This is the last link in the chain for me. I’ve gotten the Canon Camcorder called the Optura MC-1 which is a great handheld. Also now have a monopod for it to keep it steady and just got the Shuttle SS-51G to do the video editing. Now I just need the software. The Sony drive I got called the DRU-120 comes with some software. By the way, there is an update to this drive so the price just dropped to $320 less a $50 rebate. Wow, that’s a great price, so I’m out $60, how depressing. But, here are some reviews of editing software. I’m trying the Ulead Studio and the drive comes with NeoDVD. Apparently, you need both a video editor and something to author the DVD menus as well. Right now I’m just short of a firewire cable, so more on this later.
One of my many jobs next year is to run the back end of the UCDS Chess tournament. Here are some notes on programs to do that. We currently use a very ancient DOS program to do it. Here are some more modern versions. I’ve tried the first and the last and they are much nicer to use.
is a Windows application for conducting board games. It copes with
FIDE and USCF Swiss and Standard and Rutsch (carousel) Round-Robin
pairing systems. It can handle up to 1000 players and 60 rounds. A
good fully configurable program for your tournament needs.
Perfect 2.4 for DOS
|DOS||Free||An old DOS
version of Swiss Perfect.
Tournament Pairing Program for Swiss System and Round Robin Tournaments
The Sonic Memorial ProjectShortly after September 11, NPR’s Lost & Found Sound brought together independent radio producers, new media producers, artists, historians, and listeners from across the country to collect and preserve ‘sound memories’ of the World Trade Center, its neighborhood, and the events of 9/11.
We set up the Sonic Memorial Phone Line at 877-894-8500 for you to leave your stories, recordings, and audio artifacts, both personal and historic. Hundreds of you called with testimonies and remembrances, music, and small fragments of sound.
Also see NPR 9-11-02 REflections for more really great coverage of the anniversary of 9/11
Your stories have been woven into radio broadcasts on NPR. And now, they are a part of a living archive and a new kind of listening experience called ‘The Sonic Browser.’
America Attacked 9 1 1A powerful site with pictures of 9/11 so we never forget. Wow.
Creating a bootable Windows XP CD with Nero Burning ROM. OK, here are the Nero specific instructions for creating a bootable Windows XP CD. Haven’t quite gotten it to work yet, but I need to go to sleep now 🙂
Here’s how to create a bootable CD with Nero for Windows XP. The links that really explain this in detail seem to go up and down, so use a google search for “Windows XP Boot CD Nero”:http://google.com/search?q=Windows+XP+Boot+CD+Nero to find it.
Here’s the explanation that I found on an “www.principiantes.org”:http://www.principiantes.org/winxp/bootdisk_xp_con_nero.htm site that might or might not be up.
# You basically have to edit the registry “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ahead\Nero – Burning ROM\General\AddISOFileVersion” to 0
# Then you need the get the files xpboot.bin or boot.bin from the CD image of XP.
# Start Nero and use the copy a CD wizard, choose file/new and select CD-ROM (boot) as the what you want to create.
#A New right pane BOOT tab will appear. Select “image File” as the “Source of Boot Image Data” and browse until you point to the “xpboot.img” file you downloaded above, or “xpboot.bin” or “boot.bin” if you already have those files.
# “Enable Expert Settings” and select “NO EMULATION”, Boot Message is MICROSOFT CORPORATION, Load Segment remains default of 07C0, and change Number of Loaded Sectors to 4.
# Click on LABEL Tab, enter the Volume Label as WXPVOL_EN for Corporate Build or whatever is correct. Enter MICROSOFT_CORPORATION as the “Publisher” and “Data Preparer”.
# Click BURN Tab and make sure “Write”, “Finalize CD”, and Write Method of “Disc-At-Once” are checked.
# Click ISO tab to check. The defaults on this tab are correct – they are ISO level 1, Mode 1, ISO 9660, Joliet
# Click “New” in the right corner to add your files. Add files with Drag & Drop as normal. When you have finished with your files, select the “Write CD” icon or “File, Write CD”
# The boot dialog box will pop-up again, and if you’re paranoid you can double check your settings. On the boot tab your “Expert” settings are grayed out, but still there – this is normal.
# Select “Write” and burn your bootable CD.
Bart’s way to create bootable CD-Roms This will show you how to create a bootable Windows XP (final build 2600!) Home Edition or Professional CD-Rom. Optionally you can add security hotfixes and other stuff to your CD. The boot catalog and NT bootstrap loader are hidden, just like the original bootable Windows XP CD-Rom.
These are handy notes overall on how to build bootable CD-ROMs. You can’t just do it with Nero or something like unless you have a direct CD-ROM image.
One year later, a nation pauses
Wow, what a beautiful poem. Recited at the New York 9/11 Memorial…
?I give you this one thought to keep,
?I am with you still, I do not sleep.
?I am a thousand winds that blow.
?I am the diamond glint on the snow.
?I am as sunlight on ripened grain.
?I am the gentle autumn rain when you awaken in morning hush.
?I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
?I am the soft stars that shine at night.
?Do not think of me as gone.
?I am with you still in each new dawn.?
September 11th Weblog and Rich’s Thoughts September 11th will always be a day where something changed, but nothing did. In Seattle, it was a brilliantly sunny and beautiful day (as today was) yet the world felt different.
I went on a 50 mile bike ride after watching the second tower go down, I saw America, it’s people, it’s land, beautiful Mt. Rainier, incredible lakes, bluer than blue skis.
At the end, I ended up at our startup. It was where I wanted to be. To talk with people, to be a part of a great community.
September 11, like December 7, 1941 was an attack on waht America is and what we believe in. As the son of an immigrant, who arrived in the US, with $20 in 1959, it was a land of hope and prosperity and 40 years later, in a single generation, his entire family has prospered.
I’m living the American Dream. It’s a cliche I know, but it’s true. It’s a spirit that is unique and wonderful. I’m just glad that in the peashooter of life, I got to live it. God bless America.
Federation of American Scientists – America’s War on Terrorism – Strategy and Weaponry. A technical guide (a la Tom Clancy) to all the hardware the folks report about in the papers.