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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