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Categories: Technology

I still feel that this operating system could be one of the greatest out there.  I could go on about stability, security and many other topics.  I’ll stick to community on this post.

Though, predominantly a Windows user, I’ve found myself ‘tinkering’ with linux more then a few times.  Now don’t get me wrong here, I’ve managed linux servers, personally and professionally, but I’m still in a quandary as to whether I could make a move to this as a general OS for my living room.  I think the single most problem I have with the idea of linux as a desktop OS, is that the community that supports it is more then elitist in nature.  You think I exagurate? Head over to SlashDot and you’ll see what I mean.  I complain a lot about a lot of things, but I am nothing in comparison to the average nerd out there with a chip on their shoulder who would post on that site.  It is unreal.

I wonder how many petabytes have been used to store the word shit?  Probably less then I’d think.  Well, I hope anyway.  Though it is a great word.  Random, I have ADHD, blame the disease not the person.

Now that I am totally off topic here.  Linux as a desktop OS.  Right, lets all call our mothers and help them compile the new kernel released for Gentoo?  Really?  You think they’re going to understand that?  Even Ubuntu or gOS, come on people.  Get a grip.  I for one can appreciate that linux can be a great operating system to do a lot of great things, but I don’t ever see it getting the market penetration that Microsoft or Apple has.

Uh oh, I said Apple.

Apple isn’t linux intarweb users… its FreeBSD.  Not a comparison.  Wait, sure it is, how could I ever say that?  Well, I guess when Ubuntu has a $100mil to blow on some of the most amazing designers in the world, then we’ll see it being used by everyone.  Apple users aren’t elitists!  Oh, wait… yeah, that guy – on the iPhone.  Total fucking tools(No offense Kevin Rose, you seem cool, heh).  It amazes me how far status and style has gone with that electronics company.  Didn’t Sony do something similar with the walkman?  I guess they were able to ride that high horse for years as well.

Wow, I digress a lot.  All in all, Ubuntu has a chance, but they need hardware and style to go hand in hand, and then I think it will have made it to the big time.  I guess we’ll see how far the rabbit hole goes.

PC Load Letter?  What the fuck does that mean?  A heroes work is never done…

Peace.

Categories: General/ Rants/ Technology

Wow, the only person who had that mouth full last I can think, was Monica Lewinski.  Bitch.  Seriously, say the blog title out loud.  Anyway, the new Writer seems a little more streamlined and once again I’m actually liking it.  Easier to preview a post, most settings and it all makes sense, mostly.  I know, it will change fifteen times before RC2.  At any rate, quite a bit of time spent on this release, and I’ve not had any crashes.  I guess that is good, right?  I probably just jinxed myself.

Well, on to more emo topics.  My dad gets out of the hospital this week.  Initially they told him Saturday, now they are stating Friday.  Quite a relief considering they thought he was going to die.  It’s amazing what my mind was doing during that time, attempting to support my mother through the grief, figure out what the hell I was going to do to help everyone if he did perish and somehow still balance my own life into it all.  Reading that again, yes, in that order.  All in all, I am glad he is ok.

Ok.  Politics.  You know that game in Golf ‘n Stuff?  Wack-A-Mole?  Yeah, we need to create two versions for the web, Wack-A-Mccain and Wack-A-Obama.  I swear they can say some of the most retarded shit at times, just as I can.  The latest ‘town hall’ style debate didn’t shy away from it either.  They really try so hard to address what is being asked so they can plug other points of interest….to them.  Well, at least I know they aren’t robots… this is good since I’ve been fearing a Cylon invasion.  Fucking BSG.  Right, well my divide between the two – a guy who can handle the war and a guy who can handle the country.  That’s a problem.  I probably shouldn’t talk about politics since I’m a convicted felon… ok, I’m not a convicted felon, but I swear, I do feel like I’m under lock and key when it comes to making a decision in presidents.  These two really need a lesson in humility if they ever plan to relate to anyone.  Oh, and Biden, can we not bring up your dead wife?  It happened a long time ago, get over it.  Spilling your sob story like that makes me think you need a shrink.

