Category Archive: Computers

Topics on computer software and hardware

Feb 08 2010

Searching for Otaku Firefox Personas

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After something like over 2 weeks since the release of Firefox 3.6 I finally got around to upgrading. If it weren’t for a friend telling me I wouldn’t have known since Firefox never did notify me that an update was available. Anyway the big thing with this update is the introduction of Personas which are …

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Jan 18 2010

Bing Windows Moe Mascot Themes Available!

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Just as promised Microsoft Japan finally released it’s otaku theme packs for Windows on its Bing Campaign Site. The five mascots come in two flavors each, one normal and the other special, which can be downloaded here and here respectively. They come in .themepack files for Windows 7 and .zip containing the same images and …

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Jan 05 2010

Playing With My New Intuos4 Tablet

Intuos4 Large versus Intuos3 4 x 6

Earlier today I finally got my Christmas/birthday gift in the mail, my Wacom Intuos4 Large which I ordered from Amazon. I’ve wanted a new larger tablet for a while and that urge only got stronger when the new Intuos line was released early last year. The high price of the tablet had put me off …

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Jan 04 2010

More Moe Microsoft Mascots!

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I can’t believe I didn’t know about this until now but I heard about this at seiyuu3 while trying to catch up on news. Basically Microsoft Japan has started up a campaign website to promote their Bing Search service. As people search on the campaign website a corresponding meter will fill up. If the goal …

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Dec 29 2009

Farewell Shanghai ;_;

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Today my Western Digital external hard drive which I affectionately named Shanghai died. She wasn’t the best model when I got her but for almost five years she has served me well. Last night she started making the dreaded click of death but before I could back up my data she failed catastrophically. Luckily most …

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Oct 27 2009

Upgrading to Nana: Getting to Know Windows 7

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Several days after Windows 7’s launch I have finally got it up and running on my desktop and I’m glad to say that it seems to live up to its hype. It combines the things I like about the two previous iterations of Windows with good updates to keep it from feeling too much like …

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