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Limewire on Windows Vista for my mp3 downloads

Limewire on Windows Vista for my mp3 downloads

Limewire IconI bought my first Windows Vista last June 2007 (I think).  Ever since, I haven’t been able to make my Limewire (basic) to work.  Imagine that, more than a year of not downloading music.  I survived that.

However, you have to know that I did try to make my Limewire work with my Windows Vista.  I tried several times between June 2007 and maybe June 2008.  Limewire said that Limewire works with Windows Vista but it really didn’t.

They blamed Norton Security – I didn’t use one. They blamed Java – I update my Java all the time. They said, uninstall, delete Limewire files, re-start, install – didn’t work.  They also said to update my Windows, I do that even in my sleep. Read the rest of this entry

I Love Google Chrome

I Love Google Chrome

Yes, that’s right. Hold it, I’m not a bandwagoner. I just like it because:

It has a good user interface. The toolbars don’t take up so much space. I also like that the tabs are at the topmost portion of the browser.  It’s a genius idea really.

Conventional browsers have their tabs at the 2nd or 3rd row of the toolbar/menu.  The page titles shows on the tabs, as well as, on the window titlebar – a bit redundant.  Chrome removed the title from the titlebar and moved the tabs there, brilliant. Read the rest of this entry

Yahoo & Google learning to search for Flash-based content

Yahoo & Google learning to search for Flash-based content

Finally, Adobe, Google and Yahoo are working to enable search for Flash-based content. Me thinks Adobe is a bit slow in optimizing their Flash player technology.

One reason why most sites refrain from using Flash exclusively is because of its file size overhead. The other reason is SEO – it’s impossible to crawl Flash content. Read the rest of this entry

Firefox 3 Download Day a questionable success

Firefox 3 Download Day a questionable success

Mozilla dared the world to be counted… and apparently Mozilla is not prepared for it.  All of their sites were unavailable.  So what did they really want to achieve – a Guinness world record or a denial of service situation?

A funny thing happened last night (or this morning).  It was already 12:56 am, Philippine time, so I decided to log-off and sleep.  I really am not into world records unless I earn money from it (which is unlikely).  Anyways, just before closing my mail client, a feed alert reminded me that at 1:00 am Philippine time, the Firefox 3 download day will commence.  Four minutes to go… I decided to wait and download out of curiosityI already have Firefox 3 RC3 after all. Read the rest of this entry

Firefox 3

Firefox 3

I’ll put my geek hat on for a while.

I hate it when sites like microsoft.com use buttons, instead of links, for their download services. Here in the Philippines, when you download a 300+ megabyte file, you will need a download tool like Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) because, chances are, you will get disconnected from the Net from time to time and your download gets broken.

DAP, of course, can resume broken downloads. DAP can catch your download clicks and make the request itself. However, when a particular site’s download link is not a link but a button, DAP doesn’t quite catch it. I don’t know if this is possible but I tinkered DAP for about 5 minutes and I couldn’t quite figure it out. Read the rest of this entry