Archive for October, 2007

Leopard Wireless Broken

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

If you’ve updated your MacBook to Leopard and are having wireless troubles, you’re not alone. If you’re not into reading the hundreds of messages those threads represent, the gist of it is that if you’re using a MacBook Pro and a non-Apple wireless router, your WiFi connection might randomly go away and there’s not much […]

Money Comes From the Weirdest Places

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Seriously.. I remember seeing presentations on the mobile phone business and how ringtones are so ridiculously huge.  Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on these miniscule clips of existing songs (that the buyer has probably already paid for in another format). But that’s not news. What’s news to me is how much money Facebook is […]

No Leopard Yet

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Apple Canada used Purolator to ship out Leopard, and Purolator seems to be doing a bad job of it.  I haven’t gotten mine yet, and there are various reports around the Web of people still waiting. Apple promised delivery on Friday (release day), and so shipped my copy overnight on Thursday.  It should have been […]

Buying on eBay

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Check this out: Your current bid: US $49.00 (Approximately C $47.40) Not only is buying on eBay generally a better value for most items than buying them new at retail, because items tend to sell for what they’re worth as determined by the marketplace (and an item that’s been used even for 10 minutes seems […]

Microsoft Must Like Exchanging Xbox’s

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

I finally got Xbox #4, after #3 succumbed to the 3 rings of death.  The box they sent me was manufactured September 2006, way before they started building hardware that actually solved this problem.  Maybe I’ll get lucky with #5.

“I Am America” Mini Review

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

We drove down to Brantford this weekend to visit family, and on the way, listened to Stephen Colbert’s book, “I Am America (And So Can You!)”. If you’re considering reading this book I’d recommend the audiobook version. It’s narrated by Stephen Colbert himself, with some extra voices done by Jon Stewart and a few other […]

Intrinsics

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Intrinsics in C++ are places where the compiler knows how to generate code for common C++ operations, including function calls, and does so inline rather than generating a call. For example, a simple copy of a string from one buffer to another looks like this: 1234567    strcpy(dest, src); 00419123  lea         […]

Vista 64: So Far So Good

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

When I got a new machine at work about a year ago, it came with Vista 64 bit installed on it.  Not long before receiving this machine, I’d tried to upgrade my home machine to Vista 64 and ran into so many problems that I had quite a negative impression of Vista 64.  I didn’t […]

Hey I’m Famous

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

I must be famous, I’m in a cartoon!

Hello World

Monday, October 15th, 2007

This is my first post from Adobe Contribute CS3.  So far so good. If everything worked, there should be a clock just above this line.  The time should be 1:49pm.