Sunday, November 22, 2009
I got the ATI card working sort of, the computer was too slow, returned it to Fry's and they slapped a new price on it: $37.99, wow, that is half of what I paid, was tempted to buy it again, but didn't, however really cheap, with Mac drivers, if I could find them, this might work for me.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
ATI TV Wonder HD 650 Dual Tuner sounded like a great thing at Fry's but the box already hinted at a crappy product because some things were just crossed out with a dark marker, further examination proves it is what I want, but in taking it home Nov 7th, and playing with it for 2 weeks, still no joy. Today I made a breakthrough, the remote will turn my PC off, it isn't bricked, but what makes it tick? How do you get it to display video?
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Windows activation sucks, I am writing this on a OS X and listening to a podcast on Ubuntu from TWIT, although the video and the audio are of different programs right now. No wonder I don't use Windows anymore, I seem to remember that I spent most of my time in Windows doing stupid things like activation and drivers, a Mac just works and Ubuntu just works, no hassle, simpler easy and open source in that case. Yet they want to capture the minds again with Windows 7, and I am hearing about all this activation crap on TWiT, I am now inclined not to use it, I almost warmed up to it, but no, not interested anymore, no wonder Apple has such a high PE, and MSFT such a low one. However I remember once hearing an IT guy crying on the phone to Adobe about how hard it is to move a copy from one computer to another, I guess Gimp will get some users from this hassle, yet PhotoShop is still better then Gimp.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Open source business seems like an easy idea, it could be lucrative. We now have a wealth of open source software that could power businesses that are failing. We have had a 115 bank failures this year, but is banking a bad business? Probably not, so why not start a new bank powered by new ideas? One that has new open source software at its core, uses all the new ways of promoting itself on the internet to find customers, is open source and internet powered. Perhaps I should start a wave to discuss this.