The Old New Thing

Kids love cake, but that doesn’t make them good judges of cake

My friend who got married last year went to the Seattle Wedding Show (here are some pictures from the 2007 show courtesy of a vendor's blog) and, through a series of circumstances not relevant to the story, combined the visit with a brief stint of babysitting for her nieces, one a tomboy and the other a girly-girl. The children's father came...

Why doesn’t Windows 95 format floppy disks smoothly?

Welcome, Slashdot readers. Remember, this Web site is for entertainment purposes only. Who spends all day formatting floppy disks? From the reaction of geekdom, it appears that there are lots of geeks who sit around formatting disks all day. (Psst, you can buy them pre-formatted.) But why did Windows 95 get all sluggish when you formatted...

Follow-up: A new DUI record set in the state of Washington

A year ago, I noted that a new DUI record had been set for the state of Washington. It took a while, but the story finally settled out. Recapping the story so far (links in the original article): The driver's attorneys eventually succeeded in having her released from jail (where she had been held on $300,000 bail) to a treatment center. ...

How do I write a program that can be run either as a console or a GUI application?

You can't, but you can try to fake it. Each PE application contains a field in its header that specifies which subsystem it was designed to run under. You can say to mark yourself as a Windows GUI application, or you can say to say that you are a console application. If you are GUI application, then the program will run without a console. ...
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