The event: http://itboxing.devbg.org/
I have a friend who once called and asked whether I could loan him 100 000 bucks just as easily as if he has said 'let's go have a cup of coffee'.
So for his birthday he got:
I have a bad feeling in my mouth. Too bad, it would have been a good T-shirt sign: 12 exams in 1 month. Now it's gonna be even longer 10/11 exams passed, 1/2 failed in one month 🙂
The last two days I went skiing (well, actually snowboarding) with a friend with which I haven't before and learned some new tricks. Now 180° turns aren't a problem. First the training started with doing (trying to do) turns without jumps (this is really exhausting because a jump alleviates the whole thing - rises you in the air), then little by little I started testing steep jumps with low speed (rises you high without being fast) and it worked.
Some of the turns (when riding on the back edge of the board) can be done in an easier manner when part of it is touching the snow while turning - it looks like doing half a circle. This way if there's some unevenness it can be used to help lift the board.
The whole thing took a lot more energy than usual, because of all the jumping and falling down. Now I have muscle aches all over my body, but it was worth it.
There are no pictures because it's hard to take some with two pairs of gloves and wrist-protectors in the middle.
After a ton of spam email, and numerous invitations for outrageously stupid quizzes I was thinking of closing my facebook account.
Today I saw an invitation to support: "Stop violence in porn animation" cause.
The account will stay open - facebook emails are now forwarded to my PHUN folder.
After a month and a half of homeworks, essays, analyses and exams, it's all over. There are still four exams pending, but the studying is over.
Life is beautiful again 🙂
Since yesterday there are problems connecting to Google:
There are time-outs connecting even from the states.
Really strange. Search and Calendar work fine, Gmail does not even load:
Google reader does not load.
It all on periods - it works, it doesn't, ...
Update: Gmail, calendar work in IE, they do not in firefox - no idea.
A friend experieces the same issues but with different services (Docs)...
I had an issue for quite a while with pingbacks in dasBlog:
Request for the permission of type 'System.Net.WebPermission, ...
at newtelligence.DasBlog.Runtime.Proxies.WeblogUpdatesClientProxy.Ping(String weblogName, String weblogUrl)
at newtelligence.DasBlog.Runtime.BlogDataServiceXml.PingWeblogsWorker(Object argument)
The action that failed was:
The type of the first permission that failed was:
It comes up that medium trust allows opening connections only to originHost (I guess localhost).
Here's how I solved it:
|<IPermission class="WebPermission" ...|
and add some additional URIs:
These addresses were in %dasBlog%\SiteConfig\WebServices.xml
I had some free time today (just trying to avoid studying) so I decided to dismantle my laptop (due to heating problems).
With some help from my roommate (a lot more experienced than me in that area) I finally found the screw that stopped me the last few times and opened it.
Everything was fine until I settled my eyes on the fan. But first to explain - the fan gets fresh air from beneath it and blows it through a radiator. The radiator itself is connected with a heat pipe to the processor, graphics card and some other stuff. So back to the story - I'm seeing the radiator and the fan and between them I see a "block" of dirt - it was like a chocolate bar - thick and shaped like a rectangle. (Sadly enough I was so excited that I forgot to take pictures).
So after an hour of cleaning and few attempts of assembling it (one of the times nearly until the end until I saw the fan standing outside), we tried it.
The temperatures before the cleaning:
65-85 depending on the usage and access to fresh air (being on a couch for example)
65-80 depending on the usage and access to fresh air
No thermometer, but generally quite hot.
After the cleaning:
40-55 The fan doesn't even start, but when it does start it could drop it to 39 (previously a number I could only dream for)
~55; After I watch a movie I could say more.
mild to warm
I'm having ~20 degrees drop in temperatures.
That's amazing. It was undreamed of.
Update: pictures of the dirt in the radiators:
Look at this:
The message boxes are from a software that's supposed to be a spell-checker for Bulgarian.
Can this software fail at displaying Bulgarian characters?
The software is called Cyrilla Correct 2007 - it is intended for MS Office 2007 and this is a clean install of the trial version. This happens on first use.
A crap, I'm disappointed. And this is supposed to be the best thing on the market.
Does anybody know anything better? (Something that would work as seamlessly as Firefox's spell checker)