Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The various music services.

Music Services:

Found this chart to be interesting -- its a comparison of each of the major music services. I've personally tried napster, rhapsody, musicmatch, and itunes. Many of these do not do subscription-based on-demand streaming, btw..

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Jaron Lanier

Voices from the Edge- Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier was mentioned in the book "Programmers at Work" an old book by Microsoft Press circa 1986. Its interesting to read about the people they chose in this book as the leading programmers of the day. Checking up on this guy -he appears in the book as a geeky, overweight programmer with big ideas and a fun-loving personality. Then I see this picture:

and its pretty scary. :)

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Lynda and Michael share a smile
Posted by Michael Moore

Friday, July 01, 2005

Mystery Solved: How to fix the problem where Windows no longer recognizes your removable hard drive

New drive or mapped network drive not available in Windows Explorer

If you cannot seem to find your removeable drive anymore when you connect it to your computer, the article above may have your answer. I know it did for me.

The gist is this: Check out Disk Manager (Right click My Computer and click Manage, then click on the Disk Manager item). If you see your drive there and it doesn't have a letter, then that's your problem. Right click on it and assign it a drive letter and all is well with the world again.

You would think windows could help you out with this problem!

I don't even want to contemplate how many frustrated occasions I have had to experience this problem without knowing that the solution was right under my nose. Argh!

I think this problem is pervasive enough that it deserves a hotfix from Microsoft that percolates through windows update to provide far more effective and obvious warning messages to help the user fix this problem.