I made up a video of me walking through the Leviathan Challenge from Overthewire.org, and enclose it below. It turns out that adding suspiciously hip music to the audio track causes Google to mute the entire thing. So, enjoy the hacks in peace! Continue reading →
I’ve listened to Mel’s music for a while, and just found out that not only does she have a presence in Second Life, but that she’s about the most online-y musician I’ve met, having a presence on Facebook as well where you can listen to her tunes via iLike and YouTube.
Do your ears a favour, and listen to this welsh chanteuse. Better yet, attend one of her gigs, buy her CD, and support real independent music.
A yummy mummy. Now if only I still had my drumkit.
I recently ran a Belarc scan of my computer so I could tell my friend the toasty loveliness that sits beneath my system cabinet (well I think its lovely). I noticed that I had 85 security hot fixes missing.
Wondering what Automatic Updates was doing, I fired up Microsoft Update, and it gnomically told me that the WGA had “failed to install” with a variety of bizarre errors, but the root cause turned out to be 0x80070005. Not to be deterred by what is a pretty obscure error message, I tracked this down to the permissions on the registry, and discovered the following fix (since a Google search revealed this to be a pretty widespread issue, I thought it worth documenting this, as Microsoft’s website is not clear).
Download and install SubInACL. Make sure its in your command line PATH (I put mine in %windir%/System32). SubInACL is a command-line tool that enables administrators to obtain security information about files, registry keys, and services, and transfer this information from user to user, from local or global group to group, and from domain to domain.
Create the following script (I called mine c:\reset.cmd):
I can’t believe that Squeeze don’t have a record deal. Mind you, I suppose the Beatles don’t either.
In other news, I have my mobile phone successfully hooked up to my wifi network, and can catch up on the vast slew off stuff coming into my RSS Reader from the comfort of… well, anywhere. I’m now working up the courage to install the Jajah phonelet….