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Lock Your Workstation

I remember Sigmund Floyd mention that he had this Workstation Lock icon which is quicker than the traditional Ctrl-Alt-Del and Enter routine. Of late, this Ctrl-Alt-Delete-Enter routine’s become an irritating habit. The problem is that it doesn’t work in most places — for example XP Home, Win2k, etc. So here’s what I found: Created a

03 May 2004
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Heinous Bugs

I know people who need Heinous: Heinous means bad. Really bad. Horrible sky-is-falling bad. Grossly wicked. Jack the Ripper bad. Are you getting this? Good. Heinous is the word to describe the type of bug you will not ship with. As a responsible parent for your product, you think you will ship with no bad

03 May 2004
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Gmail Review and Screenshots

It looks like writing a review for Gmail is as cool as having an account right now! Here’s my review for those who’re interested. If you don’t know yet, Gmail is Google‘s upcoming webmail application. I got my Gmail account thanks to Sanat Gersappa. You will also need to note that this review is only

29 Apr 2004
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Garbage Collection

An interesting article on various Garbage Collection techniques: A Glance at Garbage Collection In Object-Oriented Languages Garbage collection (GC) is a technology that frees programmers from the hassle of explicitly managing memory allocation for every object they create. Traditionally, the benefit of this automation has come at the cost of significant overhead. However, more efficient

28 Apr 2004
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MySQL Sync

To sync tables sitting on an online MySQL server to a local MySQL server… mysqldump -al -h [remote-host] —password=[passwd] —user=[username] —add-drop-table [db-name] | mysql —user=[username] —password=[passwd] -h localhost [db-name] To sync tables sitting in a local MySQL server to a remote MySQL server… mysqldump -al —user=[username] —password=[passwd] -h localhost —add-drop-table [db-name] | mysql -h [remote-host]

26 Apr 2004
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Page 23, Sentence 4

This one deserves the award for being the fastest flying meme! I saw it on LJ, which has a community that mostly loves sillyness like this! So to stick to tradition, I had to take the test too. What’s the meme? Grab a book nearest to you Turn to page 23 Find the fifth sentence

26 Apr 2004
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Moveable Style

Movable Style has some excellent Moveable Type styles. This journal is now based on their Matrix Code style. Personally, I find the default templates that come with MT absolutely horrible. Matrix Code does real well for a temporary solution :-)

24 Apr 2004
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Spyware and Adware

Irrespective of what I do, or what tools I use, or what precautions I take, I constantly find myself fighting atleast 2 to 3 spy and adware applications that have managed to nest themselves in. I find these to be more annoying than advertisements. I could even say more annoying than Spam. Not just the

23 Apr 2004
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