dammIT

A rantbox



Fri 25 November 2005

Morphest 2005: First arrivals

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Alextreme and Gandalfar [Jure] have arrived a few hours ago after a really exciting *cough* trip, with Jure almost traveling half a day by plain [or rather: sitting around at the airport]. They've brought they're laptops and Alex his workstation/server and some miles of UTP cable. Too bad the …

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Wed 23 November 2005

What to do about clueless teachers

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I'm at this moment sitting in a room with some bored people, some people who're doing a presentation and a teacher, who's giving this new course for the first time. It's called Advanced Topics in Software Design, and it's quite fun, except for the moments I get the impression everyone …

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Sun 20 November 2005

Morphest 2005: HOWTO

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

The email I just sent out to the participants:

Hi folks,

as Morphest 2005 is drawing near, you would certainly want some additional information about what, how, where, when and why.

WHAT

Having fun, doing some Morphix stuff, getting to know each other better, drooling on gadgets, drinking beer, drinking …

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Wed 09 November 2005

The general quality of TV

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Recently the well-known small-cellphone-companies-eating Vodafone has been advertising with "the best of tv on your mobile" -- of course over UMTS, which is still expensive as hell. That's fine with me -- I simply don't use it -- but what amuses me is that they appearently define "the best of tv on your …

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Tue 01 November 2005

Windows usability

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

And why does the windows update window suddenly disappear when I click the 'Install' button; why is the 'Configure automatic updates' option in that same window some sort of hyperlink instead of a normal button, why...

Why keeps everybody saying that windows provides a consistent, userfriendly user interface? [/me looks …

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Tue 01 November 2005

Updating windows

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I booted my laptop into windows today for checking some things in the work-administration-tool thingee of my work [which beautifully only works right in IE], and saw the little yellow shield with the exclamation mark sitting next to the clock. It turned out to be downloading new updates in the …

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Tue 25 October 2005

Running on audeine

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

I'm running on audeine [aural caffeine, aka good music -- yeah, I just made up that word] and sugar at this moment. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I figure it could be an autumn-dip. I haven't seen the sun in a good few days, safe for one moment …

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