2008 VW Touareg Tire Pressure Discrepancy

I drive a 2008 VW Touareg with stock 17″ Pirelli P255/60R17 Scorpion STR tires. I noticed the VW recommended tire pressure was 2PSI higher than the tire’s maximum pressure rating. The tire pressure sticker on the driver door indicated 46PSI, while the tire wall indicated a maximum tire pressure of 44PSI. Overinflating tires is potentiallyContinue reading “2008 VW Touareg Tire Pressure Discrepancy”

Archived Content and Templates

I have now moved all old archived content from my website to this blog, the old pages contain links to the equivalent blog postings. I know the copy-and-paste blog formatting is not very elegant, but it will do. I was using the standard Blogger “Tic-Tac” template, but the readable area was not wide enough toContinue reading “Archived Content and Templates”

Broken Symbol Proxy

This post is about Microsoft Debugging Tools for Windows, symbol servers, and symbol proxy servers. You can read my posts about this problem on the Microsoft WinDbg group, and on the Google Chromium group. We run several symbol servers, and a single symbol proxy server that provides transparent access to all our symbols servers, asContinue reading “Broken Symbol Proxy”

DxO Optics Pro and Adobe Lightroom on Vista x64

I bought my first SLR camera, a Canon EOS 20D, and my first wide angle lens, a Canon EF-S 10-22, several years ago. Amongst the many articles and reviews I read, online and in magazines, I came across a product called DxO Optics Pro, a product that would supposedly correct, amongst other things, lens distortion.Continue reading “DxO Optics Pro and Adobe Lightroom on Vista x64”

Google Email Uploader on Vista x64

I am currently importing a few thousand email messages from Outlook 2007 to my email account hosted on Google Apps. Google provides an Email Uploader utility, and it is easy to use, but getting it to work with Outlook 2007 on Vista x64 was less than trivial. The utility installed fine on my Vista x64Continue reading “Google Email Uploader on Vista x64”

How difficult can it be to transfer a .name domain?

How difficult can it be to transfer a .name domain? I was reading an article where it was noted that .name names can now be used for OpenID registrations. With a little more research I found that the sites only supported new registrations, unfortunately they did not support transfers. Several years ago when the .nameContinue reading “How difficult can it be to transfer a .name domain?”

Getting Vista to go to sleep

I noted my troubles with the Intel GMA drivers, the Intel DG33TL motherboard, and Vista SP1 blue screen crashing in my earlier post. Since I was running the 15.8 version of the Intel GMA drivers, and Microsoft KB948343 indicates that, based on the driver version numbers, these newer drivers should not be affected by SP1,Continue reading “Getting Vista to go to sleep”

Installing Vista SP1 with an OEM key

I received my new Lenovo ThinkPad T61 notebook, pre-installed with Vista Ultimate, but also with 3rd party software I did not care for. I wanted a clean Vista install, and that is exactly why I made sure to order the recovery media with the notebook, thinking that this will include an OS install DVD. ItContinue reading “Installing Vista SP1 with an OEM key”

Intel DG33TL motherboard

This article was originally posted here. Introduction: After my bad experience with the Abit F-I90HD motherboards, read about ithere, I purchased two Intel DG33TL motherboards. Although these boards do not have HDMI onboard, they do have HDCP compliant DVI,and by adding an ADD2 HDMI board you get HDMI and audio over HDMI. The Good: OnboardContinue reading “Intel DG33TL motherboard”