Archive for March, 2009

STOP Error rendered in over 60 browsers!

March 28, 2009

I found this site called browsershots.org and submitted this site. The results can be seen here. Cool, eh?

The Sims 3… no DRM?

March 28, 2009

I was actually surprised to read this. EA doing something.. good? Dropping the DRM that has plauged their games for years past? Hopefully this is a good sign, and if The Sims 3 sells well, maybe EA’ll drop the DRM with their other titles. And, of course, maybe other publishers will drop the DRM? The CD-key is a logical copy protection measure. It doesn’t restrict what you can do with your copy of the software. It lets you install it whenever you want. However many times you want. Just as an example, I was installing Windows for Workgroups 3.11 the other day,  it came to where you entered your serial number, and I was wondering what would happen when XP is as old as WfW 3.11. Would there be a patch to disable the activation? Would they just laugh say “Your loss, why don’t you upgrade to Windows Twelve”? I don’t know, but I feel it’ll be all bad.

Almost 2900 Blog Views…

March 25, 2009

I recently took a look at my blog’s stats page, and what I saw excitied me:

2,849 blog views since I started the blog on November 29th, 2008. Not too bad I believe.

I’ve got it… A Podcast!

March 15, 2009

Since I’ve gotten my headset, I’ve been doing headsetty things. Prank calling people on Skype. Recording stupid things in Audacity/Sound Recorder and then remixing it. I thought, why not do something productive. Or, productive a thing I could make. I decided on a Podcast.

Oh, and Don, what ever happened to your podcast?

New headset means new technolgoies embraced

March 9, 2009

I finally got a headset today. I know to most other people have had one for at least the last few years, and I felt I didn’t need one. But times change. I need to be able to win at online games. Talk to others online. But, one possibility I had was to allow users to download “spoken” versions of these articles, such as what Slashdot does. But unlike Slashdot, I’d speak ’em myself.

Oh, and you can Skype me: I’m “stoperror” on Skype.

For the last time, BitTorrent is not illegal!

March 9, 2009

After hearing about the PirateBay trial, a person I know asked me if “BitTorrent was legal” and that he heard that “BitTorrent was used to download illegal stuff”. I actually hear about that a lot, from people I know, to random people on internet forums, and to the RIAA/MPAA spewing out untrue information for the un-informed masses. My usual response to that question is: “BitTorrent is not ‘illegal’. It’s perfectly legal, in fact. Some of the files you can download via it are not legal, but most are.”

You can just as easily download an illeal file off of it as you can a legal file. You can download Windows Vista (though I’d wonder why someone would)off of it as easily as you can download a Linux distro. Actually most Linux distro’s recommend that you use BitTorrent, as it doesn’t use the server bandwidth.

Link of the Week: Windows Geniune Advantage and a Whole Lot More.

March 6, 2009

Probably one of the most cotreversial topics for Windows XP and Windows Vista is the inclusion of product activation and “Windows Genuine Advantage”, an Anti-Piracy measure. Really, I can’t see how WGA is an advantage to anyone, other then Microsoft, and even then, I heard a story about a guy who worked at Microsoft that got “shut down” by WGA. So I look around and what do I find? The Windows Genuine Advantage blog on the MSDN. Now it wouldn’t be half as funny if the guy who wrote on the blog didn’t tout about WGA that it was the best thing since sliced bread. Couple that with irate Windows users complaing.. it’s virtually priceless.

“I have the Windows Genuine Advantage, I run Windows [1.x/2.x/3.x/95/98/ME/2K]!” Or, for you penguin fans out there, we have the Linux Genuine Advantage.

Windows 7 to finally allow you to un-install IE 8.

March 4, 2009

As this article states, you are finally allowed you un-install IE 8 from the latest Windows 7 build. The last time this could be done was in 1997, before
the internet crazed, and Microsoft’s integration of IE in the Windows shell. Sadly, I couldn’t get that build to test it, but hopefully this feature will be
in the RC, which is to be released in April. I’d like to see what the anti-IE, Windows 95 running geeks have to say about this. Does this mean that they’ll
finally upgrade to 7? Of course there’s other problems with the post-95 OS’s, such as DRM and exorbiant system requirements (at least in Vista/7’s case),
I feel this is a pretty good thing overall.

Got my New DVD burner.. Windows 7 here I come!

March 3, 2009

I just installed my brand new DVD burner, so I’ll burn the iso that’s been sitting in my my downloads folder. Plus, I’ll write an in depth review of it. More.. coming soon.