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Blog around the clock

Created on Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:39 pm with 177 blog posts
The is my blog on Frihost. I probbaly don't blog around the clock, but hopefully more than 1 post per life time. My typical areas of interest: project management, & software development.

Form recovery with Firefox in firefox with 0 comments on Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Lazarus has been one of the most important add-ons for Firefox for me but like many add-ons it did not survive the transition of Firefox to new add-on development technology with Firefox Quantum and thus doesn't work anymore - at least for now.
Form History Control seems to be a good replacement. Not as efficient to use as Lazarus it automatically saves whatever you type in all sorts of entry fields in web forms ( like the text I am typing here to write this blog posting ) and easily allows to restore the last entry field typed after a browser crash ( through a pull down menu option ) or to manage the last 500 entries you ever typed, including copying those to the clipboard.
Another gift by Ubisoft in games with 0 comments on Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Ubisoft provides another gift: Assassin's Creed Black Flag. But only until December 18th 2017.
So, don't miss to grab it. If you already have an Ubisoft account and Ubisoft client installed just launch it and claim the free game. Or get it through their web site.
Starcraft 2 free 2 play in games with 0 comments on Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Starcraft 2 by Blizzard became free to play these days. I downloaded it (30 GB) yesterday and started to play the first campaign which is free to play as well.
Nice game, a bit similar to Command & Conquer, thus the type of game I really like.

Image from Wikipedia article about Starcraft 2
S4 Doze to Hibernation in windows with 1 comments on Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:51 am
Two of my older computer used to start-up in the middle of the night and then seem to hang somehow. Fan is blowing, and thus apparently they are consuming lots of energy for a couple of hours until the get my attention, thanks to mysterious Windows 10. Here is an article explaining a few possible causes and what to do about it ...
Settler 3 on Windows 10 in games with 0 comments on Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:51 am
Last week I managed to get Settler 3 installed and running on my Windows 10 PC.
There is a great article here in German compiling all the hints and tips how to get this done successfully.
Let me try to summarize what I did:
. Copied installation CD to my hard disk
. Changed compatibility mode for S3\INSTALL\SETUP.EXE to Windows XP SP 2 and ran it
. Obtained patch for S3.exe
. Changed compatibility mode for S3.exe to Windows 95 and turned on 'Run as administrator'
. Remaining problem: CD was not recognized when starting program and it prompted for a serial number
. Obtained the general serial number meanwhile published by BlueByte for fans of the old version of the game and entered it.
. Ran SETUPS3.exe to increase screen resolution to 1024x768
. Started playing it again ... Very Happy .. and enjoyed seeing those many little guys running all over my screen to build all sorts of buildings.
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