Ed Andersen

Software Developer and Architect in Japan

  • Taskbar invisible over Remote Desktop

    I frequently use Remote Desktop (RDP/Terminal Services) to access my machines running Vista SP1 RTM. 90% of the time, after connecting, I get this annoying problem with the Start bar: Only the Start button itself is visible. This happens on all my Vista machines, both SP0 and SP1 This happens no matter what version of…

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  • Windows Live ID Return URL banned words

    UPDATE: No need to do this now, its fixed! For edngames.com I use Facebook, Yahoo! and Windows Live as sign on solutions. However, Windows Live is the only system with a restriction on the domain names you can register. For instance, because of the word “games” in my domain, I get the error message “The…

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  • PocketStackz (PocketPC) review

    For Japanese language practice for my course I use PocketStackz by some chaps called “Minddate software”. Its an all-purpose language flashcard program with an emphasis on Asian languages (such as that an Asian Unicode font needs to be installed on your PocketPC). What sets it apart is that you can immediately see what words you…

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  • Japanese keitai flashcards

    Update April 2012: Five years later after several server moves, this is no longer online – I’m still hunting for the files. Most likely it wouldn’t work on new keitai’s anyway. Edo no Tango (Ed’s Tango, エドの単語) is a Flash Lite based Japanese language vocabulary and kanji flashcard utility. Developed to help my study, it…

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  • First post

    Inspired by one of my current professors Garr Reynolds, I’ve finally started a namesake blog. I plan to post once a week about something interesting, while building up a portfolio to show to anyone interested (have loads of projects I need to write about). The site is a bit rough around the edges at the…

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