Let me start by saying, “I did not NEED to upgrade my laptop”. I did so because I promised Andrew that when certain things happened, that he would get my late 2008 17″ MacBook Pro. Those things occurred and I made good on my promise. So, I had to get a new computer. This is where the adventure begins.
After some hiccups at the Santa Monica Apple store (idiot clerk and manager), I have a unibody MacBook Pro 17″ with the Anti-Glare (matte) option in hand and take it home. It sits on the shelf for a couple of days while I get the stuff that I normally add to my MacBooks when I buy them. Palmguard, keyboard protector, etc. (this took an act of congress because everyone was out of stock and I had to order it all) Read more
Recently I gave away/sold most of my computers (desktops and old laptops). I needed to make way for the new. One slight problem, I don’t have any systems that I can test software/OS’s on not in a VM. I found a sale at Fry’s recently and bought a Toshiba A215-S7407, nice little machine, runs linux and Entropia Universe. It’s my “test box” now.
However much I like Linux, I still need to keep a native windows partition on the box to do various things. I hate that when you buy a laptop/computer pre-built or from a major manufacturer, it comes with all this friggen software and the system runs slower than you expect, or you get all these crazy pop-ups. GEEZ people, I just want a base OS with nothing major installed, just the drivers.
These “companies” are concerned with spam and what not, that to me, they are putting spam on these computers when you buy them. I think there are a lot of people out there now-a-days that know what they want on their systems. What, these computer manufacturers might be making what, an extra 20 bux tops on loading these machines. I’d gladly pay the 20 dollars extra just to have a machine with a bare OS and all the correct driver’s installed.
Ok, rant off.
well, I know I talked crap about MySpace code… I still feel that way, but in my post I talked about finding more information about CSS and HTML on myspace from a programmer’s perspective.
Well, I put my foot in my mouth. I found it. This guy MackX runs MackXRocks.com and he’s got some very useful information about MySpace code…
Kudos to MackX! You do rock!
— whine begin —
You know, I hate MySpace. I never wanted a MySpace. I was happy and content just having www.TheJoe.com and my OWN corner of cyberspace.
You know I was happy with using ICQ as my primary IM, but noooo everyone had to go Yahoo, MSN, or AOL. Geez, same deal with MySpace.
— whine end —
Anyways, I joined MySpace because it seemed like a good way for people from my old BBS days to find me. Read more
Well, I think it’s time to clarify my views on Phone Calls, IM’s, and Small Talk.
While those of you that know me personally, in a social situation I am very talkative and can go on and on about all kinds of subjects for hours at a time. To me, in a social setting, small talk, and general conversations are a necessary evil.
In my personal life and to my close friends, I prefer to keep things short and to the point.
While in business and social situations, I may and will indulge in the “Hi, How are you”, “Good morning/day”, Read more