Creating an ISO with dd under Cygwin
Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-11-01
Alright, this is a “blog it so I don’t forget it” post.
Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-10-17
I created this desktop wallpaper a few months ago, but never got around to posting it.
Using the new Apple Keyboard on a PC
Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2007-08-22
I’ve been shopping for a new keyboard for a few weeks now. The keys on my old board have been getting harder to press down, and frequently don’t connect unless you hit them direct on. Probably a combination of age, dust and cheapness. After doing a bit of research to make sure it would work okay with a PC, I ended up getting one of the new Apple keyboards which were announced not long after I started shopping around.
Thailand Expat Tips
Hansar Cafe / Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-03-22
A few random tips I’ve picked up from organizing different things over the past couple of months:
Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-10-27
Often while naming variables or methods I’ve noticed that some related words have the same number of characters. I love this because it makes your code so much prettier, and I started keeping notes of these paired words. Here’s what I’ve found so far:
Quick and Dirty Dual-Boot Setup
Home, Elsternwick, Australia, 2007-09-30
This is almost certainly not the “right” way to set up a dual-boot system. But: it’s quick-and-dirty, and it works. Tutorials on setting up dual-boot often get you to create a boot floppy, but as I don’t have a floppy drive in my laptop, after a few iterations, I ended up doing it this way. The process set out below is adapted from that described in an article from the Ubuntu forums.
Diggnation Blocked in Thailand
Hansar Cafe / Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-04-11Diggnation is blocked in Thailand today for some reason
Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-03-15
This weekend just gone, I went down to Koh Samui and Angthong National Marine Park with a group of friends from work. It was such a great trip that I want to write something about it as much to enable me to remember it as anything. I’ve actually been to Angthong before, 5 years ago, but I remembered liking it so much last time that I jumped at the chance to go again. By the way, the correct way to pronounce Koh is “Go”, like in the English word “got”, with a very short vowel sound. The standard Thai to Roman transliteration makes it look like you should pronounce it like “coa” in the word “coat”.