Saturday, February 25, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

OK, so here goes.  It's like Paypal but works over your phone and SMS text messages.  Signing up is free and they even give you $5.  Oh, and there is a contest for a free Xbox 360 for referals so do me a favor and start by clicking the link... :)

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Enabling Accelerated 3-D for a Virtual Machine

To enable a virtual machine for accelerated 3-D

I found this on the VMWare site while trying to figure out how to get GuildWars to run under a VM...   


1. Choose a virtual machine with Windows 2000 or XP guest operating system.

Note: Do not enable Direct3D on a virtual machine that is powered on or suspended.

2. Add the following to the configuration (.vmx) file for the virtual machine:

mks.enable3d = TRUE

This line enables accelerated 3-D on the host. It is required to support accelerated 3-D in the guest and also enables the host to accelerate 2-D portions of the guest display.

3. You may also add one or both of the following optional lines:

svga.vramSize = 67108864

This line increases the amount of VRAM on the virtual display card to 64 MB. Adding more VRAM helps to reduce thrashing in the guest. The maximum value is 128 MB.

vmmouse.present = FALSE

This line disables the absolute pointing device in the guest. Applications which require DirectInput relative mode need to turn off the absolute pointing device in the guest. In practice, this is only required for a certain class of full screen 3-D applications (for example, real-time games like first-person shooters).

Note: If you set the vmmouse.present option, you should also turn off the preference for motion ungrabbing in the Input tab of the Preferences settings dialog.

To turn off ungrabbing for vmouse.present:

a. Choose Edit > Preferences.

b. Click Input.

c. Deselect Ungrab when cursor leaves window.

Interseting Puzzle

Here is something I found today...

Monday, February 6, 2006

How to add your own Root Cert with a Cab File

For those of you with Windows Mobile 5 devices and Exchange 2003, I am sure you will find this of interest.  If you don't have a valid Verisign cert for your OWA server you will have already hit the brick wall of not being able to do over the air sync...


this will solve this problem...

Sunday, February 5, 2006



Originally uploaded by Phil Morrison.

Our cat is feeling much better. She has heen sick for 6 weeks and we have been having to feed her through a tube in her neck. She started eating on her own this weekend.....

Saturday, February 4, 2006

Monster hand

Monster hand

Originally uploaded by Phil Morrison.

Robin won a monster hand tonight. This was her 7th full house along with some flushes and 3 of a kind. She is on a roll

Next hand

Next hand

Originally uploaded by Phil Morrison.

Robin wins again...