Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Windows Users Anonymous

"Hi, my name's Patrick and I've been microsoft-free for two weeks."

Two weeks ago today I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop (with vista still intact) thinking "Maybe I'll use it for fun." The irony. I haven't booted windows since that day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

GAH, JOURNALISM!

This article is WORTH READING. It is written by Orson Scott Card, author of Ender's game (which is on my top ten best books of all time list)

http://www.ldsmag.com/ideas/081017light.html

Isn't it refreshing when somebody that clear puts the honest truth into print?

ubuntu

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Microsoft did something cool!

I was browsing Microsoft knowledge base and I ran across this message. I want a T-shirt that says this.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Gahhh! Everything is Bloteware.

I went to update Shockwave player.... Downloaded the installer, looked at the check boxes for components.....
Unchecked the box to install Google toolbar.....
Unchecked the box to install Norton PC checkup.....
Wait....
What?
What do those two have to do with Shockwave? All three of them are from different companies. The only relation they have is THE INTERNET.

Nvidia's drivers come with portal download links.

Lenovo's desktops come preloaded with trails of Office that ACTUALY BREAK YOUR SYSTEM.

For once I would like to download a program and get only that program.

Would you like a free blender rental with your car purchase today?