March 25th, 1940

Look for an important announcement tomorrow morning at 0800 called "The Future."

For now enjoy another image from Safari World where the peacocks and terns are very photogenic this week.

 

For now enjoy another image from Safari World where the peacocks and terns are very photogenic this week.

 

March 24th, 2255

I've been made aware a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck 480 miles northeast of Bangkok and buldings were shaking everywhere.  I'm sorry to report though I live in a 32 story building more than halfway up, I didn't feel a thing.  Sometimes I get pretty caught up in my image processing..

 

March 24th, 2250

There's some interesting things happening at Safari World this week.  Terns are nesting and peacocks are presenting.  In all the times I've been there I've never seen the peacocks presenting and so easy to photograph.

 

There's some interesting things happening at Safari World this week.  Terns are nesting and peacocks are presenting.  In all the times I've been there I've never seen the peacocks presenting and so easy to photograph.

 

March 22nd, 2330

Last August we reviewed the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD/Hard Drive in the popular 2.5" laptop format.  A 500gb HDD with SSD boosted performance at the $100 price point made for a very attractice option to the high cost of a full on SSD drive.  These drives work very well, and are really the best choice to replace the drive in any laptop when the cost of a SSD has been ruled out for whatever reason.

Now, Seagate has released a firmware upgrade which improves the XT's already great peformance and they made it really easy to upgrade.  You can get it here.

 

Now, Seagate has released a firmware upgrade which improves the XT's already great peformance and they made it really easy to upgrade.  You can get it here.

 

March 22nd, 2300

The special features I promised are now live and working.  I've installed 2 online image editors in the Members Cafe.  You can click on "Advanced Online Editing" for a full featured editor you can use in your browser without any software on your computer.  This means you can access it from an internet cafe, a friends computer, a work computer, and have a full featured image editor available. 

For those of you who aren't very technical I've installed an "Easy Express Online Editing" version of this editor that your grandmother could use.  It's very easy and totally menu driven.  You can achieve significant editing on your images without knowing a thing about post processing.  Just select what  you want from the menu and watch your image change! 

Very cool.  Just select the Advanced or Easy Express editor from the Members Cafe drop down menu.

If these editors  get used enough, then I'll integrate them into our User Galleries so you can edit your images directly from your online galleries.  Have fun and chat your experiences up on our forum.

 

The special features I promised are now live and working.  I've installed 2 online image editors in the Members Cafe.  You can click on "Advanced Online Editing" for a full featured editor you can use in your browser without any software on your computer.  This means you can access it from an internet cafe, a friends computer, a work computer, and have a full featured image editor available.

 

March 22nd, 0730

Mozilla releases the final version of Firefox 4.0.  You can get yours a day early here.  4.0 features many improvements including hardware acceleration which you really feel, this browser is fast!  Move of the major add-ons are already supported, but not all.  Be aware that the final 4.0 version deletes your 3.xx version so be sure your vital add-ons are supported before updating to 4.0.

 

Mozilla releases the final version of Firefox 4.0.  You can get yours a day early here.  4.0 features many improvements including hardware acceleration which you really feel, this browser is fast!  Move of the major add-ons are already supported, but not all.  Be aware that the final 4.0 version deletes your 3.xx version so be sure your vital add-ons are supported before updating to 4.0.

 

March 22, 0715

You've probably noticed a lot of changes happening to the website over the last week.  If not, refresh your cache, you're in for a treat.   We've added thumbnails to all the side menus, rearranged information making the most recent articles and information easier to find, and enhanced performance.  Before the end of the week I'll bring live a major new feature many of you will enjoy.  Keep checking back here on the What's New page to see when it goes live.  It could be as early as later today, or as late as Friday.  You're going to love it!

 

March 20th, 2310

We know there are many forums out there, most are a waste of time, almost all can be hostile, and we often wonder what purpose they really serve.  These forums come and go.   Never fear, there are some worthwhile Thailand centric forums and I'm going to talk about one. 

The Thai-Falang forum over on the Delphi Boards.  This forum is dedicated to helping falangs in committed relationships with subjects such as obtaining visas, understanding cultural differences, and improving personal relationships.  This forum has been going strong for nearly a decade.  Well moderated, no BS, no hostility, and certainly no flaming.  Everyone is welcome.  If you're looking to ask questions of someone who already completed the K-1 Visa process, or maybe you just moved back to your home country and your Thai wife is having trouble assimilating, this is the forum for you.

 

The Thai-Falang forum over on the Delphi Boards.  This forum is dedicated to helping falangs in committed relationships with subjects such as obtaining visas, understanding cultural differences, and improving personal relationships.  This forum has been going strong for nearly a decade.  Well moderated, no BS, no hostility, and certainly no flaming.  Everyone is welcome.  If you're looking to ask questions of someone who already completed the K-1 Visa process, or maybe you just moved back to your home country and your Thai wife is having trouble assimilating, this is the forum for you.