Okay, wrong zombie movie, but I couldn’t resist the pun. Knit zombies reenact Dawn of the Dead. Now playing on Flickr.
During the Windows 95 project, the window manager team stayed late one night and redecorated the lobby. They suspended a variety of Hallowe’en-themed objects from fishing lines: spiders, ghosts, witches, jack-o’-lanterns, that sort of thing. The fishing line went up and over pulleys,
When I saw Tim Sneath‘s description of the root cause for all the Windows Vista product key problems, I was amazed that the reason was something my readers tend to go completely ballistic over: Long file names.
It so happens that one of the ISO mounting tools that people were using for installing Windows Vista doesn’t support long file names!
Some time ago, I discussed several timestamp formats you might run into. Today we’ll take a logical step from that information and develop a list of special values you might encounter. Note that if you apply time zone adjustments, the actual timestamp may shift by up to a day.
Lesson 3: Schomething schtranger (mp3) is part three of a series of four (so far) horrifically bad Swedish lessons. (Warning: Off-color content and copious swearing, but nevertheless very funny.) Boz has been living in Sweden since June, and two of his so-called friends have been putting together Swedish language tapes for him.
It has been pointed out that the documentation for the cmd.exe program says
/A Causes the output of internal commands to a pipe or file to be ANSI
even though the output is actually in the OEM code page. Why do errors such as this persist?
PC Magazine interviewed “the team behind Windows” in commemoration of Windows’ twentieth birthday. The article’s author talked with Bill Gates, Charles Simonyi, Jeff Raikes, Ray Ozzie (huh? He didn’t even work at Microsoft until April 2005! How could he have been part of “the team behind Windows”?),
An example, all too frequent, of ways programs assume that the user interface will never change is reaching into system binaries and sucking out undocumented resources. In the shell, we have fallen into the reluctant position of carrying “dead” icons around for the benefit of programs that assumed that they would always be available.
A regular restaurant promotion in the Seattle area is called Twenty-Five for $25 (The “$” is silent). Other cities have their own versions of this. New York’s is called Restaurant Week, for example, and Toronto’s is called (I am not making this up) Winterlicious.
Michael Swanson announced last night that the arduous process of assembling the PDC 2005 DVD content is now complete and the results are now online. For free. For six months. You can choose a session and watch it via streaming video,