Closed Windows.

I decided to use Bootcamp to install Windows 7 on Stacey’s new MacBook Pro for some reason (maybe I’m a masochist). The install went pretty smoothly, but Win 7 refused to connect to my “WEP” wireless network because of security concerns. You know, if the operating system wants to give me a security warning, I’m okay with that. But, the OS flat-out telling me “no”… that’s a little too HAL 9000.

MacBook Pro box

Anyway, I found a work-around in this message board thread

  • Open the Network and Sharing Center.
  • Select “Set up a new connection or network.”
  • Select “Manually connect to a wireless network.”
  • Enter network name (case sensitive).
  • Save.
  • Either choose “Change Settings” or find the network profile you just created under “Manage Wireless Networks.”
  • On the “Security” tab, the “Security Type” is probably set to “No authentication (Open).” Change it to “Shared” and re-enter your security key.

Couldn’t be simpler, right?

Also…

It ain’t dead yet… Hide and Creep gets reviewed again.

There are now three bonus commentary/podcast thingies available for Interplanetary (in addition to the “official” commentary track that comes with the DVD).

Pulp 2.0 has made Frankenstein Lives Again! available for the Kindle. For 99 cents! You can’t afford not to buy it!

Thanks to Stu Maschwitz for this public service announcement: Your New TV Ruins Movies. (Seriously… if you own a television and care about movies, please read this.)

I still don’t care much for this Amazon Studios thing. And the opening bit of this “test movie” didn’t do anything to change my mind.

Music from the “cloud” sounds like a good idea to me. Of course, I don’t work for a big record company. (via TechBlog)

According to Lionsgate, you can spend $1.99 million dollars on a flick and still call it a “micro-budget” movie. I sure wish I had a micro-budget deal with Lionsgate.

Look out, iMovie. Vimeo has a video editing app for iOS. And the Vimeo app is free.

I was going to post a link to a PDF of Radiohead’s Universal Sigh newspaper. But Radiohead (or their lawyers) apparently asked for it to be taken down.

This GoPro camera footage looks pretty good. (via John)

The Necronomicon is not an actual book. Contrary to what you might think from reading H. P. Lovecraft stories.

As much as I hate to post links to negative reviews… here’s a mostly negative Interplanetary review. But it’s well-written, and reviewer Christopher Mills has some legitimate gripes with the movie.

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4 Comments on “Closed Windows.”

  1. Stacey says:

    Really, you had to use that word.

  2. Chance says:

    Which word?


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