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One Virus Too Many

So while my dad is reinstalling Windows after being wiped out by a virus that got by both IE 8 and McAfee I’m installing Fedora on an old HP I have lying around. My dad is gonna give Linux a try for a while. He’s fed up. I figure its worth a shot. He wants […]

October 20, 2009 | Computers | Comments Off on One Virus Too Many

MDS (Spotlight) and Parallels

I was having an annoyance on my MBP for a while where MDS (Spotlight) would start indexing and try to hijack the machine… it was working hard and at random intervals. Then it hit me… Parallels was typically active at the same time (despite Windows being "idle" inside the VM), usually jumping to about 25-25% […]

October 12, 2007 | Computers | 1 comment

Apple Software Update on Windows XP – What a Crock!

I love Apple to death, but sometimes they do things that really, really bug the hell out of me. The latest being the software update application for Windows. I made it a point that since my Windows XP installation is in Parallels that I didn’t need to install iTunes. Well, with Safari 3 came the […]

June 14, 2007 | Computers | Comments Off on Apple Software Update on Windows XP – What a Crock!

Safari 3 Beta

So, while the Safari 3 beta is nice in many ways, and showing much promise on Windows, I was disappointed to find out that it still required a trip to the terminal to turn on the Inspector element. So, if you want to check out elements in a page and how they’re styled open up […]

June 12, 2007 | Computers | Comments Off on Safari 3 Beta

Force Internet Explorer BSOD

Just ran across a fun little tidbit about Internet Explorer on Windows. You can force a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) by typing "about:mozilla" in the address bar. If you’re running XP SP2 that won’t work, you’ll have to do "es://mshtml.dll/about.moz" Just the thing to torture others in your office.

October 14, 2006 | Computers | 3 comments