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blogging internet stupidity

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

freedos v1.0

and today another release announcement on freshmeat:  freedos v1.0.

i'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the last time anybody used dos as their main os was around '95 at the outside. i know those guys who ran bbs's (and didn't use os/2) were running it on dos.

ok, just kidding, i'm gonna install freedos on my 3gig machine because i know all my favorite dos programs will just scream on it.

i'm sure the owners arj and 4dos. just giggled until they wet themselves at the prospect making $150 collectively for software for all those who will need it on brand spanking new freedos machines. snrk.

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i saw via the freshmeat rss feed a few weeks ago that a new version of freeguide was released. so i thought i would give it one more try.

lo and behold i actually got it working. once i updated my account on the web page that actually contains your account/data info, freeguide seemed to pick up the changed and do it's thing.

i notice that program listing updates slowly. i'm just assuming that it's because freeguide was written in  java.

i sure htf java is running on any medial equipment that require realtime  updates. snrk.

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msn spaces

i kinda wish microsoft would stop playing follow the leader. they're failing badly.

things they screwd up: email (hotmail), instant messaging (messenger), and now blogging (msn spaces, windows live, or wtf they're calling it this week).

i went to make a quickie post saying i was in the middle of a move and would blog things later and noticed that windows live had screwed up the look on my browser. on all three of the browsers i have installed. apparently it looks ok to others so i guess that's not the worse thing.

what you SHOULD be seeing on my spaces page. is two even columns, blog on the left side and archives on the right.

i noticed a few weeks ago that i could no longer see the comments. i have them enabled but i have no way of reading them without logging in to edit the settings.

if there's a secret, email me ('cause i sure can't read the friggin' comment)

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after the move i had the opportunity to set up a wireless router and pc.

i'll tell you that after the set up and some help (hi ross) i remain unimpressed with wireless.

i gather most wireless users are too. you sure don't read about the wonders of going wireless.

maybe if, along with your router, mouse, and keyboard; your speakers, monitor, external drives, printer and scanner were  ALSO wireless you might have something to rave about. right now i have a wireless router sitting by the cable modem, and like it's been for the last 10 years or so, my computer set up is a mess of wires. if you didn't notice the antenna on the router you'd never know i went wireless. snrk.

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baseball cap kid

if you spend any kind of time on the interweb by now you've probably come across youtube and probably that kid with the baseball cap playing pacabel's canon on guitar (arrangement by jerryc).

i originally saw it from dvorak's blog and read all the slashdot like  comments (ie. stupid things like what slashdotters post. some idiot said the kid was just faking it. and someone else thankfully pointed out that if he could fake it that well he might as well be playing it for real.

curiosity got the better of me so i went over to youtube and searched for some of the others playing the same thing:

the guy who lights the cigarette had too much distortion on his guitar...and he made mistakes.

the guy who rolled (oh this is so easy a child could play it) his eyes had too much distortion...and he made mistakes.

jerryc himself made mistakes, and like the others i mentioned he was a poser.

as far as i'm concerned if you make that stupid devil's rock n roll horn thing (at any time when music is involved) with your index and baby finger you should immediately have them both pulled off with a pair of pliers. notice i didn't say CUT off. snrk.

the baseball cap kid makes mistakes too. but he's such a good guitar player he managed to cover them up and you really have to look to catch them.

one of the more interesting versions was a guy playing the tune with an acoustic guitar and mainly using hammer ons and pull offs.

it's refreshing to see a kid with that kind of talent. he's better than a lot of guitar players who get paid money to drink until they puke on stage.

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