01 December 2008
06 September 2008
I loved Copernic Desktop Search v2.3. It was better than Google, or Windows, or even X1. Anyhow, they've just released version 3.0 and they've taken back what has been given for free in previous versions. No more search as you type, or saving searches, for instance. And the biggie is that they're making the free version adware! Absolute Nonsense! Anyhow, I would suggest finding version 2.3 on one of those old version download sites and downloading that until something better comes along. Copernic, you're on the wrong track. Taking back features in an upgrade is pretty bad practice. Obviously greed is overtaking common sense. Why not just make the Pro version so much better that previous Home version users will gladly shell out the $50? It puts a bad taste in user's mouths and makes you not want to go Pro even if you might otherwise have. Anyhow, sticking with version 2.3 until something better comes along. Copernic Desktop Search 3.0 Review
01 September 2008
Another thing I've noticed is that whenever people throw away appliances, like fridges and stoves they ruin the machine by prying the door off of it. Now, if you're old enough, you might recall the advertisements on the TV about not disposing of a fridge with a door in tact. But this was because those old fridges had a latch that locked and couldn't be opened from the inside. So, if a child climbed in and closed the door behind them they might die inside. Indeed, this happened a few times and got the media into a frenzy. But we don't have fridges like that any more. And stoves never were air tight nor do their doors lock shut, unless they are some sort of industrial stove. So, please don't pry the door off of your appliances. You see this even with driers and washing machines. This means nobody can re-use them and they will end up in land fill, which is wasteful and is frankly quite irresponsible. Even if we're not careful about our own consumption, at least we can not ruin our electronics preventing someone else from making use of it once we're finished with it.
My next post is going to be on disposable highlighter (hiliter) pens. I can't believe we throw these away. There are alternatives.
25 July 2008
This is a bit of a technical post that I wanted to just put out there in case someone else was having this issue. Anyhow, it's an error that shows up in the XP Event Viewer with the following details listed above:
Service Control Manager Error ID 7000
The Win Common module service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.
So, here's how you fix it. It seems that Service Control Manager is trying to load a service module called Win Common. This is probably referring to something that was removed from my HD and so is generating this error. What I did was to run HiJackThis using the /ihatewhitelists mode. You can look up how to do this by googling it. I then found the service entry referring to this problem and removed it. Simple as that. Apparently these Service Control Manager Errors can be a nightmare. I hope you solve it.