Desktop: Numb

Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-10-17

I created this desktop wallpaper a few months ago, but never got around to posting it.

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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.

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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:

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Krypton 2.0.0 b1 Released

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-02-28

Krypton, a projekt I started two years ago, is finally out.

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Japanese Bamboo

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-02-01

The Bamboo projekt site has been getting a lot of traffic from Japan, and following the referrers back I’ve found a few blog articles about it, of which these are the best two. So if you happen to 日本語ができます, then you might like to check these out:

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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.

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Diggnation Blocked in Thailand

Hansar Cafe / Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-04-11

Diggnation is blocked in Thailand today for some reason

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Angthong

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”.

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Tellurium 1.0.0 b1 Released

Hansar Cafe / Bar, Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-02-16

Tellurium is a ClassLoader framework for Java. It provides the ability to load and unload modules into a running Java application while maintaining isolation of dynamically loaded classes.

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Bamboo 1.0.1 Released

Home, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007-01-16

Last night I released Bamboo 1.0.1 to sourceforge.net. Bamboo is really something of a thinkpiece. It is one solution to the problem of laying out content for the web, a problem space that I think the existing technologies of HTML and CSS don’t adequately solve.

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