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Archive for September, 2007

First web hosting

Posted by twoace on September 30, 2007

Today is my first web hosting.
Everything is not as I expected, but it’s fun! 🙂

I’m having problem with Cyrillic alphabet at the moment. It will turn to “?” character. I hope I’ll find help from technical support.

I’ll tell my experience about my web hosting later on. 🙂


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Linksys compatibility with Vista

Posted by twoace on September 23, 2007

List of Linksys product which compatible with Vista could be seen on this pages:
Linksys Windows Vista Support
Linksys Windows Vista Support /Download Vista Drivers

As stated on Linksys webpage,
“If your Linksys product does not appear on any of these three lists, there is no plan to support the product with Windows Vista.”

*dugh…* new hardware again?

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Some previous Logitech webcam will not work with Vista

Posted by twoace on September 23, 2007

Unfortunately, some previous Logitech webcam will not work with Windows Vista. 😦
In example like this:
– Quickcam Zoom
Quickcam Zoom
– Quickcam for Notebook Pro
Quickcam for Notebook Pro

I don’t know what to say… Should we spend on Windows Vista so that we have to buy new hardware?

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ZoneAlarm Pro is not compatible with Vista (yet…)

Posted by twoace on September 23, 2007

I wonder when ZoneAlarm Pro (ZAP) will be Vista compatible. Other ZoneAlarm products, like ZoneAlarm Internet Security, Antivirus, Firewall (free one), are already Vista compatible. This information could be seen @ ZoneLabs Comparisan Chart page. Should I wait for ZAP before migrate to Vista? 😦


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HTC launches the HTC TyTN II in Singapore (Asia)

Posted by twoace on September 17, 2007

Singapore – September 13, 2007 – HTC Corp.
HTC launches the HTC TyTN II in Singapore:The Ultimate Mobile Companion.

Xoxo… HTC TyTN II!

“The HTC TyTN II from HTC Asia will be available from mid October at all authorized resellers at a suggested retail price of SGD $1,348 (inclusive of 7% GST). “

First, it came to Europe and now to Asia!…
I really dream of having this device.

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Norton Ghost 10 is not compatible with Vista

Posted by twoace on September 15, 2007

Previously I wrote ACDSee Pro 8.x (or 1.x) is not compatible with Vista.
It’s almost the same thing happened to Norton Ghost 10. Here is NG10 system requirements. Newer version Norton Ghost 12 will have Vista certified, so users have to buy or upgrade previous version.
Well, this is about subscription service. If application is under subscription (in example like: Norton Internet Security, Norton Antivirus), usually users will receive free update in any case.

Here is link to Symantec compatibility with Vista.

Phew…. It’s a difficult choice to migrate to Vista…
Well, like usual, it’s hard to move to new thing for the first time.

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ACDSee Pro 8.x (or 1.x) is not compatible with Vista

Posted by twoace on September 15, 2007

I just realize that ACDSee Pro 8.x is not compatible with Vista. 😦
If user wants to migrate to Vista, then he have to migrate previous ACDSee Pro to ACDSee Pro 2. They plan to release new version (V2) with Vista compatible.
“ACDSee will be releasing a public beta version of ACDSee Pro 2 at the end of April 2007. This is a pre-release of the next version of the ACDSee Pro product. It will be compatible with Windows Vista. As is typical with a beta release, it will expire after a predetermined amount of time. (see Note) This version will be available in English only.

Note: This is not an update for the first release of the ACDSee Pro product. It is a new version of the product and will be available for sale in the Fall of 2007. Upon commercial release, the product will bear the “Certified for Windows Vista” designation from Microsoft.”

So it means that they don’t update previous version to be Vista compatible. Duh…
Users have to buy or upgrade to new version! Buy 129,99, and upgrade 90,99 (30% discount)!

