What started as a simple question and some interesting images on Martian Soil has turned into a fun ride down conspiracy lane! A few rational comments on color calibration of the pictures coming back from the Spirit Rover led me to do a little Googling and reading. Apparently the color of Mars, our reasons for exploring and other topics have been the subject of conspiracy theorists for years. Check out this sampling of links on a blue(r) Mars:
No, not PBS. This site, PoweredBySteam is back. We had a little incident with Register.com not notifying us that the domain had expired. Oops. They had great customer service via phone, but I’m pretty disappointed in their policies. Time to start searching for a new registrar.
Anyway, on to the good stuff.
Rhapsody continues to amaze me. If you right click on a track using the latest build of Rhapsody (build 0.193) you can select “Blog Track” or “Blog Playlist” you’ll be able to post a quick and easy link (see below) to queue the track or playlist. How sweet is that?
Massive Attack’s Mezzanine is the best album ever.
If you’re a music fan you MUST have Rhapsody. I’m beginning to believe…
Working on getting the photo galleries using Movable Type rather than just me doing them by hand. Becoming lazy? Yeah, a little. I’d like to automate archiving, take advantage of comments, use some of the ratings plugins I’ve seen, etc.
For some strange reason, Trackback links just won’t go away. Since you’re supposed to make inane comments in these kinds of updates I’ll just go on record and say that it really annoys me that the Sci/Tech section of Google News is pretty much always stories that really belong in the business section about tech companies.
Neato, skeeto. Movabletype is installed and working! There are a boatload of templates that need to be created (comments, archives, individual archives, etc.) but this is fairly cool and was actually pretty darn easy.