Friday, February 25, 2011

Canadian co-ordination

Well as i slammed the door on my foot and knocked over the expensive glass carafe by the door.. the shop owner said not to worry.. but even he was taken aback when i tripped over my tongue as i said think you for that.. while walking into the plate glass ...
it's ok i said im Canadian and we know about Canadian coordination ...


Thursday, February 24, 2011

In case you've womdered why I've posted no music...

It's all on my G4's 3 Hard drives .. until i find some kind of firewire enclosure for my drives i can't really get at 'em..
Hey it's not like an iMac has room .. (hey where did they stick the computer in em anyways
No kidding.. the LCD monitor i've been using for my G4 and the PC, is deeper than the whole iMac..

Frankly I can't say it was a pleasant experience on the G4 Mirror door... for a 1.25 GHz chip was slow , i got the spinning beach ball ALL the frikkin's supposed to have Gigabit Ethernet but you'd never know it by it's online performance... it was entirely incapable of handling heavy work loads.. it's USB bus is EMBARRASSINGLY slow .. it took me 2 DAYS to back up a 500 gig drive, on the iMac USB bus it took 2 Hours!!

And it would get kernel panics anytime it got hot.. which was ALL THE TIME.. I got so sick of spending 2 hours on a piece of photoshop work, only to lose it all (yes I know save save save, but when your deep into it.. and you end up cluttering your drive with hundreds of megs worth of temporary files..)
...and.. the piece of frikkin resistance.. it is a jet taking off.. all the time..
I was intitially right against the switch to the intel chip.. as it would make all the mac applications in existence worthless and unusable.. but ultimately it was the power PC itself that warmed me to the intel chip.. my imac Core 2 Duo seems to not even break a sweat even with ten apps two games and two browsers running (not my usual, incidentally.. and after it's got it's full 8 gigs of RAM i expect it should run sweet.. and it runs both Snow Leopard and Vista just fine and perky..

Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model & Doc's EASY fix!

Well aint that a bitch.. it took me TWO days to find out a ridiculously simple fix.. and while searching, i found super complicated fixes like using 'Test compatibility' mode, torrents, patched installers..YIKES!!


Dont! use the SETUP.EXE. that opens up in autorun after you put in the CD.. (& you DID know that Bootcamp is on a windows partition on the MacOSX install CD, didn't you.. i sure didn't ;-)
Shut down that setup program.. open up the CD in explorer and navigate to BOOTCAMP/DRIVERS/APPLE/.. Double click on the program BOOTCAMP64.MSI

and install.

that's it..
now provided you've got a machine that can run Snow Leopard in the first place , and this would be any of the Core 2 Duo machines onwards should then also run 64bit windows..... (Remember, Snow Leopard itself is a 64 bit OS) then your "Cookin with Gas" ...."We are cooking" as John Lee use to love to say......
If this helped LET ME KNOW!!!
I sure don't want anyone else to stress out over this like I did... ;-)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Part 2

Well as i was saying in the last post, before i had a intelliburger (that's a cheezburger fried on a intel chip.. which, at 75 degrees celsius is just hot enough) and oh that's about 150 in real tempature degrees for y'all in the states. (hey dont knock my inglish i learned it from yer resopected president that yall use to have.. you know... the one who called them big bombs NUCULAR weapans.. i know he gave up snortin' an drinkin' before he got elected, but d'ya think it had a permanenrt effect on his perception of language..
Where I live our leader never did give up drinkin until well into his term, when he got busted for bein really impaired and driving. he's quite well spoken..and in a (state country province i aint saying) with a less corrupt * IMHO and also everybody else's HO* government, he'd have lost his job, not gotten re-elected..
instead, MADD lost their funding and had to move out of their office

can ya believe i can write this stuff
if it weren't for the fact everybody knows it's true, they'd NEVER let me I'd be Censored for sure...
Only folks that live in my country will instantly recognize what country I'm talking about when i say that it woul;d be nice for us to have someone elected that could side with folks from their own area, instead of getting kicked out of the party for siding with their constituents.

