Monthly Archives: December 2005

This is why I love gmail

Tracking Numbers in Gmail I got a shipment notification about some ebay order today and my gmail was smart enough to recognize the UPS tracking number, and provide a clickable link to UPS tracking website on the sidebar. Awesome! I … Continue reading

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Still Life 2 would be better as non-talkie

Old School to the Core Still Life 2 is yet another game I procured lately. School is out so I’m living it up, so to speak :P I don’t have that much time to play during the school year. I’m … Continue reading

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Squad Based Combat

Squad Based Combad in BIA Ark got me Brothers in Arms for Christmas. Unfortunately the game has a little tag saying GeForce MX not supported. :( So until my new graphics card arrives I can’t really play it. Of course … Continue reading

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How to talk to users?

I wrote a small app for my company, that let’s them review and score Audit Reports via web based interface. The application is WIMP based, and fairly stable at this point. Now my boss wants me to automate the procedure … Continue reading

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My Precious Blog

This blog recently became a big part of my life. I usually tend to post here every day, unless I have other stuff that get in the way. I got used to airing my thoughts here, and ranting about stupid … Continue reading

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Finished Fahrenheit / Project Indigo

I just finished Fahrenheit / Project Indigo, the game that I posted about last monday. I think the game was awesome. I highly recommend it for the excellent story, and unconventional gameplay. I actually enjoyed the quirky controls. The ddr … Continue reading

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Adventures in Ebay

On the 19th I bought a new graphics card from this dude: COMstore168. I hardly ever use ebay. In fact I managed to avoid it for all these years because I’m paranoid about being screwed by some online scam. A … Continue reading

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Christmas

In case you didn’t know: It is a widely-held theory that Christians in the fourth century assigned December 25th (the Winter Solstice on the Julian calendar) as Christ’s birthday (and thus Christmas) because pagans already observed this day as a … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes

Just to be pollitically correct, I give you the holiday wishes regexp: /(Happy|Merry) ((Crhist|X)mas)|(C?hannukah)|(Kwanza)| (Festivus)|(Holidays)/i Alright, that should cover just about anyone :P Tags: holidays, christmas, wishes, holiday regexp

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I live again!

Here is your moment of Zen (click on the pic to see what is going on) [via boinboing] The final(s) are done! All projects are finished! The only thing I have to do is to give and grade a final … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit (Project Indigo)

Mopping up the blood… I got my paws on the uncensored version of Atari’s Project Indigo. It’s an adventure/mystery game which was released in Europe under the name Fahrenheit. From what I heard it has been cut to pieces by … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Sux

What is up with that secret santa bullshit? Who came up with this? I hate these things. Sure, you can always ask to be excluded but when you don’t participate, you look like an ass. When you do, you end … Continue reading

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Outlook Auto Complete

Why do users depend on silly, flimsy and unreliable features such as email auto completion in Outlook. The auto completion works by cashing the typed email addresses in NK2 and NICK files. By design these files are temporary. They are … Continue reading

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Aeon Flux = Lame

Charlize Climbs Like Spider Man I haven’t watched the animated version of Aeon Flux, but I heard good things about it. I actually think I need to watch it. It’s plot can’t possibly be as contrived, as the new remake. … Continue reading

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Gaim Issue

My Gaim has been crashing on startup on my windows box for few days now. I haven’t really noticed it because I have been screwing around with AIM Triton. But today I wanted to use Jabber and I could not … Continue reading

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Violet Plugin for Eclipse

Last week I made an offhand remark about my issues with the violet plugin. Today got an email from the author of the violet plugin for eclipse: I read on your blog that you encountered problems when installing the Violet … Continue reading

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MSU Bloggers

I find it fascinating to read blogs of Billy Gay and Adam Copeland. These guys are part of the MSU IT legion, and they frequently blog about their current project. It is nice to see that there is some actual … Continue reading

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Security Project Done!

I am officially done with my part of the security project. I implemented bunch of shit, and I wrote 18 page paper, and made a powerpoint out of it. I’m spent. Now I just need Mike to write 2-3 pages … Continue reading

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Gigi Edgley

As you may know I’m a big fan of the little known Australian Actress Gigi Edgley. I had a pleasure to meet her in person at a Farscape con one time, and get her autograph. She has an amazing personality … Continue reading

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Snow Sux

I got stuck in the middle of a snowstorm today. Apparently some vans are not supposed to drive in knee deep snow because the belt can fall of and screw up your day. Great advice, but it does not work … Continue reading

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Umbrello

I just found a totally awesome UML tool for KDE. It is called Umbrello and it is possibly one of the nicest design tools I have seen on linux. I just started using it, and I found it intuitive, and … Continue reading

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MSU Security

I poped into the CS lab in Richardson today and I was hanging out with our undergrads who were working on their Software Engineering project. I noticed that all the windows boxen downstairs are running with user privileges (as they … Continue reading

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Out of the Crunch Phase

I am officially out of the crunch phase of the security project. All that is left now is to finish the writeup, documentation and prepare a presentation. I hope Mike doesn’t drop the ball on the GUI cause my code … Continue reading

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XFN Icons

I have been using XFN for a while now, and I was trying to figure out how to make it more transparent to the average user. So I decided to make some icons that can be appended to links to … Continue reading

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169.254.101.152

Lately I get strange hits from 169.254.101.152. They are usually TCP packets directed at port 2053, 2088 or something else in the 20xx range. WTF? That host does not respond to pings. I tried hitting it on various ports in … Continue reading

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