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Warhammer Online “Authentication Failed” solution

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I've been having trouble logging on to Warhammer Online, and by the looks of it I'm not the only one - seems that there's hundreds of people out there frustrated by an error saying "Authentication Failed" when trying to start the game. Thanks to a "rizzo" on a weblog I came ...

LinkedIn’s “People you may know” feature

Monday, September 29th, 2008

If you weren't already familiar with it, LinkedIn is a social networking site that focuses on the professional side of networking. Essentially it's the same model the rest of them: Get people signed up through a pyramid scheme based around people's need to feel popular and their ability to believe that ...

Inconsolata Cleartype: Raph Levien’s Inconsolota font, hinted for Windows

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Woo! I love Inconsolata (see also Raph Levien's main page) - so much so that I've even recommended (on the About page (which I know you haven't read)) downloading it as I've set it for the default monospace font on this site. One problem it's always had, though, is that it looks ...

scp: copying filenames with colons

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

# annoying: [jem:pgl]:~/p/misc_useful $ /usr/bin/scp scp\:copying-filenames-with-colons-in-them.txt localhost:/dev/null ssh: scp: Name or service not known # sorted: [jem:pgl]:~/p/misc_useful $ /usr/bin/scp ./scp\:copying-filenames-with-colons-in-them.txt localhost:/dev/null The authenticity of host 'localhost (' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 12:2b:3a:4e:be:6f:41:f2:20:4c:1b:ee:6a:46:35:61. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added 'localhost' (RSA) to the list ...

WordPress Automatic Upgrade fix for local file access permissions bug

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

I've just upgraded this Wordpress installation to the new point release, 2.6. Being lazy, I used a plugin to help me do it, "Wordpress Automatic Upgrade". Unfortunately it has a bug at the beginning that prevents local file access, so I ended up using the FTP method (which worked perfectly). ...

Nokia, Thunderbird, syncing, and mental anguish

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

From the Nokia forums (and approx. 2bn other places around the web where people are asking the same question): "Does any one know how to synchronize ... thunderbird ... with your nokia ... and the other way round?" A perfectly valid question, especially since both Nokia and Thunderbird have been around quite ...

My Garden

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

A GARDEN is a lovesome thing, God wot! Rose plot, Fringed pool, Fern'd grot- The veriest school Of peace; and yet the fool Contends that God is not- Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool? Nay, but I have a sign; 'Tis very sure God walks in mine. -- Thomas Edward Brown (1830-1987)

Fuck you, spam

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

And this, folks, is why spam sucks so fucking much: Junk Filter Statistics The junk mail filter has been trained by 46868 messages, whereof 28127 (60%) have been rated as solicited and 18741 (40%) as junk. This resulted in a total of 699360 tokens read, 349780 (50%) rated as good and ...


Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

So, I never really thought I'd actually end up attempting a weblog of my own, but, there you go - or here I go. I try to avoid things that have a very large statistical likelihood of failing; and maintaining a weblog is without question something which has shown a ...