Archive for September, 2004

Redirecting stdout to a file

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Handy tip from one of the MS bloggers:

Snippets - redirecting stdin,stdout,stderr to a file
If you have a Windows app, and the code you are working with does a lot of printf() debugging, then you can’t see the output because there’s no console window. Using this tip could be quite useful for this.

Today’s Stuff

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

from Blue’s News:

Xbox 2 peripherals to be compatible with PCs
Well duh, they always were. They’re just making it “official” now. This coming from MS who wanted people to *never* associate the Xbox with the PC. “It’s just a game machine. ONLY a game machine, that’s all!”

Movie:
Instant Mess
Sometimes I feel like this at work.

Earthquake!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

Did you feel it?
It was a little scary, especially being on the 6th floor of my building… a whole lot of rocking back and forth.

But I’d take that any day of the week instead of 3 hurricanes in like 1 month…

That UCLA guy that predicted the earthquake… He was close! Too bad he already retracted his prediction. But of course, predicting that there’s going to be an earthquake in California is like predicting there’s going to be rain in Seattle, right?

Funniest News from Today

Monday, September 27th, 2004

from bluesnews:
DNF Gets Physical

I seriously can’t believe this even got posted. Hilarious.

Who owns that process?

Monday, September 27th, 2004

I run Task Manager all the time. It’s always minimized in my tray. But sometimes the list of processes doesn’t give enough info. Take for example the 4 svchost.exe processes. What are they doing? Well, with XPSP2, you can now do the following command line and get what service own the process:
c:>tasklist /svc /fo table

Neat!

(Taken from Uses for the TaskList Command Line app in Windows XP SP2)

Today’s news

Monday, September 27th, 2004

from bluesnews:

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Demo
Should be a fun waste of time. I was a little disappointed that the game wasn’t going to be developed “in-house” by Chris Sawyer, so we’ll see if it lives up to his attention to detail that made the game great.

Rumor Control: The top-loading, no-HDD, neo-PS2
Check out the pictures in this article. Wow, that PS2 is thin!
Also, the bottom of the article has a small mention about Xbox 2 backward compatibility. It’s all speculation at this point, but they’ve come to the same conclusion I did when I heard that the Virtual PC software is going to be worked on by the Xbox team.

Gallery added

Friday, September 24th, 2004

I’ve added a gallery for pictures. This is the same gallery that James uses on his site (www.jamesvanmetre.net). I finally got around to installing it on my web site. So hopefully you’ll see a lot more pictures added, instead of the ones that are years old. Hard to believe that Emily was born *4* years ago!

Here’s the link
www.eddiefast.com/gallery

Hello World!

Friday, September 24th, 2004

Welcome to my blog. Those who know me know that I rarely update my website, so this is a pretty big change for me.

I like to pull random links that I find interesting and send them out to others that I think might find interesting as well. But often is the case when I realize that other people may find those links interesting as well. So I was convinced to start a Blog to share those links with all. (thanks deweese!)

I’m not a web guy, so this cool blog interface is just the thing I need to quickly jot down links and ideas without having to deal with .html at all. Neat!

Well, we’ll see how it goes….