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  • For a week now I have had a warning when shutting down saying that there was yet another update to install on shutdown...

    I did not really check on it for that long, but today I decided to check the auto-update as I was running the computer. There was the installation ready to be run. So I clicked on the button to start the installation.

    After a moment, the installation process stopped with a really weird error:

    Error message: Code 13EC, it's an unknown error.

    It's funny that any programmer would create an error that the computer cannot figure out... Way beyond me.

    This being ...

  • Introduction

    Often, when you build a website, you want columns.

    Common designs include

  • I've got those 3 button mice from SGI as I was working with Indy's and O2's. I also have keyboards. Those are real good quality!

    Yesterday, I tried to right click and somehow, nothing happened. At first I thought maybe it was X going banana, but trying again and restarting did not change anything. I reset my KVM too, just in case. Still nothing.

  • Today I played around with my feedback button (a button that sticks on the edges.)

    The one I had worked on manually was fixed on the edge just fine, even in Internet Explorer.

    Today, I felt like testing a few more things and thus tested with some HTML code. The code was very simple, a few paragraphs, one div with the feedback button, and a few more paragraphs. The style for the feedback button was in the <style> block in the header.

    It worked just find in SeaMonkey and I found something of interest! (see below) but the position of the feedback button was fixed.

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      position:
    
    
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    My Boring Story

    Microsoft Office is making progress... or... is that really progress?!

    I got a great little surprised when I met face to face with Access 2007 and all the menus were gone. I wasn't warned about that one! Not only are they gone, you MUST use little tiny icons in the place of menus so it takes you an awful long time to learn the icons, but not just that, YOU have to choose which icons will appear on your toolbar.

  • The mouse pad worked just fine for days and "all of a sudden" my Acer, an Aquire R 14 (Acer Touch R3-471T), but it looks like many if not most Acers have the same issue.

    The fact is that I use the Fn + F8 key to mute the speaker all the time, whenever there is an ad in a video, I really have to do that!

    The Fn + F7, which is right next to the Fn + F8, is actually a key one can use to turn the Mouse Pad ON and OFF. Do it once again, Fn + F7, and the Mouse Pad will work again.

    Hopefully you had a USB mouse or like me, you installed Synergy and thus could use your Linux mouse anyway. ...

  • I have noticed that quite a few people were trying to create UDP communication and I thought that proposing my class could help them. This is very basic as it does not define anything such as the size of a packet or any protocol to ensure arrival of the packets. However, it can be useful if you want to send a signal from one process to another, which is exactly how I use this implementation.

    This code is part of the Snap! C++ implementation. It can be found in the corresponding SourceForge.net repository.

    Header file:

    // UDP Client Server -- send/receive UDP packets
    // Copyright (C) 2013 ...
  • I spent hours today to find this one module: Rules.

    In most cases, you can set up a rule in Drupal with their Actions and Triggers and it will work just fine. The fact is that these options are extremely limited if you want any kind of condition on the Rule before triggering the action.

    The idea is very simple:

    1. Something happens

    2. Check whether it is of interest1

    3. Trigger the action

    I needed that functionality for a couple of websites because I wanted to get an event whenever someone created a new page, but not for any type of ...

    • 1. This part is what is missing in Drupal Core v6.x
  • Ada variables are complex objects. When developing a compiler, you must definitively take that in account. You have several sides to your variables: one you need to be able to handle dynamic variables since the compiler will have to be capable of doing all the operations on all the constant variables just as if you were executing your program and it has to handle all the tests necessary to ensure integrity.

    So... we need a library that can handle integers, a library to handle floating points, a library to handle arrays, etc.

  • Since I have several computers running Ubuntu, I like to have them up to date, but it always takes a bit of time to download the new packages. I think those should be downloaded only once and then shared between all my computers (I also run VPS which can benefit from this sharing.)

    So, I decided to finally look into it and the simplest was to install apt-cacher-ng on my main server:

    sudo apt-get apt-cacher-ng

    That's it for the main server (from what I've read, at least, although I am thinking that maybe we need to tell apt-get to check that cache first even on the main system?)

    ...

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