:00 PSTI got myself a new netbook,&nbsp; I could hardly resit Harvey Normans boxing day special, $288 for a netbook.<br /><br />So here is the unboxing.<br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/P1080411.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/P1080410.jpg" alt="" /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/P1080412.jpg" alt="" /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/P1080413.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/P1080414.jpg" alt="" /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/P1080415.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/P1080416.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /> <br />And some details;<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/untitled2.png" alt="" /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/untitled-4.png" alt="" /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/untitled3.png" alt="" />Oxelon Media Converter. Free Windows movie convertor.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/6937Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsSat, 14 Nov 2009 06:05:00 PST<strong class="highlighted0">Oxelon</strong><strong> Media Converter<br /></strong>These blogs have written about this useful video tool.<br /><br />I think it's pretty good too. Deals with TS and can covert to MPEG2 PS (.mpg)<br /><br /><br /><a class="entry-title-link" href="http://www.ghacks.net/2009/11/13/convert-audio-and-video-in-the-windows-explorer-context-menu/" target="_blank">Convert Audio And Video In The Windows Explorer Context Menu</a><br />...<strong class="highlighted0">Oxelon</strong> Media Converter makes audio and video converting in the Windows operating system a breeze. The software program integrates itself into the Windows Explorer context menu providing users with options to start audio and video conversions right from the explorer window. It does support the conventional option of adding multimedia files to the... from <a class="entry-source-title" href="http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds.feedburner.com%2FGhacksnet" target="_blank">gHacks tech news</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Nov 14, 2009 (yesterday)<br /><br /><a class="entry-title-link" href="http://www.pheedcontent.com/click.phdo?i=dfd5e97ac74c5785c772eeb7e267f456" target="_blank">Convert audio and video files in 2 clicks with <strong class="highlighted0">Oxelon</strong> Media Converter</a><br />...use as <strong class="highlighted0">Oxelon</strong> Media Converter. <strong class="highlighted0">Oxelon</strong> adds two shortcuts to your Windows context menu: one for transcoding audio files, the other for transcoding video. All you have to do is right-click on any media file in Windows Explorer and select the file format you want to convert it to. <strong class="highlighted0">Oxelon</strong> will open a new window and ask you where you'd like to save... from <a class="entry-source-title" href="http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.downloadsquad.com%2Frss.xml" target="_blank">3. D/L Squad</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Oct 30, 2009 8:06 AM<br /><br /><br /><a class="entry-title-link" href="http://www.sofotex.com/Oxelon-Media-Converter-download_L97149.html" target="_blank"><strong class="highlighted0">Oxelon</strong> Media Converter</a><br />Free media converter that supports many audio/video formats, codecs, and allows to convert several ... <br />from <a class="entry-source-title" href="http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sofotex.com%2Fdownload%2Fxml%2Ffreeware.xml" target="_blank">SofoTex - latest freeware downloads</a>&nbsp;-&nbsp;Mar 20, 2009 10:22 PM<br />What programming languages to learn for the web.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/6922Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsSat, 07 Nov 2009 08:42:00 PSTI've been thinking about What programming languages to learn for the web.<br /><br />I think two of the key languages over then next few years will be Java and Python.<br /><br />I say that because the way google is hosting these for nothing.<br /><br />Nothing really,&nbsp; just saying....<br /><br />(Updated: after some comments, maybe I should have made a Forums post or a Wave)<br /><br />I have looked at PHP, I like PHP but there is no PHP cloud computer to host my scripts.<br />Yahoo, could have built a php cloud if it was not so poor it had to make deals with the ms.<br /><br />Ruby is cool too but again no Cloud hosting.<br /><br />Java and Python have cloud hosting and it's free.<br /><br />If I was a startup and writing a web app of some kind, fast free hosting wins over improved server architecture.<br /><br />Maybe I should make a forum thread.Google Spreadsheets + Zend Framework and PHPhttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/6647Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsMon, 20 Jul 2009 04:12:00 PDT<span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Well,&nbsp; I've been teaching myself PHP and my students so lazy, I don't know why I bother.<br style="font-family: Arial;" /><br style="font-family: Arial;" /><span style="font-family: Arial;">I used Xampp, Zend framework on windows.