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December, 2004

  • PasteOff: Clipboard-To-Image-File Utility

    PasteOff Strange New Disturbance I've been testing PjPic , and it addresses many deficiencies of PasteOff (multi-profile!). If you like PasteOff, you might like PjPic more. Or as well! Fiddling: PasteOff Image Saving Thing As I mentioned in...
  • ISA 2004 FAQ: What Happened To Cache-Only Mode?

    [Update 20050210 - emphasis added] Well, it's not called that any more, and we use Network Templates to repurpose an existing ISA box without reinstallation now. Much nicer, don't you think? If you've a single network adapter ISA 2004 installation and...
  • Office Holiday Terror: The Airzooka

    In one of my rather more sugar-induced and less technically reasoned Holiday Season moods, I decided to buy an Airzooka from LatestBuy . For the technically-minded, Dan's review says it all . It was delivered the next day (kudos to Latestbuy for the speedy...
  • More Fiddling: PasteOff 0.5

    PasteOff is back, bigger, stronger and with more error handling. OK, barely more error handling. It's a fun project, not a production one, mmkay? PasteOff is a quick'n'dirty utility that saves images from the clipboard to a pre-arranged location in JPEG format, with a randomly generated filename (or one you specify), and can run a utility/script against the saved image afterwards.
  • PasteOff Upload Script

    This is a sample script that's quite similar to the Upload.CMD I use with PasteOff (fixed the download links, by the way), to upload images to my blog site. Customize the variables at the top, and upload away... As a note, it is really important not to...
  • So What's Your Game Of The Year 2004?

    Some excellent titles to choose from that make my shortlist (in no particular order): Halo 2 Far Cry Half-Life 2 Chronicles of Riddick Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising Project Gotham Racing 2 A good year...
  • PasteOff 0.6. More Image Formats.

    PNG, BMP, JPG, TIF can be output. Sometimes they might even work, too! As a note, when upgrading, previous settings aren't migrated. I'm using binary serialization to store the configuration options, and when the format changes (eg, I add stuff), I break...
  • A 'Savings' of what?

    At least I know I'm not the only one that finds the use of the plural "savings" in a singular context confusing and - well - wrong! http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=savings "A savings of $50"... bah. Should be "A saving of $50".
  • The Guts Of PasteOff

    Ahh, my first day off. Just catching up on blogs, editing theme tunes for the Smartphone (heheh Knight Rider), playing a little Chronicles of Riddick... it's all fun. No family commitments until this evening. Sweet. Oh, and repeatedly trying to get the...
  • MSN Spaces: My First Week. And a bit.

    I'll put on my cheerleading skirt for a moment - well done to the MSN Spaces team . It rocks. I love it. It took a few false starts to get the hang of it, but now I'm really liking the little corner I've carved. I love it so much that I've pretty much...
  • Fiddling: PasteOff Image Saving Thing

    As I mentioned in my post about MSN Spaces , I've got this weird habit of wanting to convert clipboard BMPs into JPGs directly, with a minimum of actual steps expended. So, I hacked together a little applet - let's call it version 0.1 - that converts...
  • Ooh, MSN Spaces! (beta)

    I have to hand it to the MSN guys, this was a pretty slick way to set up a blog . It looks particularly good for the first-time blogger that doesn't have a ton of legacy posts behind them. If you haven't blogged, perhaps this will change your mind? As...
  • Up, up and away. Did I mention "up"?

    Off on vacation from 24th Dec to 10th Jan, so my last day of "real" work this year is tomorrow. Thanks to all three readers (that's 150% up on last year) for your comments, help, and occasional bouts of sanity. I hope you all have a safe and happy New...
  • My First Smartphone

    Embracing the Christmas Spirit, I figured I'd get an i-mate SP3i from Telstra . So far, I'm pretty impressed with it. I've sent a couple of blogs to my Spaces site via Activesync over GPRS, including photos (yep, my first camera phone). The quality of...
  • PasteOff 0.7. Lots of tweaks.

    Oops, it's 1:45 am. Still, new version is baked, and it's pretty much what I want from a utility thing. Coolest new feature: now leaves a user-defined string on the clipboard. Also, stuff that 0.6 broke should work better. Download on the PasteOff page...