Breakthrough!

Published 7/23/2004 by createdbyx in News

I just had a breakthrough with a Scent tracking AI program I am developing. It's getting late so I'll tell you all about it tomorrow, with video demonstration (if possible) It's COOOL!


I'm so lame. And a slacker! Look at all those "Did not run." entries, sheesh. Lazy! Lazy! :p

Here is some updated stats for my running times...

June 23, 2004	2.42km		12m29s	11.6kh		With no breaks
June 24, 2004	2.42km		12m50s	11.2kh		With no breaks
June 25, 2004						Did not run. Climbed up to terrace mountian rock bluff.
June 26, 2004			14m44s			Took cassie dog for a run
June 27, 2004						Did not run.
June 28, 2004						Did not run.
June 29, 2004	2.42km		13m22s	10.9kh		With no breaks
June 30, 2004						Did not run.
July 1, 2004						Did not run. Did yard work. Rode bike around ferry island.
July 2, 2004						Did not run. Did yard work. 
July 3, 2004	2.42km		12m34s	11.6kh		With no breaks. Rode to town also.
July 4, 2004						Did not run.
July 5, 2004						Did not run.
July 6, 2004						Did not run.
July 7, 2004						Did not run.
July 8, 2004						Did 30min bike ride up to airport to see bomb shelter.
July 9, 2004						Did not run.
July 10, 2004						DId 30min bike ride up to airport to see bomb shelter.
July 11, 2004						Did not run.
July 12, 2004						Did not run.
July 13, 2004						Went to town. Did Yard work.


That little fat kid on South Park is crazy. lol ...

This clean install crap is a pain in the ass! Unfortunatly it was getting around that time of year when I do yet another fresh install of windows.

Have not got much done the last few days on my tutorial series, but at least my fresh install of windows allowed me to identify a serious bug in my WamPosterCL app. I have uploaded the fixed code.

Goto webcam page!  <link no longer availible>

I have been trying out VB.NET 2005 Express the last few days, all I can say is Wuhoooo, Weeeeeee, YeeeeHaaaaa and oh ya, DOH! I will be making a blog entry about it soon so stay tuned!


Slow week...

Published 7/4/2004 by createdbyx in News

It's been a slow week, have not got much done, did some more work on my tutorial series, was reviewing some of the old code I downloaded, and now I find myself pondering the god awful experience of doing a clean sweep and fresh install of my operating system. :( Yep. Slooooow week.

Just thought you should know. :p I guess I should mention I will probably be moving in the next 1 to 3 weeks, so heads up, I may be unavailible for a few days. :o)


6.7 Quake!

Published 6/27/2004 by createdbyx in News

Turns out the earthquake hit the northern queen Charlotte islands, at a magnitude of 6.7! So what I felt was only the very edge of it. Still cool though!

NEWS: Strong earthquake jolts B.C.'s Queen Charlotte Islands


Earthquake!

Published 6/27/2004 by createdbyx in News

Holy shit it actually happened! Earthquake! It just happened at around 2:53am PST. My first earthquake! Wuhoooo! That was cool! It was not a very strong one, just enough to feel the earth rock back and fourth gently a few times. But still awsome none the less. Sure glad I took that mid after noon nap, other wise I'd be asleep by now, and would have missed it.


VB.NET 2003 has arrived!

Published 6/24/2004 by createdbyx in News

Back on May 8, 2004 I made a blog entry describing how you could get a free copy of VB.NET standard from Microsoft. Well it just arrived in the mail today! And I got more than just vb.net! Check this out ...



... Cool huh! I got vb.net 2003, Windows 2000 professional, windows 2000 server and windows 2000 advanced server, visual studio.net cd, A 100 page tutorial book adapted from the full book titled "Microsoft Visual Basic.NET step by step", I also got 3cds containing the MSDN library.

And I was just expecting vb.net not all this other stuff. I'm going to get started installing vb 2k3 and report back later...

GO check it out at VB.NET at the movies!


I took a trip today to Kleanza creek, and took some photos. I also took the oportunity to get some photos of a local forest fire a few kelometers from where I live! You can find them in the Photo Gallery on the side bar.

BTW, here is some updated stats for my running times...

June 17, 2004	2.58km		12m53s	12.0kh		With no breaks
June 18, 2004						Did not run. No excuses.
June 19, 2004						Did not run. Prince Rupert WOT. 
June 20, 2004 	2.41km		14m01s	10.3kh		With no breaks
June 21, 2004	2.42km		13m26s	10.8kh		With no breaks
June 22, 2004						Did not run. Did 3 hours of cycling instead to kleanza.

Gmail - Inbox

Published 6/19/2004 by createdbyx in News

Whoa! That was easy. Eerily easy. But I got a free gmail account! Only took like 2 minutes MAX! from the link on the blogger site until I was looking in my gmail inbox. Sweet. That's how free email setup should be! I could have signed up for gmail over a month ago but I just decided to check it out now. Hmmm mabe I shoulda signed on earlier...

The problem is that I have been using createdbyx@yahoo.com for so long now and I have numerous uploads of source code refering people to my yahoo email address that it means I will now have to manage/juggle 3 email accounts. createdbyx@yahoo.com, dlunz@yahoo.com, and createdbyx@gmail.com. Not only that but I have to think about changing all of my fourm accounts that refer to my yahoo email accounts.

I am looking over the gmail system right now as I write this and from appearances it looks good, clean, and NOT cluttered. Very slick. Just the way I like it. With yahoo you always get banner adds which are a pain. Some of the items like the "search options" link slide out rather then having the page reload. I like that, no more page flicker. I also like the idea of having your mail messages displayed like a message board system.

Admittedly, and I'm sure I am not alone on this, but I'd rather prefer a automated program to search through my email. Rather then yahoo with there "We collect personal information" disclaimer.

Not only that but I find the google advertisments are much more non intrusive, like a little news scroller that's is set off to the side, something you glance at from time to time. Also google adds are not as invasive as regular banner adds because google adds are only text and not big flashy graphics that distract you from your intended purpose. It is all this as well as the fact that all the sites I goto where I see google advertisements, the advertisements are relative to the content being displayed on the page! ... Well most of the time.

If google and google gmail stays "good", even after google goes public (IE: this is a bad thing) then you may one day start seeing createdbyx@gmail.com on this site!

Gmail! 1gig baby!


Yahoo Mail = 100mb!

Published 6/19/2004 by createdbyx in News

I forgot to mention this a few days ago, but yahoo finnaly implemented there new 100mb free email account. My account went from 58% full to only 5% full. Cool. One big problem. Yahoo disclaimers state that they do collect personal information. Poopy :(

Right now I am going over to google and siging up...


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