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Archive for June, 2006

JavaScript Solver for Wei-Hwa’s Puzzle #3

Posted: Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 @ 10:36 pm in Code, Google, Web Tech | Comments Off

I’ve written a javascript program (latest version) which finds the solution to Wei-Hwa’s Puzzle Challenge #3 (formerly the Da Vinci Code Quest module). You can add his puzzle module to your Google Homepage here: fusion.google.com/add… or if you don’t want to sign up to get a Personalized Google Homepage, the latest puzzle is being posted [...]

Launch files and load URLs from the command line

Posted: Saturday, June 10th, 2006 @ 10:41 am in MS Windows | Comments Off

Here’s a couple of tips I discovered while writing a script to analyze my web logs and then load the .html file with the analysis in a browser*:
Problem #1 - Have a script load an .html file in your browser (under MS Windows)
Solution - Run the command: start fileName.html
Problem #2 - The start command does [...]

Create Hard Links in Windows

Posted: Friday, June 2nd, 2006 @ 11:51 pm in MS Windows, Operating Systems | No Comments »

This spring I took a course in Operating Systems. Towards the end of the course we studied file systems and learned about link files in Unix. Creating a link makes it look like you have two copies of a file but what you really have is one physical copy of a file and [...]

Da Vinci Code Quest Winner?

Posted: Thursday, June 1st, 2006 @ 6:38 pm in Google, Online Events, The Da Vinci Code | Comments Off

I’ve checked the blogs I followed during the contest (see below*) but found no news on the winner of The Da Vinci Code Quest. Despite claims of sub-5 minute times on the final puzzle, no one has come forward. According to the rules it seems inevitable that the winner will eventually be known: [...]