Thank You Tire Discounters

It seems like there's always a company out there that is ticking me off.  This is especially true when dealing with cars and car repairs.  Over the past couple of weeks, Tire Discounters has broken that trend. We presently have a 2005 Ford Freestyle; it's on lease*.  Our lease was... [Read More]

Visual Studio 2003 on Vista

I'm just now getting around to installing Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect on my new Vista workstation at the office.  I haven't been worried about this too much, because I have this setup working at home without problem. But of course, I ran into a snag here.  When I... [Read More]

Barracuda IM Client on Vista

I have to use Barracuda IM for one of my clients*.  I typically only sign in when we're shipping a new release though.  Today is one of those days, and I tried to install the client on my Vista machine, but I'm not having any luck. Needless to say, this... [Read More]

Vista 64-bit Installation (part 5)

I rebooted and got another blue screen -- same error.  I took the memory back out, and booted clean again.  Then I downloaded and installed the windows update standalone package available for KB929777.  I rebooted to make sure I got a clean reboot with 2GB ram, which I did.  Then... [Read More]

Vista 64-bit Installation (part 4)

I joined the domain, which needed a reboot, and upon boot, I got the same blue screen error.  I took 2GB RAM back out, booted clean, ran Windows Update again, turned it off, added the memory back in, and booted just fine. I think I'll try just rebooting a handful... [Read More]