.........So what's this have to do with my computer.. er... nothing.. i just wanted to clear the air

.....OK seriously..

but i'll give all you americans a hint where it is.. gas is currently over 7$ a gallon here, a small one bedroom apartment starts at A%T LEAST 1000$ a month, a loaf of bread is 4$, milk's 5$ a gallon , and the average low paid folk makes 1200$ a month after the gov't claws all their grabbings (less for minimum wage earners)..
figured it out yet..
if you say ANYTHING here that offends ANYONE at all, your dragged before a tribunal that answers to NOONE, and guaranteed to lose your job and possibly more....

PS if yer first thought is England.. no sorry, i know it SUX there but it aint the UK...

so how can i write this at all.. well our ISPs arent being hounded for political dissent, but only forthose stepping on the toes of the entertainment industry (movies, music)m in which case google just deletes the relevant poster's blog (haven't you noticed how many blogs are 'unavailabhle' lately?)
They don't give a shit about political dissent.... yet....

OK this may be a music blog, but first and foremost it's MY blog, and the truth has always been a big part of anything i have written..
and SOMEBODY better say SOMETHING.. we're 'recognized' as a 'DEMOCRATIC' country because we have 'elections' snicker snicker....
yeah the elections are not rigged , we're too visible in the public eye, but what folks DON'T seem to know, is after the election there's a poorly defined time span of approximately 5 years, or until whenever the government feels like calling an election, where the public has NO SAY WHATSOEVER , not the judges, nor the cops (if they gave a shit anyways, instead of spending all their time Juicin' an Liftin'.. but hey the 'cop corner' at Golds is the best place to find quality juice) so i use to lift.. what of it.. it's all melted away now anyways...
and as far an a human rights 'constitution' it doesn't even have the force of law.. except if you count the right to shit and then wrap you up a hamburger at McRonny's with out washing your hands.. (ask 'macronnys' what they had to pay in 'damages' for denying someone this 'right'...

hey before i go any further i want to do the copy right thing... PLEEZ feel free to reprint this ANYWHERE.. permission is not only given but ENCOURAGED..
but DO say where ya got it..and who originally wrote it... my ONLY stipulation!!

On a less flippant note re PC vs Mac

OK ive had some time to compare the two (a Core 2Duo 2.33 GHz PC.. with upgraded video card and Ram)
and an iMac (an 1999 20" intel core 2 duo 2.66 GHz with onboard video and same RAM)

Both have 3 Gigs ram
Both have NVidea G-force graphics

Eventually I will have windows on the Mac also.. but for the moment , the hardware is the most similar thing between the two..
OK first of all.. The new 'Snow Leopard' interface is UGLEEE!

I remember when OSX first came out.. with the rendering on the screen and the gui design (and remember i'm a (sorta) acclaimed gui designer myself.. i know my stuff in other words..

When OSX first came out , with it's Scaleable vector graphics* like interface,(quartz) and translucent shading, it was a sensation..

the clarity was something to behold...
And the interface design was clean and well thought out.

and then you had Win2000 with "use high color icons' and 'use large icons' as an 'option'.. and you knew that if yuou picked the latter, all the warts of an enlarged bitmap would be there for all to see..

Now i have to say that when the 'Chicago' beta (win 95 beta) first first came out, i was (am still am ) taken by the shading of the 3d interface.. in fact the original win95 interface is still one of my all time faves...

it lost something in transition to win 2000...
And XP was uglee !! at least in its moldy green default (the silver was a bit better4)
And boy was it a scteen real estate waster..
and that start menu i just hated it!!
Luckily it had the option to go for classic style
..............And meanwhile there was the 'lickable' Mac OSX screen...

OK.... let's fast forward a decade, shall we?

So what do we have today?
Well, the MacOS has moved forward a whole 5 generations..
to 'Snow Leopard'

and Windows has hit an (admittedly attractive) bump in the road with Vista, and swiftly moved on to no.7..
OK for purposes of this tome, i will refer to Win7 and Vista both as 'Vista' , simply 'cuz that's what i got..........after all they both look the same

Well.. ok.. i got a mac.. an iMac intel Core2 Duo 1999 .. got snow leopard on it.. first thing i noticed was.. it's bland..
soo ok, i got a licence fort shapeshifter , sfter all, all my guis were also shapeshifter compatible..
OOps.. no 10.6 support.. and apparently my licence for 10.3.9 woulda been no good anyways..
Themechanger aint gonna work.. and i shudder at the ungtodly amount of work updating my GUIs for 10.6 woulda been anyways, if it did....
.. soo it looks like i'm stuck with that dirty aluminum, 'needs a damp cloth' off white combo that apple seems to think has appeal (now.. Emma has a 'PEEL' , an orange has a peel, but an apple interface, today, DONT have a peal.. IMHO)

