PDF995 - Replacement PDF Generator

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Jeremy Surma just sent me this link: http://www.pdf995.com.

Available on this site are three tools to create PDF documents for free or very low price (to remove advertisements). There’s also instructions on how to share the PDF generator across a network… took me about two minutes to do. Very nice.

There’s other tools available from their corporate site; I haven’t had much time to check them out, but I plan to soon.

Acquisition

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Looks like everyone at my employer is going to be busy for a while…

Associated Banc-Corp to acquire First Federal Capital Corp

I happen to think that it’s a good selection, and hopefully one that will be profitable to the employees and shareholders both.

Icon Remembrance

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This is pretty slick. It’s a matrix of most of the icons used by the various OS versions over the years… Interesting to see the comparison side-by-side. Included in the list are the Lisa Office System, GEOS for the C64 (remember that??), and BeOS.

http://www.aci.com.pl/mwichary/guidebook/icons/components

Windows Installer... doesn't.

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So, a few weeks ago I installed the beta version of Windows Update on my laptop to check out the new features. No big deal. I downloaded a few of the updates, but didn’t really notice anything out of the ordinary.

Over the weekend, I was trying to install a few different pieces of software. No matter what I did, the installation was failing. After a bit of investigation I realized that I had installed Windows Installer v3.0 beta. Apparently this beta broke all of the install packages I was attempting to run.

With that in mind, I headed over to Add/Remove Programs… unfortunately, I found that the install package couldn’t uninstall correctly. So now I was stuck. Faced with the unpleasant prospect of rebuilding the laptop, and vowing to never install beta software again, I surveyed my options.

I took a stab and installed the Windows XP SP2 release candidate. So much for the vow. But, amazingly enough, it did fix the problem!

Spirit Rover Reboots

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From what I just read in an article, the Spirit Rover needs to reboot more that Windows NT 4.0 in order to allow it to function correctly.

Apparently, much of the problem with the Spirit Rover was due to the fact that the onboard flash memory filled up. When it was out of space, the system would reboot. It took until just recently to get the data cleared out to repair the problem.

The other thing I read is that it transmits at 11KBps. I’m sure that makes the dial up users happy… the thing is almost 5x slower than their connection. No need to complain any more!