Sunday, December 18, 2005

Well I missed my XBOX 360 again!!

Ok I am so pissed with Microsoft and EB. I preordered my machine months ago and they keep shipping to stores like Best Buy. Why don't they take care of thier preorder people first. I know EB messed up and took to many preorders but damn microsoft told them they could do it. As for the japan launch. What did they expect? They did not even like the first xbox. Take care of the markets that actually care first.

Monday, December 05, 2005

My $2,020,202.00 debt is gone!!!

This weekend I logged into my credit union and noticed I owed $2,020,202.00 on my credit card. Obviously this was a problem since I paid it off a few months ago. Oh yea and the fact it was 2 Million dollars was also a issue. Seems like my credit union was having a little issue with displaying the correct balances on the credit cards. Honestly it kind of scared me a bit but its back to $0.00 this morning so all is well...

Angry BellSouth Withdrew Donation, New Orleans Says

Apparently Bell South donated a building for the new police station but after the city decided to offer free city wide WiFi they withdrew the offer. Honestly I agree with BellSouth on this one..... why should taxpayer dollars subsidize internet access. I am getting sick of paying bills for the lazy members of the population.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Driving away teens

This is cool. Apparently some guy found a frequency that only younger people can hear so it can be used to annoy teens. Now if they can make it battery operated and portable...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

It's XBOX 360 day...

But I did not get my hands on one. If I get lucky I my preorder will come in by Christmas but I am not going to hold my breath. Honestly I am annoyed with EB Games. They really screwed their customers on this one.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Looks like no XBOX 360 for me!

Well EB Games messed up and as such they will not have enough XBOX 360 units to give everyone. So it looks like I will not be getting my unit on November 22nd. Honestly it looks like I would be lucky if I got one before the end of the year. I am getting so fed up with EB Games I doubt I will continue to give them my business. My plan is to hit the Best Buy and Walmart on launch day and see if I can grab one there.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

SQL Server 2005 & other stuff

Well SQL Server 2005 was released a few weeks ago and honestly I am a bit disappointed with the new client tools. Overall they are a lot slower and less intutive than the old ones were. Hopefully some new service packs correct these issues. The new 1.5 frimware for my D-Link DGL-4300 router was also released and it still does not fix the issue introduced in firmware 1.4 that caused the router to reboot whenever a Vonage adapter is hooked to it. So I had to open another case and downgrade back to firmware 1.3. School has been complete hell. However all this is made better because I know the XBOX 360 will be released in 12 Days!!!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Sony's causes DRM nightmare!

Ok many people are aware of the Sysinternals story about Sony's & First 4 Internet's new malware DRM rootkit. So here is my take. I think the whole Sony board of directors and ALL upper management should get hard jail time for this. I am talking a felony count with at least 20 years. These people are nothing less than scum and should be treated as such. This kind of behaivor is completely unacceptable and should be severely punished. The person directly responsible should server at least a life sentence with no chance of release. As for First 4 Internet I just hope those bastards get so much bad press no other record/movie company will touch them with a 10 foot pole. I think Sysinternals should be thanked for bringing this crime to the public eye hopefully it gets some congressional action.

On a semi related note my girlfriend purchaced the 50 First Dates soundtrack and it would not play in my BMW CD changer. It looks like its some sort of enhanced multisession CD. My Sony DVD player also had some trouble playing it at first. If it were up to me we would return it to Fry's.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Motorola Dual-Tuner DCT6412 DVR

How to reformat the DVR
1. Press cable on the remote.
2. Press Power.
3. Quickly press the select or ok button.
4. The diagnostics page should appear on the TV screen.
5. Press the 15 second rewind button three times.
6. Press the My DVR button three times.
7. Press the Live button three times.

Remote Control reprogram
1. Press the "Cable" button at the top of the remote to put it into Cable
Box control mode.
2. Press and hold the "Setup" button until the "Cable" button blinks twice.
3. Type in the code 994. The "Cable" button will blink twice.
4. Press (do not hold) the "Setup" button.
5. Type in the code you want to map.
6. Press the button you want to map the function to.

Remote Codes
Code Description
00012 3
00013 7
00014 1
00015 5
00016 2
00017 6
00018 0
00019 4
00034 O
00044 Info
00045 Right
00046 Record
00047 Down
00048 Help
00049 Left
00050 Guide
00051 Up
00076 Last Channel
00077 A (Diamond)
00078 Select
00079 Fav Ch
00080 Exit
00081 PPV
00082 Enter/Music
00083 Switch A/B
00108 F
00109 J
00110 D
00111 H
00112 E
00113 I
00114 C
00115 G
00140 Channel Up
00141 Mute
00142 9
00143 Volume Up
00144 Power(CATV)
00145 Volume Down
00146 8
00147 Channel Down
00172 Page Down
00173 Skip
00174 Day Minus
00174 Stop
00175 L
00175 DVR
00176 Page Up
00177 Live (DVR)
00178 Play
00179 Replay
00204 Reserved 5
00205 Pause
00206 Menu
00207 Fast Forward
00208 OND
00209 Reverse
00210 P/F
00210 PPV
00211 Out Channel
00236 Swap (dual tuner DVR)
00237 B
00238 Reserved 3
00239 List
00240 Browse
00241 A/Theme
00242 Reserved 1
00243 Parental Lock

Thursday, October 20, 2005

House passes gun lawsuit shield legislation

This is awesome news!!! This whole civil lawsuit junk is getting way out of hand. Hopefully the Senate also signs on with this. People need to take responsibility for their own actions.

