Amazon used book, COM, Juggle

I bought a used book “Inside COM” from Amazon Marketplace recently. This is my second Amazon Marketplace buy this year. I found for used (a little out of dated) computer books, Amazon Marketplace offers a great value. Why I need to buy the COM book? I found in order to really understand the .NET stuff, […]

War against spyware: I

My old laptop was hosed. Couple weeks ago I noticed something strange going on, particularly sometimes it will pop up IE windows when I have not clicked on anything. The situation got worse, when I tried to do a system restore on XP, reboot, and a “Spyware Protect 2009” program automaticlaly started up. This user […]

How we removed unwanted Ad bar in IE

Yesterday, our home PC acted strangely after my wife downloaded something from a China web site, basically there is always an Ad bar at the top of Internet Explorer (something like the picture below, full size pic here). To fight against the ad bar, I did the following: upgrade the IE to 7. That did […]

Vista

From Reuters: “After more than five years of development, over 50 million lines of software code, a $6 billion investment and a few headaches,…”  One thing is for sure, we will not see people lined up in front of Best Buy as they did with Windows 95, Play Station II and III,…Operating system is very much matured market.