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#2. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's a troll! (7)
As in: harrier hen (bird); Harrier jet (plane); a harrier = someone who harries - from the verb "to harry" = to persistently annoy (a troll)
#4. Music an extreme revelation (8)
disco (music) + very (extreme) = a revelation
Nothing more to add, though I wonder if they can do anything if they find who it was.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
It's a pity he didn't manage to close every Twatter account.
You'd think that the simply act of refusing to ever look at the damned thing would be enough to avoid it. But no, every time you turn on the news, all you get is "Twat X twatted this, Twat Y twatted that, Twat Z twatted the other." People texting nonsense is not news! Teenagers do it every minute of the day.
Can media editors not understand the simple concept that I don't give a twatting twat what some twat has been twattering while they could have been doing something more productive with their twatty lives?
So I was looking for an algorithm to "best fit" rectangles on a limited area surface (the screen, in other words, and the rectangles are forms/dialog boxes that are dynamically generated as needed), turns out this is called "Rectangle Packing" or "Bin Packing" or "Binary Tree Bin Packing" and it turns out to be a complicated problem to determine an optimal solution, something they call "NP complete" meaning there is no fixed solution, as in "nondeterministic polynomial time". Yeah, whatever, I just needed something that did a decent job, didn't have to be perfect. Once I figured out the right keywords to search on, Google led me to Fast Optimizing Rectangle Packing Algorithm for Building CSS Sprites
Very cool. The core algorithm can be stripped down to two files, and I tweaked it so I can select whether I want horizontal or vertical precedence, and unlike many of the other algorithms I found out there (mostly in one of those "J" languages) this one doesn't require that all your rectangles are known ahead of time, which was one of my requirements.
Thank you Code Project! (And the author, of course)
One of my client's IT dept. has gone overboard with web security and blocked the ports used by our remote (over the web obviously) desktop solution. (gotoassist) Their network guy explained that gotoassist as well as teamviewer were blacklisted since they are often used in scams...those ports weren't getting turned back on, no exceptions. He advised us to try Chrome Remote Desktop. It works fine with one major exception.
If my client has an active window on either screen that was started with elevated privileges, (runas Administrator) user input (mouse and keyboard) into the user's system is ignored completely! Minimize the offending screen/app and input is restored! This is probably a security feature, but ime, this is the only remote desktop software that behaves this way. It' OK once you understand the limitations, but very frustrating until you do!
I did check the unattended remote and thankfully it doesn't have that 'bug'.