Monday, 17 December 2007

Stupid software, pt. 4

I thought the previous post will be the last in this series (at least for a while), but I really must share this with you, it’s priceless. And of course it comes from my favorite, MS Windows.

While trying to move some user’s documents from an old computer to a newly assigned one, I stumbled upon a folder which Windows Explorer refused to copy, the error message saying “Cannot copy file:”, then a blank for the file name (sorry, no screen shot for this one, I simply didn’t think of it at the time).

First thing that crossed my mind was that this was a path length problem, as I was copying the files through the network using UNC paths (\\<server>\<share>\<path>), operation which most often than not suffers from this kind of problems. So I mapped the network path to a drive letter to slightly shorten it, but it still wouldn’t want to copy the damned folder.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Killer keyboards and zombie scenarios

Stumbled upon this site filled with useless and silly quizzes, but this one might be more truthful than it seems:

How Many Germs Live On Your Keyboard?

Which is not something one would normally say about this one:

What Are Your Chances of Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse?

Just too bad the code for the badge they provide on the site contains a shameless link to their dating service. Not nice. Oh well…

Update December 11th: I have removed the badge code because the background images linked externally were slowing down the page display. The code was also displaying inconsistently across browsers, so I just rendered the badges as images. I have kept the links to the quizzes, but not the ones to the dating service though.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Stupid software, pt. 3

This may well be the last installment for this series of posts, because as (I think) I have mentioned before I’ve quit my current sysadmin job. December 21 will be my last day with Graffiti BBDO, but this is going to be another post.

I must confess the story of this first screenshot is a little blurry, I took it several weeks ago but couldn’t find the time to write about it until now.

Windows Explorer alert on Windows Server 2003 R2

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Saturday, 1 December 2007

Not quite news…

But I still have to say it: I finally found some time and upgraded my WordPress installation to version 2.3, codenamed “Dexter” :). I couldn’t have missed it for the world! I wish I could have made it for his birthday, but anyway… better late than never. Now I just wish I could also change the theme so it can be a true dedication to our beloved dog, but I have to be realistic about it: it’s not going to happen too soon.

Not now when I’m in the process of changing jobs… again! But more about this when it happens.

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