Where Nokia hides the 3510i spec
But I found it at http://nds.nokia.com/uaprof/N3510ir100.xml.
(To find that location, I first opened http://landsbank.fo/tools/http.headers/http.headers.wml.cfm from the phone, then searched for "3510i" in http://landsbank.fo/test/wap.txt with a web browser.)
The state flag of Cruisania - on stage
Playing with administrator account
Warcraft does at least have the courtesy to report that as an error, while Red Alert simply fails.
Neither game states this as a requrement on the box.
I find this incredibly arrogant; even if the child owns the PC, he should not log on with administrative rights, just to play.
In my case, it is my machine, and making the child an administrator, is not an option.
Solved, by giving the children full access to the games' parts of the registry.
Acer: Empowering people
Empowering me? That's nice.
But I'd rather find the u2awdm.sys file that I need for an external Acer CD-ROM writer.
Support and Downloads, then Denmark. The only info in that page is:
- Snail mail
- Phone and fax
- A link to http://%20www.acer.dk/, which doesn't exist, they probably mean http://www.acer.dk/
- An email address, I'll try that.
I found one page, a firmware update for Acer CR40. The actual device doesn't have any model name on it, so I don't know if it's a CR40. But I'm looking for a driver, not firmware.
I'll try the email, and report back, if that works.
Searching results in Invalid URL. Sorry, you seem to have tried to access an invalid page or mistyped the url.Then it redirects within 5 seconds, before anyone can see what happended. Empowering, indeed.
Kampen om kundene
Scandinavian movies - no English subtitles
When non-Scandinavians drop by, I might like to show them one of these movies. That is, if they had subtitling, so they could understand them.
So what is the business idea behind the exclusion of the English subtitles? Even if they think that I'd buy two versions of each DVD, just in case, it would not be easy for my to buy them.
The status is: I want to promote Scandinavian movies to 'foreigners', but the DVDs are designed to make that as difficult as possible.
Nokia: "Find your phone"
Find Your Phone er klassisk "Å mye penger har'u 'a?"Compare Phones bygger tross alt på spesifikasjoner. Men kan jeg velge ut fra om telefonen støtter WAP 2.0, dvs XHTML Mobile Profile? Kan jeg velge ut fra hvilke bildeformater som støttes?
Kisses of death
Whenever I like a product, they stop making it. I feel like a walking Judas kiss.
I finally found a CD shelf I did like. Bought one. Two weeks later I ordered one more:
Just like my favorite HTML editor, HoTMetaL; bought by Corel, and killed.
Dangerous spin: Legal victory for file-swappers
True, but illegal music copying is still as illegal as it has always been. Which is good.
The ruling says that the RIAA has to leave police work to the police. Which is also good, whether you believe - or not - the rumours of a new RIAA boss having been involved at Waco.
I certainly don't want a society where police work is outsourced to the likes of Hell's Angels and Bandidos.
The ruling is also an invitation for Congress to change the law. If that happens, RIAA may well be able to use it to punish filesharing done before the law was updated - after all, sharing copyrighted material is illegal now, the only thing stopping the RIAA from getting you, is that they don't know who owned the IP address. Once they are allowed access to that information, they may get you retroactively, if they so please.
Nokia doesn't accept UTF-16 Unicode?
My UTF-16 test page doesn't work on Nokia 3410 connected via Faroese Telecom's gateway 22.214.171.124, nor via the built-in gateway of Nokia Mobile Browser 4.0 emulator.
Both FT and Nokia gateways return 0 bytes for this page. They get the Last-Modified right, though.
Openwave 5.1 removes the encoding declaration, converts to UTF-8 but gets it wrong, and complains that
the input ended before all started tags were ended.
If anyone has any ideas about using UTF-16 in WAP: Don't.
Warning: Office 2003 Imaging destroys TIFF files
I opened original TIFF in Microsoft Office 2003 Imaging.
That image needs ot be rotated 180 degrees, so I rotated 90 degrees twice, and tried to save.
Invalid file, but it still let me save it.
The resulting file is unreadable.
In true Microsoft style, if I try to open the old Wang/Microsoft Imaging with Start/Programs/Accessories/Imaging, the old program is gone, replaced with the new and dangerous one.
Flashback: Many years ago, I renamed IE to keep the production version while installing a beta.
