How to fix: Diablo 3 “Blizzard Update Agent has stopped working”

Originally posted on paint.net blog:
I finally succumbed and bought a copy of Diablo 3 today, only to found out that it just doesn’t work: Argh! No matter what I did, it would always crash. Every single time, over and over and over and over again. In a last act of desperation before borrowing…

Thumbs.db in Windows 7

Until today, I thought Windows 7 does not create thumbs.db files. But I was wrong. I was using a Windows 7 Professional Edition machine to browse a network share on a Windows XP Home Edition netbook. The share contained two JPEG image files which I had put there. Seconds after browsing the network share, aContinue reading “Thumbs.db in Windows 7”

PNGGauntlet: Pictures shall be compressed!

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a popular image format. It features lossless compression, meaning that images stored in this format take less space than an uncompressed image without losing quality. (On a side note however, I doubt you have seen an uncompressed image recently. Most popular image formats today compress images. It is a factContinue reading “PNGGauntlet: Pictures shall be compressed!”

Exit Windows using keyboard

You can shut down, restart or log out of Windows with just a standard keyboard; this method works on all popular versions of Windows for PCs, i.e. Windows XP, Windows 7 and the upcoming Windows 8. Although I have not tested, but I believe this method should work in Windows Vista and all members ofContinue reading “Exit Windows using keyboard”

Windows 8 Beta – First impression

Finally, I managed to download a copy of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and try it out. Not an easy feat for one who is constantly roaming and is away from home. I am afraid it did not leave a good impression on me. Here is why.