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  09:14:57 pm, by The Dreamer   , 224 words  
Categories: Stuff, Software & A9 Toolbar is broken


Looks like has decided to break their site by switch to

Earlier today, I tried to using it to do a search....and got less than satifactory results. Though I also have Yahoo and Google toolbars in Firefox. Though the Yahoo toolbar was kind of on the fritz as well....and the Googlebar has the annoying quirk of not being immediately available when I first open Firefox.

Now I just did a search, and all I got was:

Web by Service temporarily unavailable.

Search results provided by Windows Live. Results also provided by and Alexa.

What will I ever do now..... >:-(

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  01:44:18 am, by The Dreamer   , 15 words  
Categories: TV

Darn...there's going to be a Game 7.


Sure hope the current pattern holds and Calgary takes it in the 7th..... :yes:

  12:21:02 am, by The Dreamer   , 63 words  
Categories: General, TV

Game 6 of Calgary Flames & Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Turns out that game 6 is on TV....just the guide says "To Be Announced" at the start, followed by a bunch of stuff that I don't know...and probably won't air as a result :>>

And, I was thinking that I shouldn't sleep in again..... :yawn:

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  11:00:13 am, by The Dreamer   , 478 words  
Categories: Samsung HLN4365W1, Cable HD DVR, TV

New SA8300HD/HLN4365W1 Discovery

Not sure which to attribute this discovery to....but the other day (Saturday night) I was doing one of the rare times of watching live TV.

I was watching my Calgary Flames on TV..... :wave:

I decided to use the SA8300HD DVR to do the live TV viewing of this, rather than task the ReplayTV that was already recording it or one of the other boxes....largely because I was already switched to the DVR for other HD viewing I had been doing at the time, and then decided to switch to viewing the game in progress.

I thought that the normal output of grey pillars was what I'll have to live with, even though there's no fear of burn in on the display and it is distracting against the black border of the screen.

But, I decided to hit change the aspect of the display on both the HLN4365W1 and the SA8300HD so get the black pillars. I'm sure I'll remember to switch it back....

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  12:31:02 pm, by The Dreamer   , 516 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Computer, Networking

Latest iptables tweaks on 'box'

Last night I discovered that the reason local IVS transfers weren't working, was that one of my RTVs was trying to use the loopback method to transfer the file. Except that I don't have loopback enabled on my router...and I don't really want to change that.

What had happened apparently was that the box had tried to start the transfer at one time, when WiRNS was down or it had switched from querying to, and since this wasn't being intercepted by my WiRNS was getting my external IP for the other RTV :|

To get things working last night, I updated my WiRNS configuration to intercept this name as well... and, again the need for loopback has gone away, but I felt the need to look at my iptables setup on box to see why I couldn't get this working.

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  07:11:26 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: The Brothers Grimm

  10:45:41 am, by The Dreamer   , 58 words  
Categories: Software

Microsoft to fix Windows patch | Tech News on ZDNet


In MS06-015 (KB908531) breaks MoonSoftware's FileTargets, I wrote about a Microsoft patch breaking one of my favourite programs. I've also found other things broken by the patch, but none quite as noticeable....

But, looks like Microsoft is going to fix it....wonder if it'll be an automatic patch or something I'm going to have to track down....


  12:01:32 pm, by The Dreamer   , 100 words  
Categories: General, Software, Computer, Networking

MS06-015 (KB908531) breaks MoonSoftware's FileTargets


On Microsoft's Black Tuesday of April 11th, this patch broke one of my favourite programs. Moon Software's FileTargets

Today, I was catching up on files that I had recently downloaded....where the power of FileTargets is that I can then relocate the file to an appropriate location on my harddrive or network.

So I went over to the forum to see if any progress had been made on coming up with a way to have FileTargets working again (other than removing or disabling the patch....) Well, they did have a solution and it does the job.


  09:07:27 am, by The Dreamer   , 655 words  
Categories: General, Stuff, Wireless/iPhone, Travel

A post-mortem of a recent trip....

My first trip since figuring out how to use my Blackberry 7100t as a modem was kind of a failure.

Largely because after I had left, I instantly realized that I had forgotten the USB cable.

Aside from not being able to use my Blackberry 7100t as a modem to access the Internet in places where there wasn't free also meant that I could recharge the battery. I had also contemplated packing my travel charger, but I guess I also forgot to do this.

Fortunately the hotel room had free WiFi, and it was a really decent connection so I made extensive use of that. Another less minor thing that I had forgotten to pack was my Where's George stamp. I could enter the new bills that I acquired during the trip, but I couldn't stamp them. Though I set the to one side of my wallet to avoid having to spend them, so that they could be stamped when I got home.

As it was I managed not to spend these. I suppose I could've made a bigger effort to spend cash during the trip if George'ng was important. There were some other bills that did cross my hands, but they didn't stick around long enough for them to be entered. Normally, I try not to think to much about George'ng when I'm traveling.

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  06:56:59 pm, by The Dreamer   , 42 words  
Categories: iPod

Apple iPod Battery Settlement


Much to my surprise, I found a letter in regards to this in my mailbox today.

The answer is that I have a $50 Store Credit. It is good until October 7th, 2007.

Hopefully, I'll find the opportunity to use it before it expires.

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