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This page and its sub-pages are some kind of a blog, or in other words, it is an ever-growing personal computing-related set of pages with important current news and events (at least important in my opinion), therefore these pages contain current (at that time and so now past) important events, personal computing related "stories", like for example completely new things that I have discovered from the last website update, information about my current system state, un-installations, re-installations of my operating systems, any errors I am coping with, software updates and configuration instructions and similar. It was started on [ 19.2.2005 ] with the file-caching problem - that lead me to a complete un-install my Windows XP/Pro SP1 - and its basic description and solution. The solution was re-installing Windows, particularly downgrading to the non-SP version (but of course, before that I've tried almost all the possible solutions/work-arounds). And luckily back then the installation with "Unattended" parameters worked; if you're really interested then rather read the first opening entry for details below at the bottom of that page.





THE EVENTS-ENTRIES LISTED BY DATE


30.12.2007

For this year's last "events entry" I will mention that after a year or so of not folding (for details why I wasn't folding please see the Just reporting why I currently don't run F@H thread: CastleCops 12 x 12 pixels icon http://www.castlecops.com/postitle165159-0-0-.html on CastleCops forum) I am happily continuing with processing the WUs for the two teams where I am a member. However, it's true that compare to Folding@Home, the Prime95 client doesn't have files opened and locked during the processing (I got that idea by looking for process-owned handles with Sysinternals Process Explorer), but only writes to them on a specified interval (I've set mine to 3 hours), and therefore there is less chance for WU files' corruption, i.e. in other words F@H is more prone to files' corruption. Oh and by the way, in the linked thread I was told about "client.cfg" file's [core] header and "checkpoint=" line that fits under it, which all hints that also F@H (similarly to Prime95) only writes the data to hard-disk on specific time-intervals. But the even more important thing is the "cpuusage=" line, which enables you to run it at let's say only 70% or 80% of CPU. Now I at least don't need to worry anymore (i.e. before I was always exiting such programs, be it only 1 or 2% of CPU) that some application might be taking CPU cycles that F@H client should get.

For more about this see the related thread entitled Theoretical question regarding DC-projects and 100 % CPU usageArs Technica 12 x 12 pixels icon http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/122097561/m/309005425731 that I've opened on "Ars OpenForum" forums. And further, lately I am running only F@H client also because the processing of Lucas-Lehmer primality test for number M32011367 (unfortunately it was not a prime) in Prime95 project ("GIMPS" above stands for "Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search") took me more than a year to finish it on my old computer, and this is definitely much too long for my taste. Therefore I've decided to rather start processing only F@H project's WUs again, at least until I get a faster computer, or until I convince a friend of mine to start processing some for F@H project under my name. I might continue with trial factoring of numbers (which is much faster), but this is something different, and you are not actually searching for prime numbers, just eliminating the easy ones that are not primes.


06.12.2007

This time I need to mention that lately I am experiencing spontaneous restarts, probably caused by a dying PSU. For much more details please head over to Random restarts that are giving me a headacheArs Technica 12 x 12 pixels icon http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/99609816/m/435008958831 thread that I've opened on "Ars OpenForum" forums. Well, first I thought/suspected that the culprit is a dying hard-disk (i.e. that there might be a bad sector that is attempted to be read from/written to only rarely, and when it is the restart occurs), or maybe even a dying motherboard or some other part/component, but after scanning the hard-disk with manufacturer's diagnose/repair utility, I realized that it isn't so. And you see, these restarts usually occur when connected to the Internet, in particular when some page with "heavy graphics" starts to load, therefore I was speculating for some time that it's huge graphics that might be the cause, maybe in addition/relation to a bad RAM module, but then I ran the Memtest86+: http://www.memtest.org program during the night, and RAM modules are absolutely error-free.

