With Windows XP and Vista, when an application wanted to attract your attention, it would flash its window in the task bar. When it stopped flashing, it would stay a fairly obvious orange colour. Windows 7 uses a different mechanism, and one I find far too subtle. Looking at this, you’re probably thinking “hey it’s […]
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I like Flash video because I hate this:
Google has announced the Chrome OS. There’s been speculation for years about Google introducing an OS, but somehow the actual announcement seems anti-climatic. Maybe it’s because of the existing prevalence of Netbooks running Linux. It makes me wonder what Google stands to gain by doing this. This is a scenario that Microsoft has been working […]
The Xbox 360’s hardware has been a disaster since day one. I love my Xbox 360, but a lot of that love is in spite of all the things the 360 does to make me hate it. I’m on my 5th console (although this one seems to be a good one – I’ve had it […]
Cool: http://live.sysinternals.com A direct link to a runnable version of the latest SysInternals tools.
Flash has been doing video on the web for years now, and doing an awesome job at it. The Flash Player has a number of built-in codecs, and all the Flash video on the web plays in the latest Flash player, no hassles. And HD videos look great. Microsoft, on the other hand, has their […]
Here’s some great news: Benchmarks of Windows 7 show that it’s not only faster than Vista, but faster than Windows XP.
One on the Mac, and one on the PC. First, the Mac. When you’re selecting items in a list by holding down shift and using the arrow keys, pressing the arrow in the opposite direction expands the selection the other way, rather than reducing the selection. Let me illustrate: Here’s a finder window where I […]
No, not at work. At home. This is how I played games before I got into console gaming. On computers. The Vic-20, Commodore 64, Amiga, DOS-era PCs, and the PCs are all systems I used for gaming. They all sat on my desk, hooked up to a monitor. They all had a keyboard, and most […]
Apple has made the videos from their latest WWDC available for purchase on iTunes, the way Microsoft did for the PDC videos. Except that Microsoft doesn’t charge you $999 to watch them. Crappy move, Apple.