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    • Wed, Feb 27 2008

    Does it blend?

    In my iPhone not-a-review-but-kind-of-like-one , I said I'd blend my iPhone if Apple divorce the Generation 1 model from future firmware releases (due to Generation 2 iPhones about to come to market) ... well here's a list of things that Tom Dickson from BlendTec has blended in the name of MAN-science! Chuck Norris - http://youtube.com/watch?v=NdD54rG9oQA&feature=related BIC Lighters - http://youtube...
    • Wed, Feb 27 2008

    10 Virtual tools you should (have at least heard of) know

    Baseline Mag has put up an interesting top 10 list of VM tools , that, for a virtual engineer you should know about. It's always a good idea to know the competing products and some of the third party add-ons\tools that are out there. Some of the stuff on this list i've never heard off, mainly due to them not being for Windoze I guess :> http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/Enterprise-Apps/10-Free-Virtualization...
    • Wed, Feb 27 2008

    Microsoft must pay $1.4bn to EU

    Oh man! What a day for Microsoft!!! The European Commission has fined US computer giant Microsoft for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behaviour 1.4 Billion! try saying that with a finger in your mouth in true Dr Evil (Austin Powers) style! How will we conquer the world Bill? ... With our "Lazors ... sharks with frickin lazors on their heads!" Oh darn we've just been...
    • Wed, Feb 27 2008

    Almost an iPhone review ...

    A couple of weeks back my cell phones contract was coming to an end, and I had a choice between getting a new handset and extending the contract, or going all out and buying the (£320+) iPhone with a new 18 month contract, while retaining my mobile number. I'd seen the iPhone in the media as well as having brief demo's and I liked the form-factor, weight and the functionality available. So I dived in head first...
    • Thu, Feb 21 2008

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB937287) issues

    Seems Vista SP1 is causing a few headaches , so Microsoft have suspended it's download until they can iron out the issues and get it stable. It's suppose to only be a small percentage of users impacted, so a lot of us wouldn't have become entangled in it. I managed to uninstall SP1 Beta 2 before applying the real deal, SP1;and it all went fine. It was all done in around 45 minutes, and i'm noticing that...
    • Thu, Feb 21 2008

    What are the 14 greatest engineering challenges for the 21st century?

    Interesting article on the 14 greatest engineering challenges of the 21st Century Wonder how many of these will be put on the back-burner for the 22nd Century Secure Cyberspace sounds ominious ... Bring on that Virtual Reality! Talking of which I tried a set of these VR goggles a few weeks back. Did not rate them Felt like a raw version 1, not sharp, didn't fit correctly and could imagine my eyes becoming...
    • Sun, Feb 17 2008

    Holiday all over ...

    Well, pretty much back in to my routine with the Maldives (Meedhupparu) becoming more and more of a distant memory ... Such an amazing holiday. No internet for 7 whole days, no newspapers or TV. Just dedicated to chilling out, diving, eating, suntanning and snorkelling. I'd go again right now if I could organise the time off! It was a small island, not many people around, almost white sand with water warmer than...
    • Thu, Feb 7 2008

    SMS2003: Script to change SDK Site Control File Delta on remote SMS Site server

    Folks, Wrote another little VBScript , this one to change the SDK Site Control File delta value on a remote SMS Site server. This script affects the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SMS\COMPONENTS\SMS_SITE_CONTROL_MANAGER\Sites section of the Registry on the remote SMS Site server. I'd recommend reading up on this subject before you get this tool out and use it. When would you use this? After determining...