Unicode Escape Formats

The escape syntax for Unicode characters in every language, format and notation I’ve ever seen, and quite a few beyond. Handy.


And Audio, of course

New PC. Splurged for a new keyboard. But I’m not quite done yet. I’ve been looking at headsets for nearly a year, even since I saw the Turtle Beach XP400 at a local Gamestop. My office at home is on the main floor, but sound carries. And I have 2 children who are often watching TV…

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New PC needs a New Keyboard

I’ve been using a Microsoft Natural Keyboard (orginal – v1) for ages. My 3rd one, actually. Been lasting quite a while too. But I’ve been lusting after a good mechanical keyboard for a while, a figured the new PC was a good time to splurge. I looked at the Rosewill RK-9000 models. That review will…

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Announcing Hasher.WF

Thought I’d drop a note about how I’ve spent some of my time since acquiring the new PC. Hasher.WF is a Windows application that hashes data from a variety of sources. Multiple algorithms and options, written in C# and .NET Framework 4.5 with Visual Studio 2012. Full source code available for the interested. Check out Hasher.WF for…

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35 minutes

That’s how long it took my new PC to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro. That’s from the initial launching setup from DVD, reboots and getting through the first login prompt to the Start screen. The SSD had ~100GB used before I started. I now see C:\Windows = 19GB and C:\Windows.old=23GB. Very sweet.

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Windows 8 – Never Clean Install Again

I realized I touched on something in my last post that’s quite profound but likely not so obvious: My only mistake was installing Win 7. I didn’t realize Win 8 was already available to MSDN Subscribers (as of Aug’15!) else I’d have just gone Win8 Pro from the start. But it’s a quick and reliable upgrade, so I’ll fire…

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New PC!

Last year one evening the Mrs turned to me and asked, don’t I need a new computer? God I love that woman <g> Daddy’s computer is usually a desktop, and usually made from parts: I need a box to surf, run Office, do a little development, and game. And usually not (or not primarily) bleeding…

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WAIK

WAIK = Windows Automated Installation Kit (what used to be called the unattended setup kit)