Monthly Archive for April, 2007

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Shivering Isles patch for Xbox 360 and PC

Bethesda Softworks today released a patch for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the Shivering Isles expansion pack for Oblivion. Xbox Live prompts 360 players to install the patch when the game is launched; the PC version can be downloaded from Bethesda’s website. My contact at the company, Pete Hines, sent the below info regarding the patch:

On Apr 30, 2007, at 12:33 PM, Pete Hines wrote:

The patch notes on our site cover both versions:

Specifically for this update:

Fixed a crash caused by bad form IDs

Fixes an issue where the game would try to use a form IDs that was either restricted or not available yet.

Fixed an issue where form IDs were not being marked as free properly, causing objects to disappear in game.

Thanks for the update, Pete.

While my first post on last year was about Oblivion being a bit of a bore, my feeling about the game has changed, thanks to the Shivering Isles expansion pack that was released several weeks ago. With so much focus in a single (yet huge) region, my enthusiasm for the game has been reignited, and I’m spending many late nights deep in the game.

I’m nuts about the dual realties of Mania and Dementia, and I’ll be sorry when the add-on ends. But by then I’ll be so much more powerful I’m actually excited about diving back into the main quest.


On Nike + iPod: Be all that iCan be?

On Nike + iPod: Be all that iCan be? by Joe Hutsko

Also: Turn your iPod into a personal trainer & Five spring sports gadgets

In the story I mention how the lozenge-size sensor tucks into the Nike + running shoe, however you can also make clever use of Velcro to attach the sensor to your existing, non-Nike + runners. Better yet, I found a couple of inexpensive products that accomplish the same feet. Er, feat. See below.

Sport Sensor Nike iPod Sport Kit Shoe Pouch for Nike+iPod Nike+iPod Sport Kit Shoe Wallet Nike + iPod Sport Kit MA365LL/B


On Five tips to bolster Windows Vista security

Five tips to bolster security on your computer
by Joe Hutsko

You’ve heard the news – Microsoft’s new Windows Vista operating system is the safest Windows ever. The built-in firewall bests the one in Windows XP, and Defender does a decent job of protecting against sneaky spyware attackers bent on stealing your personal information. Even so, that doesn’t mean Vista is invulnerable – there’s always more you can do to protect your Vista desktop or notebook from picking up nasty stuff. From antivirus protection, to tweaking your browser’s protection settings, these tips will help boost your Vista PC’s immune system for all-around safer computing.

Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5 Online PC Care Subscription [12 Months]Norton 360 All-In-One Security Annual Subscription - 3 PCsMcAfee Total Protection 2007CA Antivirus 2007CA Antivirus 2007Webroot Spy Sweeper


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