Archive for June 2009

2009
26
Jun

Computer Problems

I had computer issues on Friday. I had an old external drive that I had a bunch of files on. The drive is going slow so I think it is about to die. I needed to copy a bunch of the files from the external drive and on to a network drive. I thought it … Continue reading

2009
14
Jun

JavaScript Random Between Function

Generally random number functions pick a number between 0 and another number. Every couple of months I run into a case where I need to pick a random number between two numbers. For example I need a random number between 5 and 10. I always seems to have a tough time finding one online for … Continue reading

2009
06
Jun

47th Mersenne Prime Found

Prime numbers are a lot less common than you realize. In fact, the only way to discover new prime numbers is to use a computer. The most common way is to use distributed computing from the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) project. On April 12th, 2009, the 47th known Mersenne prime was discovered and … Continue reading

2009
06
Jun

Silverlight Fail

Before Microsoft released Silverlight, it was dubbed the “Flash Killer.” We all know that never even came close to happening. Most of the sites that switched over to Silverlight, eventually switched back to Flash. If Microsoft wants people to take Silverlight seriously, they need to pay attention to the small details in order to draw … Continue reading

2009
05
Jun

Visual Studio Express Download Fail

At work we use SharePoint for our site. Not by my choice though. I think it’s a bloated program that barely works the way it is supposed to. Well, today I decided to download Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 so that I could create webparts. Creating webparts involves me creating a .dll file and a couple … Continue reading

2009
04
Jun

What is best in life?

According to Wolfram Alpha, what is best in life is to “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.” Below is the screenshot of the search. Or click here to see the results yourself. You can even download the search results as a PDF. How cool … Continue reading