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June 2007

Halo 2 on Vista problems (continued)

Still having problems with Halo 2 despite removing the game and re-installing. This is no longer funny; the problem seems to be the data on my live account.

Halo 2 on Vista problems

My installation of Halo 2 on Vista is not working. I get to the part where the Arbiter gets pushed off the ledge when Keyes gets captured and he loses the icon. The game complains about needing the DVD, I… Continue Reading →

Blu-ray gets a boost

This will leave a mark. Blockbuster is going primarily with Blu-ray.

Kids pictures from trip

Saturday we drove to Lancaster County to have a “Day out with Thomas”. We gave the kids a camera each and here are some of the pictures that they took. First the girl: she’s going to be 4 at the… Continue Reading →

Kids and digital cameras

For Christmas the kids had each gotten Disney digital cameras. These were okay but needed special software, a non-standard USB cable, and had no preview window. Yesterday Lily and I got the kids inexpensive affordable low end HP digital cameras…. Continue Reading →

Safari 3 beta, safer and faster?

Security. Sweet. Security on Safari 3 Beta. Not so sweet. BetaNews | ‘Day One’ for Safari for Windows Becomes Zero-Day Nightmare Speed! Sweet. Speed. Can’t see the increase myself. Not so sweet. Joel on Software: Apple Safari for Windows: The… Continue Reading →

Safari 3 beta for Windows

You can download Safari 3 for Windows beta here. I’m not sure why this would matter for Apple. It’s a prettier browser (the font rendering is very anti-aliased) but this beta did bad things when I tried to write this… Continue Reading →

Akismet caught 999 spam

Like waiting for the odometer to roll over.

Halo 2 on Vista

Microsoft could have done better for a Vista only game. Two weeks ago I was at my in-laws house. My nephew has an old Xbox (not the 360) and was playing Halo. It was a little retro compared with Gears… Continue Reading →

Pidgin 2.0.1 for Windows

Pidgin 2.0.1 for Windows now comes with Aspell bundled in. This release fixes over 100 bugs (says the web page). If it speller does not install, you can still get the installer and dictionary from

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