Entries from February 2009

Cleaning a keyboard

February 17, 2009

I’d been having some trouble with the left Alt and Windows key on my keyboard sticking the last few weeks.  That’s trouble in programs like Pro Tools where those keys can be very useful.  I got some compressed air and tried blowing out whatever dirt was in there, but it didn’t help.  So I decided […]

Windows 7 – What happens after August 1?

February 3, 2009

So, this Windows 7 beta expires August 1, 2009.  I, like many, was curious what would happen then, so I changed the date to Sunday, August 2, 2009 on my Win7 virtual machine. The first time I tried it, I got some error screen alerting me that my license had expired (or something to that […]

More (problems) on Windows 7

February 1, 2009

So, my first experiences with Win7 beta were really good.  Someone at Microsoft even replied to my blog about that, which is sort of geekily gratifying at some level.  But today I tried installing it on an older PC with my brother, on his HP 715n (1.8ghz P4 with 1.25gb of ram and a Radeon […]