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HP and Windows 7: a bad mix?

July 21, 2010 1 Comment
HP and Windows 7: a bad mix?

[UPDATE:  Read this post, which seems to be having trouble actually appearing here on the blog.] Since last November, I have bought three new, out-of-the-box systems preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit  (and upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit at the end of May): an HP Pavilion e9237c desktop (quad-core 64-bit  processor, 8 GB […]

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Thumps and reboots

June 7, 2010 0 Comments
Thumps and reboots

My dad, John Webster, got involved in electronics nearly 70 years ago. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and after surviving both Pearl Harbor and the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, he was sent stateside, where he received initial training in radio communications. During his 29 years in the Navy, he worked largely in electronics, […]

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Another warning on Windows 7 (video BSODs)

March 7, 2010 1 Comment
Another warning on Windows 7 (video BSODs)

I’ve actually been having this problem for some time, but I thought it might be some kind of hardware problem with the system. Now I think it’s Microsoft and/or ATI. As noted below, last fall I bought an HP Pavillion desktop (quad-core 64-bit  processor, 8 GB ram, 1 TB hd) running Windows 7 (Home Premium […]

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A warning on Windows 7

February 17, 2010 1 Comment
A warning on Windows 7

My newest computer (an HP Pavillion desktop, quad-core processor, 8 GB ram, 1 TB hd) runs Windows 7, which I find to be a significant improvement over Vista. However, I ran into a problem with it a week or so ago. I was in the process of copying some files from elsewhere on my internal […]

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The Sessions paper: an analytical critique

December 28, 2009 5 Comments
The Sessions paper: an analytical critique

Roger Sessions has published a white paper, “The IT Complexity Crisis: Danger and Opportunity” (PDF). It’s created a bit of a stir in tech circles, largely because Sessions estimates that “worldwide, we are already losing over USD 500 billion per month on IT failure, and the problem is getting worse” (page 1; emphasis in original). […]

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