Author Archives: Jason

Deep Freeze and the blinking Microsoft Office button: annoyance at its finest

If you’ve ever used Office 2007, I’m sure you’re familiar with this eyesore: Microsoft’s support site states: Why does the Office Button blink? The Office Button should only blink when you have not clicked the button to view the commands. The blinking is a “look at me/click here” feature, because many people think that the […]

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How to live with Rhythmbox’s custom sorting feature

Rhythmbox has a feature which allows you to enter a custom sort name for tracks’ artist and album field. So for example, if I wanted tracks by The Knife to appear amongst the Ks in my library, I could specify the sort name “Knife, The” for those tracks. Same for albums. This sounds like a […]

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I type weird

Recently I bought a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. Upon starting to use it, I immediately noticed that I have some pretty bizarre typing habits. Let me start by saying that I’m a touch-typist (in the sense that I type without looking), and I use the Dvorak layout on every computer I use (if I’m […]

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Toroidal array with deletable nodes

Edit: apparently the term toroidal array is a concise name for a grid with the wrapping behavior which I implemented in the Grid class I wrote. So, obviously that much has been done before, as I suspected when I originally posted this article. However, my node “deletion” system may still be something new. Actually, the […]

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Copying arrays in Java

I recently started learning how to develop Android apps. I’m working on a game at the moment, and I had been tearing my hair out over what I thought was the most elusive bug ever. Basically, I have two integer arrays: currentLocations and initialLocations. They hold the “room numbers” of various game objects/NPCs within the […]

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