Stepnen Elop (Nokia): the greatest corporate destroyer

Nice comment about Nokia CEO found on Slashdot.org

I worked with Stephen Elop back in the Macromedia days, starting with him being my boss^2, in the late 90’s. I’ve always found him a fascinating exec to watch. In the four years or so I saw him at Macromedia, I watched him:

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The caprices of 802.11n

I have long held up that MFP Xerox Phaser 3100 doesn’t notice a new router Asus via Wi-Fi. You see, the developers from Xerox (or, to be serious, from SAGEM — this model was created there) did not know of such a thing as AES-encryption.

Well, I think, the hell with you – I’ll switch on WEP. Anyway, my neighbors doesn’t know all Hebrew curses, so it’ll be rather difficult to guess the password.

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A game for PSP Dante’s Inferno

On the advice of a friend I’ve bought a game Dante’s Inferno. I was told that it is steeper than God of War, which is better for the PSP I do not know anything at all.

Dante's Inferno game for PSP
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Netbook for the kid

Looking, what a powerful interest in the computers is demonstrating my youngest son, I understand that very soon — in two years maximum — he will ask something for personal use. I think the factor of heredity plays a minor role here: the eldest daughter is ten years old, but her interest is still limited to a couple of hours in The Sims 3 on weekends, and if she’ll miss one weekend – no problem at all. And the son in two years gets enormous pleasure from even touching the mouse, and if there’s a chance to sit on father’s while he types another text — the day is definitely a success.

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Updated Microsoft Security Essentials

It is hard to believe, but the first time since the official release the engine of my favourite antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials was updated!

I love it for inconspicuous and effective work. And I’m really happy, that it’s free for all owners of licensed copies of Windows.

BTW, I don’t see any changes in antivirus after upgrade. Well, right. Better — the enemy of good.

1024×600, or where to start optimizing software for Intel Atom

No matter how banal, but our lives are becoming more and more mobile. It seems that the Internet had to cancel trips as a class, but most of my friends from the large IT-companies (stress, IT) spend in other cities and countries a good half of life. And, arriving from another trip, immediately fly away on holiday. Of course, with such life it’s impossible to exist without a compact notebook.

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How to charge Sony PSP?

Since I’ve moved to a new household is a small problem: I can not charge the PSP from the NAS. The fact that the NAS is now living below the ceiling, and I can reach only USB-extension cable. Naturally, I’m not quite lamer, and I know that if the cable is too long, it doesn’t charge anything. So pulled up an active USB-hub by Rover Computers. With the power supplyfor sure. Alas, alas — PSP is not charging hard, and the external HDD couldn’t mount due to low power.

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Is it possible to convert video with HandBrake?

At the weekend I had two big things to do — to fix the washing machine and try to recommended a-guy- who-knows an alternative for Xvid4PSP — open-source project HandBrake.

convert video with HandBrake

convert video with HandBrake

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Rise of Flight, or Farewell, piracy!

Today, talking to an old acquaintance PR-specialist, with which crossed the first time long ago, since than passed four years. He was involved in the promotion of a very well-known manufacturer of mobile phones, then took up printers and scanners, but with six months ago … suddenly took up the game. No games, namely the game, and quite peculiar — «hardcore» avia-sim Rise of Flight, released in Russia under the title «War in heaven — 1917″.

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Alex Exler: Soft with a quad-core processors is still running poorly

It is not easy to meet a man who does not know famous Russian writer Alex Exler. Someone familiar with the notes on the bride programmer and the cat BBQ, someone on the radio broadcasts, someone on the movie reviews, someone on numerous books and textbooks. Alex how multi-faceted, and so industrious, and everyone can find in his work something of his own.

Alex Exler (pic. from exler.ru)

Alex Exler (pic. from exler.ru)

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