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Vista Scares Me

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2007 at 11:54 pm

Here’s a story of an OS gone bad. Beyond bad. Evil.

I installed Vista on someone’s laptop. It was working fine for about a week then, somehow, the graphics card (not sure but it’s my best guess) failed. You could see things but there were lines everywhere and you couldn’t go into Vista. Clearing it and putting XP seemed to have repaired most of the problem… until it, again, stopped working. Now I’m fearing for my MacBook Pro’s life. I don’t want to get stuck with a very expensive paperweight! Plus all this “only Ultimate and Buisness in virtual machines” (which they seem to blame on bugs and holes. *Gasp* A flawed Microsoft product!) is pissing me off! I payed for Parallels to enjoy it (and I’ll probably pay again if they come out with that 3D support.) not to have it rot in my Applications folder. And there’s the fact I would have full support of XP with Boot Camp. I think I’m going to be going back to XP, then. No sense using an OS that the only new feature I use is the capability of making me fear using my computer.

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If This is Fake…

In iTunes/iPod on February 26, 2007 at 5:43 pm

The guy who made it should get an award. That sure looks like CoverFlow on a current gen iPod to me! This is getting mighty tough for me. Remember : Widescreen iPod, Widescreen iPod…

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It’s ba-ack… in Japa-an!

In DS on February 25, 2007 at 10:15 pm

They’re making the sequal to Elite Beat Agents’ Japanese counter-part (Insert name I can’t say or, for that matter, type). You know what’s going to come after, right. 😀

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Hello

In Apple on February 25, 2007 at 9:09 pm

I nearly missed it but I caught the iPhone ad. It had film characters saying “Hello” on a phone (including Mr. Incredible) and then the iPhone came on screen. Not to mention the depressing line “Coming in June”.

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My eyeTV Hybrid Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

In Mac on February 24, 2007 at 12:10 pm

Although not the main reason I bought it (That being to play Wii on my Mac), I knew that the eyeTV could get HD programing over the air. I what I didn’t know is that this can be done with your everyday TV antenna. I tried out setting the eyeTV to the digital decoder and let it detect channels and I got, among others, ABC and NBC. So that means LOST and Law & Order in HD on my Mac! This all with a cheep $20 (if I remember correctly) indoor antenna. I hope the Oscars are in HD… not to mention that iPhone ad. And the icing on the cake is the fact eyeTV acts as a PVR with recording and live TV pause. 😀 I’m very happy. I’ll be happier if I can get some CSI, NCIS and NUMB3RS from CBS.

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Super Bowl, Take 2!

In iTunes/iPod on February 23, 2007 at 9:14 pm

Seems Apple will be making America salivate while the best in the Movie Business get rewarded. Yes, it’s iPhone at the Oscars! Let’s just hope this time, it won’t be a no-show.

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Zelda, eh?

In Wii on February 23, 2007 at 9:03 pm

Seems Zelda : Ocarina of Time is coming to Canadian Wii Monday. I’m almost done with Twilight Princess so I might be interested in investing into what every gamer and his grandma calls the greatest game of all times. I still have Link to the Past on my Wii that I haven’t played for some time and I’m a bit more interested in trying current and upcoming releases for the Wii so any new old Zelda will have to wait. But it’s nice to know I’ll be able to try it out whenever I feel like it (and get 1000 Wii points into my account).

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the alt News (With a Dash of Zelda)

In Wii on February 22, 2007 at 8:10 pm

I have most of the iPod article finished. Amazing what you can do when you’re actually interested in what you’re doing. I’m about to start in Photoshop my version of the future iPod. So that’s going well…

(Zelda Spoiler Alert) I’m also done kicking Zant’s rear. This is, not before he did the same to my rear. But I guess there is no greater rush than to win a multi-stage boss battle with 3/4 of a heart to spare. By the way, that guy needs a shrink and fast! I saw him as the cool bad guy but he’s just really a complete nut with a cool mask. Plus, he might want to change religions. Ganonism isn’t exactly a popular choice.

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Coming Soon at the alt

In iTunes/iPod, Wii on February 21, 2007 at 7:43 pm

I’ve been pretty busy these days but I got some things in the works. I need to get the forums back up and running but I also have two articles I’m planning on making. One is about a better way to navigate the Wii Channels and the other is look at the iPod’s future. Both will come with some mock-up goodness prepared by me. I hope you’ll like both articles.

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Welcome To The Alternate Universe : Welcome To Microsoft Design Center

In Uncategorized on February 20, 2007 at 11:56 pm

Oh, crap! I must have click on some inter-dimensional portal or something. I’m somehow on some site showcasing Microsoft Design. I thought that was a commonly accepted oxymoron. It’s on a black background and what-the? Reflections? I thought Apple held the copyrights for those? And no offence to Mr. Reyes’ (shown at the right) abilities but a geeky guy dressed in no matter how much black won’t strike me as screaming “design.” As if that wasn’t odd enough, Apple is referenced on his page! They also talk of the S+ARCK Mouse by Philippe Starck MS did 3 years ago that looks like an Apple mouse with a stripe across it. They had to get a designer to make that? I guess they needed a cover for releasing a mouse like Apple’s. And, my gosh! Look at the image they have for “Team Blackshirt” (at the right) which seems to make widg… gadgets. It’s an apple. With bites out of it. An apple. with bites… (It’s explained in the article but it doesn’t take away from the creepiness)

We sure as hell aren’t in Kansas anymore!

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