Japan

Hiroko Mima – Miss Universe Japan 2008

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Hiroko Mima has won the 2008 Miss Universe Japan. Hiroko, a university student and athlete from Tokushima in Western Japan, was selected from amongst 9 other beautiful ladies to represent Japan at the Miss Universe competition in Hanoi, Vietnam on July 14 later this year. Having had the pleasure of meeting Hiroko, and two of […]

Programming

Getting Started with Android

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Android is an Operating System and application suite for mobile devices. It is being developed by the Open Alliance Project, with Google being a major partner so its is developing a lot of interest. The $10 million in prizes they are offering for the best Android applications may also have something to do with it. […]

Software

Reinstalling the .NET Framework

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Having trouble with your .NET framework? I had a difficult time getting Windows Update to install Hotfix KB928366 on my computer. No matter what I did, I couldn’t uninstall or fix the .NET Framework. After a lot of Googling and trying different suggestions, here is what worked for me. How to re-install the .NET Framework […]

Web Development

Essential WordPress Plugins

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404 Notifier helps you identify any broken links in your site. Great if you move posts around and need to update links. Note it only works with pretty permalinks (2006/12/30/post-name), not ugly (?p123) ones. Redirection Manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This […]

Japan

BTO Party

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IT had a mid-project party in Andys Bar in Yurakucho. We set out to beat the budget of Â¥500,000. The 8 pint Guiness was popular – we went through at least 3 of them.

Software

Start Synergy before the Login on Ubuntu

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If you have a Linux Synergy client connecting to a Synergy server on another machine, you’ll want the client to start up with GDM so that you can access the mouse and keyboard to log in. Here’s how to get it working Ubuntu, although it should work on other distributions too. Edit the Default file […]