Windows 7, Warm and Cuddly

January 27, 2009


I normally wouldn’t say this about a Windows-based operating system, but I’m actually enjoying using Windows 7. There’s something very pleasant about the operating system overall that both OS X and KDE have. It’s a calm blend that happens whenever you leave your computer alone and take a close look at it…

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Windows Vi… I mean 7!

January 15, 2009


So you’ve heard that it’s happening and you’re quite sure it has promise. Well, that’s nice, but it’s time for you to get a real look into what Windows 7 is all about. I’ve made an almost thorough video of the features of Windows 7 and why it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth, sort of.

So if you’d like to look before you buy… or… whatever you plan on doing to obtain it. Read on.

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Brief Tutorial: Directing Output

January 1, 2009


One incredibly useful thing I learned when reading a nerdbook on Linux commands, is the ability to direct output to text files.

I recently dug a bit to get the Wifi LED on my Thinkpad to work under Ubuntu.

I had previously tried… not hard, and failed to get it working, but using output direction, I was able to sift through and get it going no problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s Build a Kernel!

October 26, 2008

Or not.

Many who read this aren’t even going to have Linux based computers, or have the fortitude to try building their own kernel. However, if you want to read the experiences of someone who has done it many times, read on.

WARNING: This is a technical article!

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Cool Things: MSDNAA

October 22, 2008

Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) partners with schools to offer their latest and greatest software absolutely free. That’s right, old, new, useful, almost every software you ever wanted (even if some of it is a bit nerdy) can be obtained through your school with MSDNAA. 

There are a few catches though…

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I Broke What?

October 15, 2008

So, in my attempts to try to find some solutions for Evan, I ended up breaking my own computer.

So what did I screw up now and how did I do it?

WARNING: Technical article!

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The Suffering

October 15, 2008

Well, not my suffering, Evan’s. Evan’s Thinkpad has gone through a lot, he’s dropped it once, he never cleaned the screen for over a year, and its innards are no doubt dusty (hence his over heating problem), and I’m sure he hasn’t necessarily been jostle-free with it. He also uses that Avast free crap, I don’t use any AV/AS because I’m in Windows only 10% of the time and I’m not dumb enough to get viruses anyway. Historically he isn’t anyway, but his choice.

So what kind of situation is he in now? As I talk to him on instant messenger, I write this post. Enjoy.

WARNING: Technical junk ahead.

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