Well, OK that kewl HUGE monitor that comes as part of them '09 iMacs sure brings out the colors , don't it? they look preytty nice too, and if you just went by the 'about this mac' that tells you you're running millions of colors, heck ya'd even believe it..
unless you turn to ANY technology publication, or 'lowendmac' or any site that has the straight goods on these.. apparentreey. chinese factory that not want to roose money make screen for apple but only make 20,000 colors.. hey maybe american not notice.. apple say happy fresh with sunny choice decision.. especially if make system profirer say millions of colors!!!!
aw shit..well OK... if it runs good , so what's the hay, i say?

remember a 'star trek TNG episode' with the pakllets..
'We take things ..jordie make things work'

well apple 'make things' NVidia 'make things work'

with 'shared Ram' for video
soo OK no video games.. didn't plan on using the iMac as a hi-end gaming machine anyways (but better work for my pinballs!!)

.. but 250 megs is piss poor for VRAM anyways these days.. did they really HAVE to steal it from the system RAM instead of adding at least a tiny dedicated strip? (it's the 9400M in case anyone cares)

hey B4 i go further gonna make a grill cheese for dinner .. gotta eat.. and apparently a overclocked intel chip make a good cheez burner.. which brings me to mah PeeCee, y'all

.after ah eat.. we'll git to part 2...............
tada 4 now................

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Well.. back to mac...

So, looks like, just as i was getting used to Vista, and got all the bugs ironed out (tweak tweak tweak) .. and after getting a nice 1.5 gig video card ('are you sure that's enough memory').
it looks like, after all.. i gone back...
I mean... it was a messy divorce .. with accusations flying both ways ( well actually, only one way.. but..)..
but i forgave apple their smug condescention, their high handed 'if you don't like it too bad you don't see it our way'
because .. well i found some er..(one) new
well maybe only something...

........a intel apple......
a dern nice one too
a year ole..
takes some getting used to.. especially that ..45*) _)*&BG&*OI keyboard...
and why is everything sooo ..small...
Heck i got a wallet bigger than the external half terrabyte hard drive that camre with it.. and it's got a remote that lets me choose TV.. if I could figure out how to stuff that dang cablevision in the usb slot ;-)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Emperor Has NO CLOTHES (yes that's YOU, Mr Gates!)

So, i've had enough time now to evaluate Vista.. and i am STUNNED that a fraud like this was EVER let out into the public..
Whadya mean.. fraud?
Well this is why..
First, and foremost, is that obnoxious UAC (User Account Control)
that asks you to CLICK through OKs,  as if that were security..
Yes virginia, that's right... CLICK THROUGH.. the kind of thing that KEYLOGGERS were just MADE for.
So, is it secure? Yup, if your an administrator.. it's completely secure FROM YOU..
It doesn't seem to matter if you set all the permissions to Full Control.. try deleting a folder , even logged in as Administrator.. forget it!!!
UAC will happily download a virus though as it can't tell the difference between it and a regular file, but if it's a key mapper that can just click OK,  just like YOU are asked to do to "BE SECURE" ..your SCREWED.
On a mac you actually have to FILL OUT A PASSWORD.....(!)

But that's Ok i hear, as long as it works well..
er no... even on service pack 2.. i get errors , and crashes on 6 to 7 out of every 10 apps ( well games, actually)..
Not old ones either, although it doesn't seem to matter how old the game is.. The compatibility mode is USELESS... 90 % of my apps are Busted, and won't run.. I've installed Virtual PC to run my windows apps, because they won't run natively, JUST LIKE ON A MAC.

and it's Slooooow.. even a fresh OEM install.. i couldn't believe that a slow computer like that was acceptable to sell in the first place.... and i did a FRESH  install from the backup partition.. just like it was when it as new...

GRRRRRRRR i'm gonna go break something now children

see you when they let me out of HELL........... (Aka VISTA)..
brrr Scary children!

ps I'd like to add that I don't DARE try windows 7.. i've been so BADLY BURNED by M$ on this that i'll never believe a word they say about any of their stuff again ...