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A rantbox

Sat 28 August 2004

About mages

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

As Alex pointed out, computer literates are not the most important mages. He's completely right, and I didn't intend to put it that way. I've far more respect for the modern day medical specialists and technical engineers. However, why only count a "real life" engineer a modern day mage? OK …

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Thu 26 August 2004

Modern day magic

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Not so long ago I went fixing two computers. I generally don't want to fix other peoples windows computers anymore, but those where the pc's of the grandparents of my girlfriend, so I was glad to help them. While I was exploring the systems, installing things, updating stuff and nuking …

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Tue 24 August 2004

Caffeine, security and caffeine

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Just finished my second espresso of this morning and pored myself a coke. Still not feeling even slighter awake. I hope I'm not growing resistant against caffeine, otherwise I'd be screwed :) Talking about screwed; I've a talk with my study advisor about my ongoing war with certain classes. Not only …

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Wed 18 August 2004

Firefox security goodness

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

There are now a couple of security spoofs out there for Mozilla Firefox. Unlike IE there is an easy way to catch them that is not often mentioned.

Simply type in about:config into the address bar, then search for and change these settings to true:

recommended:

dom.disable_window_open_feature.location …

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Mon 16 August 2004

Study, what's that again?

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

So, basically I'm busy studying for some re-examinations I've to do the next two weeks. But, you know, studying on the same desk as your internet connected pc just doesn't work. At least not for me. IRC is just too tempting, as is reading the backlog of mailings and the …

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Thu 12 August 2004

Going webbased

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Lately I've seen myself following a trend of putting more and more work in online tools. I've had an online linkdump for ages now, but since Sitebar integrated in Firefox it's serious. Furthermore, I switched from various standalone RSS aggregators to Bloglines, a free online service.

Besides these two key …

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Thu 12 August 2004

Need sleep

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

OK, I figured that when I have to work [or want to do anything productive in general], I should sleep the night before. I went to bed at around 2AM [think it was even later], for the zillionth time the day before I have to work. Luckily, there's such a …

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