Monday, 23 May 2011

Nasa TV on PS3

Since there's no european satellite stream of Nasa TV it means you have to watch a streamed version over here.

Also I'd like to watch it *on the TV* when there's something interesting, rather than a PC. so, with a bit of hackery http://smudge.elwell.org.uk/nasa.html contains just the swf embed object (no extra junk) scaled to 720p size.

Opening the link in the PS3 web browser and clicking the 'fullscreen' bottom RH corner means you get a nice fullscreen flash stream on your TV :-)

share and enjoy.

Monday, 9 May 2011

email clients

Came across this posting recently. Oh that the following recommendations were actually implemented somewhere...

But let me suggest a few pop-up windows I would like to see
mail-programs implement whenever people send or reply to email
to the lists they want me to subscribe to:
 +------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Your email is about to be sent to several hundred thousand |
 | people, who will have to spend at least 10 seconds reading |
 | it before they can decide if it is interesting.  At least  |
 | two man-weeks will be spent reading your email.  Many of   |
 | the recipients will have to pay to download your email.    |
 |                                                            |
 | Are you absolutely sure that your email is of sufficient   |
 | importance to bother all these people ?                    |
 |                                                            |
 |                  [YES]  [REVISE]  [CANCEL]                 |
 +------------------------------------------------------------+

 +------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Warning:  You have not read all emails in this thread yet. |
 | Somebody else may already have said what you are about to  |
 | say in your reply.  Please read the entire thread before   |
 | replying to any email in it.                               |
 |                                                            |
 |                         [CANCEL]                           |
 +------------------------------------------------------------+

 +------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Warning:  Your mail program have not even shown you the    |
 | entire message yet.  Logically it follows that you cannot  |
 | possibly have read it all and understood it.               |
 |                                                            |
 | It is not polite to reply to an email until you have       |
 | read it all and thought about it.                          |
 |                                                            |
 | A cool off timer for this thread will prevent you from     |
 | replying to any email in this thread for the next one hour |
 |                                                            |
 |                         [Cancel]                           |
 +------------------------------------------------------------+

 +------------------------------------------------------------+
 | You composed this email at a rate of more than N.NN cps    |
 | It is generally not possible to think and type at a rate   |
 | faster than A.AA cps, and therefore you reply is likely to |
 | incoherent, badly thought out and/or emotional.            |
 |                                                            |
 | A cool off timer will prevent you from sending any email   |
 | for the next one hour.                                     |
 |                                                            |
 |                         [Cancel]                           |
 +------------------------------------------------------------+