*sighs*

Right then, and on to the economy.  If I hear one more person talk about this ‘depression’ we’re in, I might actually start throwing journalists out of the window.  I mean really, the fundamental difference(heh, had too) between the 1930s and the 21st century are leaps and bounds from each other.  The reactions of the governments of the world are also not treating this like they did in the 1930s.  I’ll speak in specifics, the American Government raised taxes in the 30s, tightened their belts keeping people from money.  Now, they are injecting money.  Remember?  We have social security now?  I’m sorry, I shouldn’t bash the people who obviously slept through history class.  Please, journalists, you sound stupid enough most of the time, save yourself from this self deprecating demise.  I’d say it is safe to assume you graduated college, act like you know something and quit trying to bullshit the public into thinking that this is even close to comparable to The Great Depression.

I guess I’ll post this thing.  I really need to stop talking about nerd shit when I go off about other topics.  Come on intarweb!  Go go go!  Sorry for wasting your time again, hope you hated your stay.

Peace.

Categories: General/ Politics/ Rants/ Technology

Nothing like being able to post a blog from the remote comfort of my machine without the need to even open a web browser.  Though, WYSIWIG’s have come a long way, it is certainly no replacement for typing something up locally.  Windows Live Writer really isn’t something that is new, I still wanted to take a moment, if even to only remind myself, that this piece of software does have its uses when it comes to making attempts at writing blogs.  Ah, the days of hashing together HTML files and uploading them, adding a link and slapping a site together truly are gone.  I’m sure there are other tools to be used when it comes to blogging, something open source and multi-platform, but this piece appears to do it for me.  Just the same, I dig it.

I don’t type much anymore, mainly due to boredom with it and lack of visitors here.  I find that most head to an anti-social networking site and expect others to do the same if they want to keep in touch.  People are lazy, its a fact, we build tools to make things easier.  Tools of the newer generations, and I’m not talking about pocketbook padded frat kids, really has become the intarweb.  It really does amaze me how much growth has occurred when it comes to this tool.  I don’t think most realize how different things are now a days, or maybe it just isn’t something that is voiced anymore.  The most obvious irony being how I decided to just say that.

Ah well, just the same.  Life goes on.  Friends become more and more distant and I get older.  These are all the things that our folks told us when attempting to teach the classic fact of, “Don’t try to grow up to fast.”  It is in complete and plain sight now what they were trying to say at the time.  Paying bills, working day in and out, talks of $700 billion dollar government bailouts, etcetera etcetera.  I’m not sure where I’m going with that, just speaking my mind.

$700 billion dollars.  I’ve heard terms such as, “Only 5% of the problem” or “Only solves 1 out of the 4 problems” in regards to the economy.  My almost immediate reaction is, “Jesus, what the fuck would I do with $700 billion dollars?  How can they even expect the average American or shit, even Earthian to comprehend how much money that really is?”  Unbelievable.  First order of business for our government, talk about how we should go about this.  Are you kidding me?  How would you even begin to start a discussion about that?  All in a days work I suppose when you manage a couple hundred million people.

Fuck.  Count me out.  Or rather, just sign the check over to me, I’ll figure out what to do with it.  Hmmm, maybe a 10 step process would help.

Step 1:

Hire a lawyer.  Without legal representation, there wouldn’t be much left of that $700 bil.

Step 2:

Call my mom and dad.  Hey, can you blame me?  I don’t think they’ve ever been to Hawaii.

Step 3:

Buy a jet.  Well?  There are going to be a lot of conversations I need to have face to face.

Step 4:

Buy stock in the company that made the jet.  Sorry, might as well make sure it stays a float since I’ll be cruising around in the thing.

Step 5:

Begin looking into credible AIDS and Cancer research centers to invest in.  Tired of that bullshit, we need a cure.

