Archive for ‘April, 2010’

How to view slashdotted sites….

datePosted on 16:43, April 26th, 2010 by Many Ayromlou

This is a quick tip I came across while trying to get to a site that had gone down due too much traffic. Seems to work in most situations, unless the site was brand spanking new or something.

Method 1: You can do a google search for the following cache:nerdlogger.com where nerdlogger.com would be the downed site.
Method 2: You can add .nyud.net to the end of the URL address (ie: go to http://www.nerdlogger.com.nyud.net/ instead of http://www.nerdlogger.com) to see if Coral Content Distribution Network has a cached copy of it.

Hope this helps…..

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks…..

datePosted on 21:56, April 25th, 2010 by Many Ayromlou
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Yep, new pics from a recent trip. If you ever get a chance and you’re around Wyoming, you might want to drop by these two parks. They are absolutely awesome. Best time is probably May-September. We were there on April 16th (for 4 days) and some of the roads (actually a lot of them) were closed due to snow. Check their website for road closures…..they are not kidding, there is tons of snow up there :-) The rest of the set is on Flickr as usual.

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HTML5: Pure, Simple and Deadly (if you’re Flash)…..

datePosted on 11:48, April 22nd, 2010 by Many Ayromlou

 Have a look at these experiments with HTML5 Canvas tag. Simply amazing.

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock…..The end is here…..

datePosted on 11:39, April 22nd, 2010 by Many Ayromlou

Okay maybe this is a bit dramatic, but I really think the days of flash as a web media presentation platform are numbered. HTML5 is coming on strong, you can already do video streaming using the new canvas tags and now here is Akihabara, a set of libraries, tools and presets to create pixelated indie-style 8/16-bit era games in Javascript that runs in your browser without any Flash plugin, making use of a small small small subset of the HTML5 features, that are actually available on many modern browsers. More info and a half dozen demo games are here. Let the old-skool arcade games begin :-).