Free Gears of War 2 Maps

As I have mentioned before, a good friend of mine got me addicted (much to the chagrin of my wife) to Gears of War 2, especially the multiplayer Horde matches.  Anyway, during the start of a game you can choose which map you want to play on, but what surprises me is how few people…


It ain’t me

Given the prominence of the internet nowadays, it is no surprise that there are other people with the same name as me on the internet that also publish on the web.  So, seeing as I get asked this often, the answer is “NO”!  I don’t have any other websites, facebook profiles, Wikipedia pages, trumpet playing…


Telefonica España vs XBOX LIVE

A good friend of mine has gotten me addicted to the XBOX 360.  He had been on and on at me to get one, and I had always brushed him off telling him that I am was not a gamer.  Anyway, after playing Guitar Hero III at his house one day I was hooked (especially…

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Pink computing

Last weekend I bought my wife one of those handbag sized netbook computers, an Acer Aspire 1 – 150, in a bright shiny pink case.  The guy in the shop tried to convince me to get the one that had Linux preinstalled on it because “it just works, and is really user-friendly” – yeah, right. …


Not quite a perfect install of Win2K8 R2

The beta releases of both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (WIN2K8R2) have really been the hot topics of the last month or so, as you’ve probably seen if you read various blogs on TechNet/MSDN or other IT news sources.  I’ve avoided commenting on how great they are, especially Windows 7, simply because pretty…

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Just fix it for me please…

Articles on the Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) sometimes contain pretty straightforward solutions, such as changing a single value in the registry or running a simple command.  They are often so simple that I always wondered why Windows could not just fix it for you, saving you the hassle of finding out what the solution is…


Restarting the Microsoft File Transfer Manager

Unless you have been hiding under a rock this week you’ll no doubt be aware that the beta versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 both were released on TechNet and MSDN.  If you’ve tried downloading them as well then you’ll know that they will take a while as each one requires a…

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