Monday, September 29, 2008

Google Maps Mashup: Genius Idea Number Trillion

We've all heard of Google Maps.

Wouldn't it be cool if there was something like Google Historical Maps? Imagine if the Maps project could present layers of historical visual data like roads, town layouts, archived aerial photos, etc...

Just a thought. Now back to your regularly scheduled day.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Palin for President!



John McCain picked the wrong Palin.

Schmuck.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Celebrate!

Happy birthday, Constitution!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Vimeo turns one....million!


Vimeo Directors Promotional from Jeremiah Jacobs on Vimeo.

This is a little promo piece I created to market my music library to the Vimeo filmmaking community.

...which is apparently quite large. I don't know how many members exactly, but they're hosting a million original videos/short films on their site, 100,000+ of which are in HD.

Which begs the question....why, exactly, are you paying your satellite/cable provider a huge premium for content that's often NOT actually native HD?

Anyone with a laptop connected to an HDTV tried watching Vimeo HD via that system?

(later: I read that indeed, these "HD" video sites are not "TRUE" High-Definition, and yes, I believe I've mis-used the term. We really should term these by their encoding codec (in this case, I think it's H.264). In any case, Vimeo's hi-res letterbox is a thousand years better than YouTube...)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Film Out


DO AS I SAY - Official Trailer (1080p) from DO AS I SAY Movie on Vimeo.

A combination of cues from my music library and some written exclusively for the film were used in the trailer for Do As I Say.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Braindump: Fixing Firefox Profiles when they die.

Just a brain dump about managing Firefox profiles when they go bad. This post assumes you've familiarized yourself with backing up & restoring existing profiles, and are comfortable using a text-editor (like Notepad.)

Symptom: When you launch Firefox, it opens with a default, run-for-the-first-time profile OR you receive a message saying "Firefox is already running, but is not responding." Bringing up your process list shows Firefox is indeed not running. This behavior usually follows an "abnormal program termination" (which is a little like referring to a plane crash as a "controlled flight into terrain"), although in my specific case it was related to running Piriform's (excellent!) CCleaner while Firefox was still running in the background.

Solution: search your profile folder for the "parent.lock" file, and delete it (this is for PC's - MacOS has a different solution.) Lastly, locate and open (in notepad) the profiles.ini file.

Firefox creates profiles with names that look like a jumble of letters and numbers, a period, and then a profile name (usually "default.") Select the profile you want to use by clicking ONCE, wait a couple of seconds, then click the file ONCE again (as if you were editing the file's name.) This action will cause the filename to be automatically highlighted. Press CTRL+C to copy the file's name to the clipboard.

In the profiles.ini file, paste the profile name over the existing one. Save and close the .ini file, and make sure all instances of Firefox are closed.

Re-open Firefox, and your profile should be restored.

A word to the wise: BACKUP YOUR DATA NOW YOU STUPID F*CK!!