I'm Back!

Feb. 18th, 2016 07:25 am
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I'm finally back. I'm all into C, C++, C#, etc... (I've already managed to forget something, unintentionally, but anyway!!!). Oh, I veeery much hope I'll restore data from an old desktop, though(that's a long story).

And I personally hope the person whom I talked to over Skype for hours will be back.
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Trying to learn Java in an attempt to extend my programming knowledge in general. I already know C and its ... hmm.. forks, though, as well as PHP/MySQL. Java seems to be hardish to learn at first sight. I'll probably get more of it in half a year. I wish I didn't have other things to do, though. And usually it takes me 2-3 months to learn a language more or less satisfactorily. One has to practise, practise and practise to avoid forgetting all the stuff, though!

I'll probably try Python some time later.


Jul. 30th, 2012 12:01 am
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap
Me in my comforter and cap;
The cold wind burns my face, and blows
Its frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding cake.

Nice...although it almost never snows down under.

DHCP is on!

Jul. 8th, 2012 10:02 pm
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Finally! No manual IP assigning anymore! I've finally managed to get around to that!
Shame on me ;-)


Feb. 20th, 2012 07:50 am
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Just typed in pcw.co.uk and got referred to a different site. They no longer publish one of my favourite PC magazines :-(


Feb. 20th, 2012 07:20 am
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I was about to buy two Wi-Fi cards that support Windows 95 (I often experiment with old systems installing them onto desktop computers). I opened the site and found out they had got sold
:-((( They were the only ones I was able to find to work in Windows 95/98 (most new cards are made for Windows 7). I'd also like to get them to test them out in Linux. Gonna keep on waiting till they get on sale again.


Jan. 30th, 2012 07:18 am
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1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
11. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
26. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

via ninemsn.com.au

New router

Dec. 13th, 2011 12:15 pm
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Unfortunately, the old router is really not able to provide Wi-Fi coverage for all the apartment. The antenna is irreplaceable, so a new one was bought. Now it's alright... Luckily, no additional configuring is needed :-)


Dec. 12th, 2011 12:12 pm
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Wow, the IBM PC has got 30 this year! I was aware of the event, but missed it... Really, I still have those old PCW issues. It is sometimes funny to flip through them seeing that old stuff ;-) I wish I could get more of them, but they are sold nowhere :-(
Still I wonder why the IBM PC has become the most prevalent on this planet.There were many types of computers: Amiga, Spectrum, etc... Probably the IBM engineers had just analysed those Achilles heels of their opponents thoroughly,IMO. For example, I've never seen a Spectrum in reality, but I wonder whether it was possible to assemble it using different vendors' hardware. And I know nothing of the OS. Right now they're non-existent, though, so we mainly can't check the fact ;-)
So today there are, IMHO, only two types of computers. They're the IBM PC and the Mac. BTW, I've never seen a Mac either, and don't think I'll ever need it. ;-) I haven't even checked out a Linux properly( the only version I've got is an ASP), so why get useless things?
Sadly, Ritchie has died. The man who has really influenced the IT world is gone.
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Venus--Hesper--were we native
To that splendour or in Mars
We should see the globe we groan in
Fairest of their evening stars.

Could we dream of war and carnage
Craft and madness, lust and spite
Roaring London, raving Paris
In that peaceful point of light?
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The 1990s started, and the SU collapsed. When the 2000s started, 9/11 took place. And now there's something going on in Libya... They also say they have killed Bin Laden.
Wonder what the 2020s will begin with...
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The FDD I use (I still use an FDD!!! WOW!!!) says my diskettes ain't formatted although I clearly know that they are!!!
Another FDD can read them... So maybe this new motherboard is also broken??? ;-) Well, I have a different one and I figure I'll test it out later.
I wish they would get rid of the 32GB limitation bug... There are no new firmware updates for such old products, though :-(((


Dec. 30th, 2010 08:45 am
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The Ducks are not performing well enough. Just checked out the standings. No playoffs next year again? :-(
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[Error: unknown template qotd]

It gave me creeps a lot.


Dec. 30th, 2010 08:13 am
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My mobo has broken down. I've hung it on a wall as if it were a picture and am currently looking at it :-| It even smells smoke and is a little burnt to the right of its USB port connector.
Damn :-( I wish I could really get a new one because this board is old (FCPGA2). Enough to program using C/C++/Assembler, though :-)

New router

Dec. 25th, 2010 03:48 am
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Looks like I'll have to get a new router. I have already selected one, though :-) It will probably be an Asus. Luckily, it's cheap...
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I've finally found out why the router went boo boo!!!! :-)))))


Dec. 20th, 2010 03:24 am
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The mobo I bought doesn't recognise my HDD. It's way too large!!! Well, looks like I need a new one. Luckily, they're cheap!
Qatar is to hold the World Cup 2022 :-((((( Why did Australia lose???? What's the main difference between the bids??? The Aussie presentation rocks, IMO.


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