Anyway, it is strange however that other such pages with lots of huge pictures, and in general when I intentionally put a lot of "stress" on my computer back then (i.e. doing a lot of clicking/switching tabs and windows, and doing a lot of heavy multitasking in general) when I was trying to find out if Process Explorer is a culprit, there is/was no such restart at all. So as mentioned, the reason is most probably a dying PSU, but it could also be the graphic-card. Because you see, it's that compare to CPU/case fans that are spinning even if I only blow into them, the PSU and graphic-card fans spin very hardly, i.e. I tried to move them with a pencil, and they almost seemed to be stucked/barely rotating. But now listen to this: the PSU fan certainly ISN'T spinning at all when the computer is running (I haven't checked graphic-card's one though since it's positioned in such a way that it's PITA to check it when computer is running), so I wonder for how long it is like this, and above all, how that the PSU is still working at all. Oh and yeah, I also blogged about this on my slovenian Sopca blog in an entry titled Ali ima kdo kakšno graficno kartico odvec ?!Sopca blog 12 x 12 pixels icon http://tadej.sopca.com/2007/12/13/ali-ima-kdo-kaksno-graficno-kartico-odvec.


29.11.2007

I can't believe this, I mean I was just sitting infront of a computer, and then something "triggered" in me and I just started updating this whole website. In the mean time (from the last update, see previous "events entry") I've created a slovenian variant (of main general personal website, which only lists links to my other websites and blogs) that I've titled Tadej Peršič stran: http://tadejpersic.awardspace.com. As already mentioned, the thing is that lately I am giving the preference (over this strictly computing-related website of mine) to my totally new and fresh Sopca blog in slovenian language, and also to my other new general personal website, which is just a some sort of a navigational site that describes (and lists links to) my other websites and blogs (you can find the links to both in the last two "events-entries" below on this same page that you are now reading), so anyway, it seems that I will really not update this website as often as I would like that, that's why I've set "<changefreq>" element's value to monthly in the "sitemap.xml" file used for Google Sitemaps. And yes, since I totally forgot to mention this in previous "events entries"; now you can download this whole website in a single .pdf file: http://www.traumazone.com/tadej-ivan.50webs.com.pdf (optionally also see: http://www.traumazone.com/tadej-ivan.50webs.com-errors.txt file), which was created for me by user with nick "Ardax" on Ars OpenForum. While for the related thread head on over to Program to convert HTML documents to a PDF file thread: Ars Technica 12 x 12 pixels icon http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/99609816/m/347001863831, where I asked about such a program (that could create a single from multiple .html documents), and then Ardax was so friendly to create it by himself, at no cost of course.

Finally, note that there were no major changes the the website's outlook though (there are still many planned changes in my "Add-Set.txt", "Future0.txt" etc. "to-do" files, including a completely new "webcoding" page dedicated to webcoding/web design), i.e. the layout is more or less the same as it was, I only changed links' sizes from 2px smaller than normal text to same size as the normal text is; for details see the related Spremembe izgleda dveh mojih spletnih mestSopca blog 12 x 12 pixels icon http://tadej.sopca.com/2007/11/13/spremembe-izgleda-dveh-mojih-spletnih-mest "blog-entry" on my main Sopca blog, and although it's written in slovenian language you might understand most of it. However, there were countless minor and major changes made to the source-code (again, too many to list them all, mainly grammatical fixes, fixes of a few bugs/glitches etc.), but these are not visible to a casual visitor. Yes, and in regards to the mentioned non-realized changes (note that there are numerous others that I won't mention here), one such example is that for instance I haven't split "intro.html" page into "intro1.html"/"intro2.html" (and similarly "config.html" into "config1.html"/"config1.html", and "website.html" into "website1.html"/"website2.html"), I haven't added the almost completely written "IS DEFRAGMENTING REALLY SO NECESSARY", and "DEFRAGMENTING/MOVING THE XP'S PAGEFILE" articles and so on. Oh and yes, same as I did the last year, I will move all the "events-entries" written in year 2007 into a new sub-directory named "2007".


