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November 2004 Entries

Whats new in ND7?

A short list of things to expect in ND7 from Ed Brill here. As uninteresting as web services sounds, it really will be good to actually be able to say "Yes, Domino can do webservices" to certain people.

posted @ Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:43 PM | Feedback (0)

Home computer prediction

I'm sure a lot of you have already seen this, but it's quite amusing... ...but it's even more amusing for me, because it's kind of close to what my current setup does look like. Oh well..

posted @ Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:17 PM | Feedback (1)

Domino and Winmail.dat

I had someone complain about the old winmail.dat problem the other day. I've seen it many times, and have always put it down to Outlook.. but while googling for a good explaination which would make sense to this guy, I came across a fix for it. The fix was mentioned by both Chris Linfoot and on Dominodude, and comes in the form of a handy little agent which makes use of the open-source and GPLed JTNEF library by Amichai Rothman. Grab it here, from NSFTools - it works, and it works well!

posted @ Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:18 AM | Feedback (0)

2004 Guide to being a bFM DJ

1. Find an annoying sample 2. Play sample contiuously over the top of playlist song / newsreader 3. Repeat

posted @ Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:43 AM | Feedback (0)

You know you're a redneck Jedi when...

You ever heard the phrase, "May the force be with y'all." Your Jedi robe is camouflage. You have ever used your light saber to open a bottle of BudLight. At least one wing of your X-Wings is primer colored. You can easily describe the taste of an Ewok. You have ever had a land-speeder up on blocks in your yard. The worst part of spending time on Dagobah is the dadgumskeeters. Wookies are offended by your B.O. You have ever used the force to get yourself another beer so you didn't have to wait for a commercial. You have ever used the force in conjunction with fishing/bowling. Your father has...

posted @ Tuesday, November 23, 2004 8:39 AM | Feedback (0)

SWG: Guide to graphics options

For those of you who need to tweak your graphics options for whatever reasons, this guide should prove handy.

posted @ Friday, November 19, 2004 3:50 PM | Feedback (0)

Gmail to provide POP / IMAP support

Very cool indeed.. I like having a gmail address, web based mail is always very handy for diagnosing mail issues as well as other things, but at the moment I often forget to check it too regularly. It seems this is about to change, as I can just add it as an additional account when they start providing POP and IMAP Support over the next few weeks. These are the sorts of features that free webmail services have always wanted to charge premium subscriptions for - I think the webmail market is about to get shaken up very seriously.

posted @ Friday, November 12, 2004 4:19 PM | Feedback (0)

Firefox / Single Window update..

Well, now that update.mozilla.org is finally responding to requests in a timely fashion, I was able to find out about an update for the Single Window extension that I used to use, and just in time too, as having new Firefox windows (not tabs) popping up now and then was starting to annoy me.. only took a day. It turns out that the functionality is now inbuilt into Firefox, heres a quick rundown on how to turn it on (taken from the Single Window extension info page): Firefox 1.0 has built-in single window functionality. To enable this feature type "about:config" in address...

posted @ Friday, November 12, 2004 4:14 PM | Feedback (0)

I want one

The perfect thing for my office at work - just need to find a model with a remote control.

posted @ Thursday, November 11, 2004 3:05 PM | Feedback (0)

VNC / TightVNC vs Windows Remote Desktop

I've used VNC (and variations of it, Tight / Ultra / etc etc) for a very long time now - from back in the days when PCanywhere for Windows was quite expensive and considered quite an elaborate product, but you needed to use it because it supported IPX/SPX (eeek). I still have versions of VNC installed on a couple of servers at work, but that's all going to change, because now that the first Windows 2003 servers are starting to be deployed here, I've started learning to really appreciate the power of the Windows Remote Desktop. I was initially wary of...

posted @ Thursday, November 11, 2004 2:31 PM | Feedback (0)

Firefox 1.0 Released

Get it here, or do a google search for 'mozilla mirror' if you find the main site busy. It might be worth checking out your extensions first, and seeing which ones won't run with this release. FlashGot updated itself to 0.5.0, Close Tab on Double Click was replaced with Tab Clicking Options (from the same people/homepage, but it needs to be done manually) and Single Window doesn't have a 1.0 version out yet. 2/3 aint bad I guess, and to be quite honest, Single Window didn't work all of the time anyway - it had some rather weird inconsistencies. Note that there...

posted @ Wednesday, November 10, 2004 10:14 AM | Feedback (0)

256k -> 2mb FTW!

I don't often have kind words to say about the good ol' incumbent telco of this country, but I have to say that it was pretty nice to wake up this morning and find that my ADSL connection had been upgraded from 256k -> 2mb as promised. It's pretty damn nice to use, especially combined with a rather well setup FreeBSD Squid proxy. So finally, after almost 2 years, I can say that my connection here is better than the one I had in London.

posted @ Tuesday, November 09, 2004 12:05 PM | Feedback (0)

Forum etiquette 101

For some of you, this comic will be quite amusing. However for others, it will actually be an informative and useful guide to helping you post public messages on the various forum sites that you may or may not visit. For the latter group, read slowly, and pay close attention.

posted @ Thursday, November 04, 2004 10:58 AM | Feedback (0)

I want one

Well, actually, 'I want 2' would be more precise. Playing with the new Dual CPU server at work, however it has 2 x 3.06ghz HT CPUs, so task manager shows it up like this:

posted @ Thursday, November 04, 2004 9:54 AM | Feedback (0)

US presidential race comes down to the wire

From The Register: Today, a portion of the US electorate not seen at the polls since 1968 is expected to cast ballots in a presidential election characterized by what we're told are razor-sharp margins. Opinion polls are riding the edge: none favours either candidate by more than its own margin of error. Everyone insists that the race will be whisker close and cannot be called in advance. Nonsense, we say. America is a land where miracles occur daily: George W Bush is the President; Halle Berry has an Oscar for best actress; John Updike is a best-selling author; Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck...

posted @ Wednesday, November 03, 2004 11:58 AM | Feedback (0)

I dnt lk 2 tlk txt

There's an ad in this months Rip it Up entitled "Txt Tlk", and it shows a brother and sister talking via "txt". Despite what the media reckon, I don't think that normal humans use this 'language' when speaking to each other. The ad is filled with abbreviations which simply don't make sense, and would take more time to write than if you were just using predictive text. Do the people who make these moronic ads actually realise that T9 has been about for 5 or so years, and is actually being used? It's 100 times quicker to write the full...

posted @ Tuesday, November 02, 2004 3:57 PM | Feedback (0)

EQ2 Review

This review (well, actually its 3-4 reviews in one page) has some good comments and opinions on Everquest 2, which is due for release very soon. They're well worth a read for anyone considering buying the game.

posted @ Tuesday, November 02, 2004 3:51 PM | Feedback (0)


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