Year: 2005

Vegas importing from a still camera

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VEGAS FAQ!. My latest problem. You can actually see the video which comes out as a .AVI, but Vegas (a.k.a. Video Explosion) can’t read it. Here’s the FAQ from a very useful Vegas site called vasst.com. Much more useful than the Sony site.. Why can’t Vegas see the video from a file captured by a…

Unlocking your Sony VGN-630B

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The Future of Music Weblog. Here’s how to unlock your Sony notebook SIM so overseas you can use other data services: 1. **Very IMPORTANT** Before starting anything, make sure you have the ORIGINAL Cingular SIM inserted in your laptop. It will NOT unlock if you have your T-Mobile SIM inside during the unlocking phase. 2….

Sony VGN-TX630B Downlaods

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Sony eSupport – VGN-TX630P. It isn’t obvious where to find it, but this is where you find the latest updated drivers. Probably the most importatn right now is the Wireless LAN update. It should fix lots of 2200BG problems. I still have a problem with Cingular Connection Manager. After a while the low level driver…

CD Ripping for Geeks

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While 99.99% of all folks will just use the built in ripping in iTunes or Windows, for the true geek, there are really only two ways to do it. Either use Exact Audio Copy or dbPowerAmp with Accuraterip and LAME. So its complicated, but worth it for accuracy. Here’s a quick guide for fellow geeks:…

Zone Alarm System Error

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broadband ? Forums ? Security ? Zone Alarm upgrade problem…. If you upgrade an old version, life is hell., In fact Zone Alarm locks up the internet. Instructions on how to clean it up. Also “Iggy”:http://iggyz.com/unzap.html has the details: REBOOT. To make sure that you can see the ZoneAlarm Plus/Pro system files, if they are…

Limited or No Connectivity with Windows XP SP2

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PC Hell: How to Fix Problem with Limited or No Connectivity After Installing Windows XP SP2. I get this error quite a bit on my Wifi clients. This might be the hotfix that repairs it. Other folks have reported that installing the latest Intel Proset Wireless client helps.

Bicycle Shop San Diego

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_Wow, local search on google has sure gotten good. On “A9”:http://a9.com/bicycle%20shop%20san%20diego gets you the usual hash. You get a pseudo directory that is clearly SEOed but useless. On the other hand with “google”:http://www.google.com/search?q=san+diego+bicycle+shop&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official, even though a9 buys from them, the query is much more useful. First, they have a structure local query that is much…

AC3, H.264 and every other decoding

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OK, if you need to decode AC3 and other contnet, you can either download specific codec from xVid or for Free-Codecs.com :: Download AC3 Filter 1.02a test8 : AC3 Filter is a DirectShow filter for AC3 decoding. However, most folks will be happier with “FFDshow”:http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ffdshow.cfm, this is a multiformat decoder includes video formats including Xvid,…

Luigi's Mission Park

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GoNOMAD–Destination Guide to San Diego California. _A great pizza place and find in San Diego. Very close to authentic. Most amazing part is that they have 30 inch pizzas. Pasta’s aren’t bad either._ After working up an appetite wandering through Mission Beach, Luigi’s is the perfect place to satisfy hunger. It’s a small joint, but…