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  • How To Keep Up With The Latest Happings On Scatmania (or What Are All Those Pretty Buttons?)

    10 August, 2004

    If you’re looking for a way to keep up-do-date with the latest Scatmania happenings, it’s now really really easy. I’ve enhanced my weblog with a heap of useful syndication tools that make keeping track of my latest activities a doddle, even for those of you who are unenlightened and can still be caught using an awful choice of web browser.

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  • 1984 Revisited: What If Apple Took The ‘Microsoft Route’

    10 August, 2004

    Daring Fireball has an article about “Apple vs. Microsoft” with a difference. Contrary to many, he argues that if Apple had taken the ‘Microsoft route’ in 1984, with their hardware and software (significantly superior to IBM-PC platforms running Microsoft software), by licensing the platform, they wouldn’t necessarily be the market leader today. It’s a well-written and compelling article, and if

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  • Weather Situation Unclear For Weekend’s Parachuting

    9 August, 2004

    As you may know, I’ll be doing a crash course in parachuting – hopefully climaxing in a solo freefall – next weekend, to celebrate my (finally) getting a degree, courtesy of my dad. The weather reports don’t look too favourable, though – potentially stormy at the end of this week. Hmmph. We’ll see. It’ll take more than a little lightning

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  • Windows Security

    9 August, 2004

    Just recieved the following error message from Windows, while trying to connect to a shared directory elsewhere on the network… have never seen one like it before, so I thought I’d share it with you: Oh, so now I’m a hacker? Thanks, Windows.

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  • Dan Breaks The Internet… Again

    9 August, 2004

    Whoops. You’d have thought I’d have learnt my lesson when I fucked around with BIND last year, and ‘broke’ a small portion of the internet, but no. I managed to ‘break the internet’ again while playing with the Domain Name System settings on big. That’s why Scatmania was inaccessible for the last day or so (to most people). In other

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  • Bushism Of The Day

    6 August, 2004

    “They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people – and neither do we.” Full story from BBC News.

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  • Painful Work Patterns

    5 August, 2004

    This is actually getting quite painful. I’ve now been at work for 13 hours straight, and for a total of 40 hours so far this week. Still; next week should be marginally better. The knackeredness I can deal with. What’s nasty is that I’m not seeing as much of Claire as I’d like.

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  • I’m Surrounded By Idiots

    5 August, 2004

    Conversation with a co-worker, who shall remain nameless: Her: Is anybody any good at Fireworks? Me: Yeh; you just light the blue touchpaper and run. But seriously, you ought’a be using Corel Photo-Paint. (I wander over to her desk, and see that she’s working with a bitmapped image of our logo – she’s trying to remove some of the text

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