Please firefox developers: write an add-on that tells me which tab with flash on it is the one that is hammering my CPU.tags: Software
Armed Assault is my favourite thing at the moment – even though only the demo is available for us Englishers!
The demo as originally released had some issues, but BIS have been working hard to rectify and improve the experience, releasing near-daily updates.
These updates have been for both the demo client and the dedicated server (for the demo, it’s all in the one EXE), and they keep on coming…
“Daily” demo thread at the seriously-in-need-of-an-upgrade Bohemia Forums. Thanks to Marek and the team for the continuous support, I can’t wait to buy the game (pfft, game, it’s a simulation!) on Feb 22!tags: Games, Software
I love Messenger, it is an important part of my life and has been for over seven years. There are a few things that I dislike about it, but the one that keeps coming back is this: if I don’t close each conversation window individually then that conversation doesn’t get added to the History. If I restart my computer and have 8 conversation windows open, then none of those conversations will be saved. Whenever Messenger crashes, as it does from time-to-time, I lose all of my precious conversation history.
Microsoft / MSN / Windows Live / Whoever: please change Messenger so that the conversation history is updated in realtime. While you are there, please make the history browser better – make it look more like the conversation window.
My main request, the thing I want the most, is to not lose my data all the time.tags: Software
(emailed shortly after uninstalling Sonar 6.0 demo)
Just some feedback. I downloaded Sonar Producer for use under Windows Vista X64. It seemed to have issues selecting the MIDI mapper, but I used a soft synth and it worked OK.
However, the second time I ran it, two days after initial installation, it claimed the 15 day trial period was over, and wouldn’t continue without registration.
After registration, it told me my key was invalid and that the trial period had expired.
So, you’ve lost a customer, but hopefully can fix this sorry state so that others don’t have to suffer.
Got any good recommendations for n00b-friendly music authoring and production packages that don’t break the bank (and work under Vista X64?)tags: Software
Windows Update now has later-model drivers (9746) available than the RTM version of Windows Vista, I accidentally discovered.
The drivers currently on Windows Update are also later than the Windows Vista RC2 set that Nvidia have been offering since October, and they fix a bunch of problems in Windows Vista – Media centre glitching when UI is overlaid on video, flickering when switching into full-screen mode from windowed, and general graphical hell in Armed Assault.
If you’re using the RC2s (96.85), you will need to uninstall them, go back to the RTM drivers, then use Update Driver in device manager to detect the new copy on Windows Update.
I posted this to the Armed Assault troubleshooting wiki, but it’s generally useful info, so here it is again:
The Nvidia RC2 drivers will not be replaced by doing a “Update Driver” check at this time, perhaps because they are dated later than the Windows Update drivers, despite being earlier versions.
To get back to the WindowsUpdate set, if you’ve installed the Nvidia RC2 release on RTM:
- Open Device Manager
- Open display adapters, and open properties for the GeForce card to the Driver tab.
- Uninstall the driver, or you can roll back if it’s an option. This will dump you into VGA compatibility mode.
- If you uninstalled the driver, use the “Scan for hardware changes” button in the top menu bar to re-scan and install the default driver. I had a couple of crashes related to Nvcpl, but everything’s working fine anyway.
- Use the Update Driver button to check Windows Update for the newer build (18.104.22.16846, dated Aug 22(!?))
Towards January 30 2007, it seems likely Nvidia will offer an updated set of drivers for most of its cards, for the launch of Windows Vista.
Confusing versioning, but again, it really does fix a bunch of issues.tags: Media Centre, Software
Did you know that there were no hits in Live Search for “Massive Lead Codpiece”? Well, there damn well should be now.
Pinkjoint. Your source for massive lead codpieces.
(this really looks like an SEO attempt, I know, but um… oh sod it, it is).tags: Social