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Posted in Software Development on January 16, 2011
Here’s a bit of code to create a sequence of random elements of a desired length, initialized from another sequence.
Posted in Ancient Technology on November 28, 2009
Occasionally I sell stuff on eBay, usually antique toys. I’m excited enough about this car that I thought I’d share a few pictures of it before I put it up for auction. This car is both very hard to find and in very good condition (aside from the missing wheel).
Posted in Software Development on November 16, 2009
So the other day I was perusing through some of the RFCs, and came across RFC 1808. It’s called “Relative Uniform Resource Locators.” Of particular interest is section 2.4.3, “Parsing the Network Location/Login,” which says something like: “Hey, remember the last time you were creating a web application that needed to run in both HTTP […]
Posted in Machines on November 15, 2009
Ever run low on disk space? Ever try to free up disk space by deleting so-called temporary files? (After all, they’ve been abandoned by their programmer, might as well put them out of their misery.) A few weeks ago I ran into this situation on a Windows 2003 R2 Server. This is what it told […]
Posted in Luser Tricks on October 18, 2009
Have you ever accidentally hit the F1 key in Explorer when you meant F2 (or 1, or Esc)? Normally missing a key isn’t a big deal, but in this case F1 triggers the Windows help center. Help may be valuable sometimes (I wouldn’t know, I’ve never used it), but for me, the accidental keypress costs […]