Hello…Proper Spelling is what I’m looking for..

Hello! Lionel Richie’s named was misspelled at a Sunday Awards Ceremony (6/29).

As the 65-year-old singer took to the stage to accept his Lifetime Achievement Award, his last named appeared as Ritchie on the TV screen. 

 

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JIRA Light Weight Test Case Management

I created a new add-on for JIRA that allows for Light Weight Test Case Management. 

It’s available for Download at the Atlassian Market Place for free!

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Fox & Friends’ misspells ‘spelling bee’ in on-air graphic

Can I get a definition for the word “oops”?

A graphic on the Fox News program “Fox & Friends” Monday morning displayed a pretty ironic error as the word “bee,” as in spelling bee, was misspelled in a story about a recent spelling battle in Kansas City.

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Copy Check Skip

I was reading an article on Forbes.com today, looked over at the banner on the right and realized that Editorial got skipped.

I’m guessing in an attempt to make it all fit, somebody compromised spelling.

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How to fix “Firefox is already running” error on Linux

How to fix “Firefox is already running” error

Sometimes when I try to start Firefox, it warns me that Firefox is already running. The message looks like this:

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.

Usually, you can just kill the firefox process to solve this problem. For example, on Linux the command “ps auxwww | grep firefox” will find the process number and then “kill [processnumber]” will work fine. 

If none of that worked, try killall [processname]. Example to kill Firefox

killall firefox.

The Original Copy Bug Fixer..

I was watching DeathWish2 today because I never a chance to see it. There was a scene where Charles just layed down the law, pilfers a hospital ID, and decids to put white out across the name on the badge in an attempt to forge his identity and lay down the law even further.

Here’s to Wite-Out, the no need for a bug database instant copy fixer.

Wite-Out

Not too sure why this is multi-purpose.

Odd fact: Wite-out was invented in 1951 by the secretary Bette Nesmith Graham,and mother of Mike Nesmith of The Monkees.

Google Maps ‘streetview’ panoramas and their subjects

When those creepy-camera bearing vans that make the streetview panoramas for Google Maps passes by, remember to keep you eyes on where you are walking.

Tripping

Google has since corrected this issue by blurring out the picture of the subject.

Fatify App Review..

The Fatify app lets you upload a picture from your iPhone photo library, or take a picture of anyone, and at the press of a button, see how the person in the picture looks possibly 100 pounds heavier. Judging by the results, probably 300 pounds heavier as it makes your any subjects third chin hang down to their chest clavicle.

The best part of this app is that it eerily mimics any person’s image acting normally as if it was a real picture of that person living and breathing instead of just displaying a static image. Of course the behavior is limited to some extent but you can get more behavior if pay to download more as this app is 100% free. With the free features that you have you can the newly obese subject shrink and grow, roll their eyes, fart, sneeze and much more. The image can then be tweeted, put on Facebook, emailed, or have that eerily animated video uploaded directly to your YouTube account. These images are of course saved to your camera roll for later date amusement.

I uploaded some pics of my girlfriend out of curiosity once again just for some late evening amusement. This time, I was able to integrate this app with another app called the Aging Booth.

Needless to day, this integration make any subject obese and old and I am sleeping on the couch yet again.

This was a blessing in disguise however, because it just gave me more time to see how Gisele Bundchen would fair in this app, if she was just a few pounds heavier. Hey, everyone needs one or two silly apps.

GO BIG BLUE!

Gisele

Internet Explorer 6 is not dead enough..

Wanted Dead

On Dec. 31st, Microsoft finally announced that Internet Explorer 6 has dropped below 1% in the United States. This usually signifies some type of death in the browser world when your number have fallen below this particular number. When the news first dropped, I was literally ready to rejoice. Whenever I’m tesing a website in Internet Explorer 6, I usually make a separate section in my bug repository just to house all of the nasty CSS issues in IE 6 because of it’s ridiculously poor support for web standards.

When I say web standards, I usually mean HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, CSS 2.1, DOM Level 2, and the ECMAScript Language Specification. These are published by international standards organizations, and together,well, define the backbone of the web. So it’s not much of a surprise that Internet Explorer 6 may soon be forgotten.

However is this not really truly the case. As it stands today, these are the current stats of users around the world using Internet Explorer 6.

IE 6 die

World-wide users are still at 7.7% and the U.S. is at 0.9% which means this number has not really dropped much in the U.S. since this announcement in December. So why aren’t we like Norway, Denmark, and Finland whose usage is below 0.5%? Many of the 0.9% here in the U.S. are apparently corporate users tied to old network structures, like me.

So why am I still using it, regardless of the fact that it Well because although these numbers are pretty low, most of our exiting client’s web sites were built to support IE 6 and whenever we make a new deployment, it still has to support IE 6 as per the client. Also, because it’s an iffy grey area about whether to support it or not (Supporting IE 1.1 isn’t so iffy.) because the entire world has not completely jumped on the bandwagon to finally put this browser to rest. Therefore we are stuck developing for this browser and I am stuck testing for this browser.

Now during our requirement building phase with new clients, we now ask if the client wants their new site to support Internet Explorer 6 when we build it. Most, if not all of the time the answer is yes for various reasons. While performing user acceptance testing, the client will also be using Internet Explorer 6 as the foundation for giving feedback and making enhancements, granted they are tied to their old network structure, just like me.

Putting code on your site to state this fact hasn’t worked. Personally declaring ‘I’m officially ending my support for IE 6’, won’t do it either. If you see a half-dead animal on the side of the highway, rejoice in it’s death, but at the same time periodically perform CPR on that half-dead animal, he won’t just die right away. In turn, this is the case with Internet Explorer 6; we simply just have to stop catering to this browser and stop asking the question. And if we are still asking the question, IE 6 really isn’t dead enough. We just have to pull the plug and let go.

The strongest 404 page error…

Megaupload, a major digital locker was recently shutdown recently pursuant to an order issued by a U.S. District Court. In the wake of these events, the shutdown has raised some major concerns about online legal content.

Some companies have already begun changing their policies due regarding content that is copyrited. Filesonic.com, another popular digital locker stopped allowing people to download files that they had not uploaded themselves. Uploaded.to also blocked access from Internet locations that are in the U.S. It seems this may cause a ripple effect for other popular digital lockers as users may be too afraid to upload any media content to lockers out of fear they will be shutdown just like MegaUpoad. Their redirect which I tried to break is pretty much unbreakable and they mean business due to the Federal flier that they left hanging on their domain.

So what does this mean for users of MegaUpload? Let’s take into consideration that lockers are more user friendly in general, and this is one of the main reasons why sharing has become so popular. Your grandmother could basically open her email, click on a link and download a copyrited movie, or any other type of copyrited media your grandmother may be into.

Alternatives such as BitTorrent and PirateBay, are much more difficult to use, but they are also completely FREE. Due to the higher complexity of these peer-to-peer sites, I can only imagine grandmothers across America will start using torrents along with the rest of post-shutdown Megaupload users, as the gravy train it now just, stopping at a different station.

Piratebay doesn’t even seem afraid. I had gone over to their site after the jump, and expected to see a banner of man shivering and sweating, with a cartoon caption ‘I didn’t upload anything, I just host the domain’ plastered horizontally across that banner.

PirateBay didn’t really seem to care about the fall of Megaupload from what I could tell. It’ll be interesting to see if there is a rise of users that start using torrent to get their files. The next time you go over grandma’s house, she may just be a seeder.

In the meantime, please see the indestructible custom 404 page that the authorities have put in place to let you know, downloading is not so legal! If there were 500 Errors, this page wouldn’t change.

Custom shutdown