Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Addsense site

How to make your own addsense site.

Closing Apps on shutdown

Forcing Unresponsive Applications to Close at Shutdown

I've not done it yet, since mostly its notepad asking me to save... but its tempting.

Women and Men - spacial skills

This is a great find:

Men and women differ in their ability to solve spatial problems. (...)
we found that the women relied on the object's visual features to solve the task, while the men used both visual and location information. There were no differences between the sexes in memory for the visual features of the objects, but women were poorer than men at remembering the locations of objects.

So now you know why women are always getting you to clean things up - they cant ever remember where things are. I always have a cluttered room, and as einstein said ""If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"

Now I can justify never cleaning my room again - it goes against the way I organize information, and people who ask me to clean it are just too dumb to organize by location as well as appearance. (Hmm, is lacking a certain capability dumb? interesting..)


anyway, nice eye candy site, great idea:

Friday, May 26, 2006

DCOM & CoInitializeEx


How annoying is the new split of DirectX? Very. You want directshow?
Grab the latest DirectX SDK, install (so you can have ddraw.h -- how lame)
then grab the lateest Platform SDK (atm, 2003 server RC2)

inside the platform sdk is a media/directdraw/samples folder, where good old baseclasses sits, you need to create a project, cos there is none (how very very annoying) set the appropriate flags (above) set up your include directories, and build.... and wait...

The idea was that directshow users would not need to install directx anymore. Except ofcourse directshow depends on directdraw, and direct draw is part of directx... so now you need to install, not only directX, but also the full platform SDK..

can you say "lame"?