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New Look

After a couple years with the dark look, I’ve upgraded the site theme to a newer cleaner one called HelloSexy. It does a much better job of working with the syntax highlighting enhancements so code samples should look much better.

Cleaning Up After Fake Antivirus Attacks

Lately there’s been a rise of “Scareware” – bad software that appears with some convincing error messages. The problems found will go away, but only if you install their cleaning software for a reasonable fee – usually around $80. The problem is that the only bad software on the computer is the one proposing to […]

Actual dial-up audio 700% slower

Unlike the psychadelic trip-out in this video, this is what the modem dial-up sequence sounds like when slowed down 7 times: Source audio from this video.

McAfee Antivirus freezes while scanning and/or

While working on a customer laptop, I ran into an issue very similar to the one detailed on McAfee’s Community Forums. As user Bemused writes, Hi Tony Ran another manual scan tonight. Got stuck on two files but left it alone for a while and the scan completed fine – albeit taking longer than usual. […]

The Twitter Firehouse In Action – Gauging the Automated Response

In case you thought no one read your tweets… Following a tweet with a link that I posted earlier today, I checked my server logs to see what kind of response I got. I don’t have many followers.. the custom link shortening site gets little-to-no traffic.. it’s a sleepy Sunday and I don’t expect many […]