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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-22 07:50
  Subject:   Heh-HEH!
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Notes to self: Be sure you initialize the SPI bus before attempting to read mission-critical values from the EEPROM chip that resides on it. It kinda helps! Yeah...

How about that local sports team??
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-06-22 08:35 (UTC)
  Subject:   In other news of the trivial...
I spent most of the evening cleaning out old, screwed up USB drivers on my notebook. Note that this is a lot harder than it sounds, since the Device Manager by default does not show the drivers for USB devices that are not presently detected as being plugged in. And if your driver is screwed up, the machine often does not detect it being plugged in...

There is a way to show all devices, though, even "ghosted" ones: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539/en-us

I killed a slew of badly installed USB devices, removed C-Dilla (an obnoxious copy-protection program that other programs often install behind your back), and cleaned out the last of that crap Norton anti-virus.

Oh my god, does my notebook FLY now! I have a 7 or 8 source file project that used to take 15-20 seconds to recompile from scratch. It takes 3 seconds now. It takes me longer to plug the programmer into the target board than it does to recompile the entire project from clean. Score!

Oh yeah, if you don't have anti-virus software installed, and want to get rid of that obnoxious as @#$% "Microsoft's profits^W^WYour computer might be AT RISK!" balloon that keeps popping up in the lower right?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify

Yeah baby! Yeah!!
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Jon
  User: j_b
  Date: 2006-06-22 14:35 (UTC)
  Subject:   neat.
thanks for the USB tip.
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osmium_ocelot
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2006-06-23 01:10 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I am Sofa King
Sofa King we Todd Ed

It's amazing how many people fall for that.
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