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Fixing AppleTV 5.2 Update Failure
2/5/2013 at 3:19 p.m. (2 years, 8 months ago)

Recently the AppleTV 5.2 update was released and I found both of my AppleTV 3 devices failing to apply the update consistently. This is not to be confused with the 5.1.2 update which had a specific issue with updating the device via ethernet connection (fixed in 5.2).

The solution that I identified was to restart my AppleTV (under settings->general->restart), and after restart apply the update immediately. I guess using the device as intended must use memory or other resources in a way that cause the update to fail.

Skipfish - A web application security scanner
3/22/2010 at 11:43 a.m. (5 years, 6 months ago)


Yet another great creation by Google. I've been waiting for a really comprehensive scanner for web applications like this for awhile. Hopefully it will evolve as an open source project into somewhat of a de-facto standard.

Tags: Hooray Beer, Google, Security
The Asian Dynasties Error 1158
12/30/2009 at 10:18 p.m. (5 years, 9 months ago)

This error is related to incompatibilities between the CD media and certain brands of CD readers.

My Pioneer DVR-216D with the latest 1.09 firmware seems to be one of them. My old NEC DVD burner doesn't like it either. However, an old external I/O Magic CD burner works fine! You might also try copying the files to portable media like a flash drive on a computer with a CD reader that works and then installing it on the target computer via flash drive. Not sure if that will work.

My best guess is that MS/Big Huge Games got a great deal on this media. It has trouble reading files at the edge of the track on ...

Tags: Games, AOE, TAD