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Category Archive: computer woes

Jan 04 2013

Any Thoughts on Speech Recognition Software?

You may have noticed a bit of a drop-off in in-depth posts round here lately. Part of that was ye holidays, part of it’s the seasonal blahs (when the sky’s gray for the billionth day in a row, productivity drops and brooding rises), but there’s also the fact that when the weather makes an abrupt …

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Oct 07 2011

Technical Difficulties

Some of you have contacted me via the blog or email regarding technical difficulties. See? This is why you should follow me on Twitter: you’d know what’s going on, in real time! But I know not all of you have time for Twitter, and you missed Ed’s notice, so here’s the deal: we had server …

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Oct 25 2010

You Might Wanna Patch Up Firefox

Interesting security vulnerability we’ve got here.  Before you hook up to an open wi-fi network again, you might wanna take countermeasures. Tip o’ the shot glass to Silver Fox for the alert!

Jul 02 2009

Verily, Blogger, Thou Art Evil

Why do you insist on putting “Read More!” on every damned post, even the ones that aren’t folded? If anybody has HTML-fu that will allow me to fold a post in Blogger without the plague of fruitless “Read More!”s, please do enlighten me. I want to blather about Star Trek, but put the spoilers below …

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Mar 17 2009

Fighting the Trojans

So, three nights, now, I’ve been doing battle with the Trojans. Where they came from, I don’t know – probably one of Microsoft’s infamous security flaws, coupled with the fact that one of the buggers seems to have been clever enough to knock out McAfee. (Rather reminds me of the guard dog I owned once. …

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Jan 16 2009

Motherfucking Recalcitrant Electronics

Just in case the internet crashes again and you guys wonder where the posts went, here’s an explanation. My computer has been remarkably bitchy tonight. Firefox refuses to talk to my playlists. Internet Explorer is running like an elephant on hallucinogenic tranquilizers, but it’s at least willing to discuss the idea of streaming music. And …

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Aug 28 2008

Calling on the Computer Gurus

My stepmother’s computer could use a diagnosis, if anyone’s so inclined: Seems like I am constantly getting the little grey box stating Microsoft has encountered an error and must shut down, blah, blah. Then my internet window will just disappear. Then if I am not on the internet, no window opened, a “voice” will come …

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