DOS: creative WAIT command

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Maybe you’ve encountered this before: there is no direct way to add a simple command like WAIT x seconds in DOS. While forging an easy solution for a simple task, I’ve found a nice, create way of solving this:

PING -n 1 -w 25000 >nul

Yes, indeed. The PING-command is used to wait.

A few additional explanations:

Of course, usually I try to avoid using a WAIT-operation in scripts at all, and this ain’t a very exact technique. It simply does the job for most tasks where a WAIT-command might be required.


Otherland: In cinemas soon?

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An article indicates that a tiny film company named Warner is starting to work on a movie adaption of Otherland, the great science fiction epic by Tad Williams. Brave!

Here’s a link to the article.



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Tolles Datum: 11.11.11

Noch Fragen!?


visualizing sorting algorythms

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The development of sorting algorythms may look for non developers a little bit like black magic, but it should be basic knowledge for a coder.

A nice, coffescript-based page visualizing that sometimes very dry topic can be found here:



IT-Weisheiten im Juni

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Weisheit 1:
Falls Flash-Anwendungen im Firefox den Browser reproduzierbar zum Absturz bringen, sollte man prüfen, ob in der Flashkonfiguration die Hardwarebeschleunigung aktiviert ist.

Weisheit 2:
Falls die Authentifizierung von Clients einer einfachen Windows-Heimnetzgruppe nicht funktioniert, könnte es auch daran liegen, dass die Systemzeit der Clients voneinander abweichen.

Weisheit 3:

VPN-Probleme können durchaus auch durch einen alten Router ausgelöst werden.

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