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Oddness is afoot

A few days ago I was not-really-jumped by some people handing out random flyers in the city centre. Nothing unusual there.

Except they were from No2ID ! Who I'm already down with, but I suspect at least one of them I should know or at least have recognised.


Flex/Cairngorm/CF upgrade notes

The long-predicted big day is upon us with massive updates to Adobe's Flash player and ColdFusion application server, along with the release of version 2 of (now free) Flex and the recomended 'Cairngorm' framework.

Been waiting for this a long time, so I may be a bit excited for a while :-)

Updated the Flash player OK in a WINE Firefox, but a freshly recompiled flex app now has lots of nasty bevel borders on it.



Oh, this is great -  because of not-really-understanding-what-they-were-doing, Microsoft didn't know until very recently that by wiring one pin to the earth in their XBox console, you could make the very first instruction the CPU runs not come from super-secure-ROM but from you-can-put-anything-you-like-in-it Flash.
Which renders all their bonkers security useless.
And they can't change it because it's hard coded into the very fabric of the CPU because of stupid-legacy-reason.
And you can write to the Flash by putting a specially mangled saved game on a USB stick and loading it.


And who found all this out ? The Linux people - they are far, far, too knowledgeable.


Removing text from rrdtool

Annoyed that people keep asking you about the stupid little message on the side of your rrdtool graphs ?

Worry, no more, just open up src/rrd_graph.c and head on over to line 1964 or there abouts (such for 'RRDTOOL' or 'logo').
Move the '*/' down to after the 'TOBI OETIKER");', like this:
/* rrdtool 'logo'
    gfx_new_text( im->canvas,
                  im->ximg-7, 7,


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