Archive for 2010

Well Done BBC News

November 24th, 2010 No comments

Come on, sort it out!

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Attaching Microsoft Script Debugger to a Running Process

October 7th, 2010 No comments

OK, I’ve just learnt how to do something that I’m going to find very useful in the future! I’ve wanted to do this for a while and didn’t know, but necessity is the mother of invention (or investigation in this case.)

Here’s the scenario. I have a running Internet Explorer session connected to a Live environment. I cannot change the Live code to add in a “Stop” statement. That Internet Explorer session is actually a hosted version of the IE ActiveX control inside of a custom executable. I have a VBScript bug and I need to see what’s happening.

So, what I need to do is to attached Microsoft Script Debugger (MSD) to the running IE session, and force a breakpoint in the code. Here’s how….

  1. Start MSD.
  2. Go to “Debug” -> “Processes”.
  3. Find the appropriate process, use the “Title” column to help.
  4. Click “Attach”.
  5. When the “Attach to Process” screen is displayed, click “OK”.
  6. Click “Close”

That will now attach you to the correct process. All you need to do now is to add a break point.

  1. Go to “Debug” -> “New Breakpoint”
  2. Type in the name of a function, sub-routine or event that you want to trap.
  3. Perform the actions in IE that would cause the function where you inserted the breakpoint to fire.
  4. You should then be directed to MSD with the source code of the lines where you inserted the break point.
  5. Step-Over, Out-of or Into as much as you’d like!

Simple really – just needed five minutes of Googling and playing around in MSD!

Guns N’ Roses bottled off stage in Dublin – No Surprise There Then

September 3rd, 2010 No comments

BBC – Newsbeat – Guns N’ Roses bottled off stage in Dublin.

What a surprise! Guns N’ Roses try to show how important and cool they are by being late to the stage. Again. Spectators respond by bottling them off stage. You can’t say that that was surprising.

After Reading and Leeds, the band should have learnt their lessons. No one is impressed that you arrive an hour late to the stage. And if you carry on longer than you’re supposed to, because you arrived late, no wonder they pull you off stage when you play past the curfew.

Seriously, G N’ R, it’s not 1990 any more, you’re not the biggest band in the world any longer. Grow up.

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New Series from Matt Lucas and David Walliams!

September 3rd, 2010 No comments

OMG! I am insanely excited about this! A new series from Matt Lucas and David Walliams!

News: Meet COME FLY WITH ME’s Ian And Taaj..

Categories: TV Tags: – Kinect Will Read Sign Language

August 6th, 2010 No comments

Bloody hell, this sounds like a fantastic idea!

Kinect Will Read Sign Language, Paving Way For New Input Methods.

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Apple’s Antenna Design Centre

July 18th, 2010 No comments

How awesome does this place look?

I *demand* a tour!

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WANT: Optimus Popularis

June 30th, 2010 No comments

Dear Universe,

Please buy me one of these.

Art.Lebedev: Optimus Popularis First Look.

Thank you.

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The Problem with Webmail

June 15th, 2010 2 comments

I’ve been thinking over the past few days (god above knows what caused this train of thought….) about one feature I have never seen implemented in a Webmail system. I’ve used a few different systems in my time, Yahoo! mail, Excite, Squirrel Mail, Horde, a couple of other dodgy implementations that I can’t remember, and most recently GMail (which I’m still pretty much in love with.) But still none of these have let you see multiple email accounts in the same page.

Now, I know that the big providers let you access another account, typically by POP3, but these just download the email from your other account and dump it into your webmail inbox.

Compare this to an email application on your Desktop – whether that be Outlook,, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, etc – when you add multiple accounts with those systems, you view each account completely separately. Some offer a unified inbox (which is great) but I also want to be able to split my email accounts out.

Ideally, I’d like to be able to access them using IMAP as well (but because of bandwidth, etc, that’s a bit of a pipe dream)

Thinking about this more, here’s how I would like it to work in Gmail.

  1. Emails are downloaded from my other accounts via POP3
  2. The “inbox” label is used for all emails downloaded – this becomes my unified inbox
  3. A link below the “Inbox” link on the left should be shown for all of the different accounts. This would include the default GMail Inbox. Clicking on one of these would show the inbox of just that account.
  4. A separate “account:” search flag is created for each account. This makes searching easier.
  5. The “Multiple Inboxes” labs feature could be used split out each account at the main inbox screen as well.
  6. Labels and filters work as they currently do.

What do you think Google? How about it?

Categories: Computers Tags: , , – Is This the Craziest Bridge Ever Designed?

June 15th, 2010 No comments

Is This the Craziest Bridge Ever Designed?

I’m going to Hong Kong just so I can see this bridge (once it’s built of course)!

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The End of :hover

June 8th, 2010 No comments

This article from Andy Croll is something that I hadn’t thought about before.

The End of :hover.

Basically, if you have a touch enabled device (like iPhone, iPad, Android, etc), you can’t use the :hover CSS attribute.

Andy also points out that the onmouseover etc items just don’t work either, and the same also applies to Flash.

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