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Upgrade to WordPress

Well, I finally updated my WordPress to version 2.8.4. Anyone who noticed the site was down yesterday, that was part of the reason. The full reason was that I accidentally had several secure shell connections open at once trying to upgrade and was blacklisted for several hours. Fortunately LuxSci technical support was able to sort [...]

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Preston Gralla tried using Linux for two weeks. As an old-time Windows user (he says from 2.0), he had some challenges. I give him an A+ for giving Linux a chance and a C for utilization of resources to overcome his challenges. Preston gets the A+ for trying and reporting that all the hardware on [...]

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On the Seattle Post Intelligencer blogs there is this post which states that the “NBC Olympics on the Go” will only be available to Windows Vista users. (ars technica has more information here.) This just goes to show how powerful the Monoply is and also how stupid someone at NBC is. MS is trying to [...]

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Microsoft .docx Files Attack

It finally happened. My wife got some MS Office 2007 .docx files in e-mail. For any readers who have been under a rock, the .docx file is Microsoft’s zipped xml file format. This is similar to the format that Microsoft appear to have shoved through the International Standards Organization (ISO) fast-track process after being established [...]

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Innotek’s VirtualBox

I had been having trouble with VMWare Server and USB devices on my laptop. I ran across this Linux Journal article on VirtualBox and decided to install it. The article does a good job of describing how to set up VirtualBox and installing an OS in one of it’s VMs. I’m posting this because Don [...]

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