While doing a routine install of a scanner I discovered something interesting – an error message while processing a test image: The scanner software recognizes money and refuses to process it, to make it harder for the kids to produce counterfeits. Does anyone out there know since when this functionality is being implemented?
Debian did release its Version 7 – named after the cuddly Penguin of the movie ToyStory, Wheezy. Time to update? Sure – painless as usual: Backup (did I already mention that I love vmware snapshots?) first, followed by a traditional update to have it all set before doing the real update: apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Nowadays, when buying a new laptop, you may choose whether you like to have a SSD disk or a traditional ‘spinning disk’. There’s nothing special about it, you might say but I could observe that the HDD drives used are the cheapest crap available: 5400 RPM and a lousy small cache. A recent disk should be at 7200 […]
If you run out of disk space, it’s time to get yourself a newer one; Basic rule for users. In my case, I’m just the one who’s doing the technical work behind, which is less troublesome than the user. To save me some headache, I usually start by replacing the disk in the PC first and wiring up […]
I’m fed up with Windows 8 on my Lenovo W530 and the troubles I am facing. To name a few: No support for the color calibration sensor by pantone, VMware vSphere only works with a few hacks (and doesn’t show consoles),… I have to admit, Microsoft did a few new good things with Windows 8, but all in […]
It’s not a secret that I tend to dislike apple for the way they raped BSD to get it useable for the masses, but what they do to me from the programmers point of view, is insane. Let’s start out with a simple MAMP installation (Mac, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and a plain system() call in php: system(“kill […]