My S1 TiVo has finally been retired.

Replaced with an S2 140h TiVo I got for free from TiVo (through their rewards program). Now I have two S2s in my network. Can transfer shows between them etc.  Very nice indeed. The S1 was showing its age – it was still kind’a functioning, but the MfsFtp hack I had on it (the one…

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What’s the bloody point? American Express Gift Card…

So I’m standing in a safeway, at the register. There’s an American Express $100 gift card. You pay $105 for it ($5 fee), and get a $100 gift card that can be used anywhere.. Maybe it’s a culture gap thing. I have only been in the US for 4 years.. But wouldnt it be better to…

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Another DRM legistlation. Wonder where it will stop.

As reported in Slashdot (and other places): http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/12/19/088241&from=rss Basically, making legistlation to close the loophole that will currently allows analog copying of digital copyrighted matirial (I am oversimplifying, but you get the idea) – the D2A2D thing. The reason for this post though, is the 5 minutes of amusment I got from one of the…

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Minor heart attacks with x64 and Multithreading

There are very few things that I am afraid of. It’s not that I am brave or heroic – I am just lazy. Being afraid takes energy and can potentially require me to take action (even if the action is running away). I am just too damn lazy for that. The things that do scare…

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Copy (Ctrl-C) works in Message Boxes

This feature has been working since windows 2k or early versions of XP, and still many people do not know about it. If you have a Message Box showing, and you want to copy its contents, you can just Ctrl-C when the window is focused – you will hear a beep and the contents of…

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Defensive Programming – small introduction and one not-so-tall tale

Recently, I helped one of the devs (lets call him dev1) figure out a bug. The bug was introduced into the code by a different dev (lets call him dev2). The person who was ultimately responsible for the bug creeping into the code in the first place however was a third dev (that would be…

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New version of MaxiVista – Multimonitor just became better

Maxivista allows you to install virtual display drivers on your computer. It then uses other computers to act as your extended monitors. This means, if you have 3 computers and 3 monitors at your disposal, you can install MaxiVista and have one of your machines think it has 3 monitors (with all the goodness that comes…

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Mailbox too big? MSN Desktop search to the rescue.

In our internal exchange system, MS has various limits on email size, depending on what server you happen to reside on (true beta servers tend to not have any limit. More stable servers tend to have an upper limit in the vicinity of 500mb). If you are as disorganized as me, one of the things…

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