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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Rubber Ducky - a small, fun resource monitor on: May 07, 2009, 02:04:17 AM
Creative way to visualize the metrics, thanks for bringing this to our attention!
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Worm Within: Disgusting and You Can't Stop Reading on: May 06, 2009, 10:39:05 PM
Thanks (I think) Cool!
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Tray 2.2 - just opens or closes an optical drive tray on: May 06, 2009, 10:35:20 PM
Thank you for this handy tool!   cheesy
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Your basic desktop icon save/restore for 32 bit windows on: May 06, 2009, 10:33:34 PM
Thanks for this one! Thmbsup  Now I can keep my precious desktop icons arranged the way I put them there.
5  News and Reviews / Older Newsletters / Re: --> Newsletter for March 9th, 2007 - Codename "Argus?" on: March 13, 2007, 03:29:58 PM
Fantastic job!  Thanks for this, it really helps those of us who are shut-ins!
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vista: Download Disaster? on: March 13, 2007, 03:08:08 PM
I recently bought a new Gateway 5408GT with Vista Premium pre-installed.
  Core 2 Duo 4300 @ 1.8 GHz w/1GB DDR2.  Integrated graphics card and Hi-def 7.1 sound. I bumped up the DDR2 to 4GB.  The power supply was, if I remember, 300w.  I added an nVidia 7950GT PCIe card.  The PCIe card, however, requires more power than the stock configuration.  So off to the store, again, to purchase a 500w Antec supply.      Interestingly I was unable to utilize the 'upgrade now' software (cd) that came with the system.  Correction, the software ran, but when I attempted to upgrade to Vista Ultimate, even though no 'installation buster' issues were detected, it failed. Fortunately the system did reset itself to the original configuration of Vista Premium with no ill effects.  Phewww!
  When I attempted to upgrade the previous pc I had (HP a450n, 3GHz, 800MHz fsb, 1.5 GB DDR) from WinXP Pro to Vista Premium, it did upgrade.  However, much system hanging, and a few too many BSODs convinced me to re-install Win XP pro.  So, I decided, time to buy a new PC.
  And yes, I have had a couple (read literally 2) BSOD on Vista.  But the system identified the error as related to software (Webroot SpySweeper) and provided a link to the manufacturer to update.  I followed the link and, lo, it really was a functional link to Webroot with the download link for an updated version that is Vista compatible.  A real improvement over the XP direction which 9 out of 10 time (in my limited experience) led to a 'don't know what software or driver caused the error, sorry' screen.
So, yes, I would wait a little while to upgrade.  And unless you feel compelled to upgrade your present you present box, I would just build my own or buy one from an OEM in about 6 months as mentioned previously.

On a 1 to 10 scale with 1 being 'infernal machine in smoldering heap on front lawn' and 10 being 'PERFECTION in a box', I would give Vista (at least as I am experiencing it) a 6.

That's my 2 cents!
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Do you use any GTD/calendar system to get organized? on: June 27, 2006, 11:31:18 PM
I've used Outlook in the past.  The problem I had was that I wasn't using it on a consistent basis.  Sometimes I would write an appointment down and sometimes I would put it on the Outlook Calendar. That was just proving to be too frustrating for me.
  So for now I just write it down on whatever piece of paper is handy. Any kind of paper will do. I'm not picky, just so it's paper. Notepad paper, napkin, toilet paper. Sometimes I even write it on my hand, the one thing I'm pretty sure I won't lose before I get home. Can't quit the paper though.
 Not yet. I mean I could, if I wanted to,  but I just don't want to quit right now! Because I know I could quit anytime I wanted to!
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