Disk partition (mis)management

25 Jul 2007 For many, many years I had the C drive partitioned to 10GB. For many years, this was plenty of space. The last time I installed my Windows, I did it again - the difference being that 10GB is not so much anymore. In other words, I am notoriously running out...

A link to an article from Mark Russinovich

28 Jun 2007 I once wrote I quite like Vista. Now, a few months later, I can’t really say that I hate it, but… Well, for once there is extremely annoying delay I experience when the file explorer /file open dialog opens. It takes the investigational skills of one Mark Russinovich to figure...

The funny 8s and 9s in javascript

19 Jun 2007 This may be a known fact to those that have mastered javascript in real life scenarios, but just today I came across this: :: 1 Type in values like 02,03, etc. The underlying script will try to parse the input as an integer, and it appears that it ignores the...

Mr Evolute

08 Jun 2007 Can you remember that sad time when some people suddenly thought that it’s desperately necessary that God made Earth in a couple of thousand years? You mean that intelligent creator business? Yeah… Well, do you remember how that weird group, how did they call themselves… The evoluzzers Yeah, those. That...

Road to Reality - Continued Fractions

03 Jun 2007 Saturday my new book arrived - The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose. This is a much appraised book. The saying goes that it is somewhat too complex to be understood by the minds that, let’s say, usually deal with stuff that has not much connection to the thought processes...