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[13 Apr 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Google SearchWiki with Sound

Just as you like it, when signed in with your Google account, you can change the search results based on your choosing. A great feature (still experimental, not sure if it will be released as a full service) called SearchWiki with sound adds an explosion sound effect every time you remove a search result you don’t like.
- This is definitely a great way to receive input from Google users (its just like a voting system, only way cooler)
Having a bad day at work and feel like killing some of those …

[14 Feb 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Chrome Nightly: mini_installer.exe isn’t updating

I downloaded the latest nightly build of Chrome, only to realize that the mini_installer.exe wouldn’t update my Chrome installation on Windows 7. I would run the executable, but nothing would happen. Finally, I decided to change the compatibility to Windows Vista and Vola!, it worked!
So if you’re having trouble with the mini_installer.exe, just right click the exe, goto Properties. Then goto the Compatibility tab and then choose Windows Vista. No matter if you delete the mini_installer.exe, the settings should stay the same for any mini_installer.exe in that same folder (Desktop?). …

[10 Feb 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Adsense Disabled my Account! New Ads!

I was contacted by Google yesterday about my AdSense account. I guess our ads were “a risk to Adsense’s publishers” (more here), when really I think the issue was that we were getting close to our first payout. I immediately appealed, however I noticed that less than 1% of all appeals actually get approved and the account reinstated. That wasn’t very good odds, so I went searching for new companies.
I came along AdBrite, which is known for having problems with their Contextual matches and totally unrelated ads, however they were the …

[3 Feb 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
Windows 7 SKUs: Worse Than Vista!

Reading Engadget recently I noticed that Microsoft finalized the Windows 7 SKUs (or Versions). I read further, despite reading the title which pretty much gives away the article. Vista had 4 primary versions and now it looks like Windows 7 will get even worse and have 6! I don’t understand what Microsoft is trying to accomplish? These versions are just confusing to customers. Instead, they should sell one dvd with all of the versions and then allow the user to pick at time of installation. Of course, the user would …

[31 Jan 2009 | 19 Comments | ]
Google Search lists everything as “Malware”

If you searched anything on Google within the last few minutes, you will now notice that every site is listed as “Harmful”. Under almost every link you will see: “This site may harm your computer.”. Even Google is listed as harmful (see left)! Someone must have screwed something up, or Google was hacked! Well, in the meantime, just ignore the “ Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer! ” message and in the URL box of your browser remove the “http://www.google.com/interstitial?url=” part.
If your URL looks like this: http://www.google.com/interstitial?url=http://www.google.com/ it would change …

[20 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Windows 7: Windows Installer Stopped Working

On Windows 7, when running a installer, you may get a dialog saying that “Windows® Installer Has Stopped Working”.  This is caused by the “Customer Experience Improvement Program” and only happens every so often. The fix is easy, however.

Step 1: Open regedit (Start –> regedit (type in “Search Programs and File” box and hit enter) )
Step 2: Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions]
Step 3: Delete everything in that “folder” except “(Default)”. Final result should look like:

Step 4: Close regedit and try install again

Other websites say that you should disable the “Customer Experience Improvement …