Monthly Archives: October 2008

Subversion: This client is too old to work with working copy ‘XXX’

I thought I’d thoroughly read this article, but upon reading it again today, I noticed a key point I’d missed. If you can’t upgrade your SVN client, do a fresh checkout with the older client. I’m going to have to

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baadf00d!

Came across this while debugging a program today in Eclipse: 0xBAADF00D : Used by Microsoft‘s LocalAlloc(LMEM_FIXED) to mark uninitialised allocated heap memory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_number_(programming)#Magic_debug_values) …I very obviously forgot to initialize one of my variables. ;-)

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E18 Error Fixed! (Canon PowerShot SD450)

Huzzah! I finally fixed the E18 error I’ve been experiencing on my Canon PowerShot SD450, which prevented my lens from extending when the power was turned on, and the fix wasn’t nearly as difficult as I had expected. I’ve even

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Disable Ubuntu System Beep!

If you’re like me, you’re probably quite annoyed with the system beep in Ubuntu. Luckily, there’s an easy fix: To disable it temporarily: In Terminal (or the console), enter: “sudo rmmod pcspkr” You should not hear the system beep until

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Microsoft Word: Strikethrough Shortcut Key

This is freakin’ awesome; I had no idea that you could assign keyboard shortcuts this easily: From word.tips.net: Press Ctrl+D or choose Font from the Format menu. (If you are using Word 2007, press Ctrl+D or click the Home tab

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70,000 Hits!

Woo-hoo! Another milestone! Special thanks to the post Visual Studio 2008 Is Pretty Damn Slow… for giving me over 7,000 hits on its own! (Seems that people are still searching pretty heavily for Visual Studio 2008 being slow and how to

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Post to WordPress Bug?

Anyone ever seen this when attempting to use the “Press This” bookmarklet with a large chunk of text selected? Interesting to note that they’re using LiteSpeed, as well.

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Magic number (programming) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interesting list of “Magic Debug Values” from Wikipedia: 0x..FACADE : Used by a number of RTOSes 0xA5A5A5A5 : Used in embedded development because the alternating bit pattern (10100101) creates an easily recognized pattern on oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. 0xABABABAB :

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BobAtkins.com: Manual focus lenses on Canon EOS bodies

I found this excellent post below from BobAtkins.com about using manual focus lenses on Canon EOS bodies via this great article at Photojojo: Better Lenses for Less Money: How To Use Vintage Lenses with Your DSLR Using Manual Focus Lenses

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Windows Embedded Visual Style for XP

In case you’re looking for something fresh (and it’s signed by Microsoft, so you won’t need to hack anything to make it work)… Windows XP users have not really seen a lot of love theme-wise from Microsoft since the release

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Manga guide to databases – Boing Boing

I have no idea if The Manga Guide to Databases will be any good (the publisher sez, “In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they

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Dock Icons Galore!

I’ve been using RocketDock for quite some time, and I’m always on the hunt for great looking dock icons compatible with it (Or MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, Y’z Dock, etc.). Luckily, I’ve stumbled across some pretty sweet picks lately and

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Instant Eyedropper

This little tool is awesome. It’s like the eyedropper in Photoshop, except that it works on any pixel of your screen and gives you the hex code for the color in your clipboard. Very cool! How it works Move the

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Focal DT-5000 + Canon EOS 30D?

Over the weekend, I found a great deal on a flash for my Canon EOS 30D at a thrift store, but I can’t find any information on this particular flash unit to determine whether or not it’s safe to use

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