A Longer and Stronger Numeric Passcode in iOS

Ever since I got my iPhone 4S just before Christmas of 2011, I felt inadequately protected by the standard 4-digit numeric passcode that the simple passcode provided. Granted, it is very easy to punch in — the passcode screen provides … Continue reading

Still the Odd Duck Out: Microsoft Security Essentials v4 on Windows For Legacy PC’s

Well, it is with a heavy heart that I must report on the current state of Microsoft Security Essentials where it involves Windows FLP. It appears that MSE v4 is still unable to install on WinFLP. I find this particularly … Continue reading

Microsoft Security Essentials v4.0 installs successfully on Windows XP 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2

I have talked in the past about Microsoft Security Essentials being installable on Windows XP 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2 despite being “against the Terms of Service” as ballyhooed by the arrogantly myopic Microsoft Forums. Well, despite the fact … Continue reading

Older Wacom Tablets and XP 64-bit

Just recently acquired a very nice used Wacom Intuos tablet (GD-1212-R) to replace my older Wacom tablet (for which 64-bit drivers were never made). The whole intention was to hook it up to my Heavy Lifter (Tyan Thunder s2885, dual … Continue reading

Windows Photo Viewer unable to display animated GIFs? A solution.

When Microsoft released Windows 7, I finally had a good excuse to move away from Windows XP. Windows Vista was a dud and a major resource hog, and I had avoided it from the get-go. There was one thing bugging … Continue reading

Linux and displaying dates in ISO 8601 format…

If anyone knows me well, they know I have a passion for logical and rational standards. And of all the standards I have taken a shine to, one in particular sits at the top of the pile; head and shoulders … Continue reading

Installing Microsoft Security Essentials on XP 64-bit and Windows Server 2008

Back when Microsoft Security Essentials was first released, a lot of people wondered where the version for Windows XP 64-bit was. After all, there was a version for XP 32-bit, one for Vista/Win7 32-bit and one for Vista/Win7 64-bit. But … Continue reading

Looking for answers? Don’t bother using the Microsoft forums

I have recently tried to have a question answered over at Microsoft Answers, and encountered nothing but resistance. My problem stems from a copy of Windows XP For Legacy PC’s (A.K.A. WinFLP). It was able to accept an install of … Continue reading

And a Pirate shall save ye…

Note: It has been brought to my attention that a number of readers have objected to this article because it demonstrates engagement in, and promotion of, software piracy. Unfortunately, the laws of Canada do not agree with this assessment. In … Continue reading

It’s Up.

Yes, I finally managed to replace my cranky Win2k3 server with a shiny new 1U Win2k8 R2 server. There isn’t much happening right now, but I hope to get this personal site set up properly over the next few months, … Continue reading