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Madrid

Madrid

I have set up a google map called About Madrid, and I visited it in order to attend a NESSI Steering Committee in January 2008. This is the first time this century that I have been here, my previous visit was in the 1980’s. My few pictures are on flickr. I returned in Oct 2008, and populated the maps with some more landmarks. I’d like to return sometime without a business agenda. Here are my pictures!

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Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania

Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania

I hope to travel on a holiday along the German Baltic coast sometime. I shall use my trusty ‘Rough Guide to Germany’ as my first and last reference book. Originally written in 2008, and still not done in 2018, but there’s still time, although I have got rid of the Rough Guide as it was out of date by then.

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Diablo

Diablo

This article was originally posted in Sep 2008, I said, “Only marginally an FRPG, more a hack & slash.”, but the bulk of this article is/was about how to play multi player and the home network hacks needed to make it work. 

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External Disk on an XP system

External Disk on an XP system

This article was originally written in 2008, and was copied to this wiki in June 2013. It covers both moving XP windows directories from the internal local drive to the external disk, and some wish scripting to check the disk was on and remind people to turn it on if not already done. This article talks about the disk, filesystems, transferring the data, and writing some tcl/tk scripts including an motd to manage the remote “My Documents” folder. I changed the title from “External Disk on the Dell” since I had re-purposed the disk by 2013. This is now deprecated.

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Share This

Share This

See http://sharethis.com/

To be continued

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    src="https://w.sharethis.com/button/sharethis.js#publisher=ba31e40c-9472-4900-9d84-7c77ffa1c9a8&amp;type=website">
</script>

From the blog article dated 8 Sep 2009… also repeated on Developing Snipsnap

Also see my Add This page. This was the name in the bliki, but I used both share and add this in the side bar.

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OpenLDAP

OpenLDAP

This page was originally set up when considering putting a personal LDAP server on the web. This didn’t happen, but the problem of having one address book permanently available still needs to be solved. I got as far as starting a server, although it seems I need root user privilege. None of the vendors help; they want this data private to them, and to create stickiness to them. I amended the page significantly in July 2013, when I copied it across to this wordpress wiki. I fixed the linkroll in March 2014 as I expect to want to install a server as part of my pump.io project.

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Add This

Add This

I created this page to test scripts published by http://addthis.com. It was originally created on the Qube. See below for early experiments for what I wrote at the time, all probably useless now. I have installed their wordpress widget and so even lower down on this page, after the article , are add this’s sharing buttons. I suppressed the plugin on my blogs some time ago, but Addthis exposed itself again when I implemented the Cronus theme in 2021.  ….

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Unearthed Arcana

Unearthed Arcana

“Unearthed Arcana” was a supplement to the AD+D V1.0 rules. Unearthed Arcana’s introduction and publication date was dated May 1st 1985. It had a number of variations from the V1.0 rules and introduced some additional sub races, and character classes, including the Barbarian and Cavalier. It also made the Paladin, a cavalier sub-class which at the time was a good thing as it increased the Paladin’s innate abilities, but is the slippery slope that leads us to the anaemic thing it is today! It also added a bunch of spells for all spell casting classes, introduced weapon specialisation and changed the way in which attribute generation occurred, recognising that the choice of class should come before the attribute rolls.

Another great feature was the enrichment of the demi-human multi- combinations and the enhanced level restrictions for demi-human multi-class options. …

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Seville

Seville

I copied this across on 24th June 2013 and tarted it up a bit. It’s seven years since we visited. Some of these links will be old, maybe broken, but certainly out of date.  I first visited Seville just before the Easter of 2006. As ever I used the Rough Guide to Andalucia to plan the holiday and posted some of my pictures in a set at flickr. The featured picture is from the Patio de Donacellas in the Real Alcazar.

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Montreal

It’s not as far as either Vancouver or New York, it hosts the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival although Edinburgh is nearer, and its in Canada.

The Guardian did a ad-sink article on the city the weekend of 28th October 2006. This is now almost availale at the Guardian Unlimited’s travel site. The ‘beenthere’ page is here… and the paper references the Tourism Montreal site.

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F1 Help and Support

On my Dell Dimension, there’s been a problem with “Help & Support”, it wouldn’t start on using the F1. Dell recommended a pcrestore, which since I had already done once, I didn’t want to repeat. I logged it in the Dell Community forum here… and joe53 referred me to Kelly’s Korner tweaks, line 235.

This is a registry update. I used this to fix the problem and I have documented my process on the Dell site.

Thanks to Joe & Kelly.

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Windows boot menu on a Dell

Windows Safe Mode

I am looking to boot my Dell Dimension 5150c into Safe Mode.

See the Dell support page where they state that to get into the boot menu, you must use the F8 button,after the basic input/output system (BIOS) has finished loading, but before the windows XP splash screen is displayed.

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