Monthly Archives: January 2005

XMMS mixes better than me

How is it that XMMS continues to surprise? There’s just something about it that formulates the best *random* audio mixes. It is possible, and even enjoyable, for Joy Division (Transmission) to open for the The Red Hot Chilli Peppers (Areoplane), … Continue reading

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You Should Keep A Backup

Well you should. Among the many who came to visit today, there were two customers with the same problem. They turned on their computer and discovered the hard disk drive had left the building. *click* *click* *click* *click* *click* *click* … Continue reading

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Rogers Crapware

Here’s my quick opinion of the software Rogers Hi-Speed gives you. It is total crap. And here I thought the Sympatico package was the crappiest. But no, the current stuff Rogers is offering their customers far exceeds it. It exhibits … Continue reading

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How Do Experts Get Rid of Spyware

Spyware, and other forms of hostile software, can be a real bugger to get rid of. But it is possible to clean up a system without formatting it. So for those interested in the technical nitty-gritty of our industry, enjoy. … Continue reading

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When Does The Hacker Slow Down?

This, very frank question, is from a guy who has got to the stage in his life where he has to ask himself: Is it worth it anymore? Why am I doing this? It’s not just relevant to programmers, it’s … Continue reading

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Corporate Double-Talk

I’ve often wondered how corporate decisions are made. I used to think that larger companies had accountants and economists and assorted smart, highly trained people on staff to run the numbers and provide professional business intelligence. But after a few … Continue reading

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The Artful Spam

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