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Project Euler

Project Euler is a set of mathmatically-oriented open challenges for developers.  I started working my way through these the other day with a bent of using C# and LINQ as much as possible. http://projecteuler.net I’ve shared my source on my … Continue reading

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ITunesSync

Finally got around to putting my ITunesSync command-line utility out on my GitHub.com repository. It fixes ITunes bloody irritating inability to “watch a folder”, keeping a folder full of music in sync with ITunes – something that Media Player and … Continue reading

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Goodies From The Company Store

Took a cruise to the Microsoft Company Store to get Win7 for a family member.  The place is full of tech-goodies – very hard to come out with only the items you intended.  I originally went in to get Win7-Ultimate but … Continue reading

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Win7 Installation – 2011 Welcomes Careful Drivers

Finally reinstalled my office desktop and upgraded it to Windows 7.  Unlike previous quantum leaps, I started from scratch – new 1 terabyte drive, new 23″ monitor to place the pre-millenial 17″ LCD, fresh OS install etc. This is also the … Continue reading

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Blog Migration and Service Sunset

The recent announcement of pending possible doom for Del.icio.us reminded me that I should move my somewhat dormant blog away from Spaces before it went boom too. It seems so easy to assume that the digital landfill will exist for … Continue reading

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Installing Ubuntu from PXE / Network Boot

I decided to get an old Toshiba laptop without CD or Floppy back up and running again.  It can do USB-Floppy boot – but that is so messy.  Decided to use Tosh’s BIOS support for PXE boot instead.  On the … Continue reading

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MYSQL x64 + Rails issue.

Been playing around with OS/X, Ruby on Rails and recently installed Activestate Komodo – but ran into a crazy issue where mongrel choked on the 1st request. dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: _mysql_init Referenced from: /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib/mysql.bundle Expected … Continue reading

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