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Skype: Remove the Cat (Webcam Avatar)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

It took us a while to figure out where this was hidden, so I thought I’d post it here…
A member of my family has for a long time been battling with a “Webcam Avatar”, a stupid white cat that replaced his video feed in Skype. Apart from not knowing how it had entered his computer [...]

There are Places You Just Don’t Want to Go…

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

on the web.
Overheard someone mentioning “Delhi Belly” in a conversation, and unable to figure from context what it was about, I headed to the otherwise very helpful Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Which, having defined the term, promptly and cheerfully suggests that you follow a link to “Visually explore traveler’s diarrhea”
Uhm. No thanks. I don’t think I will.

And When the Delivery Truck Left, …

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009


No kiddin’

Monday, August 29th, 2005

> From: “Carsten Pedersen”
> To: Ovislink Tech Support
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:57 AM
> Subject: WMU-9000VPN: E-mail flashing; can’t reset
> Hi,
> As subject says: on my WMU-9000VPN the e-mail light on the router is
> constantly flashing, and no matter how long I hold down the reset button
> or power cycle the unit (also tried [...]

OpenOffice 1 Draw: Adding a new connector point

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

This was less than obvious to me…

Confession Time

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

This site is really hillarious: try to enter some sins of your own, and listen to the commentaries. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the comments appearing at the bottom, too.


Friday, July 1st, 2005

Getting sushi in Denmark is possible — but nowhere near where I live, and when you do make it there, it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg. This is not surprising as minimum wages are high and sushi cooking is a work-intensive process.
So off to try to make my own. For my [...]


Friday, July 1st, 2005

Having been back home for about a week, it’s time to reflect a little bit on my experiences in Hong Kong and Beijing.
The greatest surprise has undoubtedly been how little surprised I was at anything I encountered. Sure, there are some things that are different from the West, but nothing like I had expected when [...]

Chinese Eat a Lot

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

They do, really.
I’m a pretty big guy, and my appetite is a bit too good for my own health. But the people around me here, many of whom must weigh about half of what I do, eat just as much or more — sometimes lots more.
I wonder where they put it. It certainly doesn’t show.

Spicy Pizza

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

There’s a Pizza Hut just around the corner. I didn’t really come to China to eat at an American foodchain, but the people here convinced me to try it. “It’s not like the USA at all!”
I had my suspicions. And walking into the restaurant, they weren’t lessened: The smell put me right back to the [...]

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