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Thursday, November 10, 2011 #

Just had a major change at the hosting company for my other domains- stuff is redirecting here.
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Sunday, November 12, 2006 #

Domains are temporarily redirected here.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005 #


Ju Rao has amassed a huge list of online computer books, mostly significant titles.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 #

Humorous and not-so-humorous 'what the...???' posts about computer programming.

The Daily WTF

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Saturday, June 04, 2005 #

Quick reference info about your IP Address, etc. Click here.

Here's a REALLY simple one from me...

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Monday, May 30, 2005 #

Want to create some spoken phrase WAV files and don't really want to shell out the bucks for some software you'll only use a couple of times?

For example- I now have a nice lady with an English accent  named Audrey letting me know when I have new email. (“Joe, you have new email.“) Just type in the phrase, check the “Display a link for the audio file.“ checkbox and you're ready to download the WAV file. (Put it in %WINDIR%\Media\ .)

Link to AT&T Labs

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Saturday, April 23, 2005 #

See for yourself.

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Sunday, April 10, 2005 #

Remember last year the satellite that was supposed to be snatched from the air with helicopters equipped with special hooks- but smashed into the desert? It turns out it's an example of how things can go wrong even after being tested to death.

The probable cause is that two g-switches (Accelerometer switches.) were installed upside-down. Before you blame the guy who assembled the PCB- he followed the design to the letter. In other words- Lockheed supplied the faulty design.

NASA link one

NASA link two

It would seem to be fairly easy to devise a non-destructive test to verify that the circuit would fire when hit with force from the appropriate direction.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005 #

Every tried the Wayback Machine? Try clicking here for a view of Microsoft in 1996.

Wayback Machine (AKA The Web Archive.)

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Monday, April 04, 2005 #

I must admit that I have a half dozen programs that could do this, but you need to be a rocket scientist to run them! (I wonder which is more complicated- modern object oriented programming or building rockets?) Anyway, I'm trying to create a logo, was checking out several sites.

This one is a bit gaudy... (Only 12k) Click to go there.

Another one. (Only 1k)

Well, probably should leave this up to my progeny, who has a lot more talent with this stuff than me.

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