I had been looking off and on for a few years for a way to insert a timestamp into a file in Notepad++, preferably by a hotkey. The no-longer-in-development TextFX plugin frequently comes up in Google searches as one way of doing this, but the plugin doesn’t offer any ability to customize the format of […]
Virgin Mobile USA won’t be getting the Nexus 5
I asked Virgin Mobile USA today if, assuming I bought one from the Google Play Store, I could activate the new Nexus 5, and this is the response I received on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 9:44 PM: Thanks for contacting Virgin Mobile Customer Care. We want to let you know that is not possible […]
Akismet is not enough to stop spam comments
I like Akismet, and it’s undeniably effective in stopping the vast majority of spam, but it adds a huge number of comments to the database and a very small percentage of comments still get through to my moderation queue. It’s annoying to find comments in my moderation queue, but what I really object to is […]
In search of a new web host
Comparing costs, features, and a few superficial impressions of potential new web hosts.
JustHost provided 99.06% uptime for my sites in November
JustHost has struggled to keep ardamis.com online in November, with 34 outages for a total of 6 hours and 45 minutes of downtime.
Raspberry Pi/Nintendo emulator project
A how-to on setting up a Raspberry Pi to play NES and SNES games via the RetroArch multi-system emulator, with support for an Xbox 360 wired controller, or wireless controller via the USB Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows.
Handy command line utilities for basic troubleshooting in a Windows domain environment
A small collection of command line utilities used for day-to-day basic troubleshooting of Windows, mainly in a domain environment.
Ardamis.com is on the map
The internet map is a graphical representation of the relative traffic to hundreds of sites on the internet, including one by yours truly.
sleep.vbs – a VBScript for delaying a process
A simple VBScript that uses WScript.Sleep to delay a process for a few seconds.
White on silver, black on gold
The fall project is to replace the house’s old electrical receptacles that aren’t properly grounded with new, grounded receptacles.