Quake 4, Age of Empires III & F.E.A.R.

I got the Quake 4 Collectors DVD Edition yesterday by ID & Raven Software and I really like it. The graphics are great and the game is very fun overall, however I do wish the weapons had a secondary fire. I also purchased the Age of Empries III Collectors Editon by Ensemble Studios but have not really had a chance to play it yet but I did like the demo so I should enjoy the full version. The one game I have heard great things about is F.E.A.R. hopefully I get a chance to try that one tonight. On a side note John C. Dvorak has an article up on the media bias in favor of Apple and it's an interesting point of view. However I am a ardent Apple hater so anytime someone points out their shortcomings I am all for it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Transparent Aluminum a Reality

Wow tech really does follow scifi apparently the US Air Force now has Transparent Aluminum. On a side note Quake 4 is suppose to come out today hopefully my local Best Buy has the collectors edition. I was not impressed with the Serious Sam II demo it just is not visually impressive compared to other modern games.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Computer Problems & Other Fun Stuff

The last few days I have had nothing but trouble with my PC. I will never buy a DFI board again. On a side note I have been going Castlevania crazy the last few weeks. Those are such cool games! But the best news is I got my new Razer Copperhead. Like all their previous products it's top notch.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Congrats on the Promotion Honey

You deserve it! :)

Napa Sucks & My Girlfriend is Awesome.

This weekend my girlfriend & I both went to Napa for the first time. Honestly neither of us cares much for wine, but we just wanted to see what Napa was all about so we took a trip. Quite frankly that is one of the most boring and rude cities I have ever been in. For the record the guy at the Chimney Rock Winery was quite polite and my girlfriend really liked the display at the jewelry store we saw. However the city's overall atmosphere was not great. The part of the trip disappointed us the most was when we went to the Bistro Don Giovanni. The people were rude and the meal sizes were insanely small. Her $15 meal looked like a small Weight Watchers meal portion and my $14 meal was 5 yes 5 ravioli! It was so small she could not quit laughing when we were served. Oh yea right before dinner I almost messed up my car by driving over one of those dividers in the parking lot at the Napa Mervyns. Despite all of this we still had a good time. I really enjoyed the company of my girlfriend and we both got to try something new. Somehow she has a way of calming my soul and putting me at ease even when I get annoyed at the world for something small and stupid. I don’t know how she does it but overall I am a better man because of it.

Oh yea I got a Gameboy Micro last week and it’s really cool and small. Overall the new Gameboy SP with a brighter screen is a better unit but it lacks a certain coolness factor. I am happy with both.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Two headed tortoise

Ok this is wierd but really cool. I wonder how much its worth?

Apple users just don't "get it"!

After seeing articles like the ones below I am convinced that Apple users are completely in the dark. They just don't think they are vulnerable and security is not a problem for them. But this arrogance is typical of Apple and its user base.

Scare tactics don't rattle Mac users

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

World of Warcraft plague!

Ok this is a completely new concept an online Virtual plague in a MMORPG. Actually it’s kind of funny and scary at the same time.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Bluetooth, Symantec Antivirus & GameSpy Arcade

Life with Bluetooth has proven to be a disappointment. Mostly because it’s kind of flakey and annoying. The Widcomm drivers completely destroyed the Microsoft Bluetooth stack. So I had no choice but to continue using it once I installed it for the first time. The other thing that got me is it would tell me every time I tuned on caps lock. Why I don’t know... but after I found the key in the registry I was able to turn that "Feature" off. The other weird company policy of the day is Symantec's treatment of GameSpy Arcade. Apparently they think its adware and promptly/automatically uninstall it. It took me over 2 hours to figure out how to stop it. Hopefully I got it fixed.

Here is the registry key to turn off the caps lock notifer.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Widcomm\BTConfig\General\KeyIndication = 0

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Safe Hydrogen storage

This is a really cool development. Maybe we will finally be able to have safe hydrogen powered cars. Now if they could only make it cheaper/efficient to extract from water...

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

PSP Firmware Update 2

The Sony PSP’s WPA implementation is really buggy. I could only get WPA to work on my DWL-G730AP travel router but even then it disconnects all the time. It won’t connect to my DGL-4300 at all. Speaking of the DGL-4300. Firmware 1.4 is crap! Constant router reboots which seem to mostly be related to my Vonage service so I downgraded to 1.3. Oh yea the PSP doesn’t work with the 1.3 or 1.4 firmware for the DGL-4300 if you are using WPA.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Nyko DS Power Pack

Ok I finally found a nice set of hand grips for my Nintendo DS. These handgrips feel really secure. They do add some weight but they make playing GBA games 95% better. I don't typically like 3rd party stuff but this thing is top notch.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hello Honey :)

Just incase my girlfriend is reading this again I have edited my blog to clean up my HP/Apple rant.

