Doppler

Doppler 2.0 RC1 is out. I downloaded it this morning and checked for the bug that I had to work around in 1.1.1 involving using space savers by date, and sure enough it’s fixed. And that’s not even the best part about it. It also supports multi-threaded downloads, resume downloads, and comes with a light…

IT and the free lunch

I know I promised you all over the weekend that I’d have more to say about some of the topics that came up in the Tech Chat over the weekend, but, obviously, this week has not gone as planned. So, here’s my attempt at making amends. First off, let me point out something about myself….

More good news

Loaded up bloglines this morning to discover that my cable internet speed will be increasing come January, (Thanks to both Geek News Central and Chad for pointing to that.)and Movable Type has officially recognized the server load issue associated with comment spam and is working on correcting it. My replacement has been ordered and will…

Happy Ending

After further review with that PC this afternoon, there is obviously a very serious problem, maybe even a hardware issue with the network card. The system restore actually made the intermittent problems it was haivng with print jobs and emails much more acute. You can download things from the internet, the work network, etc. just…

Crossing my fingers

It’s amazing how few companies in the world will actually accept responsibility for anything. That PC still doesn’t work. I was in the office until 9 last night doing a system restore, bringing the PC to exactly the state it shipped in two weeks ago, and then, when the problem still existed, talking to HP…

Pulling my hair out

I spent just about all of my work day troubleshooting issues with a new PC I just setup last week and it’s driving me crazy! This is a new OEM of Windows XP Pro, updated to SP2, running Office 2000. There were two issues, both of which involved spooling processes and timeouts. One was sending…