Archive for November, 2005

Microsoft’s Hibernation Bug

This bug annoys me to no end. There are quite a few of us out there who need more than 1GB of RAM to get by these days, especially those on a laptop (trying to minimize use of that paging file because it’s on a 5400RPM Hard Drive). Officially it diagnoses the cause as: This […]

Firefox 1.5

Get downloading. And I’m still looking for news articles, so if you run across Firefox 1.5 articles, especially if they make any reference to the reporter/broken website tool… leave me a comment there. BTW: While your downloading, thank the sysadmin’s who have been working constantly to keep the servers up, and will likely be lacking […]

New Laptop Redux

I definitely like my new IBM Thinkpad (made by Lenovo). I did have a few complaints of things that weren’t quite ideal, so I though I’d do a quick little post on how they have been resolved (or if I adjusted to them): PATA->SATA Bridge – This little chip was causing problems prohibiting you from […]

Firefox News Articles

With the pending release of Firefox 1.5 said to be really soon , I’m getting ready to see what the press has to say, and ultimately the users. So if you notice any news articles, feel free to leave a comment, or send me an email. I’m especially interested in anything that references the new […]

Nokia 770

After seeing Doug’s post on the new Nokia 770, I totally want one. $350 is a little steep for 3hr battery life, though still extremely cool. Being Mozilla based makes it even cooler. Checking out Maemo Planet shows some really interesting stuff is going on in the Maemo Platform. There’s already quite a few things […]

iPod Sync Unteaser

Unfortunately it’s not done yet. The big issue remaining is to ensure the Thunderbird UI doesn’t completely freeze up (which many people apparently don’t like). I just don’t feel it’s right to release like this, since it’s annoying and problematic. My first stab at it was unsuccessful, so I’m taking it on from another angle, […]

CCleaner Seems To Kick Some A**

I don’t pitch software to much, but I do review things that I buy, or download from time to time. This is one worth reviewing briefly. CCleaner really kicks some A**. I did a scan of just a few key areas, and turned up almost 2 GB of garbage. Most of it being a few […]

Who killed popup ads?

New York Times writer Randall Stross said in an article that he believes that Google’s Text Ads solved the problem of popup ads littering the web (makes a mention of X10, the most annoying and popular of that era). I think the article is rather misguided as to say Google’s Text Ads got rid of […]

Sony should compensate for it’s rootkit fiasco

After this whole mess with rootkits, I’m starting to think Sony should be giving monetary compensation to those effected. Write an app to see if the rootkit was installed, and give a confirmation number. That number should be worth some hard cash, since it appears that the only way to get rid of this giant […]

Pathetic Speed Part II

Decided to run a speedtest in the lab today, to compare with my test from the other day. I know they limit the dorms a bit. But boy was I suprised to see this: That’s insane.