Month: October 2004

Nokia 6600 Stuff

I have just found a couple of programs for my Nokia 6600 mobile. One is a must have and the other is the Useful type. The Must Have is a Keyboard Lock. You can download it from http://koti.phnet.fi/jarilaak/software/jjlkeylock.html. You need

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Killing a process in VB.NET

I spent some time today searching form information on how to kill a process using VB.NET. I was surprised that this was harder than I thought it would be. Mainly because the information does not seem to be documented very

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Quietness

OK, I admit it. I have been a bit quiet for the last few weeks. I have had a lot on my mind. A huge ammount in fact. I will not go into the details here right now, but I

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Managed DirectX Programming

I am starting to get up to speed with what I have to do to get sound sampled. The only problem is that now I am getting an error message – “Exception Details: System.InvalidOperationException: The operation is not valid due

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Managed DirectX

OK. So here I am trying to do a rush job. I need to do some cute work with DirectX in VB.NET. Rushed because I need to write the code – someone else was going to but has not been

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ABBA… A Confession

I was on the phone yesterday and I commented to a friend “Yes, that is ABBA in the background”. And his comment was something along the lines of “I was about to ask that”. My music collection is somewhat extensive

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Mobile Phone Bill

I got my mobile bill for the time I was away. I was impressed. Call charges were only $100 for the month. Sure, I was not using the phone much, but it was rather nice to be that cheap. That

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Codes…

In another life I think I could have been a cryptographer. But in this one I really do not have the paitience to do that sort of thing. Case in point. A business partner has been wanting me to do

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Travel Diary – To Singapore and Home

Checking in at Rome was strange. The woman found it strange that I had a ticket to London, and then a separate one to Singapore. Once she realized that it was because of ticket types and schedule problems she was

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Travel Diary – Visiting Rome

Last Night (Wednesday Night) I got my tour of the center of Rome. I was really impressed, and I finally see the attraction of this place. I don’t know that I would want to live here but even so it

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Travel Diary – More Italy

I was trying to decide if I needed something for dinner. So I went down to the front desk to ask about Internet access. Dialup is the only option. Argh. Wireless routers are cheap these days, even in Italy… And

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Travel Diary – To Italy

I have finally worked out where I neglected to go in London – The British Library. I forgot that they often have cool stuff. Next time. The same next time when I go to Bletchley Park. Turns out that the

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Travel Diary – London

Thursday morning I visited the National Science Museum. This required me to take The Tube. This was an experience. Buying the ticket – a Daypass for sections 1 and 2 – was easy and only #4.30. What was strange was

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Travel Diary – USA – London – The Funeral

Rogers Funeral today. I woke up a bit after seven and got cleaned dressed ready for going out – and grabbed my laptop and went down to Starbucks for breakfast. Breakfast was nice but the Starbucks internet access was not

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Travel Diary – USA – Digital Comms Conference – Appendix

Some stuff I forgot about the digital communications conference. Bdale I believe it was showed me an antenna plot that someone in AMSAT had made recently. It was a plot of the antenna gain for the GPS transmitting antenna as

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