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01/30/07

  09:21:59 pm, by The Dreamer   , 645 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, BOINC

Finally got 2GB

I've been meaning to upgrade the memory in my main desktop.....up from its stock 1GB.

Earlier this year, on a spur of the moment I ordered 2GB of memory off of eBay for it. Only after I had paid for it, I realized that I had ordered 2GB in 4 sticks of memory rather than 2GB as 2 sticks. The difference meaning that I could then only upgrade my desktop to 2GB of total memory instead of a bit more.

Though when I was planning the upgrade, I was only planning to take it to 2GB total anyways. But, things have a way of growing to consume all available memory.

In fact, right now....having had the extra memory for only mere minutes...free memory reading is fluctuating between 500-700MB. Though I do have BOINC running in the background (instead of the normal, only when idle).

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01/16/07

  07:52:43 am, by The Dreamer   , 333 words  
Categories: Software, BOINC

Norton Antivirus 2007 (and 2006)

Probably without too much surprise, I opted to purchase the Norton Antivirus 2007 that I've been trying on my main computer.

Even though I haven't worked out all the kinks, I would once again stick with this. That'll be the 3rd time I've purchased Norton Antivirus for this computer. First time I bought the trial that was bundled with the machine (NAV2003)...but the version was kind of hinky with SP2, and it didn't get along with BOINC....the autoprotect would consume 25% of my CPU when BOINC was active...and I wanted BOINC to get 100% of the available idle CPU.

I then tried exploring other packages....even purchased a copy of McAfee. But, in the end I purchased NAV2005.

After the year was up, I was unemployed...but starting a new job, where they had a site license that allowed the corporate version of NAV to be installed on all (work and personal) computers. So, I ran this version. But, the University switched from NAV to TrendMicro. And, the Trend caused a lot of problems (still does, but policy only requires its use on computers that connect directly to the campus network), so I went looking for other packages for my personal computers.

And, now I'm back to NAV2007.

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01/13/07

  06:46:16 pm, by The Dreamer   , 97 words  
Categories: Software

Didn't get one year

I thought when I bought Norton Antivirus 2006, it was for a 1 year subscription. Well, it isn't even 11 months yet, but after a long spell of not using my laptop....I've discovered that it is showing my subscription as expired.

I'm still trying to decide if 2007 is what I want to be running on my desktop....Yahoo! Widgets seems to be running tons slower, and I suspect its the Antivirus...and its insistence of applying additional firewalls and worm protection. But, I can't seem to get it to release Yahoo! Widgets to run without resorting to its removal. >:-(

01/05/07

  11:50:05 pm, by The Dreamer   , 373 words  
Categories: Software

Good-bye Avira AntiVir (Free-AV), hello Norton?

The other day, I woke up to evidence that AntiVir 7.5 had done its annoying update....and it had an extra popup. It was reporting that one of my main spyware tools was now a trojan horse, and it didn't give me much in the way of choices. Ignore was a choice, but it kept popping the dialog back up every few seconds. And, I wasn't going to select any of the other options.

So, I removed AntiVir. Decided that maybe I would go back to a paid version of Symantec Antivirus.

I used run it, but my subscription lapsed...and I was unemployed for an extended spell. And, then later I have 'free' use of the corporate version through work. Though work changed to Trend Micro....and Trend messed up all kinds of stuff, like removing my webcam software...by classifying it as spyware. And, it didn't give me any options on what to do with it...removing it was the only thing it would allow me to do, and did so automatically.

So, I had set out trying different free-AntiVirus packages.

Now, I'm running a trial version of Symantec.

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12/14/06

  11:41:38 am, by The Dreamer   , 244 words  
Categories: Software, Computer, Wireless/iPhone, Networking

MacBookPro Bluetooth Tethered to 8703e

Link: http://www.brainmurmurs.com/products/pulse/download.php

Yay...the Pulse Gateway Server is finally available...barely in time to get it going before I start my holiday travel next week.

The free server they've been providing is slated the ceases the day after my holiday travel starts....

:|

Well, first thing I did was try to get it going on my home Linux box ('box').....but the silly thing clears iptables and only sets its definitions. And, 'box' has a very complicated iptables rules setup already, etc.

After lots of fiddling, it was time to go to work...so I put that aside.

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12/10/06

  06:03:34 pm, by The Dreamer   , 152 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Software, Computer, Travel

1Passwd: I plea insanity....

