dammIT

A rantbox

Sat 31 December 2005

And an other year is deprecated

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I'm spending the last hours of 2005 at the place of my GFs mother, where everyone is gathering to eat some of the home-made "oliebollen" [you know, those fried weat balls with raisins and such ;)].

2005 was another year that rushed by. Lots of things I wanted to do only …

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Wed 21 December 2005

"Still have microsoft? Have big and hard!"

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

This is the subject of one of the spam messages I got today. Kinda links that software maker and incompetency rather nicely together, doesn't it? ;) As a sidenote, it's interesting the spammer used a normal mail program to send this crap, The Bat. [You see quite a wildly varying spectrum …

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Sat 03 December 2005

Microsoft windows cost you real money

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

... even when you've bought it already. Let me explain: when you shut down the operating system on your computer [say, your laptop], you expect it to power down the hardware. So when you close the lid of your laptop while it's shutting down, everything is fine. Except when you wake …

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Tue 29 November 2005

Morphest 2005 coming to an end...

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

The last hacking session just ended and we're wrapping things up, packing stuff. I finally made aquamorph start Xfce4 properly [stupid permission thing on /tmp/.ICE-unix ...], so now I can start building a minimod modifying the user interface, making things a lot nicer for the user. Hopefully I can use …

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Mon 28 November 2005

Morphest 2005: Late night hacking

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

So this night I went to bed at 4AM, after having fiddled around trying to get Xfce4 to actually start up when booting aquamorph. It looks like the startup scripts don't call the startxfce4 script I was looking at, and I was looking at why the hell not ;)

Alex is …

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