Archive for August, 2006

August 29, 2006

It appears that Amazon has Windows Vista available for pre-order on their website. Personally, I’m going to wait for general OEM availability of the Vista Ultimate DVD-ROM, rather than shelling out for the retail-boxed version. The release date for Windows Vista has been scheduled for January 30, 2007. I’ll leave it up to Microsoft to […]

August 25, 2006

This past Wednesday (after work), I experimented with a wireless distribution system (WDS) installation at a local cafe. What makes this WDS installation unique is that there’s a thick concrete wall, metal rafters and a big neon sign that I have to work around. Can you say, ‘i-n-t-e-r-f-e-r-e-n-c-e’? Yes, good times that started with stock […]

August 22, 2006

If there’s one thing I really hate, it’s slow computers. With all the recent price cuts in the CPU world, I decided it would be a good time to upgrade my Pentium 4 3.2 GHz system. It was fast, but when one multitasks like I do, nothing is fast enough. I decided to go with […]

August 2, 2006

The results of a recent survey by Statistics Canada caught me off-guard. According to the survey, a heavy user is someone who spends more than one hour per day online. I qualify, as do millions of other Canadians (and others worldwide). However, the brief definition of a heavy user is grounds for a flame war. […]

August 2, 2006

In a survey of office workers in the Liverpool Street Station in London, 71% of employees will part with their password for a candy bar. You’d think most employees wouldn’t be that stupid. But it happens. All the time. On another note, I’ve seen employees write passwords on everything you can think of — even […]