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July 31st, 2007

The Adobe-FedEx/Kinko’s Non-Event

Many of you will have by now heard of Adobe’s great gaffe in the Acrobat 8.1 of licensing FedEx/Kinko’s to add a little button to the Acrobat toolbar making in a no-brainer for users to send their output files to that large and well-respected chain of, dare I say it, “quick printers” The button can…

May 18th, 2007

VAIO-Vista Update

Well, after wasting a whole lot of time following the automated advice from Sony, I Googled the error message and found a solution on the Microsoft Web site. It involved making changes to the registry (which, as we are always advised, is as dangerous as playing with a neutron bomb). But they worked. The optical…

May 6th, 2007

Vista Hell

One of my clients is doing some work with Microsoft Vista. (I can’t figure it out: is it Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista, or just Microsoft Vista?) So I bought a new Sony VAIO computer with Vista Business Edition pre-installed, knowing that if I tried to install Vista over Windows XP I would probably destroy…