Speed up your PC!

When browsing around on the Internet today, I ended up on one of those “your computer is running slow, you should buy my fake speeder-upper program!” sites.  This particular site has decided that registry errors cause all sorts of problem, including (but not limited to) HARDWARE FAILURE WITH YOUR IPOD OR SPEAKERS. How is this even…


The Mythical Man-Month

There have been no shortages of announcements regarding software shipping slippages,including: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/04/12/Viridian-and-Virtual-Server-Timing-Updates.aspx and http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/05/10/viridian-features-update-beta-planned-for-longhorn-rtm.aspx and digging into the history books http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-5183385.html.  This is by no means a phenomenon exclusive to Microsoft.  Apple recently announced that the next version of their OS (originally targeted for Spring of 2007) is being pushed back until October. http://blogs.technet.com/seanearp/archive/2007/04/13/apple-we-feel-your-pain.aspx How is this…


Shipping is a feature too

I’ll keep telling myself that…  An update on the Viridian (Windows Server Virtualization) features and ETA can be found here: http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/05/10/viridian-features-update-beta-planned-for-longhorn-rtm.aspx The News.com take: http://news.com.com/2100-1016-6182852.html?tag=tb <sigh…>


Something to think about

My daughter has been learning some songs from “The Sound of Music” (the classic 1965 film starring Julie Andrews), and my wife and I thought it would be a good idea to rent the movie from Blockbuster so that my daughter could gain some context on the songs she was singing. After cruising the aisles at Blockbuster…