I took the plunge about three weeks ago and upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 Pro. (I took advantage of the fantastic $39.99 upgrade deal, which is good until January 31, 2013.) I’m not going to do a full review, but suffice it to say I think Windows 8 is great. It… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Microsoft Windows
Free Utility to Generate MD5 and SHA1 Checksums in Windows XP/Vista/7/8
It turns out that some time ago, Microsoft released a free command line utility called the File Checksum Integrity Verifier for generating MD5 and SHA1 checksums. Best of all, it’s really small (at less than 84 kilobytes) and doesn’t require installation (i.e. can be run from a flash drive). Microsoft is clear that this is… Read more »
What to do if you can’t update your Android SDK Tools because “folder failed to be renamed or moved”
I got up bright and early this morning to update my Android SDKs (during HughesNet’s all-you-can-eat bandwidth time between 2am-7am). Much to my dismay, the Android Tools wouldn’t update from revision 15 to revision 17 because “a folder failed to be renamed or moved.” I have not had this problem updating in the past, so… Read more »
Easy Way to Copy a File Path in Windows Vista and Windows 7
I work with file paths a lot, since I email co-workers locations to stuff on our file servers. And even though I try to avoid it, sometimes it’s absolutely necessary to hard-code a file path into a program or script. In either of these cases, the quicker I can get the path to a file,… Read more »
Let’s not forget Dennis Ritchie
While Steve Jobs’ death has been covered extensively by the media, I think it’s important that the world learn about the death of a man whose contribution to the information age is so immense that it is beyond measure. On October 12, 2011, Dennis Ritchie was found dead in his home at the age of… Read more »
An easy fix for iTunes 10.5 (x64) that won’t install on Windows 7 64 bit
I just downloaded iTunes 10.5 and tried to install it on my Windows 7 64 bit machine. What I got was an error message that said: There is a problem with this WIndows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. The… Read more »
Re-Register Apache and Mysql as Services After Moving Zend Server Directory to a New Computer
Trav posts how to re-install Apache 2 and Mysql as a service for a moved Zend Server CE directory.
Should You Buy a Mac or a PC?
Trav likes Macs and PCs. Modern computers are so great now, it’s hard to go wrong!
Right-Clicking with a Broken Right-Mouse Button
Trav knows how to right-click in Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 even if the right mouse button is broken, even on a keyboard without a right-click button!
A Welcome Old Feeling
Trav is excited about the current state of technology.