Category: windows

Yesterday something bad happened. Yes, it was Valentines, not traditionally a day my mood is good (Especially with the whole “togetherness” aspect of local programming that’s particulally annoying at the moment). Yesterday, though, the hard-drive of my desktop decided that…

Given this URL: http://www.aquarionics.com/gallery/Gid_[and]_Suzi’s_New_Year_2003 IE does the following: http://www.aquarionics.com/gallery/Gid_%5Band%5D_Suzi/’s_New_Year_2003 Now, I realise the escaping error in the generated URL was my own stupid fault, but the fact that IE automatically reverses any backslashes in a URL – to retain compatibility…

A query for the networking geeks in the audience… Box A runs Windows XP, it’s an Athlon 2000XP. Box B runs Debian Sarge, It’s an Athlon 1200XP. Box C runs Debian Stable, It’s a Celeron 300mhz. Downloading a file from…

Today, I learnt something. I learnt that once you’ve installed Windows XP, you can do it again without any hassle at all. In fact, you can insert the CD and a floppy, and come back in an hour to a…

All I wanted was a background, in Windows, that updated every 10 minutes. Does that seem too much to ask? Apparently it was, and this is how I had to do it without resorting to external software. Ready? I have…

I got an interesting email today. It being Saturday, this is a rare thing. Well, it’s a rare thing anyway, my email has been 90% spam since january, but this was interesting in a sort of XML-type way, so you…

Oh crikey. Quoth. People appear to be looking for it, so I’ve put this page together so the links are working again. Okay, Quoth is (was?) a random sig generator for Windows written in VB6 as an exercise. Exercise in…

I’m Dithering. Having planned to go yesterday for three weeks, I started packing this morning, at about 2am. It’s now quarter past twelve, I’ve missed the train I intended to catch, and I’m aimlessly wandering, hoping I haven’t forgotten anything…