Windowz Live 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | Author: Dav

Microsoft has found yet another way to annoy me! Now, with Windows Live Messenger 2011 (or the Windows Live suit) you not only get an updated version of MSN Messenger, but its now more tightly integrated with all sorts of services that you never wanted.

First major issue, advertising. Windows Live Messenger sees fit to inject an advertisement right smack on your chat box, taking up space and distracting you till you KILL it with a click of the (x) button. Problem is, that sucker comes right on back if you close the chat window (which I do, REGULARLY!).

Hello, I'm here to bother you till you curl up in a cave and die

So I Googled around and it seemed for a while that you could only get rid of the advertising by either downloading a 3rd party patch or haxing your b0x (editing some registry so your machine doesn't 'see' the advertising URL / feed).

But you can breathe a sigh of relief, because apparently this site details exactly how you can disable said advertising without any patches and registry edits (its actually a checkbox within Live).

All your base are belong to us, and we can switch off adverts too now

Other issues are mainly how you're not really able to just save your email login info without your password (its now email AND password together) which makes it harder to stop someone from logging into your account if you leave your machine without locking it. Oh and the Social integration. Why? Why do I want to go down that slippery road?


Dav out
Such a thing as too much of news
Friday, February 11, 2011 | Author: Dav

I had an extended weekend due to a string of holidays, and exhausting my game library (I finished KillZone 2!), I thought I'd try watching some news on either CNN or BBC. What with all the stuff going on in Egypt and the rest of the world, I was a little worried that I was becoming a hermit. Or that something you find under an upturned rotting log.

I digress.

So I switch on to CNN and I see this:

  • Kate Middleton's Royal-Blue Dress Sold Out
  • Blue Dresses - Kate Middleton's style
  • Stylish blue dress picked by Kate
  • Kate's Fashion Sense - Blue is the new Black!
  • Issa London dress the princess-to-be
  • Issa London cuts Kate Middleton a figure
  • Issa London's blue dress sold out thanks to Kate Middleton
  • Blue dress by Issa London - Sold out royally
  • Royal dress sold out
  • Egypt's Mubarak refuses to quit protestors

Guess we know where our priorities lie.

Dav out
Always with the downloads!
Monday, February 07, 2011 | Author: Dav

Its like there's a download waiting every time I boot the damn thing on.
Chinese New Year....salad?
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 | Author: Dav

Rolled with the gang and had Yee Sang again the other day, and had a second helping of it during a company lunch as well. That's TWO salad's I've had this year so far and counting.


Think I'm maxing out my quota for salads in 2011 real quick.

So anyway:

Yee sang or yuu sahng (simplified Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng), also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means "raw fish" but since "fish (鱼)" is commonly conflated with its homophone "abundance (余)", Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

Wiki that 'yo!

So Happy Chinese New Year to all.

Dav out

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