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Monthly Archive for October, 2006

Yahoo! has a press release about a class action settlement with Microsoft. The allegations in the suit include violations of Arkansas law pertaining to anti-trust and unfair competition (among others). The value of the settlement is set at $37.8 million. The settlement is in the form of vouchers which are claimed to be redeemable for [...]

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Sharp Zaurus “Error Check”

I had a problem with my Sharp Zaurus apparently having a problem with its memory. The synchronization program told me to run “Error Check”. I looked for such a program and didn’t find it. A Google search led me to several forums, and I found that the “Error Check” is executed as follows: Flip the [...]

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Windows back up

My wife’s Windows machine is back up and running (yeah!). I picked up a Hitachi disk, and got a 50% increase in storage space. The 60 GB disk only cost ~$75 with taxes. The original OS disks predate SP1. When the updates ocurred, it seemed to me that I should have gotten the update to [...]

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I have a Yahoo! mail account which I hardly ever use, but I ran across a Yahoo! e-mail with the subject, “Yahoo! recommends that you update your browser”. Yahoo! recommends that you upgrade to the new, safer Internet Explorer 7. Optimized for Yahoo! Tougher security. Fresh new design. And one-click access to Yahoo!. Microsoft is [...]

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Disk Woes

The wife’s laptop stopped booting into Windows on Thursday night. After a bit of fiddling around, I was finally able to determine there were some drive errors on her drive. I used Seagate’s SeaTools which was on the Ultimate Boot CD to check out the drive. The report indicated that the drive was “defective” but [...]

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