&nbsp; To setup the zend framework in with Xampp I had to change, <br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span style="font-size: medium;">The <strong>php.ini </strong>to enable ssl<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #000080;">extension=php_openssl.dll<br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000080; font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #000000;">- and to add the include path of the library<span style="font-family: monospace; color: #000080;"><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: monospace; color: #000080;">include_path = ".;C:\xampp\htdocs\wtf_google\library"<br /><br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #000080; font-family: Arial;"><span style="color: #000080;"><span style="color: #000000;">I made a Spreadsheet in Google Docs,&nbsp; called GdataTestSheet, It had a number of worksheets.<br style="color: #000000;" /><br style="color: #000000;" /><span style="color: #000000;">Here's the code, don't be evil with it.<br /><br /> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">/* Load the Zend Gdata classes. */<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">require_once 'Zend/Loader.php';<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">Zend_Loader::loadClass('Zend_Gdata_AuthSub');<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">Zend_Loader::loadClass('Zend_Gdata_Gbase');<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">Zend_Loader::loadClass('Zend_Gdata_Spreadsheets');<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">Zend_Loader::loadClass('Zend_Gdata_ClientLogin');<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">$user="google user name";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">$pass="your google password";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">$service = Zend_Gdata_Spreadsheets::AUTH_SERVICE_NAME;<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">$client = Zend_Gdata_ClientLogin::getHttpClient($user, $pass, $service);<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">$spreadsheetService = new Zend_Gdata_Spreadsheets($client);<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">$feed = $spreadsheetService-&gt;getSpreadsheetFeed();<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">$i = 0;<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">foreach($feed-&gt;entries as $entry) {&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // All you spreadsheet files<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $tetitle = $entry-&gt;title-&gt;text;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; // grab the title of the spread sheet<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; if ($tetitle == "GdataTestSheet"){ &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // is it the spreadsheet GdataTestSheet?<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; echo "<strong>Spreadsheet name: ".$tetitle."</strong><span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">\n";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $teid = $entry-&gt;id;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // grab the ID for the GdataTestSheet Spreadsheet<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; echo $teid." id: ";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $i++;<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $spreadsheetsKey = basename($teid);&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // returns the $id needed when using documents<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; echo "<strong>".$spreadsheetsKey."\n</strong><span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $query = new Zend_Gdata_Spreadsheets_DocumentQuery();<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $query-&gt;setSpreadsheetKey($spreadsheetsKey);<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $feed = $spreadsheetService-&gt;getWorksheetFeed($query);<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; echo "<span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">We have found the work sheets, find the worksheetId\n<span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; foreach($feed-&gt;entries as $entry) {&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // bad use of loop but I was not writing a loop must fix<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; echo $entry-&gt;title-&gt;text;<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; echo "<span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">ID ";&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // set one you want&nbsp; - im using the last one<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $worksheetId = basename($entry-&gt;id);&nbsp; // get the worksheet id<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; echo $worksheetId."\n<span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $query = new Zend_Gdata_Spreadsheets_CellQuery();<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $query-&gt;setSpreadsheetKey($spreadsheetsKey);&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // spreadsheet id<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $query-&gt;setWorksheetId($worksheetId);&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // worksheet id<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $cellFeed = $spreadsheetService-&gt;getCellFeed($query);<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; //&nbsp; displays cells<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; foreach($cellFeed as $cellEntery){<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $row=$cellEntery-&gt;cell-&gt;getRow();<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $col=$cellEntery-&gt;cell-&gt;getColumn();<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $val=$cellEntery-&gt;cell-&gt;getText();<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; echo $row.",".