Penn State Students raise $5.2 MILLION for Kids with Cancer.

This really doesn't have to do with computers. But while I was attending Penn State I was able to participate in THON. Each year they raise more money for children with cancer than the year before. After 46 hours of a no-sleeping, no-sitting whirlwind of a weekend at the Penn…

Rant: Passwords and public sites.

I have recently run in to a couple websites which have a very annoying "feature". Basically they have taken an internal policy applying to passwords and forced it externally on their loyal customers. This "feature" is to remember every password you have every previously had and not allow you to…

Apple: None Of Our Products Is Windows Vista Compatible

It seems like the multi-billion dollar children are at it again. The bitter rivalry between these two companies ceases to amaze me. Apparently none of Apples products are ready for Windows Vista according to a Yahoo News article. According to a document that Apple has posted on its Web site…

Setting up iTunes on Windows Vista 64-bit

Many of my co-workers and friends have been having trouble setting up iTunes on Windows Vista 64-bit. So I thought I would put together a quick reference sheet that will make it easier, since Apple hasn't quite got their act together yet. Background on Windows 64-bit In the 64-bit versions…

Windows Vista Blue Screen (of Death)?

I woke up this morning and found the following error on my Windows Vista 64-bit box. I am guessing the Blue Screen happened from some chipset drivers I installed last night. It is a testament to the great work the Microsoft development team has done with Windows Vista, that Windows…

Update from Adobe

Recently I posted about the bad user experience that the Adobe Update Manager provided. On the same day that I posted that entry I also sent a note to Adobe about my disappointment in their product. I am happy to say I received a positive response from Adobe, and with…