Archive for March, 2011

My Most Precious Running Trophy (So Far)

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Dear readers of my blog, I don’t think I ever bragged here about my running accomplishments, but this time I’m going to. On Sunday I completed my first half marathon (the Sixth Warsaw Half Marathon), and thus established a new personal record in running distance.

Participating in the half marathon was somewhat a spontaneous decision. While I did consider this a maybe-long-term running goal for 2011, I never planned I would even make an attempt at it so early after the winter break. In fact, through all of February and March, I only did eight runs of various distances. What I did plan was to take part in a 5k or 10k street run in March, but it turned out there were no 5k/10k runs in Warsaw at this time. There was, however, the Warsaw Half Marathon.

So, I thought I might just as well try it. I decided I would first run a similar distance at least once, and if I could do that, I would sign up for the half marathon. And so on March 22nd, five days before the event, I ran 19.5 kilometers. That was close enough, so I had no other choice but to keep my self-promise, and I signed up.

As I expected, it was both a great experience and a really tough challenge. The first ten kilometers went fairly smoothly, but after that each kilometer seemed longer and more difficult. The last five seemed like going on forever, and I had to keep saying to myself “it’s just a few more kilometers, you can’t quit now, don’t be a wuss”. Finally, after almost two hours (1:59:01) of running, I crossed the finish line. The feeling was like no other.

This is the medal that I got for finishing the run, now considered my dearest running trophy:

SelectList 0.4.1

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A new version of selectList has just been released and is available for download. This is a minor release with no new features, but it fixes a major issue that made the plugin fail in Firefox 4. I finally found enough time to work on it, and I’m happy to announce the new version works fine in the hot latest release of Mozilla’s browser — as depicted by this part of the test results table:

As usual, thanks to all the people who reported the issue.

ImgAreaSelect FAQ

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Just a quick announcement: I have added a FAQ page for imgAreaSelect. The three questions currently there make around 80% of the e-mails that I get about the plugin, so I thought it would be reasonable to answer them in a FAQ.

Enjoy your weekend!

ImgAreaSelect 0.9.4

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

A new minor release of imgAreaSelect is out. It fixes a small issue that affected bordered images, and adds a new option, resizeMargin, which allows you to set the space near the border of the selection area where resizing is allowed (previously hardcoded to 10px).

As usual, thanks and kudos to all the nice people who reported bugs and sent feedback.

By the way, this release is also the first one to be available on GitHub, so you can go and fork the hell out of it.