This post is one of pride as well as shame. I purchased a “Bag of Crap” from Woot. For the uninitiated, Woot is a site that features one item (often techy) for sale every day, available until midnight central time or it (occasionally) sells out. Then, there is the Woot-Off…… Continue reading
Yeah, RC1 is out now, I haven’t gotten it yet. I wasn’t planning on having time to use it and didn’t want to download it when all the tubes were clogged in the first few days. So, some additional thoughts on Win7 Beta: The good: There’s a neat feature where… Continue reading
So, yeah, it’s 3am and I should be asleep. But, I had work to do and while that was going I decided to scrap my desktop install and put Windows 7 on there instead. I really wasn’t to enthralled with 64-bit XP – it seemed just a bit out of… Continue reading
On the events of today. I was going to go to the North American International Auto Show to run my yearly scans of what vehicles exist which might be suitable replacements in case the Jeep up and dies as it is likely to do. Instead I woke up at noon,… Continue reading
I noticed my laptop was hotter than normal and it occurred to me that that just might be the processor. So, I opened up the task manager and low and behold: Switcher CAD pegging both cores at 100% Damn it’s nice to have a computer that can run this stuff…. Continue reading
Because, really, what am I going to do with a dining room?
I’m in the process of building a new computer, something I said I wouldn’t do until I was living on my own, and, that time I has come. So far, I have only the two monitors and the case. I’m very excited to have a computer built in this decade,… Continue reading
So, as you all know from your dedicated reading of my bullshit, I have internet via my neighbor. I have forgone the giant parabolic reflector around a d-link omni antenna in favor of a 5″ x 10″ double biquad. This gets me nearly 2x the signal strength of the parabolic… Continue reading
So, new wireless card drivers appear to have solved the three day struggle with my laptop to keep the sound from stuttering. Yay.
If any of you keep up on the new ‘developments’ in Windows you might have heard about the window transparency that will be part of Vista. Indeed certain software allows this now. This makes it so you can see the stuff – windows, icons, desktop, etc. underneath your current window…. Continue reading