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While I was in the process of updating the front entrance, my wife and I started talking about if it made sense to do another job we had been thinking of – tearing down the wall between the kitchen and…

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    A bit of an offside from my usual topics, but Rick Mercer gave an absolutely great explanation of how Canadian government and parliament works that is worthwhile watching. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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      I just created a Google Code project for a quick and dirty little app I built, SvnMergeGui. As you may suspect, it’s a GUI to SvnMerge. It uses ClickOnce for the installation (because it was really easy to do from…

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        I’ve talked to a few of my friends about the stupidity of the non-contact credit cards (that use RFID) before, but at the time I couldn’t find any practical examples showing that it was actually possible to steal credit card…

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          So it’s been a while – almost a year! – since I updated this site, which probably also means no one pays attention anymore, but oh well. I just thought I’d make a little post about a new service I’ve…

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            Well finally wireless number portability is coming to Canada on March 14th. This means you will be able to transfer your wireless number to wireless another carrier, to a landline, or your landline to a wireless carrier. Transfers between wireless…

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              I’ve posted my php sendmail wrapper before, but I just noticed that Ilia Alshanetsky has written a php mail logging patch that essentially does the same thing, but from within PHP itself. This is nice because it can log the…

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                I haven’t posted here in a while, so I just thought I’d mention something about freePBX 2.2.0, which was just released a couple days ago. For those that don’t know, freePBX is an open source configuration and web-based interface to…

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                  I grabbed this picture on my cell phone a couple of weeks ago. I’m really not quite sure what to make of it.. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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                    Here are some great error messages that should remind programmers to put some effort into what they display, and always check for those impossible situations that can “never happen” — otherwise you, too, may find yourself lost at the subway…

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                      I have been using MythTV in my living room for the last couple of months, and it’s quite a nice setup. Originally, I got it as a media player after the DSM-320 didn’t live up to my expectations (it’s still…

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                        We use roaming profiles on our network which is handy for a number of reasons. It’s easy when users use another computer than their normal one, or want to log on to a laptop for a presentation or meeting (a…

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                          I spent some time recently trying to find a new keyboard, since my old one has had enough spilled on or in it over the years that it was uncleanable (still worked fine, but it was getting pretty gross). Now,…

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                            I got a kick out of this this morning. Someone used my email address for the “from” address in some spam, and apparently this guy was less than happy about receiving it. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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                              AppleInsider is running an article saying that Macs are only 13% more than a comparable windows desktop, or 10% for a comparable notebook. They did this research to squash the notion that Macs are way more expensive than PCs. One…

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                                Something that’s bugged me for a long time, and that I’ve been meaning to blog about, is overpriced speaker wire. I found an article someone had linked to in a thread about a certain brand of cables, and it really…

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                                  I’ve been playing with a sweet PHP framework called CodeIgniter, and I have to say: I love it. It uses the MVC pattern, which I’ve never much cared for, but does it in a nice way: by staying out of…

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                                    I was sitting here watching TV, and this amazingly great song (video link) came on as the theme song to some show called The Loop. If you haven’t before, check out The Zambonis! Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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                                      I came across an interesting article showing that running VoIP over a (TCP-based) VPN actually improves call quality. This goes against what you would expect – VoIP traffic uses UDP to ensure the least amount of latency, while TCP ensures…

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                                        I just thought I’d post something about this great service that I realize has now become one of those vital pieces of my internet world. Del.icio.us is basically an online bookmarking service that lets you “tag” sites with keywords. You…

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                                          At issue is a blog started by Dawe, a 46-year-old widow who lives on a disability pension, chronicling her disputes with Homestead over issues in the apartment where she has lived for more than a decade. Homestead informed Dawe that…

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                                            Something that really boggles my mind: Why do all the distros still push their 3 or 7-CD or DVD sets as the main way to download them? It’s 2006 for crying out loud. My distro of choice these days is…

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                                              The much-anticipated Zend Framework was released a couple of days ago, and I finally got around to looking at it today. I really wasn’t impressed much. It’s really not much more than PEAR, with a sloppy MVC framework tacked on….

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                                                The alarm clock goes off, and pops 4 puzzle pieces into the air, and won’t shut up until you reassemble them. Seems like a neat idea, but I have a feeling all it would teach me is how to do…

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                                                  I just got a new Dell Inspirion 6000 to replace my older Inspirion 1100. There was a nice promo on the 6000, and I have a Pentium-M 740, 1GB of RAM, and a 60GB hard drive, as well as integrated…

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