Hey there! A friend asked if Vimeo, who were then thinking of going with for plip.com videos, supported our camera’s AVHCD Light format. I’m happy to report, it does! Here’s to quick test clips I shot. Noteworthy is that Vimeo Plus, though a bit pricey, has excellent privacy settings which was a huge selling point to me.
Monthly Archives: February 2010
Another Very Poor Man’s Google Analytics Post
A bit ago I wrote a post about using command line tools to get stats of this blog. I recently wrote another version of this to get the most popular posts here, sorted by the most popular at the top. I love that this can be done in all in one command.
Here’s the command:
tail -1000000 access_log|grep 'GET /blog'|cut -d" " -f 7|egrep -v '.png|.jpg|wp-includes|.css|/page/|/category/|xmlrpc|wp-trackback|/feed/|wp-login|/wp-content/|/trackback/|wp-comments|wp-app.php|wp-admin|comment-page|index.php|?p=|page_id|comments|feed'|sort|cut -d"/" -f 3|uniq -c|grep -v ' 1 '|sort -nr>plip.blog.tops.txt
This breaks down into the following:
- get the last 1000000 of the blog access log
- look for requests to “/blog”
- split by space, and get the 7th field, the URL being requested
- exclude a ton of items
- sort the results
- split by the “/” slash and get the 3rd field, the blog name in the URL
- get the unique list of blog names with a count for each URL
- remove the singletons
- reverse sort so the most popular is at the top
- write it all to a file called plip.blog.tops.txt
The results are in! The winner is currently chocolate-crinkle-cookie-photos! W00T
137 chocolate-crinkle-cookie-photos 119 two-loves-css-recaptcha 109 24-hours-in-photos 104 our-pet-venus-fly-trap 103 ruby-less-way-to-add-key-frames-to-flv-videos-for-the-likes-of-jwplayer 94 toss-your-salad-code 91 update-firefox-does-have-reset-more 91 firefox-reset-is-really-launch-in-safe-mode 84 keep-those-passwords-safe 81 photos-food-bikes-sunsets-and-stars 79 thoughts-on-very-large-monitors 78 when-the-cat-is-away-the-worms-will-play 76 photos-from-around-the-bay 76 our-tree 75 one-foggy-morning-in-my-commute 74 wordpress-exploit-fog-fruit-plants-and-plates 72 recaptcha-now-google-recaptcha-will-help-google-books 72 from-burning-man-town-to-oaktown 67 gmaps-pedometer-google-calc-8-94607843-minutes-per-mile 66 the-massive-compost-tower 65 on-theft-privacy-and-data-loss 64 pizza-and-dough-from-scratch 60 this-is-not-an-ipad 60 go-faster-encoding 57 fixed-theme-wp-updated-more-wp-hacks 44 every-vehicle-is-a-prius 42 photorec-to-the-rescue 41 the-very-very-poor-mans-google-analytics-tail-cut-sort-uniq-wc 41 on-comcast-internet 38 taking-the-plunge-safari-4-full-time 35 secret-jumps-of-tunnel 35 i-got-four-cores-but-a-distributed-load-aint-on-one 34 stir-fry-dinner 33 tasty-comfort-food 32 fancy-diff 26 how-to-fix-zend-studio-5-5-zde-in-os-10-6-snow-leopard 24 ping-traceroute-and-quotes 22 wordpress-rich-mans-blog-poor-mans-cms 21 new-news-old-open-source 20 old-broken-usb-hub-ipod-charger 19 gmail-contest 19 alternate-way-to-have-google-analytics-track-pdfs 17 this-is-what-makes-a-happy-saturday 17 macchiato 16 american-born-chinese 15 rogue-mysql-queries 15 fixed-gear-slipped-chain-thankful-for-brake 13 simple-wp 13 plip-is-no-longer-a-cobblers-child 11 plix-plixing-better 11 itunes-imovie-on-lenovos-new-media-center-pc 10 wonderful-bike-lane-signs 10 this-is-what-makes-a-happy-sunday 10 plip-ts-on-your-back 9 plipgo-01-released 9 bart-speaks 8 yet-another-redesign 7 update-plip-content 7 plixing-for-pleasure 7 plip-for-peace 7 long-be-gone 7 kodiak-11-released 7 dot-com-casualty 7 dont-just-commit-commit-intelligently 6 verge-works-solves-all-your-woes 6 simpsons-for-ever 6 simple-is-better 6 plip-gets-its-own-dictionary 5 aids-ride-completed
How to Fix Zend Studio 5.5 (ZDE) Select Text Problem in OS 10.6 Snow Leopard
This is nothing but a repost of a slightly older fix, but this is AWESOME!
Fixing ZDE 5.5 in Snow Leopard
Pizza and Dough From Scratch
Note to self – don’t make the water too hot or you’ll kill the yeast.
On Comcast Internet
Two quick points about Comcast High Speed Internet (HSI):
- Do not rent a modem from them! You can use your own if you buy one based on compatible modems. I just bought one for $30 off ebay. At $5/mo rental fee, this is a no brainer. But caveat emptor, maybe, for triple play.
- Do NOT use Comcast default jank DNS redirect “feature” for domains that can’t be resolved. Your browser is yours, so just say no (note that link will only work if you’re on Comcast’s network).
Thoughts on very large monitors
Now, we all know that I have a little problem with wanting lots of monitors. It should come as no surprise that I LOVE high pixels per inch (PPI) screens. In fact, when ever I see a new laptop with a 24″ inch screen (1920 x 1400) crammed into at 17″, I day dream of a getting such a beast in standalone form for my desktop.
With that in mind, I’ve been keeping a close eye to the large monitor offerings. Of course the defacto large monitor was the first 30″ for consumers, Apples Cinema display. However, at $1800, it’s not really for most consumers unless you’re like our friend over at Omnipotent who has one 30″ and two 24″ from back when the 30″ was a lot more than $1800. More recently Apple has come out with the the 27″ iMac running at 2560 x 1440. This is a very sweet LED backlit display with a video input, “27-inch models also support input from external DisplayPort sources (adapters sold separately).” – Apple. Since it’s such a sweet display, some folks are considering it a really nice $1600 display that happens to come with a free computer.
The poor man’s Apple monitor has always been Dell. If you look closely at my desk at work, you’ll see they’re all old school Dell 2405FPWs. When Apple’s 24″ was something like $800 (no reference easily found in google), Dell’s was something like $400. At my office back in aught five, the original founders were sporting 30″ Apples, but soon, every one had a 24″ Dell. We’ve now standardized on more or less the Dell ST2410 for most folks at $260. This one is not adjustable height and has so so contrast. Some folks may get the much nicer Dell UltraSharp U2410 for $600 which is a far superior monitor to the ST2410 and it’s ilk. Super fancy folks (aka a few designers and engineers) get the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC for $1400. Note, all these prices are much less than Apples.
Really the point of this post is that Dell today announced the UltraSharp U2711 for $1100. This is a 27″ monitor with the sweet, high PPI resolution of 2560 x 1440. I suspect it is not as nice as Apple’s iMac display because it’s not LED. However, at $500 less than the iMac, it’s much more affordable. No, not quite in the range of most consumers, but both the 27″ iMac and the U2711 Dell suggest there’s a higher PPI trend which will lead to lower cost, higher PPI monitors which is all I want.