What to do… what to do…?

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I just couldn’t resist 😀 Had to log into Windows today and on startup was presented with this dialog: What do you do?

Resizing NTFS Partitions

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Quite simply, the very idea freaks me out. The way NTFS partitions are managed in Windows… well, let’s just say resizing appears to be less straightforward than it makes me comfortable. And yes, there are some tool$ available to do the job securely, but again, in an emerging economy, some tool$ are just not priced… Read more »

Fractions and Foating-Points

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Floating-point arithmetic on a computer is hazardous, at best. This post is not a detail description of the problem. Varied descriptions of the problem already abound, like this one, for example. There’s also documented pain out there to understand that it’s not just your computer No, this post is just one way of getting around… Read more »

SA Bashing

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i used to think that the popular pasttime of South Africa-bashing was reserved for expats living, mostly, in the UK. but the sport has caught on quite quickly within our borders. sad, but true. you’ll recognise over-indulged sentences like “the government should have” or “those people” and “you see, i told you”. And more. Everyone’s… Read more »

Shavuot, erm Pentecost

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it’s that time of year where we have opportunity to celebrate just two radical gifts that God chose to give the world: the law and the Spirit. in this day, back in history, these two gifts significantly changed, and continue to shape the world we live in. now if you’ve got a culture of Judaism,… Read more »

log4net

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Not gonna lie- it wasn’t altogether _that_ intuitive to begin with. Appenders, logging levels, loggers and a whole bunch of different configuration going on: it wasn’t just working. But, i thought to myself: many others are happy with it so it must be worth the initial pain. Of course, in a world of instant gratification… Read more »

Go on… have a little fun

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Worse Than Failure are hosting a little contest, which perchance happened to stumble upon. it is just for fun [eegads! don’t let anyone know you’re actually having fun programming] so my entry is up… who knows, maybe it’s a good enough attempt at winning that high quality JPEG! 😀