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Modern software requiring disabling of UAC? No thanks.

Picked up a D-Link DCS-930L¬†for cheap; plugged it in, upgraded firmware, all that. Went to install the desktop software and it requires disabling UAC to run; I don’t know what kind of developers they have over a D-Link, but no, I’m not disabling UAC just to use your webcam.

Written by Ry Jones

14 November 2012 at 10:48

Posted in Tech

Falsehoods (or, reasonable assumptions programmers make)

Written by Ry Jones

27 August 2012 at 12:04

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Develop an app for Windows 8, take home some cheddar

$200k on the line, here. It’s unclear if $100k or $140k is the top prize possible, but there it is.

Written by Ry Jones

13 July 2012 at 11:15

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Idiots

Lots of people are complaining that Facebook didn’t double in price today; what this means is that Facebook left almost no money on the table when they sold the stock, and that people trying to churn and burn got left holding the bag. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing. Facebook raked in the chips; good for them.

Written by Ry Jones

18 May 2012 at 10:32

Posted in Tech

Influx

Lefty is moving to the Bay Area to start a new gig at Facebook – here is a guide I helped with in 1997, which should be called “Welcome to the Silicon Valley“. News flash: Nothing has changed; ironically, he’ll be working on the same campus Tom and I worked on when we were at Sun. We were all pretty proud when it was printed in Good Morning Silicon Valley, which really was the first thing everyone read in the morning.

Written by Ry Jones

15 May 2012 at 19:50

Posted in Tech

I had forgotten

Picked up an iPod touch last night and loaded a bunch of podcasts on it; I had forgotten the best feature of playback on iPods: 2x playback. Christ, I hate people talking at 1x. Since I only use my Zune for podcasts, this is the end of that. Sad day.

Written by Ry Jones

8 May 2012 at 12:25

Posted in Tech

Switch begins

Plugged both the mini and my desktop into a DVI switchbox. Installing TF2 and DoD:S, then going to bed.

Written by Ry Jones

30 April 2012 at 17:59

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