Monthly Archives: March 2004

iTunes Ouch

Whilst importing a CD, my laptop hung. After rebooting, iTunes failed to start, reporting “The iTunes Music Library file cannot be read because it does not appear to be a valid library file” (described in this Apple article). I followed … Continue reading

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There’s something about iPhoto

A while ago David said “there’s just something about iPhoto that makes you want to take lots of pictures“, or words to that effect. I’m starting to see what he means. I’ve been carrying my digital camera around with me … Continue reading

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You dig 16 tons

Mounting debt was nevertheless a “credible” threat to the economy which could increase over time. Spending on credit and debit cards showed few signs of slowing early this year, according to figures from the Association of Payment Clearing Services. – … Continue reading

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The more things change…

It’s funny. My first real job after graduation was working for UEA‘s Development and External Relations department (now the Communications Division). My job was to transfer the university’s alumni records from a bespoke mainframe application onto a Windows database. I … Continue reading

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Whitelists

I implemented basic whitelists yesterday morning, as I was getting fed up with the flood of W32/Netsky.p@MM, W32/Bagle.n@MM, W32/Bagle.p@MM emails pounding my inbox. Since then, 289 emails (that’s a slow day) have dropped into the “I probably don’t want to … Continue reading

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We’re doomed

A very good article on software development and the point where developers say “We’re Doomed“. I’d say it can be extended outside of simply software development: over the last three or four years, that’s been a theme several times. The … Continue reading

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Masculine intuition

Apropos of nothing, from Mark, via Daniel: Men may not be the brightest bulbs in the bunch, but we can sense one thing: when we are being introduced to our girlfriend’s next lover. Unrelated, having “one of those” weekends. Still … Continue reading

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Kill Bill volume 2

For anyone sat on the edge of their seats wondering whether I got it to work or not: That’ll be a no, then.

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Kill Bill

Warning: long tedious rant about the unbelievably useless Microsoft Windows XP follows. At 18:52 this evening, my dad asked me if I could fix DVD playback on my parents’ Windows XP machine. I didn’t think it would be a problem … Continue reading

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Killer App: National Gallery

So, I was playing around with the National Gallery web site, after reading Ben Hammersley talking about birds and air pumps. It turns out the pictures on the site all have a “Send to Mobile” feature – whereby your chosen … Continue reading

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