Monday, May 28, 2007

Got a new laptop... and Vista.


a few days ago I started with some coding and reversing after I had done nothing for a long time. I code a little game in Java and also a bruteforcer which can give the solution, but there will be more information about that on my website in a few weeks. I also thought about coding my own implementation of Huffman-Encoding-Algorithm, but I'm not sure if I should do that.
Anyway, one incident stopped me: my laptop finally broke down. I had problems with it for some time: the battery didn't charge anymore, the touchpad didn't react and, most important, the display often flickered and switched itself off. And now the graphic card broke down, more than some purple lines on the display could not be seen.
So I decided to spend my saved money for a new laptop: I decided myself for a HP Pavilion dv6000. Main features: Core 2 Duo, 1GB Ram, 160GB and a lot of additional stuff. Runs very nice, but... oh no... no XP was shipped but Vista!!! Well after 3 days I slowly feel comfortable with this new OS, but I like XP more. Perhaps it will just take some time.
But I needed a patch to start Visual Studio 2005!!! What's that? Up-to-date Microsoft products are not compatible with Vista? They are all stupid...
Fortunately till now I had no further problems, but they will come... Let's see what will be next...

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