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Looks can be deceiving

It has been almost two weeks since I switched to using Blogger’s new dynamic template. Browsing the site with the new template works really well; it uses most of the available browser real estate, it looks good on an iPad, it feels nice and fluid, but it also has problems.   For some reason my […]

Blogger Dynamic Templates

I just switched to the Blogger Dynamic Template. You can read about what if offers readers here, and what Blogger wrote about it here. I am still on the fence about keeping it, or switching back to my old custom template, or adopting one of the standard templates. It is much easier using standard Blogger […]

Rotation confuses face recognition

I have around fifty thousand digital photos in my library, and it has become impractical to browse through them looking for some event, or some place, or some person. So other than archiving, there really is no value in collecting photos if you can’t go back and find the ones you are looking for. A […]

How to install SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC

I was trying to install SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC. But, when I launch SETUP.EXE, Windows warns me that SQL Server is not compatible with Windows Server.If I ignore the warning, the install proceeds but then fails to install .NET 3.5. After a little searching and experimentation I found a way […]

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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 x64 […]

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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, […]

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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. It […]

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Microsoft Expression Media / iView Media Pro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom converter

This article was originally posted here. Introduction: Because of severe performance problems I experienced with both iView Media Pro and Microsoft Expression Media, I decided to switch to Adobe Lightroom. Unfortunately Lightroom does not understand catalog sets nor does it understand people tags, so the transition is not that simple. After I could not find a simple, […]