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Ask Slashdot: How To Clean Up My Work Computer Before I Leave?

zaunuz nuke everything (547 comments)

stick the drive into a linux box and:
dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb bs=512
(obviously, make sure the drive in question is listed as /dev/sdb before proceeding)

more than 2 years ago

To get me to switch jobs, it'd take ...

zaunuz Some are willing to take a pay cut to switch jobs (374 comments)

Around three months ago i found myself in a job that i hated - I spent 5 out of 10 weeks on the other side of the world, the pay was good, but not good enough to justify the frustration the job involved. I decided to leave, and my new job paid roughly ~30% less than my old one, and ever since i started i haven't regretted it for a second. In fact, i am currently on the clock, sitting in my couch at home, while my toddler son is playing with a SATA cable that belongs to him. I voted 50% pay increase, as that's what's closest to the 100% pay increase it'd cost my old employer for me to go back to them.

more than 2 years ago

Do you like your cell phone?

zaunuz Missing option (396 comments)

I have an iPhone, you insensitive clod!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Verifying Security of a Hosted Site?

zaunuz Hire someone to check it out. (182 comments)

As mentioned earlier, hire someone to check out your security measures. Many companies do this. Sadly i can't remember any names off the top of my head, but google is probably not completely clueless.

And obviously: Make sure that the contractors are legit and not just in it to rig the system with backdoors

more than 3 years ago

How Windows 7 Knows About Your Internet Connection

zaunuz registry export for the lazy (434 comments)

Made a .reg file for a lazy friend of mine.. basically, it just reroutes the requests to my server instead, as he trusts me more than microsoft, heh.
Feel free to use it, if you want, or edit it to fit your own preferences.

I take no responsibility, etc...

PS: I'm slightly less evil than google.

more than 3 years ago

Arrr ye a pirate, matey?

zaunuz three indications that i'm a Pirate (572 comments)

95% of my total disk space used is for pirated stuff (TV shows, movies, music, etc etc).

On top of that, it just so happens that I'm currently on the ship i work on... that's gotta count in the pirate-direction too, right?

Also, having a weird Norewegian last name is suitable.. the first syllable is pronounced "Yarr"

more than 4 years ago

Internet Nominated For 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

zaunuz fuckyeah (259 comments)

I can picture it..

"And the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Price is The Internet!"

and then Al Gore comes up to receive a sack of money, and pours it into a series of tubes.

more than 4 years ago

I Appreciate The Ergonomics Of My ___ The Most

zaunuz Re:Bed (460 comments)

It appears that the setup i have isn't in production anymore, but the ones below are very similar.

bed: -- slightly different measurements
plus a thin (15-20 cm) mini-matres thingy on top to make it extra soft.

Oh, and sorry for not providing the link in english, but search the product name on your local IKEA, and you'll prolly find it.

more than 5 years ago

I Appreciate The Ergonomics Of My ___ The Most

zaunuz Bed (460 comments)

It is by far the most comfortable bed i've ever slept in, and the ones who's slept in it agree with me. It's 200 x 180 cm of awesomeness.
I am currently undergoing a moving process from Norway to Ireland, and due to the comfyness of the bed, i decided to throw some extra money into the moving process and drive all of my stuff around europe, across the channel, and a few bridges and ferries along the way to be able to bring the bed to my new apartment.
A bed is a place where you spend approx 30% of your life, so in my opinion it is a severely underated upholstery.

more than 5 years ago

Michael Jackson's death affects me ...

zaunuz Plastic (658 comments)

Am i the only one thinking that his body will probably never decompose?

more than 5 years ago

Cameron's Avatar a 3D Drug Trip?

zaunuz priorities (215 comments)

"[..]the key to Avatar's success or failure, may be habit forming. Dr. Mario Mendez, a behavioral neurologist at the University of California[..]"
"[..]may be habit forming. Dr. Mario Mendez, a behavioral neurologist[..]"
"[..]Dr. Mario Mendez[..]"
"[..]Dr. Mario[..]" ...that's just how my brain works.

more than 5 years ago

Lithium In Water "Curbs Suicide"

zaunuz Understandable (458 comments)

..since Lithium has been used as an antidepressive substance for atleast a few decades. Could be that it's been used for that for alot longer, all i know is that it was common in the early 90's

more than 5 years ago

Vista Post-SP2 Is the Safest OS On the Planet

zaunuz too late (1010 comments)

CmdrTaco posted this story 14 days too late..

more than 5 years ago

How To Argue That Open Source Software Is Secure?

zaunuz Simply.. (674 comments) them the numbers. Microsoft Windows' security flaws since 1995 vs that of Linux

more than 5 years ago

Oslo Buses to Run on Sewage

zaunuz asdf (68 comments)

.......just when i thought Oslo couldn't become a shittier place to live (i'm half serious, hate that placE)

more than 5 years ago

Would You Add Easter Eggs To Software Produced At Work?

zaunuz yep (747 comments)

Short answer: Yes i would

Long answer: I already have.. in a web-suite that i was the lead systems developer for, the finished product had this menu-system based on 3 x 3 iconds (9 total for those who don't know their arithmetics).. it was all javascript-based, and if you pressed the right CSS-boxes and icons in the correct order, the menu-icons disappeared, and you'd be left with an empty grid (3 x 3 open squares, still 9 total, in case you forgot already), where you could play tic-tac-toe against a simple AI written in javascript as well. That's what i got after the javascript-developers were finished with their part and just waiting for the backend to be completed. I told them "Be productive, amuse me.. easter eggs are always fun".. oh god i laughed when i saw the finished result.

more than 5 years ago



Toribash - Get paid for playing a game

zaunuz zaunuz writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Jarmund (624853) writes " has an interesting article about the small indipendent game studio from Singapore, Nabi Studios, the creators of Toribash. However, they are currently remodeling their business-strategy to something really interesting: Good players can earn money from playing the game. The game itself is free, and for each win the player gets a certain amount of a virtual currency called ToriCredits. These credits can be used for purchasing cosmetic upgrades and eyecandy. The thing is that ToriCredits can also be bought for real money, and this is where the earning comes in: Players are allowed to sell the credits they earn to others, and keep the profit themselves. The game is available win32, mac as well as linux."
Link to Original Source

zaunuz zaunuz writes  |  more than 7 years ago

zaunuz (624853) writes "What happends to unfinished software, mainly consisting of bits and pieces of perl-code, if the company you wrote it for goes bankrupt? This might be the case where i currently work. For the past year i have been in charge of a fairly big project, but due to poor economical planning higher up in the system, it is quite possible that the company will die before me and my team are finished. If this happends, we would like to continue the project on our own, since it is fairly close to completion, and it would suck to just scrap what we've invested so many hours and cups of coffee into. The creditors are most likely to be the new owners of the code, however, do the creditors care about unfinished code? Afterall, first they'd have to understand what it does. After they've done that, they'd have to finish it themselves. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation?"


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