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US centric AltGr keyboard layout

Monday, September 28th, 2009

For those using a typical US keyboard layout, but with the need to use the Euro sign. I used the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to make a copy of the US-International keyboard and remove all the dead-keys. So basically it’s a normal US keyboard layout, with all the Alt-Gr goodies with it. United States-AltGr layout […]

Server Upgrade

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

My blog has migrated to a server with a new IP address (this is being served off the new server). I had to upgrade WordPress too, which means I now have shiny new 2.5.1. Go me!

Win32 Ansi

Monday, September 19th, 2005

I’m busy developing the irc-transport for and the debuging output is coloured via ANSI escape sequences. This works great on a linux terminal, or via PuTTY, but not so great in a win32 console. I searched quite hard on Google for a ‘modern’ ansi.sys or replacement, but couldn’t find anything. So here’s my […]


Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

Last week was holiday time. We went to Magalies Park in JHB. Bevan and Kim came up to visit us last Saturday and we stopped by the Cheese Farm *yummy*. We also popped into Sun City and the Valley of the Waves later in the week. One the way back, we stopped in at the […]

An Evening or Two Wasted

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Friday night was well ‘wasted’ at one of the Claremont Dramatic Society’s Members’ Evenings. The performers sang pretty much the full collection of Tom Lehrer’s songs from his original performance. Including my favourite: ‘Poisoning Pigeons In The Park’ On Saturday night we found ourselves at Mike’s Karaoke 21st (mike, mike, mike, mike – see Finding […]

new domain

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

I registered my new domain yesterday ( Currently it’s a 301 redirect to my old domain, but over the course of the next week or so I will be reversing that. Hopefully all the search engines come by in time for them to get the new url. The move was mainly motiviated by the fact […]

monitoring a dynamic ip interface with mrtg

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

I setup MRTG to monitor my ADSL connection, but what I was really watching was the network card on the pc with the pppoe client. Unfortunatly mrtg doesn’t seem to have a way of monitoring an ip that can change, you have to go on MAC address (pppoe mac is undefined), or interface number (which […]

Powered by ADSL

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

After serveral phone calls I’d practically given up, but just after 9pm the ADSL installation tech phoned to ask if he could come and install. Thanks to Mr. Sampie and Mr. Molab I now have ADSL, YAY!

no ADSL, no Power

Monday, April 11th, 2005

It rained (and hailed apparently) a lot on Sunday, so on Monday morning work was without power. So I got to spend the day at home harassing the ADSL installers for my ADSL that was supposed to be installed on Friday (8th April 2005). If I’m luckly i might be able to get someone to […]