first fantasy season win

last year, i placed second in my company’s fantasy football league. this year, though the last games have not been played and i might be prematurely calling it, it looks like i’ve won. unless the 2nd place team’s 2 players can rack up an unprecedented 190 points, i think i’ve got it in the bag.

this season has been chock full of injuries, disappointing performances from studs, and surprising rookie performances. all in all, it’s been a fun season. i wish i played in more than one league, but it was good fun, nonetheless.

windows vista external usb hard drive issues

after getting a brand new windows vista laptop, i was pretty excited to see what all the hubbub was all about with vista. yeah, there was a lot of bad press about the OS and yeah, it is rumored to be slower, so why go with vista? well, we’re gonna eventually move there anyway, so i figured we might as well make the plunge now.

the biggest issue i’ve come across so far is that the default windows vista drivers do not correctly identify the external usb hard drive that we have. in fact, none of our external drives worked out of the box. and the fix was actually not very easily found for me, anyway.

but here’s the fix that worked for me in case anyone else runs into the same issue that i found from here:

1) go to c:\windows\inf
2) change the permissions of INFCACHE.1 so that you can delete it.
3) delete this file.
4) reboot.
5) plug in drive and it worked for me.