$col."=".$val."\n<span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">";<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; }<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; // writes to <strong>cell 2, colom 2,&nbsp; dog</strong><br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $updateCell=$spreadsheetService-&gt;updateCell(<strong>2, 2, "dog"</strong>, $spreadsheetsKey, $worksheetId)<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ?&gt;<br style="background-color: #cfe2f3; color: #274e13;" /> <span style="font-family: monospace; color: #274e13; background-color: #cfe2f3;"><span style="font-family: monospace;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; // comments welcome<br /> <br />$1.92us million dollars, isn't that a bit too much?https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/6581Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsFri, 19 Jun 2009 03:23:00 PDT<a href="http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/06/riaa-jury-slaps-2-million-fine-on-jammie-thomas/" target="_blank">Jury in RIAA Trial Slaps $2 Million Fine on Jammie Thomas</a> from wired.<br /><br />$1.92us million dollars and today they are all on YouTube.<br />Some of the names on the songs are wrong too+<br /><br />The $1.92us million dollar playlist.<br /><br /> * Guns N Roses "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXN_EHPwSg" target="_blank">Welcome to the Jungle</a>"; "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VX6gMudhCU" target="_blank">November Rain</a>"<br /> * Vanessa Williams "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdusgXW_Wi4" target="_blank">Save the Best for Last</a>"<br /> * Janet Jackson "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvKhDiNME4E" target="_blank">Let&rsquo;s What Awhile</a>"<br /> * Gloria Estefan "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzn0O3u33Sg" target="_blank">Here We Are</a>"; "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsAvuiTAfBQ" target="_blank">Coming Out of the Heart</a>"+; "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdqNkWg0Dr8" target="_blank">Rhythm is Gonna Get You</a>"<br /> * Goo Goo Dolls "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHd09ezbU1Q" target="_blank">Iris</a>"<br /> * Journey "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVs4jDL-JBo" target="_blank">Faithfully</a>"; "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip1zsUIosoA" target="_blank">Don&rsquo;t Stop Believing</a>"<br />* Sara McLachlan "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IQLg0auZfQ" target="_blank">Possession</a>"; "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWxzM9_gEo0&amp;feature=fvst" target="_blank">Building a Mystery</a>"<br /> * Aerosmith "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2I4mZQmJMU" target="_blank">Cryin</a>&rsquo;"<br /> * Linkin Park "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cFML5nrxhY" target="_blank">One Step Closer</a>"<br /> * Def Leppard "<a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p0z1y5mg_E">Pour Some Sugar on Me</a>"<br /> * Reba McEntire "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSVwh5uIuWA" target="_blank">One Honest Heart</a>"<br /> * Bryan Adams "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4peuAODtc" target="_blank">Somebody</a>"+ <br />* No Doubt "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8JjYpklCm4&amp;feature=fvst" target="_blank">Bathwater</a>"; "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiCMFd2XXT0" target="_blank">Hella Good</a>"; "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIm_6JsIQ3Q" target="_blank">Different People</a>"<br /> * Sheryl Crow "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JoXkVN6xYs" target="_blank">Run Baby Run</a>"<br /> * Richard Marx "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vthNBNqAEQY" target="_blank">Now and Forever</a>"<br /> * Destiny&rsquo;s Child "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgiiRuEWoYY&amp;feature=fvst" target="_blank">Bills, Bills, Bills</a>"<br /> * Green Day "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoXl6ItEC5c" target="_blank">Basket Case</a>"<br /><br />Sound's like a system fail to me...<br />Been Looking at some great lectures from GOVishttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/6548Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsWed, 03 Jun 2009 13:20:00 PDT<!-- m --><a title="http://richmedia.govis.org.nz/govis/viewer/" href="http://richmedia.govis.org.nz/govis/viewer/" target="_blank">http://richmedia.govis.org.nz/</a><!