Friday, August 24, 2007
Which OS are you / is best for you?
I'm really proud of this! I called it, before I even started, when I saw what the possible outcomes were. It's an oldie but an apparent goodie! I originally thought it was supposed to calculate which OS is best for you.. but after reading the outcome, it's more like it describes you as an OS. Either way, it came out how I wanted lol. I guess I am the OS that I enjoy using... I've always like people similar to me hehehe
Which OS are You?
For those that don't know, debian is the core of ubuntu, the OS I've been using primarily for the past two years :D
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Making the Apple Switch....
With all the wonderful Macs coming out… just about all of the time, along with a large population of the technology world screaming “Apple”, who can ignore the urge to jump on the Apple boat in 2007? Apple’s now can run Windows & OS X at the same time, at separate times on different partitions, have been able to run Linux forever, have supposedly screaming fast Intel Core Duo II Processors, come with video cams built into them, are as skinny and lightweight as ever, offer beautiful glossy screens now… and yet, why am I still feeling ripped off?!?!?!
They’re beautiful, and the OS has been wonderful for some years now. The urge to use an OS built on top of a variant of FreeBSD is awesome… I just can’t ignore the stats. I venture over to Apple.com to look at the MacBooks available, to spec & price one out, there’s a whole four options. I guess Apple likes to keep it simple. They’re customizable to a degree anyway, so I’m trying to ignore that. I’m looking at the pics… the website is set up awesome as always… and one can’t ignore all the catchy phrasing and advertising that Apple has put into it, but I’m not seeing anything to that speaks to the tech in me. Where’s the power? How much RAM? How much space am I getting? Etc., etc., etc. I continue to click around, act if as I’m ready to buy one, and finally get to what I’m looking for; the breakdown of what actually is in this thing.
There’s MacBook & then there’s MacBook Pro. At first, there’s no clear discretion between the two. At closer glance, one determining factor is what screen size do you want? MacBook is available in 13” white and black, whereas MacBook Pro is available in 15” && 17”. If you already know which size screen you want, that basically makes up your mind right there. I on the other hand, happened to see the black (now I guess it was a MacBook) in person, and was basically drooling over how gorgeous it looked. At this point, I’m irritated. I would never want a screen any smaller than 15”. Why am I limited to 13” if I want a black MacBook??? Why can’t I get the 15” or 17” in black if I want to? Why in the world would this restriction ever be placed on me? It seems soo meaningless to make that type of restriction on the customer and the only reason I can think of would have to be Apple’s advantage in marketing down the road and maximizing their sales over time. Imagine, in some small amount of months from now, now Apple wants to sale MacBook Pro’s in black. Now for all the filthy rich people out there, who bought black MacBooks because they cared more about their color & uniqueness than performance, they go out and RE-buy MacBook Pro’s in black. Now Apple has gotten you coming and going, sold more laptops, and is basically a very very evil company. Trust me, they are.
Going on, I want 15”! Bump that, black isn’t worth getting a tiny tiny little screen. Now I’ve got two choices, it appears. The way the site is designed you don’t see any customization options until the end. When looking at the 15” model, there’s two options, one for $1,999 and the next one for $2,499. First impression… these comps had better have some awesome stats! For $2,500, this laptop had better fly away and come back with the printed morning paper every morning! I’m reading the stats, and sorry to say they’re ordinary. For Apple’s prearranged higher model 15” model MacBook Pro, for $500 more than the lower one, I’m getting a gig more RAM, and the same d@mn video card but with a different amount of built on RAM, and a different processor – which in my opinion is the same d@mn one as well (clocks at 2.33 instead of 2.16 WOMP WOMP)! That’s it! That’s the only differences written here. I can’t believe it.
I can not believe Apple is still ripping people off with these things. I thought it was finally time to jump on the boat… I want one, I do, but I can’t waste my money like that. The fact remains, only way I’d buy one of these new was if I had money laying around which I absolutely didn’t need (fact is I don’t!). $2,500 is more than any other laptop manufacturer you can find without absolutely looking for it, and those stats are just barely higher than normal. It’s ridiculous, and that’s not even the 17” model! Can you believe it costs $2,799?!?!? Same damn stats again, but with 40 more gigs on the hard drive, … and 2x more speed on the DVD-burner. Unbelievable… I’m done. Apple, you lose, you get no recommendations from me.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Obviously it's been a while. I pose a question.. what's the true benefit to blogging. I shy away from it, and then after a while, somehow feel left out of something that I should be participating in. At the same time, when I'm doing it, while swamped in work and opportunties, I feel as though I might be wasting my time and energy. For anyone that's reading this, please help a brother out!
Monday, December 18, 2006
Awesome media player
I will be trying this out! It's name is Songbird. The player, like Firefox, is cross platform, meaning it plays on all operating systems :D . It features RSS feeds for media files, web playing, playlists, iTunes like interface, Skins called Feathers, built in search for various combinations of desktop & web search, and loads of other goodness! It looks quite nice! Take a look!
Right here for LOW quality. The above link for HIGH quality.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Yet another song where Howard U is mentioned. It's a bit old; I had never heard this before. On the "Next Friday" soundtrack, N.W.A. - "Chin Check". I just had to take note, cause supposedly during the 90%, everyone, not just that one damn Biggie song (and that recent Luda one), was rapping about Howard.
I'm a Nigga Wit an Attitude thanks to y'all
And I don't give a fuck I keep it gangsta y'all
I'ma ride for my side in the C.P.T.
God bless the memory of Eazy-E
If it wadn't for me where the fuck you'd be?
Rappin like the Treacherous Three, fuckin cowards
I'd have seen Dre rockin parties for hours
And I'd have seen Ren fuckin bitches from Howard
And I'd have seen Snoop give away Eddie Bauer's
So fuck Jerry Heller and the white superpowers
I am SOOO pleased with this. It's just WORKED! Like "out-the-box" worked! Literally a few commands like what's described @ the quite awesome BioDesign howTo and it was up! I love these guys. There's been much raving about how the guys at beryl (try http://wiki.beryl-project.org/ for now) may be inexperienced, but are quite hard-headed and have some awesome ideas. From reading blog reviews, it appears that Beryl is literally kicking some Compiz butt around these days. The results with AIGLX & Beryl as compared to XGL & Compiz are typically a lot faster and less demanding on resources.
Well you know I gotta throw my screen shots around all over the net, everywhere that I possibly can. It just so happens that I was very pleased with my new edgy eft layout, and had done some "before" snapshots already (sunday). Here are three. I had changed the icons and border to get a better look.
Unfortunately, I'm not running with mass amounts of RAM and processing power, so creating the live demonstration video like the original one that Novell did isn't all that possible for me. All I can really do is provide a still shot of what the new theme looks like. Just trust that I got all my wigley windows and screen flips and all that too!
Just to recap from the last post real quick, their site did go down Sunday as currently described at http://beryl-project.org/
"deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb edgy beryl-svn" to your sources file for Edgy EFt, get the key using
"wget http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - ", and then 'sudo apt-get update' in order to be able to install the proper packages.