I’ve been dealing with FCC emission regulations for coming up on 20 years now and, this action by the FCC reminds me of how important it is to follow the FCC rules no matter how much effort it takes.
I have not had free time to post anything to my blog since before the year end holidays. Between work, the holidays and moving I’ve been swamped. Hopefully I’ll get back to posting soon.
The new version of Firefox has been released. It’s working very well for me. Get your copy today.
Microsoft is giving away Visual Studio Express absolutely free until November 2006! I’ve checked the license agreement and faq and it includes the redistribution license and allows commercial usage.
I haven’t gotten it installed yet but I’ve heard that some of the features of from the professional version are disabled but they are likely features that casual users like me won’t miss.
You can install it from the web or download CD images at the manual installation instructions page.
As reported by EE Times, the Gartner group is predicting a long term decline for the DRAM market. This should be good news for all us PC users who keep needing more and more RAM.
Check out the whole article here.
There is also an article highlighting the latest recalls.
One item they don’t mention, they probably don’t know, is that at least some of the replacement PS2 AC adaptors have also been recalled. I know this because my brothers adapter was subject to the recall. He promptly received the replacement adapter and, then received a second replacement from Sony because they needed to recall the first replacement, Doh!
With the apparent incompetence on the part of Sony regarding the rootkit DRM (see previous post for details) and now botching the PS2 adapter’s I’m beginning to wonder if Sony is being managed by Homer Simpson. 😉
This EE Times article says that, the research firm Current Analysis, is reporting PC’s with AMD processors outsold PC’s with Intel processors for the month of October.
I’ve been a big fan of AMD processors and have chosen them over Intel for my own PC’s since the days of the first K6’s.