Contact Form Spam

I received this via the feed-back form a few days ago: Do you want to grow your business ? Do you have serious , defined sales goals? The funny part is, this is a non-commercial site. This is not about my work or what I do, nor am I trying to sell anything – there aren’t even any ads on display. How¬†disappointing¬†that the first person trying to contact me since my redesign, a spammer non-the-less, doesn’t even bother to look at the site before spamming me.

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June 15th, 2010

Flash Card Printer (returns!)

I have noticed from my Google Analytics that a few people are landing here in search of my Flash Card Printer. Well, here it is: Setup_Flash_Card_Printer_v1 It lets you create multiple paired lists, with entries in ‘Language 1’ matched against entries in ‘Language 2’. When you print these lists, the items from the ‘Language 1’ column will be printed on the odd pages, according to a grid that you specify (from 1×1 to 10×10). The alternate entries within the ‘Language 2’ column will be printed on the even pages, however their horizontal order will be flipped (so that the correct ‘Language 2’ cards are printed on the proper ‘Language 1’ cards). It supports UTF8 character encoding and the Windows XP alternative Input Editors, so you should be able to use it to create Flash Cards in any language validly installed on your Windows XP system. I made it to help me learn Italian (and Visual Basic.Net), however it is quite conceivable that you could use this to create flash cards

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June 7th, 2010

Setting Default Printer in Thunderbird

Saved here so I never need to look any further, instructions for setting/resetting the default printer in Thunderbird: This worked for me: If you can’t print from Thunderbird, or if Thunderbird won’t recognize the computer’s default printer: 1. In Thunderbird, go to Tools – Options. 2. Under Advanced, on the General tab, click on the Config Editor button. 3. Scroll down to the line starting with print.print_printer. If you don’t have that line, then everything should already be set correctly. 4. Right-click on the print.print_printer line & choose Reset. 5. Close the configuration window, then click OK to close the Options window. 6. Close Thunderbird. 7. Make sure that the correct default printer is selected. To do so, go to Start – Settings – Printers and Faxes. The one with the small checkmark is the default. To set a different printer as the default, right-click on it & choose Set as Default Printer. 8. Reopen Thunderbird. Note that at step 4, if you name a specific printer printer at this

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June 4th, 2010

Joomla to Coppermine sync script

It appears that the Joomla to Coppermine sync script I wrote and gave away in September 2006 is quite popular (judging by the number of 404 errors logged on that particular file). Baring in mind the following points, I offer it to the world for download once more:- It is a one way synchronisation from the Joomla CMS 1.0.x series membership database to the Coppermine Gallery membership database. The proper way to use this would be to deactivate registrations in Coppermine, and instead rely on the system in Joomla. Backup your databases before testing it. I recommend using it only if you are proficient in SQL and PHP You will need to call this periodically to keep the database in sync (set up a cron job if able) It is released under the version 2 (or at your option any latter version) of the GPL license and is open source. There are ten configuration parameters at the top of the script with descriptions of what they do, that you will

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June 2nd, 2010

It’s a feature, not a bug, right?

Right…so if anybody else in the world is wondering, it appears as though the 32bit version of Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 will disable networking following a hibernate. It does not matter whether the system actually manages to restore from the hibernate (mine actually crashed), nor how many times you power it down and restart it. $ sudo service networking start will not fix it either. To fix it you have to use the mouse, right click on the network connection icon in the top left hand corner, and choose “Enable Networking”. WTF?

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May 26th, 2010
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