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Monday / May 26th / 2003
Commify text...

Here's a little Perl snippet which will place commas in any number string right where they belong: sub commify { my $text = reverse $_[0]; $text =~ s/(\d\d\d)(?=\d)(?!\d*\.)/$1,/g; return scalar reverse $text; } So for example, by calling commify("13245766") the value "13,245,766" will be returned. All the little commas right...
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Thursday / December 26th / 2002
Home networks mess you up...

So what does a good father do the day after Christmas? You are absolutely right, he fixes the home network so that the PCs can once again communicate flawlessly with each other, share each others files and use the same printer. Sound easy? Well, it's not. For a long time...
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Tuesday / December 17th / 2002
Lack of patience...

When it comes down to trying to explain something about the computer to a poor soul who is completely in the dark about the whole thing, I am a lousy and impatient teacher. Maybe I am also a little insecure, but when someone does not understand what I am explaining,...
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Tuesday / December 10th / 2002
The Poetry of Programming...

"Writing software should be treated as a creative activity..." says Richard Gabriel, who is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. In the article The Poetry of Programming, he discusses the finer points of writing good software and how the latest methodologies have influenced the way we look at the fine...
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~ Posted at 09:43 AM | any comments?
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Monday / November 25th / 2002
Gaming keeps me sane...

Lately I have been dividing my time between four major activities (not counting the default father and husband roles): job hunting, learning Java, following a strict fitness program and playing Medieval Total War. Now to be perfectly honest with you, the last (gaming) activity has gotten me addicted completely. What...
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~ Posted at 12:04 PM | 4 comments
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Wednesday / October 30th / 2002
Simulated reality...

So who am I trying to kid these days? Last weekend I was feeling a little sorry for myself, and I decided to go out and splurge the few euros I have left over. I purchased the newest computer game called Medieval Total War, probably about the most complicated simulation...
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~ Posted at 11:13 AM | 6 comments
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Sunday / September 8th / 2002
Blue screen blues...

So it happened. All of a sudden the much feared blue screen with the simple message that drive C: could not be found. The smell of something burning and a few wafts of chemical smoke rising from the front panel. What?! Rebooted the computer just in case, seemed to start...
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~ Posted at 10:38 AM | 3 comments
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Thursday / July 11th / 2002
Smudges on the screen...

One thing that drives me completely and absolutely crazy is when my computer screen gets filled with smudges. This is caused by the many (usually dirty and/or pretty greasy) fingers of my children which they use to point at various items of interest. I must have told them a million...
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~ Posted at 08:51 PM | 6 comments
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Saturday / June 29th / 2002
More memory...

The box came in the mail just a couple of days. That was sure fast. I made the order through Crucial Technology on Sunday and within two days it had arrived.Ran upstairs, cranked open the computer, carefully pushed in the new DIMM, closed the computer and replaced all the cables,...
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~ Posted at 07:09 PM | any comments?
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Wednesday / April 3rd / 2002
Don't jump or else...

When worse comes to worse, it is sometimes better to admit that you have failed badly, go back to the drawing board and start all over again from scratch. At least for me, it is very hard to admit that you have been wrong or that you have not been...
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~ Posted at 02:06 PM | 4 comments
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Saturday / March 30th / 2002
A fun easter weekend...

So tell me then, how does your normal everyday person take it easy and enjoy himself on a long four-day Eastern weekend? Trying to get a home network up and running, that's right. You see, last week I installed it so that my Windows 98SE and Windows XP Pro were...
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~ Posted at 09:47 PM | any comments?
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Monday / March 25th / 2002
Hooking up computers...

This weekend was certainly a busy one. A very, very busy one. I had promised myself and everyone else that I would finally set up the computers in the new so-called "entertainment room" and that is what I did. I had expected it to be alot of work, but in...
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~ Posted at 08:50 AM | 1 comment
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Saturday / March 16th / 2002
New computer...

When Thea called me up at work to say that my new computer had arrived already, my heart started beating faster and faster. Boy was I excited and could not wait to get home. Two more hours of work to kill and then I cycled home with tremendous speed, this...
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~ Posted at 09:36 AM | 1 comment
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Saturday / March 9th / 2002
Another computer...

Alright, I have been putting it off now for quite some time, but I have finally decided to go out and splurge. So this is what I did yesterday: I ordered a state-of-the-art Dell computer. This is because through my work I can deduct certain so-called office equipment from the...
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~ Posted at 09:26 AM | 2 comments
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Tuesday / March 5th / 2002
Message from my PDA...

This is a very interesting message which I composed on my Palm Vx. The sole purpose of this deeply meaningful missive is to see if this state-of-the-art manner of blogging is really possible. Did it work then? If you are reading this then I guess so....
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~ Posted at 03:53 PM | 5 comments
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Thursday / December 20th / 2001
Properties, events, and methods...

"Once you have declared an object variable, you must instantiate it by assigning an object reference to it. Instantiating an object allows you to use its properties, events, and methods..." Sometimes I feel like I have come from another planet. The plain fact that I am able to understand perfectly...
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~ Posted at 08:21 AM | 1 comment
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This archive includes all of my blog entries I have ever written which fall under the category Computers and stuff or thereabouts.

The entries are listed reverse chronologically from top to bottom.