Articles - Year 2006

All our articles from 2006. Enjoy! Visit our blog for a full article listing from all years.


Hectomillionaire vs. Centimillionaire
2006/Dec/17 — Matthew Doucette
$100,000,000 net worth.  Is that a hectomillionaire or a centimillionaire?

Tweak UI Bug
2006/Dec/12 — Jason Doucette
A minor, interesting mouse drag sensitivity bug in the great Tweak UI (PowerToy for Windows XP) program.

2006/Oct/08 — Matthew Doucette
eScape is a fully automated computer artist that focuses on landscape imagery.

Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech 2005
2006/Sep/20 — Matthew Doucette
Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Quiet Your Hard Drive / Case Vibration Noise
2006/Aug/02 — Matthew Doucette
How I solved the problem of annoying case vibration noise caused by my hard drive.

Turbo Pascal's 64-bit comp Type
2006/Jul/29 — Jason Doucette
Some history: Exactly what was the deal with Turbo Pascal's mongrel 64-bit integer type, comp, which was handled as a floating point type?  Why is its smallest value -(2^63)+1 instead of the expected -2^63 for a signed 8-byte integer?

How do Variable Argument List Functions Work?
2006/Jul/27 — Jason Doucette
How do variable argument list (variadic) functions work?  How does printf() know how to deal with both float and double data types for the %f format specifier?

Smallest Positive Floating Point Values
2006/Jul/26 — Jason Doucette
The floating point format allows you to store a smaller positive number than the smallest positive value you think the format can store.  Huh?  And, if your code does not expect such small magnitudes, then you may be in for some trouble.

Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena
2006/Jul/25 — Matthew Doucette
A small collection of the best optical illusions & other visual phenomena.

Xonatron Music
2006/Jul/23 — Matthew Doucette
Samples of my music!

Reset Windows XP's Default Desktop Color
2006/Jul/22 — Matthew Doucette
How to Reset Windows XP's Default Desktop Color.

Blue Colored Filenames
2006/Jul/11 — Jason Doucette
Have you ever wondered why some file names show up in Windows Explorer (or My Computer) as blue?

WinRAR Tips
2006/Jul/05 — Matthew Doucette
Uncommon but useful WinRAR tips.

Google Search Tips For Webmasters
2006/Jun/22 — Matthew Doucette
Some useful webmaster tips for checking out your site in Google.

Anti-Spyware Software Suggestions
2006/Jun/21 — Matthew Doucette
The anti-spyware (spyware removal) software we use and recommend.

Easily Avoid Large C++ Class Copies
2006/Jun/14 — Jason Doucette
Avoid the accidental creation of copies of your large classes, to avoid wasted memory, slow performance, and best of all: avoid manually recreating your own versions of the Copy Constructor and Assignment Operator!

How To Upgrade phpBB
2006/Apr/24 — Matthew Doucette
A simple step-by-step tutorial guiding you on how to upgrade your phpBB bulletin board system to a newer version.

The TI-99/4A Home Computer
2006/Apr/15 — Matthew Doucette
A small tribute to the TI-99/4A Home Computer.

Rare Parsec Facts - TI-99/4A
2006/Apr/15 — Matthew Doucette
Very rare facts about Parsec, one of the TI-99/4A's most popular games.

Color List
2006/Mar/15 — Matthew Doucette
A colllections of multiple color lists on the internet.

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