When I tried to track back ACDSee promotion, I read that they offered Summer Savings for ACDSee Pro 8 (or 1)which was Half Off 64.99 from 129.99! And this was until August 10, 2007!
Half off ACDSee Pro
I hope that those buyers during that period received free update from ACDSee.
Well, it’s business, isn’t it?…

Dearest ACDSee, please give free update Vista compatible to ACDSee Pro 8 users…

Notes: I have not tried ACDSee Pro 8 running on Vista yet. I’m still planning to migrate to Vista, but I don’t have enough courage to migrate currently.*still searching info for Vista compatibility program*

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ZoneAlarm Pro, Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security, Spybot – Search & Destroy, Webroot Spy Sweeper can work together and are compatible.

Posted by twoace on September 13, 2007

ZoneAlarm Pro 7.0.362.000
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 (Program Version 15.30.1239) / 2006
Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5.7 (build 48)
Spybot – Search & Destroy 1.4

All those program can work together “edited: on my computer (Windows XP Professional SP2)” and are compatible.

The only thing is it’s better to install Spybot – S&D after PC-cillin 2007. But it doesn’t matter for PC-cillin 2006. May refer to http://esupport.trendmicro.com/support/viewxml.do?ContentID=EN-1033903 .

Short configuration:

  • PC-cillin firewall is disabled
  • PC-cillin Mail Monitor is on
  • Spybot S&D Tea timer is not installed
  • ZoneAlarm Anti-virus monitor is off
  • ZoneAlarm E-mail Protection is off
  • Webroot Spy Sweeper almost all shields are on (13 shields)

Once I decided to try (before migrate) Kaspersky Anti Virus (KAV). I experienced that KAV is very slow and I always use firefox which Kaspersky have problem with it. And I feel that it’s kinda conflict with ZoneAlarm too. KAV is a great anti virus (and also according to review) and cheaper than PC-cillin, but I cannot lost computer performance because of KAV.
So I decided to move back to PC-cillin 🙂 and live happily ever after…. I hope PC-cillin will have good price offer later on (or soon!).

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Beginner to WordPress??

Posted by twoace on September 13, 2007

Beginner to WordPress?? Yes, I am… Yes, I am… 🙂

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Share problem experience with internet connection after dial-up

Posted by twoace on September 13, 2007

Previously I always had problem with internet connection after dial-up.
First time dial-up is successfully but then after disconnected, there is no possibility to connect to internet anymore! Any kind of connection, like dial-up, Local Area Network, and Wireless Network. I almost had to restart my computer every time after dial-up! I wanted to cry… what’s the matter with my computer?…

Then I found cause of the problem. Ipconfig output:


Part#A (during problem), I see that there are 3 adapters (LAN, Wireless, PPP Adapter which is dial-up adapter).
Part#B (normal situation), 2 adapters (LAN, Wireless).

Part#A. It seems that dial-up adapter was not detached properly after dial-up disconnected. Dial-up adapter still have IP Address and Windows take dial-up adapter as the highest priority (this is default as far as I know). That’s why no matter which connection, connection will always go through this dial-up adapter ( ip address) .

I still don’t know the root cause of this. I tried to find but no idea. Somehow, after try and error many times (including reset winsock), I finally find workaround solution for this! УРА (hurray)….!!!

The idea is to remove dial-up adapter configuration (or reset adapter configuration).
My try and error give me result that WAN Miniport (IP) device should be reset by disabling and enabling again.

Steps are as following:

  1. Run “System” on Control Panel to access Device Manager
    Resetting WAN Miniport
  2. Access Device Manager. Expand Network Adapter. WAN Miniport under Network Adapter is not displayed here.
    Resetting WAN Miniport
  3. To show WAN Miniport under Network Adapter, choose menu “View” -> “Show hidden device”.
    Resetting WAN Miniport
  4. WAN Miniport is shown. Reset WAN Miniport by disabling it first.
    Resetting WAN Miniport
  5. Choose yes for confirmation.
    Resetting WAN Miniport
  6. Enable WAN Miniport.
    Resetting WAN Miniport
  7. WAN Miniport back to normal again.
    Resetting WAN Miniport
  8. Final step is to check ipconfig result again. Dial-up adapter configuration should be disappeared and connection is back to normal again. Part#A is during problem, Part#B is normal time or after resetting WAN Miniport. Picture is the same as before.

Now I’m happy, I don’t have to restart computer again when I encounter this problem.

Good luck!

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