Thursday, May 04, 2006
How To Set And Get A Bool Property in C#. Not!
Outsourced Property Value
As a programmer I see this type of code every so often and it really does make me wonder what was going through the programmers mind.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Remote Backups Onto Amazon S3
It will be interesting to see what the API is like. They are talking about REST and SOAP, but I would like to be able to rsync to it also.
I found this comment on /. interesting...
When Amazon lets me pay for the storage, and have other registered users pay the bandwidth charges (plus my profit) to access my content, then they'll have an interesting business. Unless Google beats them to it.It would indeed be an interesting business model, although thinking about what data ordinary people would like to share, photos, movies & music, it would seem that these are already covered with flickr, google video/youtube and our media, which are all free.
Friday, March 10, 2006
When The Internet Was Four Nodes
I have just stumbled across these early maps of ARPANET. On the December 1969 map there are just four nodes; SRI, UTAH, UCSB & UCLA. It is quite fascinating to see the early growth.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Bonjour And Printers On Windows
Today, with our new kitchen PC installed, printing from the other PC's in the house stopped working. I thought about installing all the HP software again on the new kitchen PC, but did I really want to bog down the machine as a print server and have a load of useless tray icons kicking around doing nothing. At this point I remembered that Apple released Bonjour (nee Rendezvous) for Windows so I thought I would give it a try.
Well, after the download ( Google for "apple bonjour windows download" to find it) and install, it was like being on a Mac. It found our network printer, it knew what make and model it was, and then setup a default printer. Much quicker than installing all the HP software, and no reboots required. I have installed it on the other PC's in the house, highly recomended.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
How Caffeine Works
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Projected keyboards and projected displays.
But then I came across Light Blue Optics and their matchbox sized projector. Combine the keyboard and the display into one small box and you wouldn't have to take your PDA/phone or laptop out.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Licking my iPod
Convergence gone wrong?
Monday, February 13, 2006
Those annoying Windows Vista Permit/Deny dialogs.
More details are here: http://www.zacknet.co.uk/vistabase/welcome.php which is an annoying frames based site so you have to follow the Security link on the left hand side and then the "What is User Account Protection" link. This is a direct link, which looses you the frame based navigation.
Monday, January 16, 2006
I really should read manuals...
Everything just worked and I never needed to refer to the manual. The only thing that didn't work was the volume control on the remote. My previous Freeview STB's have had a volume control built into them so I haven't needed the TV remote, and I was annoyed because it would mean that I would have to keep my TV remote around so that I could change the volume.
I assumed that the remote changed volume on Sony TV's but we have a Philips TV, so frustrated I headed off to the web to search for a simple universal remote that could operate both my TV and STB. During my search I stumbled onto a forum where I found a thread that mentioned being able to change the remote so that it operated other makes of TV.
So finally I got the manual out of the box and found the page on changing the remote to operate our Philips TV. I promise to try a read, or even just glance, through manuals a little more often in the future.
Friday, June 24, 2005
Alias /wibble /scripts/wibble.php
which allows me to hide php scripts inside URL’s that look like directory structures.
The isapi_rewrite version is:
RewriteRule /wibble(.*) /scripts/wibble.php$1
The install .msi was quick and simple, and you can edit the config file and the changes are immediate without having to restart IIS.
Finally the lite version (usable on a single site) is free and the full version (usable on virtual hosts) is just $69.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Mowing the lawn
Isn’t it great when companies get it, because I can’t remember the number of company web sites I have been to that offer no user information at all.