I just felt a minor earthquake, or what I thought was one. It was either that, or our dog scratching herself violently.
The house shook, things moved just a bit.
Only a little over a year ago we had another minor earthquake felt in RI.
How do I know? I saw on Twitter: earthquake RI
Others felt the same thing too.
Everyone seems safe, unless you were building houses of cards.
UPDATE – October 16, 2012 @ 7:47PM
It was a 4.5 earthquake, centered about 5km west of Hollis Center, ME. Reports on twitter say it was felt throughout the northeast including MA, VT, NH, RI, CT and parts of NY. Someone tweeted me from NY saying her mirror move a bit.
The earthquake was picked up by mainstream news outlets in the past few minutes:
- WPRI – Maine Earthquake felt throughout New England
- Reuters - Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes Maine, felt in Boston
No reports of any damage that I’ve seen yet.
Flowplayer 5 was released a few days ago.
The new player has a bunch of new / cleaned up bits of functionality:
- Streamlined design
- HTML5 comes first! Flash is no longer the default, it’s HTML5. Glad to see this
- Fully responsive
- Some functionality previously supported through plugins is now built into the player (playlists, cuepoints, google analytics, and embedding)
- Random seeking (no matter what has been loaded)
- Native full screen — no more using flash to force the full screen mode
- Keyboard shortcuts built in (volume, seek, fullscreen, mute, play/pause, stop)
- Simplified syntax
- Primarily CSS based styling (no more complex JS embeds)
- Embeddable (mentioned earlier) — you can even include your brand if you have the commercial version and propagate your brand
Flowplayer has been my favorite video player for at least a few years, and looks like it will stay that way for another few years.
I’m hearing reports that WiFi is breaking on iOS 6 updated phones.
The best thing you can do is:
- Forget WiFi Network: Settings->Wifi->(select your network)->Forget This Network
- Restart your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc)
- Log back on your Wi-Fi network
Some people are reporting this is due to a proxy being assigned to your WiFi (it works but you can’t browser in Safari).
Please let me know if this helps, and if not, what does!
Yesterday I was installing the iOS 6 firmware on my iPad and iPhone. My iPhone 4 (which was installed via iTunes on USB) installed without a problem.
My iPad was another story. I tried the OTA (over the air) update, and it froze with the Apple logo and the progress bar (empty).
I waited an hour with nothing changing.
Finally I reset it:
- Unplug the iPad
- Hold the Home and Power buttons for a few seconds (it’ll turn black when it resets of course)
It came back, finished the update, and was ready to use a few minutes later.
You should check out our extensive post on lost contacts in iOS 5. All the same approaches still apply in iOS 6 (if you let me know if it helped, I’ll mark iOS 6 next to entries that help iOS 6 users).
UPDATE: The TamTam Solution to iOS Lost Contacts
A comment by “TamTam” on this page has proven very helpful for a number of people, follow these steps:
- Connect iPhone to iTunes
- Go to iPhone Summary
- Switch from “Back up iCloud” to “Back up to Computer“
- Go to info tab, at the bottom (in advanced settings) “Replace info on this iPhone“
- Click on Contacts
Apple has just officially released iOS 6. The download just started for me!
iOS 6 is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPod Touch (4th gen)
- iPod Touch (5th gen)
- iPad 2
- The new iPad (I still hate that name)
To install the new iOS 6 you just follow these steps (you need iTunes 10.7 for this, to upgrade read after the iOS instructions):
- Connect your device via USB to your computer (at this point it may prompt you for an upgrade, go for it)
- Open iTunes (if it doesn’t open already)
- Click on your device below “devices“
- Click on the “Summary” tab up top
- Click on “Check for Update“
- On your iOS device
- Software Update
If you don’t get the update, you probably still have an earlier version of iTunes. Only iTunes 10.7 supports the new iOS 6.
Another WordPress maintenance release
The WordPress team released the 3.4.2 maintenance and security update addressing some bugs and security issues.
- Old browser fixes for the admin
- Plugin compatibility fixes
- Theme preview bug fixes
- Address pagination rewrite fixes
- Header image sizing fixed
- Trackback error fixes
Download or update in your WordPress dashboard
I had a CS6 trial that expired. After seeing the Creative Cloud offer (for $30/mo) I decided to sign up for it.
I signed up, but my Photoshop CS6 would still say the “Your Trial has Expired” and ask for me to “License This Software”.
It was licensed!
After clicking “License This Software” I’d log in with my Adobe Creative Cloud account, and be asked for a serial number. Despite many internet searches I couldn’t find a way to get a serial number (you can’t, Creative Cloud doesn’t work that way).
In his post, he covered the changes to authentication, rate limitations, changes to the “Rules of the Road”, and reviews why Twitter is making these changes.
All web developers should know what’s going on. As soon as Twitter’s API version 1.1 comes out we will have 6 months to address the modifications introduced.
This is a simple contest. Submit links to your sites (or any sites you like), and I will take a quick look. If I like them, I will stumble them.
There really aren’t any rules, but you’re more likely to get a stumble if your site is related to web development.
Since I’ve never run this before, I don’t know how long it will be up (my bet is until 9/1). When the contest is over I’ll post links and quick reviews to the Top 10 sites that I stumbled (if we get that many).
Why do this? It’s a good way to generate traffic for me too, and I get to see whats out there that I wouldn’t otherwise see. Finally I can share the better sites on this blog with the readers.
So … post your sites in the comments … go!
PS – Why not Stumble this page? The more people who see this, will see your links too!