...All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain....

- soliloquy from Blade Runner

Bits and bytes do get lost, awash in the rain of data flow that is Internet. They slip away from us, never to found again... some of them will be captured here, many more will not... like tears in rain...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What the font?


Send and image of the text to figure out what's the font used.

The server was unable to process the request due to an internal error

 The server was unable to process the request due to an internal error

To turn on includeExceptionDetailInFaults, add the following tag in the web.config:
                <behavior name="">
                    <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="true" />
                    <serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="true" />


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Voyager I is near the edge of Solar system

Voyager I is going to tell us where exactly that border is.

That little capsule is traveling since 1977, and it is still going :) Hats off to Voyager!


I used to watch Carl Sagan Cosmos documentaries when I was little. One of them was dedicated to Voyager journey. There was so much excitement and positive energy then. Carl Sagan was great science teacher, he was one of those rare people with a gift to convey his knowledge and his love for the science.

In the meantime, I think many people stopped believing that Voyager will make it out of solar system. Hearing that both capsules are still going and faithfully sending data back is bringing back some of the enthusiasm of that time.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Streissand effect

So, there is a name for that.
Somebody tries to squash information on Internet, and as a consequence, it explodes, far surpassing original significance:


You would think people will learn by now, but I see it happening again and again and again...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock

 Where lizards come from? For the people watching "The Big Bang Theory", Spock is no brainer - Sheldon's definition of perfect is Spock, but lizard???

 Here's the story behind it:


IE 7 tax

Somebody heard my plea to find a way to stop people from using IE - they are charging IE7 tax to their customers :)


Ok, just for version 7 but still!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Javascript MVC library

Sounds promising:


Legend says that crowd is still singing ...

 This was one of the comments on youtube for this song, and I loved it - it showed how awesome Blind Guardian is live:


This is studio version of that same song - Hansi struggling to contain the power of his voice so it will not overshadow the guitars:


Patch Wednesday or why IE is still such a bad idea


Please use any other browser, please!

Why incompetent think they are awesome

 This was very interesting article on Ars Techica about how people who are incompetent are not able to judge how competent they are, because that would require those same skills they are actually lacking.

 End result is that you are flabbergasted how people who are clearly incompetent are so sure they are sharpest knives around.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bits in rain

Gingerbread update and My Touch 4g

I've recenlty updated my TMobile My Touch 4g to Gingerbread and my Swipe become unusable. It couldn't recognize almost any word- it will replace you with Roy. How annoying is that it couldn't recognize even such simple everyday words!

I couldn't figure out what was going on.
 Finally, I've stumbled upon this page:

By default, language is changed to ES (Spanish,) instead of EN (English). No wonder nothing worked! I've changed it and now Swype works perfect again.