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Opera 9 w000000t

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 20 June 2006 · 191 views

Opera 9: Awesomness. The killer feature for me has got to be the widgets -- that's the only thing I missed when I moved from Firefox to Opera.


Damn

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 14 April 2006 · 214 views

I hate PHP. Manual installation isn't working. The windows installer isn't working. Now I have to keep mucking with this **** until I find out why it doesn't do the God-damned job it's supposed to do, and I've wasted all my day already.

And MySQL too. Damn it. The retarded thing doesn't work out of the God-damned virtual box on a God-damned 64-bit...


VBE fun, #2

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 26 March 2006 · 174 views

I spent the whole day working on the English glyphs. I wasn't happy with the ugly look in the previous entry, so I took a screenshot of an anti-aliased font, zoomed in, and started a pixel-by-pixel struggle of epic proportions, crafting the glyphs by hand, in C. I could've probably written a program to do it, but I sometimes like to brute-force my way...


VBE fun

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 25 March 2006 · 137 views

I was too tired tonight to work on anything serious (e.g. message passing), so I decided to spend some time on VBE (VGA Bios Extensions). I had already downloaded, built and installed VBE GRUB to the disk image, so all that's left was to write the actual graphics code.

VBE exposes 3 functional interfaces, one through BIOS calls (via INT 10),...


Some people have to be shot

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 22 March 2006 · 176 views

A long time ago, I thought installing InstallShield update manager would be a good idea. For a variety of reasons, it wasn't. I couldn't find a way to uninstall it, though. No start menu entry, no Add/Remove Programs entry, no way to do it from the application itself. In the past, I'd look for a way quickly, not find one, and then forget about...


French, #1

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 20 March 2006 · 209 views

So, I decided I sould revive my m4d french sk1llz. I've (lightly) studied French in school for approximately 7 years, but - unfortunately - I didn't put that knowledge to good use. The result is that I can now read and understand French if it's not heavy on the vocabulary, but I'm totally unable to write or compose anything in French. And of course, I...


Mult-tasking

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 19 March 2006 · 109 views

Since last Thursday, I've been debugging multi-tasking. I had kernel-space threads running fine (which is cool, by the way. Multi-threaded kernels, that is), but I could never do a successful privilege level switch (aka ring switch, from kernel-space to user-space and back). I was always getting bogus SS values when switching back from user-space to...


OneNote, DInput-Hooking

Posted by Muhammad Haggag, 09 February 2006 · 314 views

Microsoft OneNote is becoming one of the most invaluable programs I have ever used in my life. Since I started using it, it dramatically affected the way I work, the way I surf, and, in general, the way I use my computer.

Even though it provides a lot of nice features, what really hit the sweet spot with me was the ability it gives you to write...






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