Archive for December, 2003


The spam holiday is over

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

It seems that spammers generally observe the western/christian holidays. The quiet that my inbox and blog comments enjoyed over the past week has been replaced with a barrage of spam since yesterday.


Inexpensive KVM

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

I went out today and got a Zonet 4-port KVM switch complete with cables from Logic Computer House for CDN$89.

Works fine with Linux on my server machine (both console and X), Win2k, DOS and Windows 9x so far. There’s no reason why it wouldn’t work with anything, really, because there is no interaction with the operating system. It’s great because it emulates keyboard and mouse for the non-active ports so my compaq computers will boot without me hooking a real keyboard to each of them.

Cables are very high quality well shielded, can do up to 1920×1440 resolution without ghosting.

Amazing deal, really. Used to be a single high quality KVM cable set was at least $50.


Clear Confirmation

Friday, December 12th, 2003

It’s been a while since I visited this VB app I’m updating today for a long-time client. I forgot about this gem:

Sub cmdClear_Click()

If MsgBox("Are you absolutely positively certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that you really truly want to clear the task list?", vbYesNo, "Ok, so let's be clear about this.") = vbYes Then clearTaskList

End Sub