Monthly Archives: February 2006

English for Speakers of Other Languages

I’m utterly flattered to be awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in English from the University of Cambridge (UK), Grade A.   This means I’m at least at 80% of the language capabilities of an highly educated native speaker.   But then again, I think it’s about … Continue reading

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How do I change the language used for MSN Spaces?

Unnoticed by me for a while, MSN Spaces fixed a problem that was bothering me since day 1.   One year after starting this thing I can finally change the language of my space.   Hallelujah.

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Visit us

Understandably, there is severe scrutiny at the borders of the United States.   However, I would have expected that the bad-guy turn-out would be much higher than that (via Bruce Schneier).   So what on earth could be wrong with the system? There … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

To help analyze a customer problem, I need to install Oracle 8.1.7.   And here it is, the déjà vu to the late 90’s: it wouldn’t install on Windows 2000 post SP3.   The fix is to make the following change to … Continue reading

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