Category: Microsoft

  • “It’s not a laptop project. It’s an education project,”

    Yeah, that’s why the OLPC team sold their soul to MS….right? Get ready for OLPC running Windows XO. Because there aren’t enough lemmings out there. This must be Bill G’s wildest dream, an army of illiterate starving kids who’ll program the next version of Winblows for food and water…..brilliant.

  • Vista Network Blues…Repeated network disconnect

    A lot of people seem to be running into weird network problems with Vista (MS’s latest abortion). The symptoms might include: – Windows messenger issues (disconnects, slowness)– Large network file copies get interrupted or are slowwwww– Network file transfers that seem to hang for no reason– Network ghosts turning on/off the network subsystem– Routers having […]

  • Opps I did it again…..

    I think I will declare today (April 23rd, 2008) as the day of SUCKERS….hehehe. This is fantastic and continues to show how damaging proprietory technologies are to your life. If the Sony ATRAC debacle didn’t serve as a warning there’s always this: Microsoft just announced that it will no longer supply authorization keys for songs […]

  • Proprietary Sucks big

    Proprietary technologies suck, no matter how good/neat they sound at the time. Case in point is the Microsoft SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) technology. At a sneak preview of the watches given by Microsoft at COMDEX 2003, Microsoft began referring to the SPOT watches as “Smart Watches with MSN Direct.” The purpose of MSN Direct, […]

  • Steve…..Get a life.

    Gotta love Steve Ballmer, he’s so clueless, he doesn’t even realize it. This is the same guy who for the longest time slammed Linux and Web technologies, promoted his companies sub par OS as the latest greatest and told us that Web-based apps and the whole web2.0 thing was just a fad. I got 5 […]

  • Portable Studio in a box

    Hot on the heels of AJA video’s NAB announcement of their IO HD box, MOTU has just announced their version of Portable Studio in a box, the MOTU V3HD. According to MOTU’s website “With one simple plug-and-play FireWire connection, the V3HD turns your Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer into a powerful HD/SD video […]

  • Gmail does Powerpoint

    In the continuing saga of starship “G” vs. the evil empire, here is a story that I almost missed. Gmail has introduced a slide show function that just happens to work with power point files as well. So now you can email that ppt file to your gmail account, go to your presentation, login to […]

  • One more thing….

    Itunes download package for windows just grew in size. You will now be force fed Safari as part of this download. I have absolutely no idea why the hell apple would want to do this….or for that matter, why would I want to run Safari under windows. I thought the Mac guy was supposed to […]

  • OSX Keyboard Shortcuts

    Head over to and have a peek at their list, detailing a ton of keyboard shortcuts for OS X (and also ones for Windows XP). The list has your standard shortcuts and some “super secret” ones that the author has collected overtime. Did you know you can hold down the “shift” key after login […]

  • Google gears app No. 2 is out

    In and of itself this might not be big news, but I think it is the trickle that will eventually turn into a flood, so put on your life jackets…..I warned you. As a follow up on my earlier story on how google will use gears to move in on Microsoft’s domination of the desktop, […]