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July 15th, 2014

December 27th, 2016

Migration @ 02:05 pm

Current Location: room
Current Music: none
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Moved to Dreamwidth in case of LJ problems.

February 18th, 2016

I'm Back! @ 07:25 am

Current Location: room
Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: None
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I'm finally back. I'm all into C, C++, C#, etc... (I've already managed to forget something, unintentionally, but anyway!!!). Oh, I veeery much hope I'll restore data from an old desktop, though(that's a long story).

And I personally hope the person whom I talked to over Skype for hours will be back.

August 5th, 2014

Learning Java... @ 06:57 am

Trying to learn Java in an attempt to extend my programming knowledge in general. I already know C and its ... hmm.. forks, though, as well as PHP/MySQL. Java seems to be hardish to learn at first sight. I'll probably get more of it in half a year. I wish I didn't have other things to do, though. And usually it takes me 2-3 months to learn a language more or less satisfactorily. One has to practise, practise and practise to avoid forgetting all the stuff, though!

I'll probably try Python some time later.

July 30th, 2012

Winter! @ 12:01 am

Current Mood: tired tired
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by Robert Louis Stevenson

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap
Me in my comforter and cap;
The cold wind burns my face, and blows
Its frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding cake.

Nice...although it almost never snows down under.

July 8th, 2012

DHCP is on! @ 10:02 pm

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Finally! No manual IP assigning anymore! I've finally managed to get around to that!
Shame on me ;-)

February 20th, 2012

Closed @ 07:50 am

Current Mood: anxious anxious

Just typed in pcw.co.uk and got referred to a different site. They no longer publish one of my favourite PC magazines :-(

Sold! @ 07:20 am

Current Mood: anxious anxious
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I was about to buy two Wi-Fi cards that support Windows 95 (I often experiment with old systems installing them onto desktop computers). I opened the site and found out they had got sold
:-((( They were the only ones I was able to find to work in Windows 95/98 (most new cards are made for Windows 7). I'd also like to get them to test them out in Linux. Gonna keep on waiting till they get on sale again.

January 30th, 2012

Awesome! @ 07:18 am

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1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
11. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
26. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.

via ninemsn.com.au

December 13th, 2011

New router @ 12:15 pm

Current Mood: normal
Current Music: Sim City 3000 - Magic City
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Unfortunately, the old router is really not able to provide Wi-Fi coverage for all the apartment. The antenna is irreplaceable, so a new one was bought. Now it's alright... Luckily, no additional configuring is needed :-)

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