Archive for June, 2009

Twitter is Dead

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Or going to be huge. Hard to tell, now that the slime balls are getting involved. I received the standard notification when someone starts following me today, and it went to a porn site.

And, according to the email notification, this slut went from following 921 studs like myself to an a total of 1,289 other losers between the time the notification was sent to the time I got around to reading it.

I feel so violated.

64bit Vista Upgrade Installation

Friday, June 19th, 2009

The manual and the set up screens did not make this clear to me when I made the mistake of buying and installing Vista two years ago:

# Upgrading a 32-bit operating system to a 64-bit operating system If you purchase a 64-bit upgrade version of Windows Vista with the intention of installing on a computer that is running a 32-bit operating system, you must install Windows Vista by starting the computer from the 64-bit Vista installation DVD.

Important Do not remove the previous operating system before you start the Windows Vista installation. This is because Windows Vista Setup has to verify that your current operating system license supports the installation of a 64-bit upgrade version.
# “N” versions of Windows Vista The “N” versions of Windows XP and of Windows Vista do not include Windows Media Center. You cannot perform an upgrade installation of an “N” version of Windows. Instead, you must perform a custom installation.

Bold italics mine. Without these explicit instructions, one gets the impression that they cannot install the upgrde with any other choice than the 32 bit upgrade process. This note is buried in the middle of KB932795.Dang, the one thing Microsoft was originally really good at was documentation. Instead, I have spent two years running a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit machine.

Duplicate Files

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Off and on I have gone on the pursuit of all my duplicate files. Because I have so many, and many of them are duplicate on purpose (don’t ask, it’s a long story, but also a good reason), I often opt with getting a bigger hard drive instead.

Of course, when I do get a bigger hard drive (as I did recently, more on that later), I don’t want to duplicate as much, so I go on the hunt again.

This time, I found a utility that I’m happy with at http://www.easyduplicatefinder.com. The name says it all.

You’ve Got Blog

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

This blog will contain all the geeky tips I have to make technology less challenging.