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.