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Sony Delivers Floppy Disk’s Last Rites

April 25th, 2010 by Sean

3.5 FloppyThe days of the 3.5-inch floppy disk are now officially numbered.

Sony, which boasts 70 percent of the market, announced Friday that it would end Japanese sales of the ancient storage medium in March 2011, according to a report in the Mainichi Daily newspaper.

The 3.5-inch floppy was a ubiquitous and necessary component for storing and transferring files between personal computers for nearly three decades.

Sony pioneered the 3.5-inch floppy disk in 1981, eventually replacing the 5.25-inch floppy disk that had previously been the popular storage format.

This is sad news for sure. Time to stock up on 3.5″ floppies since I can still use them for my Commodore 1581 disk drive.

Source: CNET News

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JW Player

February 23rd, 2009 by Sean

JW Player, the #1 Open Source Player for FLV, H.264 & MP3. And it’s free for non-commercial use!

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Xbox 360: Uno – My New Addiction

February 8th, 2009 by Sean

I’m seriously addicted to playing the card game Uno on my Xbox 360. The online multiplayer is awesome. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it.

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Firefox 2.0.0.12 Released

February 7th, 2008 by Sean

This evening Mozilla released Firefox version 2.0.0.12 which is a security and bug fix release. Anyone using Firefox should update to this latest release.

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Skype 3.6.0.248 for Windows Released

February 6th, 2008 by Sean

Earlier this morning the Skype development team released version 3.6.0.248 for Windows. Installed and works just fine.

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