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The second worst game show on Earth

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Being off for a week I’ve experienced the dubious pleasure of watching Golden Balls, the second worst game show on Earth – the worst being Deal or No Deal. The premise for Golden Balls is similar to Deal or No Deal in so far as much as you don’t have much say in the proceedings. […]

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Linux

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People bleat on and on about how much better Linux is than Windows. Here’s some news: I’m fairly bright, and I like challenges, but even I am getting frustrated at Linux. I’m using RedHat 9, which might make some of you mutter “Why isn’t he using Ubuntu?”. Well I’ve joined a group of like minded […]

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Stack Overflow

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Stack Overflow, the website that bears the same name as the podcast, has opened for private beta testing. I am honoured to be one of those beta testers. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to ask or answer a question as I don’t currently have any to ask, and everyone has already replied what I would […]

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Skanked!

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A while ago I purchased a 320gb hdd for my media center. When it arrived Windows recognised it as being 298gb in size. I didn’t quibble – I wish I did now. Recently I replaced it with a 500gb drive by the same company – Western Digital – but Windows recognises it as being only […]

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Deviant practices by Big Blue

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IBM have started making their developerWorks section available only if you sign up. This is fair enough, they have a good resource and they have the right to track the comings and goings of their readers. However the thing that riles me every time I have to log in is their practice of taking me […]

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Open Source Software

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Okay this is a rant. Feel free to come back when I have written something slightly more constructive. One of my many projects I have on the go needs a C++ SVG library. So I do a search for C++ SVG libraries, of which there are several. However most of them either require GTK+ or […]

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Ringing the changes

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Been merging code bases at work, from several forks to one. I was hoping to get this done after we install TFS but my boss wants it done before we do our final check in to PVCS 5.3, which is his prerogative. It falls to me, however, to perform the merge, and I am doing […]

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No Means No!

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Where I work likes to keep the machines up to date with the latest patches on all their systems. There is nothing wrong with that, but the way automatic updates goes about it is. About an hour ago I go the message that as part of the automatic update my machine needs to be rebooted, […]

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Google Notes

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One of Google‘s plethora of useful tools that are making it as extensions to Firefox is Google Notebook. It’s exceptionally useful though it does come with a pointless “Open Notebook” text next to the icon in the status bar. It’s not needed so it has to go. Also if your status bar was a mess […]

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