Monday, December 28, 2009

Random Stuff

Thought I'd just do a random stuff post today, as my mind is sorta all over the place. First off, I want to get some complaints off my chest so I can start the new year fresh and sunny:

1. Vista sucks and so does Bill Gates for not providing an upgrade to Windows '07 for that crappy, ill-tempered piece of junk they forced onto the computer buying public.

2. Sony sucks for saying they have no driver available that works for the Sony Reader with Vista and have no intention of creating one.

3. BTW - Thank you to the guy living in his parent's garage who was smarter than Sony about their own hardware and software. I can now use my reader again.

4. HP sucks for bragging that their laser printers can last 10 years or more, but telling me that I need to replace my 8-year old printer that works perfectly b/c they don't "feel" like creating a printer driver for Vista or '07. (Side note: c'mon guy in your parent's garage - I have a really big doorstop right now)

So now that the complaining is out of the way, I feel much better. Did anyone watch The Sing Off last week? It was really interesting - all acapella groups and I swear sometimes you could not tell there wasn't a band. Here's my favorite (although they took second) - The Beezlebubs, a college group from the Boston area. They were great singers and fabulous entertainers.

Have a great week!

Deadly DeLeon


TerriOsburn said...

This is probably not the time to say I have Vista and a Sony Reader and they get along just fine. But then other than one little glitch, I've never had any problem with Vista.

Now, as long as I avoid Windows 7, I should be good.

I tried to watch The Sing Off, but the cheese quotient was too high for me. Must be my lactose intollerance.

Tori Lennox said...

I'm glad I have a Mac. Though I am kind of annoyed that some people are now only writing Mac software for the Intel processor Macs and not the PowerPC processor Macs. Naturally, mine is one of the latter. But it's only a minor annoyance.

Wendy Roberts said...

Hate vista. It's given me many days of agony.

I agree the sing off was awesome.

Jana DeLeon said...

Terri - what version reader do you have? I have the first generation and that is supposed to be the problem. Sony of course, recommends I buy a newer model??????

I recorded The Sing Off and sped through the judges. They were incredibly stupid.

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - I would have bought a Mac, I swear, but I have thousands of dollars in software that I need for work that only work on a PC. So until I have unlimited funds to replace it all, I don't think I'll be seeing a Mac anytime soon. :(

Jana DeLeon said...

Hi Wendy - Maybe I could get Gates from the south and you can take him from the north. :)

TerriOsburn said...

Jana - I just got my Reader in the last couple months so it's whatever the latest is. It was actually a present from a couple co-workers for my college graduation and I haven't found a reason to use it.

I have hundreds of books in my house already waiting to be read and cannot bring myself to spend the same if not more money on a digital book I can't *hold* in my hand.

Jana DeLeon said...

Terri - yeah, they developed a working driver for the new model. It's those of us who took a chance on an unknown product and put it on the map that got screwed. How appropriate. :)