Posts Tagged ‘computing’

I’m on the lookout for helpful error messages, like this one I got in Outlook:

Monday, March 12th, 2007 at 17:49 | 0 comments
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I was sent a recurring meeting notice at work yesterday and after adding it to my calendar, I was told by Microsoft Outlook that: 1 instance of this recurring appointment conflicts with another appointment on your calendar. Thanks, but would you mind telling me when the conflict occurs? I did eventually find the conflict (after […]

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 at 06:45 | 0 comments
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When typing the other day, Microsoft word let me know about the correct spelling for gsbngjsdffds: How thoughtful.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 at 08:33 | 0 comments
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When trying to save a spreadsheet in Excel the other day, I got this incredibly informative dialog box: At least it was equitable about it and showed it to me when I tried to save to a network drive or “save as” to a local drive. Brilliant design.

Friday, November 17th, 2006 at 00:06 | 0 comments
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Of course, there is more than one of keeping your browsing secure. This email from work illustrates one of the methods, though it is not well favored: Many of you have experienced problems with Microsoft Internet Explorer crashing under certain circumstances, especially when attempting to access … web sites. This note is just to let […]

Thursday, August 31st, 2006 at 22:06 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Jennifer for commenting on the good looks on the site. Since it looks it, it’s obvious it wasn’t done by me. It’s just one of the new templates from the Movable Type 3.2 Style Gallery. I plan to start updating the templates and styles “soon” (including putting back all of the “Blogging Buddies” […]

Sunday, September 18th, 2005 at 18:27 | 0 comments
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This graphics shows wy I like my cable modem and why I laugh when Verizon offers their high-speed 768k DSL.

Sunday, June 19th, 2005 at 21:58 | 0 comments
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As is described in this article [Google translation], if you enable dynamic publishing of templates: You will get an error saving (at least some) templates: Saving object failed: Update failed on SQL error You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax […]

Friday, June 10th, 2005 at 18:48 | 0 comments
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One of the efforts thta I have been taking on at work recently is ensuring that a 50K line simulation will compile in Microsoft Visual C++ as well as Borland C++ and gnu C++. Without errors. Without warnings. Some of the code has been a challenge, like the change on scope of variables initialized in […]

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005 at 23:05 | 0 comments
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If you take two very small numbers (one positive and one negative) and then truncate the output value, you can get a zero and a negative zero. Like in the following code: int main() { printf( “%.6f

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 at 14:42 | 0 comments
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