Monthly Archives: December 2007

Tunnel Flying an R/C Airplane in Sweden

This is a pretty neat video (complete with a bad techno soundtrack) of some guys flying an R/C plane through a 3.9km auto tunnel as they follow behind in a car. Notice the motorcycle helmet on the pilot at the … Continue reading

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Another Nice BOGO deal on HD DVDs at Amazon

Amazon has another good buy one get one free (BOGO) promotion on HD DVD titles here. This time there are thirty-nine titles to choose from, including the first four Harry Potter titles. The nice thing is that you can choose … Continue reading

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Cumulative Update Package 6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 Announced

Microsoft has announced Cumulative update package 6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, which is not yet available. The latest CU for SQL Server 20056 is CU5 (Build 3215) which was released about a week ago.   Technorati Tags: … Continue reading

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Cumulative Update 5 For SQL Server 2005 SP2

A few days ago, Microsoft released CU 5 for SQL Server 2005 SP2, which is Build 3215. This article outlines all the post SP2 builds that have been released. There are a lot more bug fixes in CU5 (Build 3215) … Continue reading

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Zune 2.3 Firmware Update

Microsoft has released the 2.3 Firmware update for both first and second generation Zunes. Zune Insider has more details here. The update installed quickly, without issues on my Zune 30 tonight. Technorati Tags: Zune Firmware

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How To Spot a Cylon

QMx has issued Cylon Safety Information Sheet #8 with helpful tips on how to spot Cylons posing as humans. They also have this selection of pretty neat BSG propaganda posters.  

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Windows Page File Explained

The Ask the Performance Team blog from Microsoft’s Enterprise Platforms Windows Server Performance Team has a useful post called "What is the Page File for anyway?", written by CC Hameed. The post does a good job explaining how Page Files … Continue reading

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CPU-Z and GPU-Z Screen Shots

Here are CPU-Z and GPU-Z screen shots from my Vista Ultimate gaming rig. As you can see, it has a pretty modest Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 that is supposed to run at 1.86GHz and 1066MHz FSB. I am running … Continue reading

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC Public Availability

Microsoft has made the RC build of Service Pack 1 available for public download here. The release notes are available here.   Technorati Tags: Vista Service Pack 1

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More Reliability Updates for Windows Vista

Microsoft KB article 943899 describes the fixes that are available in this update. Here is how Microsoft describes it: This update improves performance, responsiveness, and reliability of Windows Vista in various scenarios. This update resolves the following issues on a … Continue reading

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