Remove yourself from many invasive people search sites

Author: Nathan | Date: November 20, 2014 | Category: the web

Here’s a helpful article on how to remove yourself from many invasive people search sites.

California or wake up

Author: Nathan | Date: November 19, 2014 | Category: dreams, humor

I had gotten a job at Microsoft in California.  I moved out there and was surprised to learn that I was moving next door to Scott Hanselman (a famous programmer at Microsoft).  As I headed up in the elevator with Scott for the first day of work (’cause he’s apparently friendly like that), I began to think, “but how could I afford California real estate?”  “And isn’t Microsoft headquarters in Washington?  As the logic of it all began to unravel, I woke up.

Free Visual Studio

Author: Nathan | Date: November 12, 2014 | Category: programming

Today Microsoft announced Visual Studio Community edition.  It’s basically Visual Studio Professional free for teams of 5 or less.  Good opportunity to learn the Microsoft stack if you were ever interested…but it’s also a great javascript/html editor.

Saw Hero

Author: Nathan | Date: November 10, 2014 | Category: humor

I had no idea sawing could be so awesome.

Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Nathan | Date: October 15, 2014 | Category: music

Primus covered the songs from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Definitely on the weird side.  You can hear it here.

Stop Java update from pestering you about taskbar

Author: Nathan | Date: October 15, 2014 | Category: technology

In Control Panel, go to Configure Java.  Go to the Advanced tab and scroll down to this:



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Calicos are female

Author: Nathan | Date: October 3, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Apparently, most Calico cats are female.

Ingress phone game

Author: Nathan | Date: September 30, 2014 | Category: videogames

I’ve been trying a game on my phone called Ingress.  It’s a GPS game where you gain points or energy by walking around.  It doesn’t work at driving speeds…you have to walk.  (It was initially developed by Google to get people  to photograph monuments and public things they were looking for images of.)  There are 2 teams.  At some monuments or public areas there are “portals” that can be captured by either side.  To capture a strongly held portal, you’d either need to walk around a lot to get energy or bring a lot of people from your team.

I joined the Enlightenment because it seems to be the losing side and I wanted a challenge.  :)  Everybody picks the Resistance.

32’s in the 64 folder. What’s on second.

Author: Nathan | Date: September 11, 2014 | Category: Windows

I had a problem where I would create data sources in BIDS but they wouldn’t show up in the ODBC administrator.  Today I learned that there are 2 ODBC administrator programs…one 32-bit and one 64-bit.  The 32-bit system files folder is called SysWOW64.  The 64-bit folder is called System32.  Of course it is.  (WOW stands for Windows On Windows.)  Making things worse is the fact that the 64-bit ODBC administrator executable is also called odbcad32.exe.

How to find the good LittleBigPlanet levels

Author: Nathan | Date: August 31, 2014 | Category: games

If you play LittleBigPlanet on PS3, you may have tried some of the community levels and found them to be mostly just ripoffs of other games.  The best way to find the good levels is to go to the community->search page, and search for most hearted.  The quality levels are hidden there.

Also, Sean proved that there’s nothing funnier than calling someone a hacker in local multiplayer.