-- m --> is a very interesting resource, BUT it only work with IE well, which is kind of funny as 80% of the talks relate to opening up data. <br /><br />There are talks from some very talented people like this lady from Yahoo, <a title="http://richmedia.govis.org.nz/govis/viewer/Viewer.aspx?layoutPrefix=LayoutTopLeft&amp;layoutOffset=Skins/Clean&amp;width=800&amp;height=631&amp;peid=080d2703-67e4-48c7-ae36-b0961fd90b26&amp;pid=9d447185-cc63-4386-8848-e736d0292062&amp;pvid=1&amp;mode=Default&amp;shouldResize=false&amp;playerType=WM64Lite#" href="http://richmedia.govis.org.nz/govis/viewer/Viewer.aspx?layoutPrefix=LayoutTopLeft&amp;layoutOffset=Skins/Clean&amp;width=800&amp;height=631&amp;peid=080d2703-67e4-48c7-ae36-b0961fd90b26&amp;pid=9d447185-cc63-4386-8848-e736d0292062&amp;pvid=1&amp;mode=Default&amp;shouldResize=false&amp;playerType=WM64Lite#" target="_blank">E Churchcill. She does this great talk about social data, dating and more</a><br /><br /><img style="float: left;" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/ScreenShot245.png" alt="Image" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <div style="text-align: left;"><a title="http://richmedia.govis.org.nz/GOVIS/Viewer/Viewer.aspx?layoutPrefix=LayoutTopLeft&amp;layoutOffset=Skins/Clean&amp;width=800&amp;height=631&amp;peid=929ca89c-990a-4672-bbff-480cbe68404d&amp;pid=2b6b0b7a-c4f5-4990-b043-66061d3563fa&amp;pvid=1&amp;playerType=WM7&amp;mode=Default&amp;shouldResize=true#" href="http://richmedia.govis.org.nz/GOVIS/Viewer/Viewer.aspx?layoutPrefix=LayoutTopLeft&amp;layoutOffset=Skins/Clean&amp;width=800&amp;height=631&amp;peid=929ca89c-990a-4672-bbff-480cbe68404d&amp;pid=2b6b0b7a-c4f5-4990-b043-66061d3563fa&amp;pvid=1&amp;playerType=WM7&amp;mode=Default&amp;shouldResize=true#" target="_blank">New Zealands, Nat Torkington. Presents social brand mashup mixed up with a little performance art. Warning some smart use of naughty language.</a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Thanks to <a title="Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/ColinJacksonNZ" target="_blank">Colin Jackson</a> for tweeting about this on Twitter.<br />StarShipSofa - Audio Science fiction magazine.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/6486Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsWed, 06 May 2009 11:47:00 PDTI just had to have a quick rant about this Audio magazine,<br /><br /><a title="http://www.starshipsofa.com/20090506/aural-delights-no-83-tobias-buckell-jason-sanford/" href="http://www.starshipsofa.com/20090506/aural-delights-no-83-tobias-buckell-jason-sanford/" target="_blank"><strong>StarShipSofa</strong></a> aural delights no-83 tobias-buckell-jason-sanford<br /><br />This weeks stories where well worth the time to hear them.<br /><br />The story "Aerophilia by <a href="http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/">Tobias Buckell</a> 06:45" - great stuff,<br />a cyborg human with a virus in the cyborg bits that just happens to keep taking him over.Slingshot have NOD32 available for usershttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/6252Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsSun, 15 Feb 2009 11:17:00 PSTSlingshot have <a href="http://www.nod32.co.nz/purchase.php" target="_blank" title="nod32">NOD32</a> available for users,&nbsp; there is free 1month trail and then it will cost $5 a month which is added onto your phone bill.&nbsp; Nice as easy and if you don't want it,&nbsp; you can drop it at any time.<br /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/ScreenShot164.png" alt="any time" width="617" height="374" /><br /><br />You can find it under the my accounts page when you sign into Slingshots website.<br /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/takeme2/ScreenShot165.png" alt="where" width="552" height="448" />Happy place. happy placehttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5902Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsThu, 23 Oct 2008 14:03:00 PDTYeah,&nbsp; not much to blog about.&nbsp; Feels like a transmission between states.<br />NZ is facing an election and the government is about to swing to the right or is that centre right.<br />Anyway John Key looks like he will get into office and give the old baubles a bit of a flick.<br /><br />As an artist, I have found the recent changes to the nz copyright act has made my research and development as an artist cut out.&nbsp; This has stifled my creative channels as an artists and so, like the goverment I'm going through a change in idoligy, which is always exciting to work through. &nbsp; <br /><br />Slingshot, my ISP,&nbsp; which have had some big changes, not all bad and not too good.&nbsp; The speeds are slow, espeially if your a heavy user and download more than 10MB files at a time, because once you break that barrier then your speeds reduced to 30Kbytes per seconed&nbsp; from 200KBytes.&nbsp; That happen when the network has reached a load level that is called congested, because there is no more capacitay available.<br />Normal web surfing speed doesn't seem mess with this as the files are under 10MB.<br />Anyway, I changed plans,&nbsp; chucked in $10 more and going to try the FS/FS out for a month, to see if I need so much speed.&nbsp; Still,&nbsp; they say, NEW plans in Next month LLU,&nbsp; I wonder if it worth getting excited.<br />Good things they have, umm they have&nbsp; a&nbsp; beta API for users datausageNZ Shopcity = spammershttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5789Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsSun, 21 Sep 2008 05:52:00 PDTI use to buy the odd thing from <a href="http://www.shopcity.co.nz" target="_blank" title="http://www.shopcity.co.nz">http://www.shopcity.co.nz</a> but have gone off there stuff,&nbsp; so I unsubscribed from their mailing list.