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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Windows Defender is Terrible
Posted: 4:26:00 PM 0 comments
I was using Microsoft Anti-Spyware at work, and it was a great program. It caught stuff that didn't need to be on my computer, and for the most part worked quietly in the corner minding its own business.

So I decided to upgrade to Windows Defender, the next in line. What a mistake! All day at work I was having message after message after message asking me to check Windows Defender to see what was wrong when there was nothing wrong. It also said I had two VNC versions installed on my computer, except when I had the program remove one version it killed the second version. Then, after I completely uninstalled and reinstalled it, it still saw two versions.

I finally gave up and uninstalled the program. Spyware just doesn't concern me enough to keep a program that won't leave me alone for no reason, even when I turn it off. AdAware SE remains the best thing out there.

Leave it to Microsoft to screw it up.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006
Overkill Computing
Posted: 11:47:00 PM 0 comments
When I put my specs for a "dream machine" together, apparently I've come up quite short.

Dell has put out the XPS600 Renegade, the ultimate in overkill. It's a limited edition machine that boasts a 4.26 GHz processor, 2 GB of memory, 4 graphics cards, 650 GB disk space, and something called a physics accelerator. I've never even heard of a physics accelerator before now.

It's topped off with a paint job by Mike Lavallee, the signatures of him and Michael Dell, and a modest price tag of $9,930. Wow.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006
Another Blackberry
Posted: 12:17:00 AM 0 comments
I have either fallen in love, or have gone psychotic.

Recently, I decided to purchase a Blackberry 8700c. I couldn't port over my number without paying big bucks (long story behind that, but I'm not too upset over it), so it's on a new home phone number. But the things I can do with it are absolutely wonderful. I have instant and on-the-go access to full email, web browsing, today's weather, and all sorts of other things. But why does this make me psychotic?

I have a Blackberry 6230 that work gave me, so now I have two. Kathy calls me the "fastest geek in Texas" the way I have them holstered in both of my pockets when we go out. It is quite amusing when you think about it, but the deal I got and the service Blackberry provides was just too good for me to pass up.

What's most amusing is when one starts to vibrate, I have no clue which one is which.

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