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The Data Hamster stores facts and information in its capacious cheek pouches and regurgitates them from time to time.

The %~dp0 Variable

Reblogged from https://htipe.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/the-dp0-variable/ The %~dp0 (that’s a zero) variable when referenced within a Windows batch file will expand to the drive letter and path of that batch file. The variables %0-%9 refer to the command line parameters of the batch file. %1-%9 refer to command line arguments after the batch… Continue reading

Outlook 2003 “Reduced Functionality” mode workaround.

I stopped using Microsoft Office years ago, having switched to LibreOffice instead. LibreOffice does everything I need, and can open all my old Word and Excel documents, so I haven’t really missed Microsoft Office. However, I still have Outlook 2003 installed in order to read archived emails residing in a… Continue reading

Compassion by Sydney Kosgard

We’re used to things staying up on the internet forever once they are posted, but things only persist for as long as people host them and that’s one of the things that DataHamster seeks to do. So I am reproducing this here in good faith with no intent to infringe… Continue reading

Fitting an aftermarket stereo to the Suzuki Swift

This post is a “How to” on fitting an aftermarket stereo to the 2nd generation Suzuki Swift (2004-2010) In it I will tell you what you need to buy to do this and, just as importantly, what you do NOT need (but people will try to sell you anyway) and… Continue reading

Changing the washer motors on the Suzuki Swift

This post is a “How to” on changing the washer bottle motors on the 2nd generation Suzuki Swift (2004-2010) The procedure has been confirmed with a 2005 1.5 GLX 5d auto VVT and a 2008 Swift Sport, both UK right-hand drive models. No representation is made as to the accuracy… Continue reading