Archive for July, 2006

Dell C610 Woes

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

I finally got around to fixing my C610’s wandering cursor problem without having to break anything in the process, thanks to these (brief) instructions and these more detailed ones. Now I just have to convince Windows 2000 it’s still itself and doesn’t really need to reinstall all those drivers… DRK Update: Had a client (actually […]

Apple marketing Bullshit

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

http://www.apple.com/getamac/drivers.html they REALLY need to advise to look for “mac compatability”, at least (or particularly) on printers. Even most mac-compatible printers I’ve worked with had something fucked up about their driver. e.g. My current Brother setup utility will only detect the printer when only one network interface is present. Some MFD devices work fine as […]

Pandora revisited

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Well, it looks like Pandora‘s access policy has changed yet again. When I last posted, you got 10 hours free then had to pay & register with a US credit card/address. Then you needed to have a US IP Address (which I do :P) to even listen beyond a few songs. Now it’s ad-supported! Fantastic! […]

10 Reasons why I hate Web Apps

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Alright, so everybody is into this ‘web app’ thing. How is it, really? What need does it really solve? (Open-ended questions) Let’s look at a few applications: 1. CRM Example: SugarCRM (courtesy of myDataHub) URL: demo.mydatahub.com.au Technology: Web 1.0 (LAMP) Dedicated Server connected via Tier 1 peers in Australia (WebCentral) Need solved: manage the sales […]

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Saturday, July 8th, 2006

My vote for best /. comment goes to: Re:Drumming up support for my hero Drake… [by nherm] in response to the current pirate poll. If you don’t get it… (and one I hadn’t seen before!)