My sister got a Sony WALKMAN NW-E013F as a free gift recently and the installation of drivers continually terminated abruptly at about 70%. Initially she thought it was her fault but after some googling, it was Sony’s. >: They somehow shipped CD-ROMs with defective drivers in them, which caused that installation troubles.

Taken from here:

Important information regarding the CD-ROM software supplied with the following WALKMAN: NW-E013/E015/E016/E013F/E015F/E016F

Some CD-ROM provided with the above mentioned models may not be used. Therefore, the Hardware Operation Guide (PDF) may not be opened and the Driver for Microsoft Windows 2000 users may not be installed.

If you’re having the same issues, just get the drivers from here and it should install fine. ;)

And here‘s the link to SonicStage 4.3 which is the software used to transfer your music to the device (similar to how iTunes works with the iPod).

Sony Asia Pacific’s announcement regarding this issue can be found here.

EclipseIf you’re developing in Java and have not used Eclipse before, you don’t know what you’re missing out. :)

Probably would test out the Web Tools project of the Europa release as web services and distribution seems to be my domain at work in recent times..

I decided to use AJAX calls to get the browser to make keep-alive calls every 2 minutes (using setInterval) and somehow stumbled into an issue where it makes the call once, and then stops. After talking the Javascript and Flash god in the office, we found out that it was because the script goes out of scope and thus stops looping as it should.

A quick fix for this can be found here. It’s been working for me without any adverse effects since. ;)

myIPneighbors provides a very quick and easy way to find out which other domains are hosted on the same server (IP would be more accurate I guess). If you have nothing better to do or just curious who else is on the same server as you, check it out.

Came across quite a few recently..