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  • Winamp

    Still using Winamp

    After years of still not running on Macs, I’m still not running Macs.  To that end I always found iTunes terribly slow on PCs and as it turns out, it’s probably a good thing I never let iTunes be in charge of my audio collection. To that end I’ve been with Winamp and still am […]

  • Vista Equity Partners to Pay $1.1 Billion for British Software Maker

    Vista Equity Partners to Pay $1.1 Billion for British Software Maker LONDON — Vista Equity Partners has agreed to acquire Advanced Computer Software Group, a British health care and business software maker, for 725 million pounds, or about $1.14 billion. As part of the all-cash transaction, an investment vehicle controlled by Vista has agreed to […]

  • Vagrant and Virtualbox problems on Windows 7

    For some I’ve been learning all about the PHP Laravel Framework with the help of Jeffrey Way at Laracasts. I have two main development machines that I work with and both use Windows 7 (64bit). As Laravel has improved we now utilise Vagrant & Virtualbox to action virtual linux servers for  development and testing.  Cool! […]

  • Virtual Box

    Virtual Box problem – E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)

    I’m using Windows 7 (64 bit) and happily had VirtualBox 4.3.12 installed. With some new work I was doing I upgraded to 4.3.18 and then when I attempted to startup any instance I got the error “E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)” and nothing would start. After much Googling and messing about with compatibility startup modes I simply uninstalled […]