11.10.2007

Well folks, it's once again a lot of time passed (this time more than five months) since my last posted "events-entry" on this page. The thing is that lately I am giving the preference (over this strictly computing-related website of mine) to my totally new and fresh Sopca blog in slovenian language, and also to my other new general personal website, which is just a some sort of a navigational site that describes (and lists links to) my other websites and blogs. By the way, you can find the links to both in the last two "events-entries" below on this same page that you are now reading. And also, like it occured many time already before, I have more than 80 kB of text in each my main "to-do" files (they're named: "Future0.txt", "Future1.txt", "Future2.txt", "Future3.txt" etc.), i.e. they are totally full of ideas for new articles/principles, lists to add, various additions, many more notes, templates, batch-files, updates of content in general etc., and so I am somehow avoiding to finally do it. I just need some motivation and extra time. Anyway, so it looks like that the "big exception" that I mentioned in one of the past "events-entries" (back then I wrote that I was writing an "events-entry" even though I haven't update the whole website as I was used to) will become a necessity. So this time it was just this "events11.html" page that got updated.

Maybe the only thing worth mentioning is the strange formatting-related question that I was thinking about at that time. Basically it goes like this: by various written or un-written design "standards", which option is better, to the colon character before or after the "<strong>" and "<em>" tags. Here's one such example: "<strong>Disclaimer:</strong>" or "<strong>Disclaimer</strong>:". I know that this is most probably the "result" of my obsessive pedantry, and the result of me being a kind of a "formatting maniac" (i.e. I like things being consistent through the whole site/page), but as you can see, in all cases where I link to some program's website, I use the colon character after the closing/ending tag. But the thing is that on the very same page, I also use it the other way (the navigation-links etc.), i.e. use the colon char before the closing tag so that it's itself bold too. But after reading the "Chicago Manual of Style": http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org (the article isn't so certain about which form is "correct", or more "appropriate"), I've decided to use the same formatting style/type in both cases, I was only not sure which one. By the way, I also posted this question on various web-design related forums; namely the A question on formatting that may sound very strange to you: http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122970 thread on "WebDeveloper" forums, then the A formatting question that might sound totally strange to you thread: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=149463 on "Digital Point" forums, and finally the A formatting question that may sound strange to you: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=425715 thread on "SitePoint" forums; I asked this particular question on so many different forums simply because of an attempt to get as much different opinions/suggestions as possible. However, in the end I am now even more confused than before, because of the many different, even opinions (also check the pool results) that I got regarding this question.

Oh and yes, one another such interesting thread that I opened on "SitePoint" forums is the one titled Hmmm curious, does the number of words on a site counts ?: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424762, and in which I ask members of the forums the following question: "does the number of unique words on a site affects SEO or not??" As first, I wasn't asking for number of words in general (be it per page or per site), it's that nobody has yet told me that search engines like them (i.e. "unique words" in particular) or dislike them, so I was simply curious about it.


11.05.2007

And again there are almost three months passed by from the last "events-entry" in this website's section. Today I am updating only this "events11.html" page and not the whole website as I usually do. Anyway, this time I will mention a completely new website that I have created recently entitled Tadej Persic's website: http://tadejpersic.50webs.com; this one is now my main general personal website, which basically describes and lists links to my other websites and blogs (i.e. it is not computing-related, nor non-computing related), and is only a some sort of a navigational site. Of course, it is maintained only by its author (well you know, that's me), and licensed by a well-known free Creative Commons license. Now the coding/designing of the website is finally complete, therefore I am letting you know about it also on this main computing-related website of mine. So to repeat/emphasize it once more. As already mentioned above, this new website is a some sort of a navigational site and it basically describes and lists links to my other websites and blogs, with the exception of "my-projects.html" page: http://tadejpersic.50webs.com/my-projects.html, which similarly to the "projects.html" page on my main computing-related website (i.e. the website that you're reading right now), lists the various distributed computing projects that I participate in. You may notice that I don't use underlying for "normal" words (i.e. not links) to prevent the confusion and to follow the standards. Also note that the emphasis is not on the site's outlook but on its content since I've tried to make it as simple and fast-loading as possible (so there's no "fancy" code), and note that like almost every other website on the Internet, this one is also always under construction.

