Archive for the 'Hardware' Category

Hauppauge and Vista

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I’ve been going around and around trying to install my WinTV HVR 1100 on Vista and it just won’t work!  I’ve mentioned this previously but I came to the conclusion that it was defective hardware at fault.  When I eventually received a new card I had exactly the same problem.  I was pleased then when […]

How to squish 8 Gigs! Or not.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Had some unexpected fun recently squishing a 8 GB USB key. Not that I realized it was 8 Gigs at the time. Or that it would still work afterwards! Destructive testing is always fun.  Especially when I get to use heavy vehicles in the test!  I couldn’t believe it when Adrian told me it was an […]

Vista Casualties – Hardware

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Hardware is a big issue for me.  I like my hardware to last and I don’t like to let it go when I’m used to it, so throwing out good kit just because I’ve moved to Vista really goes against the grain! It’s environmentally unfriendly and expensive.  Of course the manufacturers love nothing better than a new OS […]

Using Wacom Intuos 3 with Photoshop (ExpressKeys and Touchstrip)

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

I said in an earlier post that I was experimenting with speeding up my workflow in Photoshop by making more use of the keyboard shortcuts and that I would write more as well about using the Wacom tablet’s built in buttons (called ExpressKeys).  These are a group of buttons on either side of the active […]

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