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The Ten Commandments of Internet Ads

Ads are a funny thing, I don't hate them like some people do, there is a reason for them. Ads are how a webpage can be supported, without you needing to pay for it, so in general I do not use ad blocking software, because I feel that I owe the owner at least a few ad views for using their site. However there are a few things that are never okay, ever, for ads to do:

Minecraft texture text file generator

I was playing around with the new Minecraft textures today, as they have been updated in the 13w02 snapshots. I found it incredibly annoying that during my attempts at animating textures I often needed a text file to adjust timing, and making that file is a bit of a chore. You have a file like so:


0*5,1*5,2*5,3*5,4*5,5*5,6*5,7*5,8*5,9*5,10*5,11*5,12*5,13*5,14*5,15*5

Thing is you have to list each frame, even if you want them all to be that duration.

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Dev builds

I have been a long time user of Chrome, and nearly as long I have been running the Dev builds. In fact, I like to use the Dev/Beta/pre-release versions of any software I can. I love getting all the new stuff, all the cool features that aren't in the normal version. But I am getting very close to converting to the standard builds for Chrome, flash, java, and silverlight crash so often I can't believe it. It's a hard choice, do I go back to the stable, but unexciting core build? Or do I tough it out for all the cool stuff the Dev build offers?

Stumbleuppon

Stumbleuppon, the website that throws you at random webpages that may interest you, can be a great way to waste lots of time, or find cool things. Problem is, more and more I seem to be finding things that I don't care the least about, or have simply already seen before. It dissapoints me that (appearently) not enough pages that interest me have been shared on stumbleuppon, you would think that it would be very hard to hit the same page twice, yet I do all the time.

The first post

Well then. This is my blog, a place for me to say all kinds of crap about whatever I want to say it about. Mostly technology, video game, programing, college, maybe polotics if I feel like it. I don't know if anyone will be reading this, if they do I hope they like it, if not I will still probably write stuff just to get it out there.