Print Story goddamn kids movies
By clover kicker (Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 03:27:51 PM EST) nerd (all tags)
The kids got a few movies for ConsumerMas, some of which are plagued with unskipable trailers. A couple of them are blessed with no trailers at all, immediately load a menu which autoplays the feature in 10 seconds if you don't hit a button. Amazingly sensible.

I was just about to rip+reburn the offending DVDs, but that's a huge pain in the ass. Obviously the solution is to embrace a totally different pain in the ass, so I downloaded knoppmyth and just installed it on an old junker.

For a couple of years now I've been toying with the idea of copying all the damn movies to the file server and put a MythTV frontend in the TV cabinet. I'm attracted to the idea of never flipping thru another CD wallet.

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Print Story For those who hate the nostalgia.
Please not to be reading body.

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Print Story Boring Laptop Upgrade Diary
By anonimouse (Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 02:33:09 AM EST) laptops, upgrade, nerd, geek, no sex (all tags)
A geeky diary....

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Print Story Creating a shim DLL on Microsoft Windows
By Rogerborg (Sat Feb 18, 2006 at 07:55:21 AM EST) 1337, virginity, nerd (all tags)
Pip pip, chums.  Ever wanted to replace some functionality in a Windows system DLL with your own, for purposes noble or nefarious?   One way to do it is with a shim DLL, that looks and acts like the real thing but which you can hook your own functionality into on a function by function basis.  Enclosed is some C++ source that will create a shim DLL for any arbitrary DLL, replicating all of its exported functions, and (by default) calling straight through to the real system DLL.

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