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A Better Place

May 2nd, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
It's okay because he's in a much better place now... No he's not - he's right there rotting away in front of you!
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Silent Scream

April 30th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Sometimes you just want to scream, but at the same time you don't want to be heard.
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Moon's Guidance (2010)

April 11th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Moon's Guidance (2010) by Denny Schneidemesser
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Far Beyond the Stars (2010)

April 9th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Far Beyond the Stars (2010) by Denny Schneidemesser
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Judgement

April 7th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
You can't judge me.  I've already done that.
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Fixing Slow Print Dialogue with Epson

April 4th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
Ran into this problem earlier today when printing from Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.  Basic symptoms are that the print dialogue takes almost a minute to pop up and then any navigation through the options is very slow.  The printer settings also do not show current ink levels.

It turns out this problem can be fixed by simply deleting the following file:
C:\ProgramData\Epson\Printer there is a file called EPAUDF01.AUD

The file is normally supposed to be very small but this problem occurs when the file somehow builds up over 1 MB or more.

More details found through some digging here:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/3212547
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Times of Need

March 31st, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
In times of need, we gather together to unitedly state the obvious.
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IE8 CSS Backgrounds on A:Hover

March 20th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
This is an odd bug, but if you try to specify a background for a link on hover (a:hover), the background may not take effect in Internet Explorer 8.  Fortunately it is an easy fix but not very obvious.

Basically make sure to specify the background in the non-hover state; if there is none, then set it to transparent.  Your CSS would then look like this:

a {
background-color:transparent;
}
a:hover {
background-color:#CCC; /* or whatever color you want */
}


Hopefully this saves some time for someone out there.  It took a while of playing around to finally get it working but ah well. Tongue
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A Walking Tree

February 20th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
I once walked into a tree... and LIVED.
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Sides to an Issue

February 10th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
There are always two sides to an issue, only if you have no idea what the issue is about.
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Vitality, Weariness, Sleep

February 5th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Vitality becomes youth.
Weariness becomes age.
Sleep becomes death.
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Using Mirrors to Decrease Projector Throw Ratio

January 11th, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
     Been doing a lot of work with pocket projectors lately.  One problem I've run into with them is the throw length.  It's no fun having something portable if you still need a lot of space to do any projecting.  So I did some experimenting with mirrors to see if I can "simulate" the extra distance for the projector without actually using much space. Cheesy


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Consciously Subconscious

January 2nd, 2011 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Thinking you subconsciously act against your will is just a conscious act of denial.
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Aurora Theory

December 17th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Aurora Theory by Blackhole12
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Crystalline Landscape

December 17th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Crystalline Landscape by Blackhole12
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Thought of Words

December 11th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
As children, we pondered the meaning of words, but as adults, we can only think in terms of them.
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Shadows

November 27th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Never become a shadow of your former self.
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Nothing

November 21st, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Nothing, nothing... just letting some ideas rot in the back of my mind.
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Passing

November 15th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Just when you think you've reached your goal, you move right pass it and realize there was never an end in the first place.
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Coldness in Summer

November 7th, 2010 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
As kids in school, we spend our days in the winter cold,
but as summer approaches, we just feel old.
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