Posts Categorized: Journal

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    (Mostly) UNIX Quotes

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    Various quotes, mostly UNIX related, which I’ve accrued over the years from various sources. Well my terminal’s locked up and I ain’t got any Mail And I can’t recall the last time that my program didn’t fail I’ve got stacks in my structs, I’ve got arrays in my queues I’ve got those: Segmentation violation —… Read more »

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    Hidden In Plain Sight

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    I had some hardware delivery to the office this morning; nothing too spectacular, just some disks and some memory. The delivery was taken and signed for by a colleague who works in our IS department and they’d checked that the consignment contained exactly what we’d ordered and paid for. In order to do that, they’d… Read more »

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    Bilbo Spams My Inbox

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    As fast as an anti-spam mechanism appears on the net, the spammers try to find a way to circumvent it; recently I wrote about the attempt of spammers to try and create realistic sounding names in an attempt to bypass spam filters with unintentionally amusing results. The latest weapon in the spammers arsenal seems to… Read more »

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    Windows Terminal Services Tip

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    On Windows, if you use this command line to start a Terminal Services session mstsc -v:<server name> -f -console you’ll end up connected to the console session on the target machine regardless of which Windows version it’s running. Very useful if you’re wanting to connect to a Windows 2xxx Server which normally always connects you… Read more »

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    It Should Be Wrong …

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    I used to have a home made anti-stress ball, consisting of a flour filled balloon; it was made for me by one of the French students currently on industrial placement at work. I say used to as one of my colleagues managed to break it, which at least proved it really was a balloon filled… Read more »

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    Dot Emacs

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    Emacs is almost infinately customisable; a fact I didn’t really get to grips with this fact untill I found myself on a Fedora Core box a while back with a net connection but without my favourite set of keyboard short cuts. This really brought home how just a few simple customisations can come to be… Read more »

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    Fire Extinguished By Adium

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    After running with Fire as my primary IM app for the best part of a year, its finally been usurped by Adium. After running the two in parallel I found I liked the cleaner interface of Adium over that of Fire. I’d tried Adium in the past and found I couldn’t take an app with… Read more »

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    Fiore Bello

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    We’ve had a cactus plant sitting on our kitchen window-sill for the last three or so years; it hasn’t done much apart from growing a bit occasionally. But after so much inactivity our unassuming cactus has decided to produce not one but three spectacular flowers. Based on past inactivity we probably won’t see anymore for… Read more »

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    Theme Update

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    I’ve swapped themes, at least for the time being, to the very customisable, visually gorgeous and almost perfect Regulus theme, written by Ben Gillbanks at Binary Moon. Almost perfect? Well it does cause the W3C validator to barf slightly on the sidebar. No worry though, a small hack to sidebar.php and all was well again…. Read more »

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    OS X 10.4.6 Gives Momentary Heart Failure

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    I’ve just downloaded and installed the latest update for OS X via the Software Update utility. The update requires a system restart which isn’t unexpected. What was unexpected was the second restart in the middle of the reboot sequence. After my heart resumed something approaching its’ normal rate I did what I should have done… Read more »