&nbsp; But a week later I get another email of their specials,&nbsp; so I unsubscribe agan. Another week passes and they spam me again.<br /><br />If you visit http://www.shopcity.co.nz don't subscribe as you will go into there spam list for ever.<br />Why do NZ company's break the law of the land,&nbsp; it just shows how dodgy they are.<br /><br />http://www.shopcity.co.nz = spammer<br /><br />I sent an email, and they replay with this.<br /><blockquote><em>Thankyou for your clear and concise email. If you tell me what email address the<br />letters are going to or your ShopCity handle we will happily disable your account.<br /><br /></em></blockquote>Why are they making it so difficult.<br /><br />update:&nbsp; Thanks for all the help,&nbsp; I went to their website and had to fill in a contact us,&nbsp; which I hope has sorted the problem.<br /> <br /> The unsubscribe on their mailouts, doesn't work.<br /><br />Slingshot having problems. go cache oh.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5627Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsSat, 16 Aug 2008 12:24:00 PDTWell Slingshot had been having problems with&nbsp; the new caching software,&nbsp; it broke youtube, it made developers life hard as updates to websites would take hours sometimes to become live.&nbsp;&nbsp; The problems increased as slingshots users private information on pages like trademe, bebo and nzdating because available to other random users.<br />As a result Slingshot has turned off this potential money engine.<br /><br />There has been a lack of information about what users should do to protect themselves for this problem.<br />Slingshot has cause some user accounts to be violated and Slingshot's doesn't want to talk about it.Google looked at the The World Market for Coal for power generation.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5623Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsFri, 15 Aug 2008 17:08:00 PDTI found this video interesting,  more so because it was released at the same time as Nationals new energy plans. One point in the lecture from David Victor Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. David pointed out that gas produces half the carbon emissions of coal. Nationals "or yeah" has designs that produce only a 3rd compared with coal. Coal still really produces alot of nasties so is + 3 rd ok. This video points figure to the cost's of emissions and show projections for the future. Carbon sequestration is also examined in this interesting lecture from an interesting speaker. <i>Quote Google talk:</i> <blockquote>The success of Google's "RE less than C" initiative hinges on coal (C). This talk will review major developments in the coal industry worldwide and explain why coal will be very difficult to unseat in the emerging markets where growth in consumption is most rapid. In the industrialized world the situation is different, and the recent explosion in the cost of building and operating new coal-fired power plants means that in some settings renewable energy (RE) already cheaper than coal. Yet the coal industry has never been so competitive as it is today, and it is possible that coal could remain a dominant energy source even in a carbon-constrained world. So far, however, actual investment in the new technologies needed to make coal competitive has been about two orders of magnitude less than needed. </blockquote><div align="center"><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/NPQsyKC873Q&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/NPQsyKC873Q&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object></div>Enhancing Web 2.0 Accessibility Via AxsJAX: A Tutorial at Googlehttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5532Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsThu, 31 Jul 2008 18:32:00 PDTThis google talk lecture is on a Java technology for page ripping called <a href="http://code.google.com/p/google-axsjax/" title="http://code.google.com/p/google-axsjax/" target="_blank" mce_href="http://code.google.com/p/google-axsjax/">AxsJAX</a>.<br> This presentation tutorial of AxsAJAX is for building an screen reader for the blind.<br> <br> <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gdRP76jhpAc&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gdRP76jhpAc&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object><br> <br> I like this as it makes building a simulated '<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_system" title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_system" target="_blank" mce_href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_system">expert systems</a> to read and process existing web content so much nicer,<br> I mean, great for hacking, in that it lets your computer become more aware to the key page information. <br> <br> And they mention a T-Shirt contest and the bit about the car, I think was cut.Intelligent Assistance for Desktop User Tasks. Google Video.