Sorry about that baby.

Friday, July 29, 2005

HP to stop reselling iPods.

It's about time!!! I never liked that deal HP is a real computer company not some pansy little style over substance wanabe. Guess you can tell I hate Apple. Today was good but the last part sucked. I almost got in to 3 different wrecks because of people being jerks and 1 from me being stupid. I had 3 people cut me off. Now I am going to get something to eat then go over to the girlfriends house.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Optimus keyboard

I want one of these things. Maybe if it was less than $200. But for some reason I think it would break rather easy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Monday, June 13, 2005

Michael Jackson freed, cleared of all charges

It's good to know if you have lots of money you can do anything. I was so hoping they would convict this son of a bitch.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Apple to use intel chips

I wonder how long it will take before someone figures out how to get OS X operating on a normal clone. I give it 3 days.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Deep Throat Unmasked

I don't get why this guy did not come forward years ago. Kinda seems cowardly to me. But hey I dont know everything.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Revenge of the Sith & my Poor Z3

Before I went to Revenge of the Sith last Thursday I backed my car up pushing my driver door into a 2x4 post. Luckily I did not bend the door hinge but I am still pissed. Looks like the repairs will cost anywhere from $1300 to $2000. At least Starwars Revenge of the Sith was awesome. Oh yea my deductable is $500 so its gonna still cost me a pretty penny.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Place your bets

This is just wrong! Funny but wrong... apparently 28 midgets died and 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs.
42 Midgets vs 1 Lion

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

More on Brett's OS purchace.

I asked Brett how the 64bit install went and he told me extremely well minus some sound card issues... but the part I thought was really funny was when he told me how carefull he was with the disk.

Brett: the funny thing about this whole deal is how extremely careful I was with that disk
Jim: why?
Brett: I kept telling myself, This is legit be very careful
Jim: lol
Brett: hehehehe
Brett: and you know what it felt good
Jim: really? that's funny
Brett: yep. I know...bizarre

So you see kids buying software feels good. If Brett can do it anyone can....

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Brett Purchaced an Operating system.

The end of days must be near....Brett purchaced a legit OS. I did not ever think I would see this day arrive but it has. Soon fire and brimstone will fall from the sky

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Guild Wars

This looks like an interesting game. It was made by ex-Blizzard employees and has no monthly fees.

Guild Wars

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

STAR WARS: Revelations

This is a great fan film. The acting could be better but i have to give the special effects guy top marks.

STAR WARS: Revelations

Sunday, April 24, 2005

See people baning firearms does nothing to reduce crime!!

Many Say End of Firearm Ban Changed Little

Yea this was a big shock!!! It's not guns that commit crimes people it’s the fucking dip shits kids you liberal bastards have been raising.

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Arnold Schwarzenegger visited HP

Arnold Schwarzenegger visited HP Roseville yesterday. I got to shake his hand....kind of. It was really as he was walking by. So I guess not really but it was still cool. What shocked me is how short he was...I always thought he was a giant person but really he is only 5"9' which was a real shock. I liked how he talked about trying to make the teachers union live in the real world and how the districts in California are completely messed up.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

PSP Video 9

This is a neat little app for the PSP. It even seems to work with WMV files.
PSP Video 9

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Ok today was just weird...

I went to Circuit City in Roseville and bought a game. On my way out of the store I was unlocking my car I looked up and saw some old guy looking at me while he was just about to get in his car. When we made eye contact he glares at me and calls me a fascist then gets in his car backs out and drives away….. the whole time he is glaring at me. All I can think is he was pissed that I own a German car but the part that makes absolutely no sense is the fact he drove away in a Volkswagen Passat. Last I checked Volkswagen was was a German company. People are just weird…..

By the way I own a BMW Z3

Oh yea I finally got my Darth Tater today.

Friday, April 01, 2005

I finally got good PSP

This one has no dead pixels :D. I also got a 1GB memory card. Damn the PSP rocks.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

PSP So much potential so little planning

I got my PSP today and I am pissed. It has a bright blue pixel and its annoying as hell. The sound does not go up loud enough unless you use headphones. Overall I think it will rip apart the DS but honestly it needs a little more work. I will be getting a new one soon hopefully cause this dead pixel thing just wont do.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A Gentle Introduction to SQL

This website seems kind of cool for new SQL users. I think I will use it to train new people.


Friday, March 11, 2005

Save Toby

This is just to funny. I wonder if I could find any good recipes for him to use?

Save Toby

Saturday, February 19, 2005

The Paomnnehal Pweor of The Hmuan Mind

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch sdtuy at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltter be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef but the wrod as a wlohe.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Darth Tader

Well I saw Darth Tader on the web and now i want one! I hope I can find one soon.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Wednesday, January 05, 2005