As some of you know I’m very good at starting new projects… not so good at finishing them. This time, however, I’ve actually done it! I came up with a new project, started doing it, and have now actually finished it! At the office we have some hardware with a serial port and we needed to see what kind data was sent from the hardware. Initially I thought that that would be easy as there should be many simple tools for this on the internet. I was wrong. We downloaded a lot of different tools, but none worked. After a while we finally found one that worked, but that only had a trial version (which sufficed for our quick debugging). Seeing as this kind of software […] Read more
I have bad techno karma. When I’m trying out new hardware/software something always goes wrong. This time it is Windows 10. I installed Windows 10 just fine. After installing all the drivers I noticed I needed to update my BIOS, which I did. Everything continued to work just find and I installed some applications. After a while I noticed that I had one harddrive too much, so I figured the BIOS update had just disabled my RAID. “No biggie, I’ll just reboot, turn RAID back on and everything is hunky dory.” Cue techno karma. After turning on RAID Windows 10 now refused to start. I couldn’t even repair the installation, so I had to reinstall everything. Having not used RAID for an hour there was data […] Read more
Why not make this Whitsun weekend a Whitestone weekend? After months (years?) of work I’m finally officially releasing my brand new website, which means my old website will close down (I’ll make a version of it available somewhere sometime, but it will not be a big event like this). Why change? My old site was getting, well, old. The backend was extremely customized to my needs only, which is good in a way, but not really thinking ahead. With this page I’m taking a step away from a completely personalized solution to a more commercial one as I’m now using WordPress as the main engine behind my website. This gives me a much better engine when it comes to publishing posts. Not that I really […] Read more
This site will be the next homepage of me, Gina Therese Hvidsten. I’m currently in the process of transitioning all my content from my old site to this one, and I’m now using WordPress as my CMS instead of my crappy old homemade one. The appearance and content of this site will be somewhat crappy looking until everything is converted and transferred and search engines shouldn’t index any of the content, so I’ll be surprised if you find this site at all (without me having given you a direct link ;)). So as usual, stay tuned for more content.