Monthly Archives: June 2009

Comment Spam

I realized that I’m a bit spoiled by my comment spam filtering plugins. On this blog I use two tools that keep the robots out: Akismet and WPSpamFree. And before you say anything about discrimination about robots, let me just … Continue reading

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Fallout 3: First Impression (Part 4)

Yet another Fallout 3 post. Deal with it! This is the last post of the First Impression cycle. You might still hear about Fallout when I finish the game but that will probably take a while. Fast Travel is Better … Continue reading

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Fallout 3: First Impression (Part 3)

This is part 3 of the review. If for some reason missed the previous 2 parts, you can find them here. The Followers Both Morrowind and Oblivion had a follower system that allowed other characters to join your party and … Continue reading

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Dive is not accessible. Parameter is incorrect

I am a software developer by trade and a linux geek by calling so it is not surprising that my family assumes I am the person to call for technical support on their Windows box. Just the other day I … Continue reading

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Fallout 3: First Impression (Part 2)

If you have read my previous Fallout 3 post you might have gotten an idea that I didn’t really like the game. This would be a wrong assumption. I do like the game – it’s just that I needed to … Continue reading

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Fallout 3: First Impression (Part 1)

In the last week or so, I probably mentioned Fallout 3 on this blog few dozen times. I figured it is time to post about my first impressions with the game. Or for that matter with the Fallout franchise. Yes, … Continue reading

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30 Days of Night: Vampires that Suck

I must confess that I am a big fan of Vampire movies. I love Zombie movies too. I guess I have a thing for films that depict the man’s struggle against the undead. Go figure. Hollywood has been writing stories … Continue reading

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Slow Downloads Under Vista

The more I use Vista the uglier it gets. I swear, I can’t figure out what the hell were they were smoking at Microsoft when they decided this product was ready for production. I swear, Vista has been a bigger … Continue reading

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The Time Traveler Problem

Here is an interesting issue for you to ponder. For the lack of better name I decided to call it the time traveler problem. Recently I reviewed The Butterfly Effect which sort of touched upon this issue. I found the … Continue reading

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Were You Satisfied with my Service

I noticed an interesting trend lately, namely requests for immediate, on the spot feedback from tech support or customer service reps when closing a call. Lately, whenever I call Dell Warranty Support for example, they ask me whether or not … Continue reading

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Epic Science Fiction Movies

I just realized that in the last few years I’ve been pretty much living among non-geeks. It’s sad but true. I teach non geeks, I work with non-geeks, and lately, I’ve been hanging out with non-geeks on my free time … Continue reading

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Running Firefox and Firefox Portable at the same time

This is one of these throw away posts that I place here more for myself than for you guys. This way I know how to do this next time around. I wanted to talk about running two instances of Firefox … Continue reading

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Vista 64 Bit Limited Connectivity (Local Only)

If you are a glutton for punishment and you enjoy pain, despair, hair pulling and cursing at tech support people try this for size: Brand spanking new Dell XPS 630i Vista Home Premium OEM 64 Bit nVidia nForce 10/100/1000 MBps … Continue reading

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The New Computer

As you may or may not have heard, I finally got myself a new computer. I’ve been tweeting about it for the past few days, but if you don’t follow me on Twitter or you are not my friend on … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect

I am a horrible person to watch movies with. Everyone always likes to talk about what they liked or disliked about the picture they just watched. I’m usually the guy who gives a disappointing one word review: “Meh…” It usually … Continue reading

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Free Application Cloud Hosting Not Feasible?

Back in December I wrote about AppJet – a fun and promising new Google App Engine like service. It was an incredibly well designed Javascript based framework that allowed you to deploy web applications on their cloud. The hosting was … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm

Few weeks ago I wrote about my dilemma in choosing a smart phone. I really wanted an iPhone, but I didn’t want the AT&T service that came attached with it. So I ended up buying the cell phone market equivalent … Continue reading

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Facebook is not a good picture sharing site

I just want to throw this out there for all the people who like to use Facebook as their primary picture sharing site. Don’t! Facebook is great for many things. It’s great for connecting with people, it is great for … Continue reading

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