I will only mention one other related thing, i.e. it's that not so long ago I changed the title of this website to "Tadej's computing website", or even more recently to "Tadej's computing homepage" because I've used that title (with "homepage" instead of "website") in so many forum threads, on so many comments, directory submissions etc. that Google link to, that it would be shame to confuse it, and potentially loose all those backlinks. While I was also thinking about for instance: "Tadej's domain", "Tadej's realm", "Tadej's corner" etc. titles. If you want to, please see the The style of titles of separate site's pages thread: http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122450 thread, which is another such interesing "website title related" thread that I've opened here on "WebDeveloper" forum. Oh and on the other hand though all the futile/not-updated-anymore variants titles begin with "Ivan's homepage" (see here for example: http://shirker.freehost386.com/index.html), see also these Google Search result pages: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Tadej%27s+website http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Tadej%27s+homepage http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Ivan%27s+website http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Ivan%27s+homepage, with which I've discovered that in fact I do have a sort of a "competition" that I wasn't aware of.


21.02.2007

Errr, and once again there is the whole month passed by since my last "events-entry" (and of course also one month from the last website's update), so you can imagine that once again there are just to many things changed, fixed, and/or updated and made better (in many aspects, like new pages/sections added, new articles written etc.) to list them all here; I will only mention a complete redesign of the website's layout, making the source-code more semantically correct (i.e. I am talking about headings or "<h1>", "<h2>", "<h3>" etc. elements), then making it more "consistent" by placing the built-in search on the same spot throughout the whole website, and also note that I moved the "OPEN or GET" drop-down menu so that now it's only on one page, thus reducing the size of documents quite noticeably. That's why I've decided once more to simply rather list none of them. And one more thing: lately I've been "giving the preference" (over this website and my various other blogs) to another blog of mine, particularly to the new one titled Tadej: spletne objave: http://tadej.sopca.com already mentioned on the "events9.html" page, which now replaces my old/obsolete blog on "VOLJAblok" entitled Tadej na-liniji: razne objave website: http://tayiper.blog.volja.net. As you might imagine, keeping it "fresh" and relevant (i.e. at least a few entries posted per week) takes quite a bit of time and effort, so that's why this website that you are reading right now is not regularly updated anymore as often as it used to be.

And since I already mentioned this blog, let me also say that I was blogging there from 2005 onwards to 12.10.2006 when I created my new Sopca blog. Then from the July 2007 on, I was not able to post new entries, while from the end of December 2007 this blog-portal is definitely closed. But luckily with the use of Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/collections/web.html (it's a part of "Internet Archive") and its "Take Me Back" button I can still see most if not all the already posted entries, please see here http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://tayiper.blog.volja.net/ for the page where you can find links to 18th separate archived "states" of the blog from year 2006 to 2007. Namely, here is a link to the latest "Feb 28, 2007" copy: http://web.archive.org/web/20070228022043/http://tayiper.blog.volja.net/ (the blog is titled "Tadej na-liniji: razne objave"), and here to "Apr 23, 2006" one: http://web.archive.org/web/20060423054718/http://tayiper.blog.volja.net/ (this one has the old "Web-Notes" title), while the other past titles were also the following ones: "Tadej online: razne objave", "Tadej: razne objave", "Tadejevi Web-Zapiski". Oh and yeah, I also created an entry titled for details see the related Internet Archive in moj blog na VOLJAblok-uSopca blog 12 x 12 pixels icon http://tadej.sopca.com/2008/02/01/internet-archive-in-moj-blog-na-voljablok-u on my Sopca blog about this.



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