Memorial Day Musings, Continued…

Lest you think yesterday’s Memorial Day Musings were designed to present only one viewpoint on a many-faceted issue, here are some others that were either prompted by that missive or offered after the fact and, therefore, not included until today.

Gnomie John H. St. …continue reading

Don't Be Bullied By Your Clients

Over the years, one thing that I have come to grips with is that there will be times when customers are going to work to get something for nothing. For instance, the other day I had a potential client asking me if I could cut …continue reading

Netflix

When you get the urge to rent a movie, what do you do? To most people, heading out to the local Blockbuster or Hollywood Video location to pick up a DVD is still the normal way to go. It’s nice to go to a physical …continue reading

To How Many Groups Can A User Belong?

A user’s security access token can not contain more than 1000 security identifiers (SIDs). If this limit is exceeded a user may receive the following error message when they attempt to logon to a domain or access a network share:

During a logon attempt, the …continue reading

How To Prevent Disk Cleanup From Hanging (XP Home/Pro)

Many people report that the Disk Cleanup tool hangs and the following message is displayed:

Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space you will be able to free on (C:). This may take a few minutes to complete. Scanning: Compressed old files.

According to …continue reading

The Ultimate Troubleshooter

The Ultimate Troubleshooter: A staggering 65% of problems that a PC encounters, whether in business or at home, are not caused by hardware problems. They are not caused by viruses, and they are not caused by spam – they are caused by background tasks. From …continue reading

ASUS is the Biggest Winner of Best Choice of Computex 2005

For the most part, I think ASUS is a pretty good company. While their backward views on Linux are irritating (at least last time I checked), I am glad to see that they are having some success with their wares at Computex 2005.

Dumped hard drives tell all

When I have a client itching to give away a PC, I tell them to simply yank the hard drive and then give away the rest. Then once they have the time, they can have the drive properly wiped.

HP Adds Itanium to NonStop Server Line

Now this is playing with power! I can only imagine what sort of tasks that these HP servers could potentially handle.

AOpen has answer to Mac mini

Eh, I think that AOpen might be missing the point. The attraction to the Mac mini is greater than just the form factor. Think OS folks…

Zarlink Unveils Wireless Chip for Medical Implants

Just so long as I am not having to talk into my armpit, I might be open to something like this.

BT answers prayers of distracted UK congregation

I’d totally be more open to church if they had a tight Wi-Fi network that I could login to! Wrong, maybe. But that is just where I am coming from.

More on the PSP

After reading this, I think it is safe to say that the USB cable for the PSP is not the cure-all that many people once thought it to be.

E-TEN is exhibiting at Computex

So, E-TEN is exhibiting at Computex Taipei 2005. While it may already be ‘in progress’ at this point, you had better believe that this event will be getting some pretty serious coverage; especially with E-TEN exhibiting.

Web 2.0 for the Web Developer

So, are you ready to learn more about this ‘Web 2.0′ that you have heard so much about? If so, this is a pretty good place to start.

Transparent custom corners and borders

Cool beans! Now it is easy to learn to do some really cool stuff with CSS and Javascript. While this may not be news to some of the readers out there, it is still pretty cool none the less.

PHP Interactive, a web based interactive shell for PHP

OK, even non-programmers like me can understand the benefit of having a functional shell in which you can see the immediate results of any said scripts being executed.

Future buys US computer games website

Boy, if there was ever an argument to bring your hard work into a Web based project with the hopes of long term results, I think this would have to be it!

KDE 3.4.1 Release Announcement

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.4.1, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.4.1 ships with a basic desktop and fifteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, …continue reading

Desktop Linux: Ready for Prime Time?

This was actually pretty well written and also brought up some great points when looking at Linux vs Windows. An article aimed at the corporate market, I think that it covers most of the bases although, there were some distributions that I would like to …continue reading

Nvu Web design

I have actually toyed with Nvu myself. It is a great program and does give its competition a run for its money!

One small business’s year without Windows

I would definitely say that Mepis was the best choice for non-geeks needing to move to Linux. What I thought was interesting was what possessed the business in question to use MS Word when they were already using OO in the first place?

UK’s Digital Divide – US Broadband Penetration Jumps To 58.5% In April

In Britain, broadband penetration is a tale of haves and have-nots. Just as we found in Europe, relatively young and affluent areas have higher broadband penetration rates than older, less affluent constituencies. Does Labour beat the Tory party in the race for broadband supremacy? In …continue reading

Casio Exilim Pro EX-P505 Review

The latest addition to Casio’s expanding range of digital cameras is the Exilim Pro EX-P505. As a hybrid digicam it combines a 5-megapixel digital still camera with a video camera which is capable of shooting extended video scenes with high image quality. The camera features …continue reading

Restricted Area Now Available

West Chester, PA (May 31, 2005) – Whiptail Interactive, a leading publisher of PC games, today announced that Restricted Area, its critically acclaimed action/RPG, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Restricted Area has been a highly anticipated game in the U.S. since its release last …continue reading

Laptop Service Contracts

My laptop is on the fritz. Again. While I run hot and cold on the topic of service contracts in general, I’ve come to accept that buying a factory extended warranty on a laptop makes good financial sense. I just wish I had signed up …continue reading

Intel Says To "Avoid VoIP Asynchronous Transcoding"

This tutorial explains Asynchronous Transcoding and SIP [Session Initiation Protocol] available at TECHtionary.com.

Transcoding is the process of conversion between circuit-switched (PSTN-Public Switched Telephone Network) and packet-switched networks such as Frame Relay, Internet, and ATM [Asynchronous Transfer Mode]. However, asynchronous transcoding is to be …continue reading

The Latest Black & White 2 Developer Q&A

Lionhead Studios has released their latest Black & White 2 Q&A that features the most frequently asked questions from fans of the previous title. Older mailbag entries can be read at this link. Black & White 2 is expected to ship in early …continue reading

The Latest Black & White 2 Developer Q&A

Lionhead Studios has released their latest Black & White 2 Q&A that features the most frequently asked questions from fans of the previous title. Older mailbag entries can be read at this link. Black & White 2 is expected to ship in early …continue reading

The Latest Black & White 2 Developer Q&A

Lionhead Studios has released their latest Black & White 2 Q&A that features the most frequently asked questions from fans of the previous title. Older mailbag entries can be read at this link. Black & White 2 is expected to ship in early …continue reading