Guess what? The beta installation found the old version anyway, and overwrote it. Given the chance, those guys would have tried a nuclear device right on their desk. (wishful thinking...)
btw, the Quicktime plugin is not very good at reporting its inability to read the image
Min vær-WAP er bedre
Amazon postal optimism
Amazon sent my stuff today, and estimates that I got it today, or earlier in December.
Jeg er nr 2 fra venstre...
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen- og hent en kald øl
Keiko dies from pneumonia.
Which is why we won't eat him.
Legislate against spam - delete the domain !
But what about deleting domains?
A Norwegian spam law could be enforced by deleting any spamming .no domain. Once a domain is clean, spam filters worldwide need only verify the origin of e-mail from that domain, and can skip content filtering. Which is good, because spam is now camouflaged so well, that a content based filter will inevitably stop legitimate communication.
.com will probably never be clean - but those of us who want to communicate about "erection" could do so from a clean domain, and avoid being stopped by spam filters.
A dirty-words filter may still stop that word, but that's the receiver's choice. By "clean", I mean free from spam, not free from dirty words.
Dopinglov som ikke forbyr bruk?
Forslaget forbyr distribusjon og besittelse av dopingmidler, men inneholder så vidt jeg kan se, ikke noe forbud mot bruk:
Tey í §§ 1 og 2 nevndu dopingevnir mugu ikki framleiðast, flytast inn, flytast út, seljast, flýggjast út, deilast út ella liggjast inni við uttan so, at talan er um nýtslu til sjúkufyribyrging ella -viðgerð ella til granskingarendamál.
Det vil vel i praksis si at det ikke vil være noen strafferettslig reaksjon for den som tester positivt for forbudte stoffer.
Begrunnelsen for forslaget, bygger på en total misforståelse av dopingproblemet:
Doping stríðir ímóti meginreglunum í ítróttarrørsluni, som hava við sær, at luttakararnir skulu kappast á jøvnum føti.
Oppfatningen er med andre ord at doping er forbudt, fordi det er juks.
I virkeligheten er det omvendt: Doping er juks, fordi det er forbudt; det er forbudt fordi det er farlig.
Anabole steroider gir problemer langt utenfor idretten: De er vanedannende, og de får folk til å oppføre seg dummere enn de ellers ville gjort. Så de hører vel egentlig under den generelle narkotikalovgivingen, ikke under en lov som handler om idrett.
The Captain is blind, and he cannot see
- Hættisliga Hulda: Sofía Nolsøe Mikkelsen
- Piratos: Sjúrður Simonsen
- Skiparin Einoygdi: Marius Thomasen
- Vippu Viggo: Róald Johannesen
The 4th Dimension in Faroese Politics
Traditionally, there are 3 dimensions in Faroese politics:
- left vs right
- moderate vs fundamentalist Christianity
- separatism vs unionism
With the forthcoming election in January 2004, the most important dimension is a forth one:
- honesty and transparency vs corruption and kleptocracy
That issue has broken up the separatist coalition.
That's OK with me; what good is a sovereign state, if it's ran by thieves?
(And what good is the present union with Denmark, if we are a lawless colony?)
Kokken er ferdig med å pille nese
Leikhúsjól i Havnar Sjónleikarfelag.
- Skipsrotta Rosina (Kristina Christiansen)
- Kokken Knetta Knút (Reimar N. Djurhuus)
- Hættisliga Hulda (Sofía Nolsøe Mikkelsen)
- Vippu Viggo (Róald Johannesen)
DAML - reinventing Prolog ?
Triumph des Willens - Amazon slalom
The only reason that Triumph des Willens is of interest in the UK, is that it is illegal in Germany?
Bouvet Island - Little Known Facts
> server NN.UNINETT.NO
Default Server: NN.UNINETT.NO
bv nameserver = nac.no
bv nameserver = server.nordu.net
bv nameserver = nn.uninett.no
nn.uninett.no internet address = 126.96.36.199
nac.no internet address = 188.8.131.52
server.nordu.net internet address = 184.108.40.206
server.nordu.net AAAA IPv6 address = 2001:948:0:f005:0:0:0:42
> server server.nordu.net
Default Server: server.nordu.net
*** server.nordu.net can't find bv.: Server failed
The Market prefers the Soviet Union over Russia
The Market has spoken:
- .su domain: $100/year
- .ru domain: $ 15/year