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5493Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsSun, 27 Jul 2008 01:01:00 PDTI have been watching this a few times as so much of it makes scene. I like how he displays a learning system, that with time/more samples it get better. <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KfsWPHycogs&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KfsWPHycogs&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> I found this inspiring in regards to some concepts I have been learning, regarding the design of expert systems for (tag cloud)/categorisation development of forums.HowTo: Setup Zend studio IDE on windows with xampp.https://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5397Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsMon, 14 Jul 2008 02:08:00 PDTI got <a title="http://www.zend.com/en/products/studio/" href="http://www.zend.com/en/products/studio/" target="_blank">Zend Studio</a> the other day,&nbsp; I heard how it's really got the features that can make programming an easier process. Like it's debugging features are professional. <br><br>I have setup my development environment on <a title="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Virtual_PC" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Virtual_PC" target="_blank">a Virtual machine</a> running Windows XP,&nbsp; because vista64 has .... and virtual machines are plain cool.&nbsp; <a title="http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html" href="http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html">Xampp </a>is installed as my web server, because it's easy and google help gets results.<br><br>The config bits that pushed the learning curve with Zend Studio,&nbsp; was where do I put my application? Zend want's to be installed at root level on localhost and that limited to one application.&nbsp; Sucks,&nbsp; until I read about <strong><a id="axzh" title="http://www.ardamis.com/2005/08/11/xampp-apache-namevirtualhost/" href="http://www.ardamis.com/2005/08/11/xampp-apache-namevirtualhost/" target="_blank">xampp-apache-namevirtualhost</a></strong> !!!! <br><br>Added below to my virtual host list C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf<strong><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; DocumentRoot "c:/xampp/htdocs/rss/html"<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ServerName rss.localhost<br><br></strong>So when I made my rss Zend Project, I put it into the folder C:\xampp\htdocs\rss<br><br>That means each application has it's own folder with it's own url on localhost&nbsp; ie rss.localhost<br><br><br> <p>Update:&nbsp; I have since&nbsp; changed from using Xampp to using <a title="Zend Server CE homepage" href="http://www.zend.com/en/products/server-ce/" target="_blank">Zend Server CE</a> it's easier to setup but is different when it comes to setting up a virtual host.&nbsp; Plus I'm working with the MVC model so need to point to the public folder.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I had to open <strong>Zend\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf</strong> and remove the # from the line </p> <p><strong>#Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf</strong>&nbsp; to activate the virtual hosting configuration file.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Next I opened <strong>Zend\Apache2\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf </strong>file and added the following</p> <p>&amp;lt;VirtualHost *:80&gt;<br>&nbsp; DocumentRoot "C:\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\rss\public"<br>&nbsp; ServerName rss.local<br>&nbsp; SetEnv APPLICATION_ENV "development"<br>&nbsp; &amp;lt;Directory C:\Zend\Apache2\htdocs\rss\public&gt;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; DirectoryIndex index.php<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; AllowOverride All<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Order allow,deny<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Allow from all<br>&nbsp; &amp;lt;/Directory&gt;<br>&amp;lt;/VirtualHost&gt; <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lastly I&nbsp; opened the <strong>hosts</strong> file at <strong>C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc</strong> </p> <p>And added </p> <p>127.0.0.1 rss.local</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And it's all golden.</p>A lecture from artist Marcel Salath Onethousandpaintings.com from Google Talkshttps://www.geekzone.co.nz/hellonearthisman/5388Random kind of messed up geek thoughtsFri, 11 Jul 2008 17:00:00 PDT<span>Just watched this video from google, it's a lecture from the artist who made <a href="Onethousandpaintings.com" target="_blank" title="Onethousandpaintings.com">Onethousandpaintings.com</a><br /> <br /><br /></span><div align="center"><span style="font-size: 1.75em">VERY VERY VERY INSPIREING.</span><br /></div><span><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/IIbyLlnKk9s&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/IIbyLlnKk9s&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object> </span><br /><span><br /></span><blockquote><span> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIbyLlnKk9s" target="_blank" title="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIbyLlnKk9s">Google Talks quote</a><br /><strong>"</strong><em>Marcel Salath, the creator of One Thousand Paintings, will tell the story behind the project that started as a thought experiment in the heart of Europe, and took him on a trip around the world, eventually bringing him to Mountain View. He'll talk about how the project started, the personal stories behind each number, developing a secondary re-sale market, and many other aspects at this intersection of art, technology, and marketing.</em></span><strong>"</strong><br /></blockquote>