MurkyGoth’s Mutterings

Chronotron – pure WIN

September 11th, 2008 by murkygoth

Just been told about this game:

Needs Flash, but it’s pure WIN

Now, if you’ll excuse me…

He looks at me and says ‘What do you mean, “Wrong hole?”‘

September 8th, 2008 by murkygoth

I’m working on my laptop, and needed to transfer some files. USB keydrive is the easiest way, so I reach around the back and plug it in.

Nothing – doesn’t appear on the USB bus. So I unplug it and try again.

Still nothing – has the USB bus locked up with all the hibernate/restarts I’ve been doing? Unload the driver modules, reload them, all looks good, unplug and plug in again.

Still nothing – dead drive? Plug into another computer, comes up fine.

Take the keydrive back to the laptop, plug it in again. Stop. Think “Isn’t that the wrong side?”. Look at the back of the laptop.

Fun fact: 8C8P (aka ‘RJ45′) connectors are the same width as USB ports…

This side up…

September 4th, 2008 by murkygoth

I downloaded a copy of the latest Ubuntu release so I could install it on a VM and give it a test.

I thought the extra half-gig of disk space on my laptop could be better used for something else, and I’ve got a massive stack of CD-Rs, and I could probably use it on a physical machine, so I burned the ISO to disc and filed it away.

I came to use the disc today – guess who had written on the wrong side… :(

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone…

September 3rd, 2008 by murkygoth

Never one to sit in my comfort zone, I enjoy finding out about new things. Sometimes I find something better, sometimes I want to drink to forget… Read the rest of this entry »

Well, that was harder than I expected…

August 29th, 2008 by murkygoth

Just getting this WordPress blog to behave – mod_rewrite was doing unexpected things, which sucks. Read the rest of this entry »

Vista – the devourer of disk space

August 8th, 2008 by murkygoth

My new laptop came with Microsoft Vista on it. I thought it might be a good idea to keep it installed, for use on testing websites to make sure they render properly. It may be that I don’t have enough disk space… Read the rest of this entry »

Why I’m not allowed to play with the kids unsupervised… (pt. 2)

August 8th, 2008 by murkygoth

Alfie has an whiteboard/blackboard easel thing. It came with a load of letters and numbers for the whiteboard side, so I started to see if there was a hidden message… Read the rest of this entry »

Why I’m not allowed to play with the kids unsupervised…

August 8th, 2008 by murkygoth

ASDA sell a ‘Build your own gingerbread man’ kit… Read the rest of this entry »

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