The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
The Bride of the First House


weather: partially sunny
outside: 19.6°C
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Meet Pip. =)

Short for Philip Pirrip, of course. =) He's slightly less than 3 pounds, from Osaka and is a Fujitsu Lifebook P7230. Not terribly exciting really. I just wanted something smaller and lighter. Pip has a lot of things that I'm not sure I'll use... like the built in webcam and the fingerprint sensor.

So far, it's a little cramped, but I think it will be okay. It gets interesting if I'm on AC power and need the USB port and I want to eject the CD slot. I much prefer to use my USB mouse over the touchpad, so I plug it into the other side. But that means I'll have to figure out how to plug my memory stick in. =P

I opted for XP. I've finally gotten the environment to a point where I've stopped having the urge to dig my eyes out with a spoon again.

Office 2007 looks like an ass clown shat all over it. Holy cripes, I hope whoever designed that has long since OD'ed on whatever they're snorting, smoking or shooting rather than have to live with the embarrassment of being credited with that piece of shit.

On top of the eye-bleeding ugliness, there's a big fat yellowy-orange Office button that DOES NOT STOP BLINKING and couldn't be turned off easily. There is no way to revert it back to a "classic" UI without buying and installing third party utilities. I uninstalled it, I didn't even want to try it for the whatever duration free trial I have. I would use OpenOffice in a heartbeat, but there are too many quirks with trying to open/edit/view/save the same files between MS Office and OpenOffice. You either can't fix certain things or you have to keep fixing them every single time.

Speaking of pieces of shit (it never ends, does it?), IE 7 is somehow displaying images from domains that I have redirected to in my /etc/hosts file. I've saved changes, cleared the browser cache, deleted cookies and temp files, restarted the browser and even rebooted (shut down, count to 10, power back up). I know it's been done correctly because SeaMonkey behaves as it should with those blocked domains.

Anyway, my Mother-in-Law will be using my Dell.

Tags: nerdy, products and services, rants

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