An agonizing tale of computer malfunction, data recovery, and pain.
Long-time readers will recall that slightly less than a year ago I finally replaced my venerable old Netgear RT314 router with a newer Netgear WGR614 v7 router. Ever since then, I’ve been battling with an intermittent problem – the worst kind to debug. At seemingly random intervals, the router would reset itself – dropping my… Continue reading They Still Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To
I ran across this story from Ernie the Attorney today about a lawyer who was having trouble with Windows and got some rather strange advice from a “Windows zealot” in a discussion group: The Windows zealot tells him that if he switches to a Mac just to avoid those problems he’s basically ‘throwing the baby… Continue reading Windows Still Works for Me
Recently I’ve found more than a few websites using a very annoying pop-up preview thing – you’ve probably seen it yourself, popping up when you mouse over a link on a web page. It’s from some place called “Snap,” and it shows you a preview of the page the link leads to – I guess… Continue reading Breaking the Web
UPDATE: As some people have noted, this problem was fixed in Windows Vista, so “it’s not really a problem anymore.” And with Windows 7 out now, and Windows XP slowly dying, there’s no real reason to worry about this anymore. But I’m leaving this article here, just for the sake of posterity. I found out… Continue reading Really Annoying Flaw in NTFS Mount Points