An Alienware Desktop from May 2007 has been upgraded to run Vista x64. At this time I cannot find a working version of the AlienFx software to power the AlienFx Lighting Interface and the desktop is dark. Since the upgrade to Vista x64, the lighting has worked since the settings were saved inside the AlienFX interface, but after a memory upgrade to 8GB, the AlienFX lights are now dark. I need to have the system lighting working on this system. The system was purchased with a 4 year warranty and so is under warranty until May 2011.
While Alienware did not support Vista x64 at the time the system was purchased, they have supported 64-bit operating systems since shortly after the system was delivered.
I heard about Spokeo and I’m passing the word. I’ve removed myself and here’s why.
To remove yourself, for free, go to their Privacy Page, and follow the simple instructions.
Spokeo claims their information is available from public sources. However, do we really know that? Do we know that they have not made relationships with database companies that folks would have to pay dearly to join to get my information, for example. They don’t say that, at least not in the large print that I could read. Continue Reading
Now that I’ve put up some new shareware programs on Source Forge, software sites have started to “recommend me”. They must be employing folks in a far off country to do some simple tests and an automatic virus scan and then put the page on the site. The problem is that I’m not sure they link back to the Source Forge site so that updates are evident to users.
There’s a new release of PhotoResizerQt. The major change is a new PhotoOpenDialog that provides a preview of the photos. Here’s the original post.
PhotoOpenDialog with preview at 96 pixels
The preview image size can be changed to, 96, 128, or 256. Continue Reading
SiteProbeQt is a program to monitor your websites, or other websites, and to log their up/down times.
SiteProbeQt Main Window
Add a list of sites, then click Start Monitoring and minimize the program. Each event is logged
I’m doing a lot of programming with the Qt toolkit using Qt Creator.
In doing network programming, I can’t get a QTcpSocket to connect to a website.
Here is an example program. The connect will not call back the routines indicating that the connect either succeeded or failed. The program is based on this Qt Sample.
Can someone help with the problems.
Fill in a website and click connect. Watch the output for debug messages. The completion slots are not called.
I’m using Qt Creator 2.0.1 with Qt 4.7.1.
TcpConnectTest zip file of the sources.
Iris Online is a recently released MMO that has some of the same problems as Allods Online.
Character Selection Page
Iris is an anime styled game with beautiful graphics and apparently a detailed storyline. But the game has problems that make it tedious to play. Continue Reading
Allods is a free-to-play MMO game at gPotato. Developed by a Russian company, it has a number of flaws that make it more of a chore to play it rather than a joy. While the graphics are excellent and there are other interesting features in the game, it is too much work to play the game to make it worthwhile.
Character Creation Screen