My eyes are fine but my drives are not. My CD-RW drive does not want to read/write some CD-Rs (mainly the spindle I just bought). The ‘belt’ in my DVD drive that opens and closes the tray is broken. I am trying to fix it. And the CD-ROM drive in my Linux box doesn’t want to boot CDs (which is a bad thing for all of you non techie people on in Internet land ). I guess this is an excuse to get that new DVD burner .
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Yep, that’s right, our favorite fruity computer company is evil and filling our brain with Evolutionism Propaganda according to this site. I always thought the constantly assimilating, money-hungry, buggy and insecure (possibly on purpose) software writer know as Micro.. err… was the evil software monop… err… company. But since they charge ridiculous prices for their software and hate the evil communist open source movement they are good.
I ran across this site a few days ago and had very mixed thoughts about it. On one hand it is very funny to think that someone believes that because a kernel of an operating system is named ‘Darwin’ and is based off of BSD, which has a cute devil as its logo, Apple is trying to subliminally convert everyone to Evolutionists. Oh, and I thought the part about Daemons was funny too. I hope they know that the same thing exists in windows (it’s ok though, because they are called services). The people that created this site have a very skewed sense of technology.
The whole techno speak part is true though… us geeks speak a completely different language. But I don’t think the entire Geekdom is a cult.
Another note on the Apple speak creating a kind of cult: the Mac OS has been around longer then Windows (remember famous ’1984′ commercial), so technically, ‘Recycle Bin’ is a copy of the ‘Trash Can’. I think if they called it ‘Rubbish Holder’ no one would understand what its function.
I also thought their notation of Open Source as being communistic was interesting. In a sense, Open Source is communistic, a community of programmers work together for the love of technology to create a program for free. The main difference between Open Source and the Soviet Union is the penguins… yep, penguins only live in the South Pole. Well, ok maybe it is the whole Marxism thing.
Well, I think that’s enough for now…
Today was a pretty good day. I went to a prom, worked on my Human Relations in Organizations project, saw Love’s Labor’s Lost and got to hang out with Tree and Joanna and fixed my computer.
Don’t worry about the prom. Some Taylor student put on a prom for the local nursing home. The Echo is running a story about the prom, so I went to take photos of it.
Love’s Labor’s Lost was good. Very well done. I do wish I could understand more Shakspean English.
I had fun hanging out with Tree and Joanna. Yay!
Lately I was having trouble with my computer running choppy. Whenever the hard drive was accessed my mouse and sound was very choppy. After some google research, I found the answer. I just hope my hard drive dosn’t die soon. Now my computer runs as it should.
I have just finished replacing most of the fans in my computer. Before, when I started my computer it sounded much like an airplane taking off. Now, it is much quiter . Although it is quiter, I had to sacrofice some airflow. Hopefully, there will be enough air flow to keep my system running cool and smooth. I also replaced my dead hard drive fan. Hard drive fans have become important with the advent of high RPM drive. A HDD fan really help in keeping the drive cool.