Archive for April, 2008

driver guide and site updates

Friday, April 25th, 2008
  • Some huge additions to the driver guide today, including new sections for video, TV and dialup modem drivers. I’ve also added the ATi HDMI audio driver, and all my mirrored Realtek audio drivers are now the latest versions (they should be available for download from my mirror shortly, they’re going to spend the whole night uploading :-().
  • The other day I remembered I’d signed up for Google Analytics ages ago, and went and checked out the numbers. My pokey little one-year-old blog is currently getting almost a thousand hits every month, about half of which end up on either my driver guide or that single post about bluetooth drivers. You rock, internet. Thankyou for your support, everyone who reads this!
  • I swear it’s a complete accident that I’ve posted on the 4th, 9th, 16th and 25th of this month. People do.

before my time!?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

She walks into the store. She’s elderly, crinkly, but definitely alive and well and purposeful, and she’s waving a floppy disk in my face.

“Hi… I was going to talk to the boss, but maybe you can help. Do you know about these?”
“Er yes, it’s a floppy disk”
“Oh. Okay. Thought they might’ve been before your time.”
*several seconds of bemused silence* “Not at all…”
“Alright, well, can you copy a couple of things off it onto my *fumbles in bag* thumbdisk thingy for me? Do you have a way to do that?”

Sigh.

i gots a new toy

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

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why i hate consumer hardware

Friday, April 4th, 2008

My hate-hate relationship with the D-Link DSL-G604T continues:

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Point 1: I am using a G604T again because my other modem died. Again. Right now, I don’t recommend the NB6W either.

Point 2: I had to power cycle the modem when I got home today before it would connect (it just sat there blinking its ADSL light slowly).

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