Archive for the ‘General’ Category

ULS GRUB Splash, boot splash and loaders

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

I’ve been messing with this idea in my head for a while now. The artwork can probably be improved a lot, but considering that I only have 14 colors to work with for starters, and the fact that the kernel frame buffer can be a PITA to work with, I’m quite chuffed. Frankly: It took longer to get the flippen video uploaded and working than it took to do the work…

MWeb touted with good service?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

This short entry outlines my experiences with them on Tuesday and this morning. Needless to say – if another companies name appear on this blog it’s almost always for the wrong reasons.


Saturday, October 16th, 2010

The regionals of the ACM ICPC takes place every year around October. Today was that day for 2010. This posts just documents my experiences around the preperation leading up to the event, what went wrong, what went right, and some notes regarding AbacusCM.

Ticketing Systems and email

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

So after some experience with working with these on both sides of the fence I’ve formed some rather strong-willed opinions on these things. Both good and bad, a lot of common mis-use from users, mis-perceptions from developers and support staff, as well as some other frustrations.