Link: http://lawrence.chen-online.net/index.php?title=sandisk_cruzer_micro_2gb_w_u3&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

:crazy:

...because I just bought a license for this software, even though I don't yet own any Macs.

Thing is I'm looking forward to going on a trip soon, and I'm very likely going to take my work laptop with me. I hopefully have it sufficiently tweaked so I can do work while on holidays )-o

And, I decided that I should also look at what things I would like on it to fit my non-work needs.

The only other two areas that are probably missing from things are MSMoney and stuff related to digital photography.

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12/04/06

  06:11:26 am, by The Dreamer   , 210 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Software, Networking

SuSE 9.3 and 2007 DST

Link: ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/

It bugged me that my Red Hat Linux 7.3 machine would correctly transition into DST next year, but my SuSE 9.3 machine wouldn't. And, I have all the current patches for both machines (the RH7.3 machine being terminal EOL at the end of this year).

I don't want to upgrade the machine, because other than this....it is working fine, and the last time I upgraded it caused major disruption to my home network. And, it makes it rather hard to recover without network access.

Anyways, as I was googling around....looking for how to 'build' the timezone change. I concluded that I needed to create input files and use 'zic'. Too bad there isn't an 'unzic'... So, what I found was a location to get the 'zic' input files.

Now takes care of that issue with box, so there'll be no worries or need to disrupt things. Now I wonder how zoneinfo files will get updated on my ReplayTVs? :?:

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11/08/06

  10:21:11 pm, by The Dreamer   , 162 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Software, Computer

How to configure daylight saving time for the United States in 2007

Link: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=914387

Well, now that the old Daylight Saving Time has gone by....it is time to start looking at how things'll cope with the new Daylight Saving Time.

I still run a Windows 2000 box, for WiRNS/DVArchive/Poopli Updater, and I'm not sure if I'll be getting around to replacing it before the start of DST next year.

So, I made this tweak so that it'll hopefully make the switch on time.

Did a quick check of my other computers. While my old RedHat 7.3 Linux box is ready to handle the DST change, my SuSE 9.3 Linux box isn't. Don't really want to upgrade this box, but I might have to. The other two computers are XP SP2, so they should be covered.

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10/17/06

  09:38:12 pm, by The Dreamer   , 142 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Wireless/iPhone, Networking

alexking.org: Blog > BlackBerry OS X Tethering Bounty Winner: Daniel Pasco!

Link: http://www.alexking.org/blog/2006/10/16/blackberry-bounty-winner/

Well, this has been occupying a large part of my free time with my BlackBerry 8703e....and I'm not having much luck with it.

Though, I've also been mucking around with GoogleTalk and Yahoo! Messenger on the Blackberry...and getting the same on my MacBookPro. I now have GoogleTalk identities on all 4 computers: work desktop, work laptop, home computer and Blackberry....guess that leaves out my home laptop, but at this point it probably won't travel anymore (and it lives in the same room as my main home desktop). The work laptop probably gives me another year to put of its upgrade (it was due last year).

The other minor thing...I'm been playing with the Sodoku on my Blackberry. I don't really need the distraction from work, etc...but having it on my new toy, kind of drawn me in.... &#59;D

10/14/06

  03:47:53 pm, by The Dreamer   , 485 words  
Categories: Software, Wireless/iPhone, PDA

Blackberry "Switch Device Wizard" is flawed

I think I have my Blackberry 8703e working again after it got all messed up from trying the "Switch Device Wizard" of the 4.2 Desktop Manager.

The wizard sucks all the information off of my old Blackberry fine...but it doesn't wisely figure out what should and shouldn't get pushed onto my new Blackberry.

I was hoping to save my option preferences...though they changed all the names of the included sound files, so it was kind of limited usefulness. Though losing all my bookmarks is kind of a pain.

It did figure out that the 3rdparty apps on my 7100t weren't compatible for the 8703e, and refused to put these on.

But, it blinding replaced other important things in settings...like my service books. Ignoring that my old device is T-Mobile and my new device is Sprint. So T-Mobile service books probably won't work on Sprint's network....

Basically, I resorted to invoking the security option to wipe my blackberry, and cross my fingers that Sprint will OTA put it all back right.

The only thing I can't remember...was there ever a PHONE application on the blackberry? There isn't one now...and it just seems strange. Now it does have the annoying default where pressing keys from home can dial calls. But, it is the first thing I turned off after the reset...and now I'm trying to figure out what key will get me back....

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