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Another year, another christmas [Sunday 26th December 2004 at 6:50 pm]

[Feeling |happyhappy]
[Playing |The Celts ~ Enya/Paint the Sky with Stars]

Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!

So anyway, another christmas is over, the room is full of chocolate wrappers, and I may have finally cured my SafeDisc problems! The cure involved stopping the SecDrv service, killing the file and registry information, and rebooting the computer. That has cured a long-standing problem involving 100% cpu usage when using some advanced functions on the CD-RW (anything that involved writing or raw reading). Oh how I hate copy-protection - it hurts the end user a lot more than the pirates.

I'll follow in what looks like the LJ tradition of listing out my pressies:

  • Enya CD (Paint the Sky with Stars)
  • Chocolate
  • Mini r/c hovercraft (fast once it gets going, but has a tendency go go in a circle)
  • LEGO Bionics kit
  • Electronic dice kit (velleman MK150, soldering iron not included)
  • More chocolate
  • Swiss Army credit-card-sized penknife thingy (Swiss Card Quattro)
  • Discworld 2005 calendar
  • Mini Pacman game (beep beep bip beep boop...)
  • Did I mention chocolate?

Plus I got my dad's old digital camera, and a wodge of smartmedia cards to feed it. All I need are a wodge of AAs to feed it with as well (it fairly guzzles them, and takes 4!). It's better than the Kodak I got at my birthday, but a bit bulkier so I'll keep the Kodak with general day-to-day stuff and use the Olympus for real stuff (as it actually has a zoom, auto-focus (as opposed to no-focus), and full manual control) (I'm not a pro or even an amatuer but I do like to play with exposure and arpeture settings - you can get some interesting effects).

That's about it for my haul - other notable presents included a very unusual radio for my dad (made out of random bits of wire, thicker wire, coiled wire, and the remains of a Coca-Cola can), some more musical instruments for my mum, and a tamigotchi (sp?) for my sister.

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From: (Anonymous)
Friday 31st December 2004 at 3:48 pm (UTC)
"I've still got another problem to solve - HTML help is screwed and hh.exe crashes whenever it's run (often crashing the calling program). This happens with any .CHM file, and I'm running IE6. Any ideas welcome."
Not sure if you got my message but again i quote your above. I have the same prob. Did you solve it - if so - how??

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