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.

This article was originally posted via Squarespace on a domain name I no longer utilize. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

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!

Linksys DVD Player

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Provided by a co-worker:

Linksys Unveils New DVD Player/Digital Media Adapter

Holy hell, does this thing look cool or what? Depending on pricing, this should go over pretty well. I know I’m already interested in it. Of course, Linksys and the rest of the industry are calling 802.11g “Wireless-G” now. Sounds a little goofy, but I’m sure we’ll get used to it.

Changes in 2004

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Well, another year, another re-design. I’ve just about finished everything up in regards to the site, and I’m working on a bunch of content to get posted up here. I’m in the middle of revamping the Picture Gallery, and you’ll already see some of the improvements. I’m working on adding in comments, and I’m also considering a picture submission section so that other people can upload their pictures (that’s you, Schuelke!)

Oh yeah, since I haven’t had a chance to blog much lately, let me get done to a few key things I’ve learned over the past year:

  • There is a state law that limits the amount of cough syrup you can buy at one time.
  • Moving is a pain in the ass.
  • Two kids isn’t just twice as much work. It’s more than that.
  • US Highway 10 is finally 65 mph.
  • It’s cheaper and easier to buy Dell equipment than it is to build it myself.
  • It is entirely possible for me to get drunk from three Smirnoff Ice drinks.
  • Updating this web site is something that needs to be done, but never is… sigh