Monthly Archives: June 2010

Have you been Googled?

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Go to this link.. http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/help/maps/streetview/. Next, click on the “Try Street View on Google Maps”. Next, type your home address into the ‘search maps’ box. Can you see your house? Google have been very busy indeed building up the ’street view’ database. They use vehicles like the one of the right seen in Toronto. It… Continue reading

I knew it would happen..

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The latest unit added to the home network here is no longer a current model. The Toshiba L500 Satellite Pro has been replaced by the L650. This is Toshiba’s statement on the matter.. We’re sorry. The Satellite L500 Series is no longer available at most retail stores, online retailers, resellers, or ToshibaDirect.com. That’s nice. At… Continue reading

What toolbar?

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Re this article.. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/is-microsoft-pushing-stealth-updates-to-users-again-this-time-its-toolbars-/8590?tag=nl.e539 I have no toolbars running either before the last round of updates or after. The kb reference in the original article leads to this.. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982217 “An update is available through Microsoft Update for Windows Live Toolbar, MSN Toolbar, and Bing Bar. This update fixes an issue in the homepage category functionality… Continue reading

Jumping through hoops..

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I will start with something of a disclaimer. I use a printer which is seven years old, and a scanner of even older vintage. The printer is an aging HP DeskJet 5150, still supported even for Windows 7 64-bit, which at the time of purchase was a definite advancement over what I was using. It… Continue reading