Monthly Archives: July 2004

New Athlon 64 System

Just finished the final round of successful stress tests on the prototype for the new 64-bit Eclipse and all I can say is, “Nice!” This thing is a work of art and has one of the best price to performance … Continue reading

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Keeping it simple

There are sometimes when you are hacking and you don’t see the forest for the trees. I’m piecing together some computer that had numerous problems. It had bad RAM, a bad video card (complete with screen scramblings) and a bad … Continue reading

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The Last Big Step

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” That wasn’t just political opining either. John F. Kennedy, the … Continue reading

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Another day, another bug hunt, Part 2

[part 1] When last we left Bob he had lost the first round to an evil adware trojan. By now the cheeky little bastard was spawning popups telling me that I might have spyware and that I should go to … Continue reading

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Printers suck.

You know that the printers are out to get you. Nasty little things go through craploads of ink and toner, always running out halfway through a job; they make oragami out of your best paper, and break down when you … Continue reading

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Rants on industry specific software, part 1.

Industry-specific software is software that is written for use a particular industry or niche market. Some examples: Medical practice software, Legal Practice Management, Optometry software, Point-of-Sale software, Manufacturing software. I hate this kind of software a lot. I never used … Continue reading

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How to make the computer tech happy

One of the ways you can really make the morning of a computer technician is to carefully write down all of the problems (even the trivial ones!) with your computer on a piece of paper and stick it to the … Continue reading

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