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Facebook Instant Personalization, yet another scary privacy setting

01.29.2011 · Posted in Software

Facebook has just enabled a new feature to expose your personal information where you wouldn’t expect. Searching the web. It’s called Instant Personalization, and in my eyes, it’s worth disabling for sure. What is Instant Personalization? According to Facebook: Our goal is to give you a great social and personalized experience with every app ...

PS3 Media Streaming project, part 2

12.23.2010 · Posted in Software

A few weeks ago, I reworked my system for streaming videos and music to my PS3.  For the most part, I’m quite happy with the Windows Media Player setup.  Every video I’ve thrown at it has streamed blip-free, the biggest thing that turned me off of TVersity in the first place.  However, I have found ...

Why I dumped TVersity in favour of Windows Media Player

12.04.2010 · Posted in Software

I recently bought a new computer, an HP Pavillion Elite HPE-400F.  It’s a pretty nice upgrade from my HP Pavillion a1132n. On the old machine, I had TVersity installed to stream media to my PS3.  The whole setup worked quite well.  The computer was wired to the router, while the PS3 was wireless.  Xvid streaming worked ...

New job, new computer, new tools

03.20.2010 · Posted in Software, Work

Just over a month ago, I made a big transition.  I changed jobs.  With that came a change in computers and a change in main programming languages.  I’m probably the youngest guy actively developing new COBOL code. I’m getting used to the new development tools, but some things I just can’t handle.  Why develop in nano ...