Step 6:

Call Bill Gates.  “Let’s do lunch and talk about shoes.  Fuck Seinfeld, he was only funny in the 90s anyway.”

Step 7:

Call Speilberg.  “Dude, you make really fucking cool shit.  How can I help.”

Step 8:

Buy Lithuania.  Why?  Cause its fucking small.  Like Rhode Island, but cooler.  Literally.

Step 9:

Work on raising the ocean levels to drown out the man made islands in Dubai.  Really?  People bought in on that shit?  It’s in the fucking desert you re-re’s!

Step 10:

Buy a golden gun with golden bullets.  It really is too much money, I’d have to kill myself.

Wow, I think I have fully derailed any previous train of thought.  How did I even think it would be ok to put this on the intarweb?  “Self improvement is masturbation. Now self destruction…” – Fight Club.  is definitely the intarweb.  Just sayin..ok, I think I’ll be done with rambling and babbling on and on for now.  Hope you enjoyed your stay, but you probably didn’t.

Peace.

Categories: General

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the designer, Martha for making one hell of a WordPress template.  I saw this, and it actually drew me back to WordPress again.

So, Martha….

THANKS!!!

Oh, and one more thing.  Welcome to my BlogRoll  🙂

Categories: Politics

It could possibly get more classic then this.  Very, very amusing that someone would go through and word count speeches.  Check this post out from the NYT….

…and yes, it was done.  Completely hilarious.  Well, at least they aren’t going after a 17 yr old girl… like SHE didn’t have enough to deal with as is… way to go!

Categories: Technology

There has been some buzz about the new browser released by Google, Chrome.  We’ve seen a lot in the browser community in regards to updates and actions to make the experience bigger, better and faster from the 2 majors companies, Microsoft and Mozilla.  This is even true with the introduction of Apple’s Safari to the PC.  I hope that this insurgency of the ‘newer’ and better browsers does not stop considering there are quite a few changes that still need to be made to improve the overall performance usability of the internet.  So, Chrome seems to be a step in that direction.

Being previously unaware that they were even working on the browser in the first place, this came as a shock to me and at initial glance at this software, I was attested to it.  I found that it literally made me feel like a child playing with internet Play-Doh.  As I dug deeper into it, general browsing of sites and hitting links from friends over chat, I found myself doing a lot less work to view what I wanted to view.  I also found tab dragging very friendly, fast which made me want to see what was happening to my system while I did this.  Come to find out, I noticed quite a few chrome.exe processes running which made me laugh and almost uninstall the software.  I say this, based on that as browsers stand now, you make a new window, you get a new process and tabs are loaded within that.  But in looking further in how you can pretty close to almost dynamically create new windows from them, rearrange things like a Lego fortress.  Furthermore, Shift-Esc allows to show what each of these is doing memory and CPU wise.  From a geek perspective, I am happy to see this.

So, this brings me to the usage of about.  You’ve got everything from funny to useful for the about section of the browser.  I am not here to really describe these, so enjoy them for yourself:

about:memory
about:stats
about:network
about:internets
about:histograms
about:dns
about:cache
about:plugins
about:version
about:objects
about:chrome-nativeui
view-cache:{URL}
view-source:{URL}

All in all, I’m glad they’ve released this.  I hope it helps in pushing the internet browsing idea to another level.  I guess time will tell, but so far, so good!

Categories: Games

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/208-Eve-Online

Now typically I find this guy pretty funny, and once again, yes I do.  Though I am a huge advocate of the game EVE-Online, I of course realize, that I am also in a minority.  In my defense, if you want to complain about my need to play a space based MMO such as EVE, blame EA for shutting down Earth and Beyond in regards to my love for Excel.  Though, there are some new games coming out that I am hoping inject some more interest into that genre for me:

www.jumpgateevolution.com

www.startrekonline.com

Of course, I am a nerd and nerds are often a great target for propoganda and frankly, very easy to make fun of just on nature alone.  Anyway, figured I would share it here.

Enjoy.