They have magically changed the usage data for my account to say that I am cumulatively 2.15GB over my usage limit (of 5GB) for December/January. I collected data every 5 minutes using THEIR web service for this entire period and this was not what that service reported to me. Luckily I have saved that data… Continue reading Telstra Bigpond are a bunch of F***ers
I have recently consolidated all of my home computers and servers into one notebook in preparation for travel. With only one computer, Kirsten and I now share. Being the tyrant that I am, I made her a “Limited User”. It turns out that this is not without a price. If you are not an Administrator… Continue reading ASPI for non-privileged users in Windows XP
This afternoon I passed the exam 70-221 Designing a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure. Based on my reckoning, this will now make me an MCSE in Windows 2000, the culmination of a process that I started almost six years ago. Of course, six years ago there was no Windows 2000 and so most of my earlier… Continue reading MCSE
I got in to work today, fresh from the break. I loaded up Firefox, and what did I discover? My Home Page is now set to http://www.ebzjzcrzpufbzndvn.com/dVwgeK9P_v/cmZItwj0cuTsf6SLPF67PhoiOxPeND8M.htm. I have not installed anything except extensions from mozilla.org. They lied to me! They said it was impossible!
I thought GDI+ was supposed to be good. I am sure that it is better than whatever came before, but as far as I can tell its JPEG encoding is poor. Consider the following code, which creates a BMP format file from a System.Drawing.Image: System.Drawing.Image myImage = thumbnail( afileName ); //makes the image ImageCodecInfo myImageCodecInfo;… Continue reading GDI+ is pissing me off
The first computer I ever used was a Vector Graphics Vector 3 which ran CP/M. My Dad brought it home when I was six years old and I became immediately enamoured of this device for two reasons: it had a space game; and to load the game you had to enter “boot floppy” at the… Continue reading How I got started
Let me fill you in on what happened over the weekend, in order. I got up early on Saturday morning for my first kickboxing class for a while (actually the second, but I had to work last week). I enjoy kickboxing and it is a great workout. When I first started it was a shock… Continue reading Things happened this weekend
A post in progress… I am currently in the process of setting up systems to provide more accurate and widespread monitoring of the infrastructure at both home and work. Generally I set these things up at home first, and then implement them at work. I have previously written about mrtg, but I am now using/experimenting… Continue reading More monitoring delights – the Other Side