The Pencil Guy: Hourann's illogical blog

Some ramblings

It is curious that on the same day as the federal House of Reps was approving bureaucratic control over RU-486, another part of the federal bureaucracy banned a computer game that doesn’t look much more harmful than any other (at least, not to me …).

Meanwhile, at work today I was horribly confused when a script I wrote to count how many users we have stopped working. Then I discovered that Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, invented something called “range retrieval” from some old expired RFC as a way of preventing Windows servers having to do a great deal of work. In Active Directory, if a multi-value attribute has over 1500 entries, you have to do funny hacks in Perl to get ranged display to work. Hardly exciting, except that it only took me three hours to find that out …

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