inline search for Internet Explorer

Trust me on this, once you install it, you will NEVER go back. It’s that amazing.

Inline search is a feature already included by default in Mozilla Firefox and should have been included in Internet Explorer 7. So, until they actually do include it, here the add-on to allow you to use it!

So what is inline search? What this allows you to do is to search through Internet Explorer in real-time. For instance, say you’re reading a very long website and need to search for a specific word, usually in IE you would use the regular Find function found under the Edit menu or by using the combination of ctrl-f keys. Inline search replaces that little pop-up window with a bar at the bottom of the browser page. What makes this new add-on so cool is that as you type in each other, it queries the whole page at once and finds the first instance of the letter and highlights it. As you continue typing letters it continues to refine the search until it finds the word that matches all the letters you typed in. And then you can quickly find any other instances of the word with the click of your enter button.

Inline search is MUCH more usable and user-friendly than the default find window that is included with IE. I HIGHLY recommend you download and start using this new add-on!

Go download Inline search now!

flickr photos

I went to NYC last week. I spent 6 hours editing photos. Enjoy!

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Reference Daily Intake

Upon doing some research about gaining muscle mass, I came across the Reference Daily Intake (RDI). Interestingly, I’ve never really thought much about it but now that I’m doing some weight training and exercising, I think it’s more important for me to know this kind of info.

Total Fat grams (g) 65 Saturated fatty acids grams (g) 20 Cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300Sodium milligrams (mg) 2400 Potassium milligrams (mg) 2000 Total carbohydrate grams (g) 300Fiber grams (g) 25Protein grams (g) 50

It’s based upon a 2000 calorie/day diet. This makes me wonder what kind of diet I have based upon this recommendation. What this intake reference doesn’t point out is how much or little exercise is assumed with this diet. Because I think blindly saying 2000 calories/day on with any exercise (even if that’s none day after day) is fallible. Not only that, but all humans have different metabolism rates. So to say that one fits all really isn’t a good practice. Hopefully people who use something like this don’t follow something like this strictly. Which also could explain why people who go on silly diets never lose weight.

the years of my life

When I take such long absences from posting on my website, I get lost for words. So much happens in a month and to try and summarize everything, sentences flowing nicely from event to event, can be arduous. It is then that the random nature of my thoughts is all I have to go on.

My month started with a short, somewhat unpleasant trip to San Diego. The best part was going to Seaworld for the first time. The worst was not enjoying myself and getting too little sleep. It’s because of experiences like this that you must re-evaluate your priorities and desires in life. But luckily, I caught up on sleep and will try to trust my gut more often.

I’ve started a huge project at work that has kept me constantly busy as I continually try to play catch up, rewriting code after code. You’d think I would be further along than I am but one thing leads to another. And I’ve had a much better month than August and July. When my site is finally redesigned, I’ll let you take a peek at it. Although, it’s rather technical and not so exciting. Oh, and it’s been just over six months since I joined this company. My, how time flies.

In less than two weeks, I shall mark my return to one of my favorite destinations: NYC. I’m going to spend five and a half days there enjoying the city, catching up with the bro, and meeting new people. I have no plans and hope to have as much fun as I possibly can in a great big city. My last visit to Manhattan was November of 2003. It has been much too long since that visit and I hope my next visit back doesn’t take me another three years. Who knows… Maybe soon in the future I’ll be spending week after week there for a while.

I have almost certainly finished most of my major freelance web design work. That’s a very good feeling as it’s been looming in the background since I began working full-time. This is also great because I can now get out there and start pursuing other things which make me happy, such as music and traveling. Being a full-time and freelance designer for almost all the time I’m awake during the day has burnt me out on web design. I enjoy the art behind it, I enjoy learning new methods and putting new puzzles together, but I am very tired of doing this day after day. I’ve lost a little of the passion. Which is why I think pursuing other things I enjoy during my freetime will help me regain the passion for it as well as build others.

This is the first weekend in a very long time where I felt like I’ve had so much time to myself. It is such a nice feeling to not feel pressured by projects that need to be done. However, I don’t want to get TOO comfortable because I need to stimulate myself with my freetime looking for new, cool opportunities. Time to get myself out there again. And maybe now I can finally get something going with all of this musical talent that I supposedly have.

Since my last post about working out more regularly, I’m proud to say that I’ve been fairly consistent over the past month. I jog no less than 3 times a week as well as life weights 3-4 times a week. It’s not like you can really see any results but I know I feel better because of it. However, my legs and knees are starting to feel a little on the bad side of this. So I need to be careful about what I’m doing. Time to start considering joining a gym.

Friday night was a great night. I went to CBS studios for the first time ever and was able to see a few studios. The foremost studio that I walked on was the Price is Right set! That was really cool since I’ve grown up watching it. But it’s always true what they say about TV adding weight. That studio is TINY. The stage is tiny. Everything was so small. And, actually being on stage where Bob Barker does his thing was really awesome. The other studios I visited were Bold and the Beautiful, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Tyra Banks. Tyra’s studio is exactly as you would imagine… made for a diva. It is HUGE. It’s great knowing the right people!

These really are the greatest years of my life. And I truly believe it’s only going to get better from here.