Thursday, May 29, 2008

Google's Query Deserves Freshness Knob Tweaking

It looks like the query deserves freshness knob has been tweaked a little too far. A query for details in El Google shows the USGS data for the recent quake in Sichuan, China as the second result. The only curious thing I can see in the code is that the details link is the first link after the first H1 and H2 HTML tags.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

HyperTerminal Private Edition 6.3

Since HyperTerminal no longer comes with Windows Vista, you get still download Hilgraeve's HyperTerminal private edition 6.3 (HTPE), the last and final free version, from the Internet Archive here.  It should install and work fine under Vista/7/Server 2003/2008/2012. You may need to disable uac or run the installer as an administrator.

Update: 7.0 is here but it is trialware

There is an old FAQ from 1999 here.

The source code for Hyperterminal is in the Windows 2000 source code (htpe version 4) that was leaked.

If you are working with binary data or other difficult data streams, I strongly suggest using Realterm instead.  To quote their page: 

Realterm is a terminal program specially designed for capturing, controlling and debugging binary and other difficult data streams. It is far better for debugging comms than Hyperterminal. It has no support for dialing modems, BBS etc - that is what hyperterminal does.