Search: The Mozzie Awards – The Winners Are…

November 10th, 2002 by Richy B. No comments »

Well, voting has now closed in the ODP “Mozzie awards November 2002”, and I must say I’m disappointed. I didn’t win! *sob*. In the category of ‘Best Editall’, I came a lowly joint 15th with 2.4% of the vote (6 votes). 15th out of 35 isn’t too bad is it?
A final rallying by myself in the dying hours of the polls (with oblique references to The Prisoner in the form of “If Number 2 is runner-up then who is Number 1? is Number 6” and “Vote for me (in Best Editall and/or Best Ambassador)! A vote for me is a vote for variety!” helped increase my standing in the ‘Best Ambassador’ poll to joint 10th position with 9 votes (5.1% of all votes cast went to me). Question is – is 10th out of 17 better or worse than 15th out of 35?

Never mind, it was a hell of a lot of fun and I’m going to try even harder next time (I’ve gotta win one of these days – and if it wasn’t for those pesky newbies I would have gotten away with it). Congratulations all those who took part, many thanks to all those that voted, commiserations to those who didn’t win, thanks to all the ‘non-nominated editors’ which help make ODP the place it is and to the winners – “I’ll get you next time….”

Blogging: Blogchalked

November 10th, 2002 by Richy B. No comments »

I’ve just been over to BlogChalking and, “chalked” my blog. Basically, I get a happy smiley pointy haired icon that when you hover over it gives you some information such as: United Kingdom, Leicestershire, Leicester, Leicester, English, Richard, Male, 21-25, ODP, web development. which has something to do with weblogs 🙂 I’m so easily please at the moment – heh.

Blogging: Blogger Code

November 10th, 2002 by Richy B. No comments »

I’ve just gone and generated my blogger code and it is: B4 d++ t+ k+ s u– f i o+ x e+ l c (decoder). Yeah, it says I’ve been blogging for much longer than this Blog has been active (so longer than 3 days 🙂 ), but I did maintain one over at Slashdot, but I felt I needed a bit more ‘control’ over it. I had already zapped the old entries from Slashdot (although I have HD backups) for some inane reason, but don’t expect them back quite yet.

Books: Bible in Five Words

November 10th, 2002 by Richy B. No comments »

Davezilla (with thanks to Natalie) has got the entire Old Testament and New Testament of The Bible in ‘five words per chapter’ format. And with descriptions such as “Matthew: Verily, Christ was way cool.” how can you not enjoy the Bible?
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Techy: Autocompletion in Win2k

November 10th, 2002 by Richy B. No comments »

I run Windows 2000 Professional as a desktop PC (my server runs Debian Linux: using the best tools for the best job IMHO). But one thing I do like about Linux is the ‘auto-complete’ function (start typing a path, hit tab, and the path is filled in for you), but Win 2k doesn’t support it. Or does it?. Yep – once these simple instructons have been followed:

  1. Go Start->Run->’regedit’ (this starts the registry editor: so be careful!)
  2. Go to “My computer”->”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”->”SOFTWARE”->”Microsoft”->”Command Processor”
  3. Change the Command Processor key “CompletionChar” to ’09’ (it doesn’t matter if you have it in decimal or hexidecimal, as since the value is below decimal 10, it’s the same in both). 09 is the ASCII code of the TAB key (and that takes me back to my BBC programming days *sigh*)
  4. Exit regedit

Next time you are at the command line (Start->Run->cmd) try typing something like “cd Doc” and hitting TAB, it’ll change to ‘cd “Documents and Settings“‘ for you. Yipee!

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