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Windows Vista Stories


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – A few friends joined me live to discuss their opinions and thoughts about Windows Vista. We discuss issues, as well as what we each feel should be done to improve.

Four of my friends joined me for this discussion: Kat, SC_Thor, Wirelesspacket, and last but certainly not least… Datalore.

Everyone agrees that Vista was simply not ready for release when Microsoft let loose Vista on the general public. Unfortunately, we all also agree that it would take drastic overhauls to make Vista better.

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Adobe Flash Privacy Settings

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http://live.pirillo.com/ – If you’re watching this video, then you’re probably using Flash player. David wrote in wondering how to adjust the privacy settings, and whether his personal history is viewable by Adobe.

Adobe’s Flash Player is a widely used program that allows you to watch videos on any number of websites. It can also be used to play online games, as well.

You can easily check your Flash privacy settings by going to this video, or any online video, and right clicking on it. This will open up a small settings box, and from there you should click the “Advanced” tab. This will take you to Adobe’s site, where you can adjust your privacy settings, and view your history. On that page, it will straight out tell you that all information is stored locally… on YOUR machine… and not on their actual site. They do not access it for any reason, nor do they use it in any way, shape or form.

Instead of asking “who here uses Flash?”, the question of the day is… who doesn’t?

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Halo 3 Slayer


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – You’ve seen me review the new Halo 3, and play the Oddballs custom game. This time, GamerAndy and I are going to try Slayer.

I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. I’ve already done a review on the game, and played Oddball .

I asked Andy if he’s tried Forge yet… he indicated he hadn’t, but thought it would be boring. Dude! Hardly! How cool is it when you blow things up, record it, play it back and freeze frame it… then take screenshots!?

Again in Slayer… just like with everything else on Halo 3 thus far… the graphics are just WOW. I keep using the word “astounding” over and over, but it truly is.

At least with Slayer, I died in vibrant color and detail! Who says I can’t be a true gamer? For those of you asking if you should get a PS3 or an XBOX360… just watch these videos, and decide for yourself.

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Halo 3 Oddball


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Watch as I play the custom game “Oddball” on my pre-release copy of Halo 3. I’m playing with my friend GamerAndy, and I got one point!

I received an advance copy of Halo 3 hanks to my friends at Edelman PR. I’ve already done a review on the game. Now I’m going to try out a couple of the custom games.

The active Camo is amazing. I continue to be astounded by the sheer beauty of the graphics in this game. Absolutely… amazing.

Oh yeah… and I didn’t lose!

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Halo 3 Sneak Peek


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – I was lucky to receive an advance copy of the new Halo 3 that is due out in a few days. I played it last night with some friends to test it out, and decided to do a short review today. In a nutshell, if you’re waiting for Halo 3, you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks to my friends at Edelman PR, I was able to get my hands on a perfectly legal advance copy of Halo 3. I know many people are anxious for the release, and will be standing in line for this game.

First, let me warn you that your disc may have a slight scratch on it like mine does. The little plastic thingie in the case doesn’t hold the disc in there very well. However, I am able to play the game with no problems at all.

Now… on to the good stuff! The graphics in this game are absolutely astounding!!! The detailing is amazing, and the “trash talk” on both sides is excellent. I have a feeling this will be the most popular Halo version yet.

I know, some of you want my gamertag. It’s Lockergnome. However… don’t waste your time. I’m more of a Tetris kind of guy. I enjoy playing this, I’m having a great time with the demo… but you can see me getting my rear kicked while I’m at it.

UPDATE ON SCRATCHED HALO 3 DISCS If you purchased a copy of Halo 3 and your disc is scratched, Microsoft will send you a free replacement .

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Helping Ponzi with her iPod


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi purchased TV Shows from iTunes for her iPod, to watch on our flight to Germany. However, she tried to sync it with her Gateway, and ran into problems. Now she’s stuck not able to watch them, or even use the iPod.

One of our chatters suggested trying the new and free iPodViewer. iTunes allows you to copy MP3s from your computer to your iPod, and do everything but copy those MP3s back to your computer. But now with iPod Viewer, you can do just that! Just launch the application, import the songs from your iPod, select the songs you want to copy, choose where you want to copy the songs to, and transfer the files. So, of course, this is what we did.

Once this transfer is done… and it will take quite awhile… then we will basically wipe out the Gateway profile, and start all over. Voila! She’ll be able to watch her movies.

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Helping Ponzi with her MacBook Pro


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Ponzi is having trouble getting everything installed that she will need for our trip to Germany. So, of course, I had to give her a hand!

I taught Ponzi several neat little tricks, such as just dragging and dropping onto the desktop, or into the Applications folder. She is having trouble with some Widgets, as well. Now, she know the handy little shortcut of “Command + Q” to close out of the program.

Somehow, we get from installing things on the MacBook Pro to problems with her iPod. Apparently, Ponzi decided to take a shortcut to get things to watch on the plane… and downloaded TV Shows from iTunes. Of course, that didn’t go as planned… and I find out not only won’t the iPod sync, it also is making a grinding noise! Stay tuned for the next video to see that conclusion!

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Fast Food Survey


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – Some random guy called me tonight to give me a survey about different fast food and pizza restaurants. I had a BLAST messing with him. Just watch and see.

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Installing Linux in Windows


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http://live.pirillo.com/ – After seeing my video where I installed Ubuntu on the computer I’m giving away to a lucky YouTube subscriber, Matt sent me a video showing how you can install Ubuntu onto Windows without overwriting your Windows Operating System.

Matt’s video tutorial is downright excellent. He walks you through using an application called Wubi. Wubi is being touted as “the easiest way to Linux”. It doesn’t run inside a virtual machine, nor does it overwrite your Windows Operating System. It is a slow install, yes. However, once it’s installed, it will show up in your “My Computer” folder, along with your C: drive, your Documents and Settings folder, etc. You’ll see one there named Wubi. If you decide Linux isn’t your style after all, you simply uninstall it much like a Windows program uninstalls. Looking for reasons you should use Wubi to install Ubuntu onto your computer? Here are some:

  • Wubi is Safe It does not require you to modify the partitions of your PC, or to use a different bootloader.
  • Wubi is Simple Just run the installer, no need to burn a CD.
  • Wubi is Discrete Wubi keeps most of the files in one folder, and If you do not like, you can simply uninstall it.
  • Wubi is Free Wubi (like Ubuntu) is free as in beer and as in freedom.

Thanks to Wubi, installing and trying out Ubuntu Linux for yourself is simple, and going back to only Windows is even easier. Why not give it a try yourself?

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