Archive for December, 2004

Students find 44 Unix flaws as homework

December 17th, 2004 No comments

From “The Register

Students in the US are given a task to find 10 bugs in UNIX programs. The results are interesting. I’m certainly going to look over the lecture notes!

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I think Christmas must be here…

December 12th, 2004 No comments

Christmas doesn’t seemed to have happened for me yet this year, even though we are half way through Advent.

I finally realised that it’s here this afternoon when Mum and I went to buy the tree. And then I realised that I had my work’s Christmas do on Friday night (some pictures to come – I think), so yet again Christmas has lurked up on me again.

Damn it

Every year I swear that I will be better organised next year; it never happens!

Yes, Christmas is most definitely here. I know because I saw the Coca-Cola advert on TV this morning (18th Dec). Proof for sure.
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Spotty Teenagers

December 11th, 2004 No comments

Are spotty, achne-faced teenagers that work in burger restaurants naturally spotty, or is it because the work around the chip fryer all day?

A bit of food for thought!

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What a load of b*ll*cks

December 10th, 2004 No comments

No thanks, I’d rather walk….

For starters it’s healthier and by the looks of it, I’ll save myself several thousand pounds.

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What the hell is wrong with Nokia?

December 10th, 2004 No comments

I’m talking about this: http://www Essentially, it’s a 7610 with a decent key pad. I actually hated the look of the 7610, it was just ugly, and the keypad looked disgusting. So, if you are going to need to produce a copy of the same phone with a decent keypad, why not produce like that in the first place!

I used to work in a mobile phone shop. I sold literally hundreds of phones. If someone ever asked me what the best phone was, it was always a Nokia.

But times change, and it seems so has Nokia’s direction. Instead of producing 3 maybe 4 new, and also very decent, handsets a year, they seem to be producing a new one once a month, with small changes between the models, and which don’t seem to meet that standards or the expectations that people used to have from Nokia handsets, simply because they have been rushed out the door.

STOP IT! It’s driving me mad!

As an example, I used to own a 7650, which was fantastic, I couldn’t fault it, it was superb. About 6 months ago, I got a 6600. A step up I thought. No, it’s been more of a step down.

The phone seems to have a real problem with SMS Messages, and with Voicemail notifications. And every so often the Bluetooth stack will crash, or the phone will turn itself off, or…..

When my contract comes up for renewal in May, I’ll be looking at Sony Ericsson, or Siemens. Certainly not Nokia!

OK, I’m not going to go for a Samsumg either, judging by my friend Richard’s Encounter with one
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Interesting Conversation

December 8th, 2004 No comments

When I came into work this morning, I overheard a conversation between the two ladies that work around the corner from me.

One said to the other I can’t decide if I’m felling cold or walmThat would be “normal” then….

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OK, One Last Test….

December 7th, 2004 No comments

…I promise. These should be the last two pieces of the jigsaw!

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Looks Like I’ve Got Everything Working Again….

December 7th, 2004 No comments

Having lost a lot of stuff when I lost my hosting, I’ve had to rebuild everything from scratch. The final piece of the jigsaw is my remote blog entry tool.

Hopefully, if you are reading this, then I’ve got that working too!

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Action Man toy sparks sea rescue

December 7th, 2004 No comments
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Guess Who’s Back

December 3rd, 2004 1 comment

Back again….
Armswiper’s back….
Tell a friend!

Woohoo! After about a month offline, I’m back and better than ever baby!

Unfortunately the last host I was using got cut off, so now I’m having to pay for hosting, but hey. The worst part about it though is that I’ve lost all of my database entries so have lost everything that was in my blog in the past.

I’ve learnt a few lessons on my way, one is ALWAYS back up your email, and your database contents and it’s structures on a regular basis.

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