Category Archives: Lifehacks


Simple suspend tool

Diomidis Spinellis, the author of Code Reading and (my personal favourite) Code Quality, has a blog that often has some pretty interesting reads. I stumbled across this entry which provides a code listing for a simple suspend tool that you can schedule with the Windows scheduler (likely after a scheduled task has completed that had awakened the machine from a suspended […]

Time recording on your cellphone

I’m a consultant – so I need to account for my time. Now my colleagues will likely remind me of just how bad I am at getting my timesheets in on time – but I do record my time pretty well. I have a J2ME/MIDP 2.0 capable cellphone Sony Ericsson k610i- nothing too special, though I’m increasingly […]

Partition disk space low

It annoys me when I run out of space on the C: partition of a default installed machine, but have space to burn on another partition (D: in this instance). One such case is the default install of my Acer Aspire 5520 – 160GB split evenly over two partitions. After 6 months of default installation to […]

Home mail server

I have a lot of domains around the place – and with each domain I have email accounts. I even still have an ISP email address I picked up 15 years ago when I didn’t know any better. I get enough spam on any given account that I regularly need to download my email during the day or […]