Archive for June, 2008

Another freedom bites the dust

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

The Swedish parliament just passed a bill that allows the Swedish military to monitor any communications over the net of anyone without a court order. It also allows building up maps of interrelationships using traffic info without any court order. It kind of beats anything the US administration did even at its worst. Except it’s […]

An exercise in restore

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

The worst just happened. The Windows XP instance I use for development, the one with VS 2008 on it, just bluescreened, then did disk repair, then went into a bluescreen cycle. Can’t break out of it even with safe boot. This is the one instance I have my development source in, and the one instance […]

Not so good video card

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

My Mac Pro came with an ATI 2600 XT card, which turns out to be not so great. We’re having a heat wave in Sweden right now, and that card is definitely getting the vapors. The symptom is that the machine freezes and has to be hard booted to snap out of it. The most […]

Vista has no respect for my work

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Just for once, I opened up a Windows Vista (64 bit Ultimate) to run Ikea’s planning tool (I actually used the Swedish version of it). Ikea only makes it for Windows, but since I run Parallels and Fusion, I really don’t mind which OS the app is for. I run Vista more or less in […]