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This little section is comprised of interesting stuff I've discovered while involved in various tasks, mostly involving computers. Some of them might even be useful.

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Although they are very easy and fun to use, Flickr badges can be a bit annoying to use. Therefore, I was very happy to replace my badge with an internally generated one, using phpFlickr, an excellent PHP wrapper for the Flickr API.
I finally converted from the dinky little web calendar system I'd hacked together in PHP and MySQL to the mighty Google Calendar. In the process, I learned a few tricks about successfully importing data into the system.
I bought the kinda crappy D-Link DBT-120 Bluetooth USB dongle, and had quite a few problems with it. I did eventually get it working, but it was a mighty pain in the ass. If you own one of these little buggers, this info might help.
When my home Microsoft 2000 Server's ICS/NAT system started going really wonky, I assumed it was gremlins, or a configuration problem. Little did I know it was actually a known issue with RRAS and Service Pack 2 and 3 for SQL Server 2000.