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The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)
by Joel Spolsky

... A couple of years ago, a beta tester for FogBUGZ was wondering whether it could handle incoming email in Japanese. Japanese? They have email in Japanese? I had no idea. When I looked closely at the commercial ActiveX control we were using to parse MIME email messages, we discovered it was doing exactly the wrong thing with character sets, so we actually had to write heroic code to undo the wrong conversion it had done and redo it correctly. ...

DC Gamer Club / Re: Humble Indie Bundle 4 is now live
« on: December 20, 2011, 11:46 PM »
$1 Min. Price For Getting Steam Keys

Hey guys, we’ve noticed that a number of un-humble users are buying lots of Humble Indie Bundle 4’s for one penny, and then using their Steam codes to “legitimize” automated Steam accounts in order to increase their odds of winning prizes in Valve’s current raffle promotion.

Found Deals and Discounts / Re: 24-Hours Giveaway - VX Search Pro
« on: October 24, 2011, 05:22 AM »
Thank you!  :up:

I've just installed the program and tried a simple search to find text file (TXT) file. When I double-click in the search result pane, the program shows file properties instead of opening it according to file association (in this case open with Notepad). I also miss standard context menu like in Windows Explorer or Everything.

Verizon is making a significant change to its privacy policy for mobile users -- and by default, you're opted in.

"Verizon is making a significant change to its privacy policy for mobile users this week. By default, the company will now use a bunch of your info for "certain business and marketing reports" and for "making mobile ads you see more relevant.""

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Living Room / Re: AWOL
« on: July 24, 2011, 09:21 PM »
I'm glad you come back.  :Thmbsup:

Perhaps it is important news. I read in The Register that StartCom, which operates StartSSL, suffered a security breach that occurred last Wednesday.

Web authentication authority suffers security breach

Living Room / Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading List
« on: April 29, 2011, 09:45 PM »
A Voyage to Arcturus - David Lindsay


Living Room / Re: Happy Birthday Renegade!
« on: April 23, 2011, 02:37 AM »
I wish you a very happy birthday!   :)

I read many e-books from and right now I am reading The Bootstrapper's Bible by Seth Godin.

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: January 05, 2011, 12:19 AM »
Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
Katherine Crowley and Katherine Crowley Page
[ review ]

T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: December 29, 2010, 08:22 PM »
I use T-Clock 2010 but I don't have external speaker.  :(
My wish: Allow user to use PC Speaker's beep for hourly chime.  :)

In addition, in case anyone else is hunting around similarly:

The original X-COM, "UFO: Enemy Unknown" ticked so many boxes for me. It's the only game I've ever played through three full times. There's an updated version which is really nice here:   - and it's only $4.99!?

Similar game I played several years ago:
UFO - Alien Invasion

That's strange too. Can anyone open the file here (mediafire) or here (Let's Crate) in your version of Excel / Calc and confirm the behaviour?

I prepared worksheet for a client using Excel 2007. I locked certain cells and protected the sheet using Review|Protect Sheet menu.

For compatibilty, I opened it in Calc (version 3.2.0) and found out that it canceled the Excel's sheet protection; all locked cell can be altered.

Is it a bug in Excel or in Calc?

Living Room / Re: I have a problem buying software abroad
« on: December 05, 2010, 05:04 AM »
Read also an article about Mail Forwarding Service []

Living Room / Re: "Check mail every ??? minutes"
« on: December 04, 2010, 08:46 AM »
I check mail manually when I have time and if I am required / asked to.

N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 TaskDaddy Missing/Future Features Poll
« on: November 03, 2010, 03:40 AM »
Tough choices! But I really need the support for the following feature:
  • support recurring tasks
  • ability to customize reminder time

Keep up the good work!  :Thmbsup:

I like your web application but unfortunately I only have limited Internet connection. Keep up the good work!  :Thmbsup:

I have downloaded and registered the give away version (v.1.37 build 217), thanks for the offer. I use it to collect SQL script but I get minor issue though!
  • Every word that has "." (dot) in the midle is automatically converted to URL. For example: customer.firstname
  • If date entered with "dd-mm-yyyy" format then AllMyNotes thinks it a phone number

Living Room / Re: Texting on the rise
« on: October 16, 2010, 07:11 PM »
Erm, 3000/month is more than possible

My current mobile plan offers me 3000 SMS per month...i usually breach this limit

I pay 7 cent per day (opt-in) to get SMS package that allows a maximum of 100000 SMS sent per day. Receiving SMS is free. Very cheap.  :)

Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Windows countdown timer
« on: October 12, 2010, 09:18 PM »
Well, I love SnapTimer!  :Thmbsup: I have been looking for countdown timer that displays time in taskbar.

What about this one line command?


No GUI though!

I have WinZip license (for old version). I use 7zip (command line) daily at work and home. I know that it's interface need improvement but it gets the job done.  :up:

Thanks for your suggestion!  :up: I will study the linked threads.

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