We use QuickBooks Timer to track our billing hours. It seems to crash with great regularity whenever you finish entering an item. When it does this, its usual two note happy acceptance chirp turns into a squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that goes on and on and on …
I’ve found a way of fixing this without rebooting:
- Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, and call up the Task Manager
- Select QuickBooks Timer, and ‘End Task’ (it may take several tries)
- Open a command prompt, and hit Ctrl-G, then Enter
- After beeping, and complaining that ” is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file, the beeping will stop.
This has been a public sanity announcement.
That retrocomputing itch … sometimes a guy just gotta rediscover the Commodore Amiga of his youth.
Signs of our impending extinction: that someone would expend effort to add a self-portrait mirror to a camera phone just so you can send pictures of yourself over the phone.
We’re all doomed, but some of us are more doomed than others.
— Robyn Hitchcock
143; if you’re Environment Canada’s Weather Office, that is.
Completely against the concept that Cool URIs don’t change, the Weather Office appear to have arbitrarily changed the URLs for their 5 day forecasts. In the old days, if you knew the local airport code, you could find the weather report, for it was at (f’rinstance): http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?yyz. (And yeah, I grew up with siblings obsessed with these guys, so I’ve known Toronto’s airport code of old.)
Now the same page is at http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/city/pages/on-143_metric_e.html, and for Burlington, it’s …/on-95_metric_e.html. It doesn’t make sense, does it?
Canada has weather that can kill you. Somewhere, someone will have scripted a page that scrapes the Weather Office’s data, and so somewhere I’m sure there will be a weather report that’s not updating. I can see no good reason for this change; I’ll see if Environment Canada has one.
red tail hawk flying over frozen credit river.
For all your Brythonic computing needs: Meddal
Windows says, “click here to begin”. Begin what? The insanity? A nice wee story about elves and flower fairies? Making embarrassing smells in public places?
The Eye On Tourism kiosk in Union Station seems permanently crashed. It only used to seem to crash if anyone looked up Sudbury …
One of my favourite bands made 3hive today: Of Montreal
Yup, 13000 days old today, according to my mildly-amazing 1000 Day Birthday Calculator. I don’t know where I got the idea for this, but it was back in my undergrad days, certainly before I hit my 10000s.
As there aren’t any birthday cards for these celebrations yet, I’ll just have to make my own. Happy Birthday To Me! Just don’t call me leooo …
two people walking their dog on the frozen Credit River near Port Credit
So it’s Burns Night tonight. Will I partake of haggis? It’s basically made of the bits of an animal that no-one would pay to eat.
I’d just like to point out that, in Scotland, it’s Burns Night. For some inexplicable reason, it’s known as Robbie Burns Day here. Canadians, stop doing it, I beg of you. Burns Day is only celebrated by UK Accident & Emergency ward staff on November 6th.
I’d also like to point out that I’ve never been to a Burns Supper. Scottish celebrations (like tonight, Hogmanay, and St Andrew’s) seem to be an excuse to get thoroughly munted in the dark side of the year.
Because I could, I decided to take the trash out barefoot tonight. It was a relatively mild -5°C, and there was about 20cm of really soft snow. I didn’t exactly hang around, but it wasn’t as cold as I thought it’d be.
Following on from my Decemberists theme, here’s Colin Meloy – Café du Nord, San Francisco, CA – 16 January 02005 as MP3.
The torrent of the original files is on easytree.
Thanks to Allen/gilbert for getting these to me.
Bob The Angry Flower RSS Feed: http://scruss.com/btaf.rss
This is very beta, extremely hacky, and only updated once a day. It does hit Stephen’s site quite hard when it’s run, so what you’re seeing is static output from a cron job.
After a flurry of anti-free-pet postings on Toronto Freecycle (including a post where the precious-beyond-words term persons-of-fur was used), they’ve gone and banned animal postings.