Cortana: If you ever played Halo, you will know who and/or what Cortana is. This is Cortana Mk 1, a smart Al who played a major part in getting the MasterChief through the first Halo game, Combat Evolved, and she was quite entertaining in her way. But Halo is just a game, and contact with… Continue reading Windows 10 news..
The last round of updates went well for me and the machines over which I have direct control, so nothing to report. No video? This is the machine.. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=ca&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01616194#N214 The HP M9500Y lost contact with video output and USB while rebooting after updating, but I don’t think that it had anything to do with the… Continue reading In the last few days..
Email can be full of surprises but none more so that one I received in the last couple of days. ‘Skadden’ is a bona fide firm of lawyers based in New York City, but the email address of the sender ended in ‘.ru’ which is of Russian origin. Russians don’t think that we are all… Continue reading A gentle reminder..
I never get many of these but one or two are persistent. Hibernation use continues to put a regular error into Event Viewer, and as yet I have found no way to stop it . There is,a CAPI2 entry, error 513. Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.. There… Continue reading Event Viewer issues @ TCG.. updated
I saw a review of a utility called ‘PatchMyPC’ and the reviewer seemed to think that it was ok to use based upon the fact that many users don’t regularly patch programs because they are unaware that patches are available and couldn’t find them anyway.. How it worked out.. So I decided to give it… Continue reading A useful utility?
My machine.. The ‘popping out of hibernation’ problem that I have been getting has been solved. One of the clues was a yellow light showing on the router where it should have been OFF. The adapter was set to wake up if it detected activity, not a setting I ever use in this environment, and… Continue reading Home front problems solved..
Every time that I say my PC is good enough for what I do, I get a hankering for something faster, and I go looking for a better AM3 processor. Trouble is that I never find one within my budget of $12. The incumbent is an AMD AM3 Phenom II X4 965 3400mhz middle of… Continue reading A simple error of judgement..
This is the year that Microsoft re-introduces some of the features that made a traditional PC such a joy to use. I am hoping that Windows 10 is a little less Windows 8 than the previews have shown. More users have problems with the apps from Windows Store than should ever happen, and it would… Continue reading Welcome to 2015..
MY PC continues to be a source of unwanted amusement. The situation has now morphed into ‘not gonna stay in hibernate’. A second attempt at updating the chipset drivers saw Core 4 of the CPU go into spasm, and the ‘System Interrupts’ entry reappeared in the list of processes. I created a restore point before… Continue reading System shutdowns – no resolution yet..
I see lots of complaints about wireless transceivers, broken, overheating, lost or whatever, and the big question is.. “why can’t I just buy a new one?” I will tell you why.. As far as the computer is concerned, the wireless transceiver is the mouse and/or keyboard. If it wasn’t that way, every time that it… Continue reading Wireless Mice and Keyboards
The Empire is striking back.. see here. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-sues-us-based-tech-phony-tech-support-outfit/?tag=nl.e539&s_cid=e539&ttag=e539&ftag=TRE17cfd61 It’s all about Microsoft suing a ‘US based phony tech support’ outfit. Not before time, I hear you say, but the trouble is that most of these outfits are NOT US based or Canada, or the UK or Australia. They hide in countries where they can’t be… Continue reading Some good news..