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Toyota RAV4 steering column klunking noise - an epidemic?

Summary: The Toyota RAV, 2006 model and newer, have become famous for a steering column klunking sound. Toyota then saddles the RAV4 owner with an $800 repair bill.

The question is, why isn't there a Toyota recall on this steering column klunking sound problem?

Software cost estimating - new tutorials

I've published a new software cost estimating tutorial. As much as any tutorial I've ever written, this one is a work in progress.

That being said, I hope it's off to a good start. As mentioned in the tutorial, I'll update several items when I can get to some IFPUG documents that are currently stored in a box about 5,000 miles from my current location.

Mac podcast - Creating a podcast on the Mac using GarageBand, part 3

My third installment on creating podcasts on the Mac with GarageBand is now online.

For now that's the final installment, unless I get a bunch of requests to cover some other features. This installation covers splitting clips, joining clips, importing audio files, adding tracks, and working with background clips.

 

Software cost estimating presentation slides updated

I've converted my Function Point Analysis (FPA) and software cost estimating slide presentations, and they now play much nicer with IE. They aren't perfect yet, but they are much better.

For the record those presentations are at these URLs:

My new Apple/Mac landing page

I'm probably goofing around a little too much today, but I just created an Apple/Mac landing page on the site. I'm not going to link up to it just yet (other than this post) but I thought I'd experiment using a black background with similar structure and content.

Added digg link to blog posts

After a few requests/suggestions I've added digg links to the blog pages. So, if they all say "0 diggs", hey, it's a new feature. :)

Tame Swing examples - initial images online

Whew, getting all the images together for the Tame Swing sample applications is taking a little time and a lot of effort. I hadn't thought about how to organize it, and now that I have a better feel for what I want to do it's just a matter of time.

If you want to see the images of the running applications I do have them on a temporary page here. Please note that this page may change at any time.