Today was a good day. I picked up my new glasses from the Doc’s today, the best part was that they were free. In exchange for some work I did for him on his computer systems and office wiring on his PBX system (moved the fax machine on the punch down block). Actually the sad part is I enjoyed the work….I bought a used tone injector awhile ago and it gave me an excuse to use it. Funny thing is, the PBX system killed it’s signal on one of the jacks, so I had to lift the pair to track it. Oh well, it still went smoothly considering how messy wiring can be if something goes wrong.
They look a lot like my old pair (which were my replacements for the pair I sat on) but i’m hoping after I get used to them they’ll be more comfortable. I really wanted a silver pair, but they didn’t come in that color and these were the most comfortable.
So, yesterday I had to upgrade my version of Quicktime in order to view some housing blueprints a friend sent me. So I figured no problem, I’d just go to apple.com and download the new version. Well apparently now they are bundling iTunes with Quicktime, and no where on the page could I fund a way to unselect it.
WTF do I need iTunes for unless I have an iPod? I mean jesus christ people, this is just needless crap your forcing me to install for no good reason at all. It’s bad enough that Quicktime installs itself in the startup directory each and every single time you use the damn program, but now I need to install iTunes for no reason at all? No wonder it’s so hard to keep a modern computer down below 30 processes. It’s practically a full time job to keep a computer running in peak condition with bullshit like this.
After some searching, I was finally able to find a link to download a standalone version of Quicktime, but it wasn’t from any links on Apples’s page, that’s for sure. Seriously, what a scummy thing to do. Bad Apple…bad.
- Working from home, isn’t always what you think. He brings up some good points, but I also think the situation can be further exaspberated by somebody who can’t stand up and draw the line between work and home. But I will agree with some of the points, I miss the social interaction that used to come from working with my peers. A lot of my teammates are spread out in all 4 timezones.
- A link given to me a while ago by Craig Kirschner, Mewvies…movies for your cats. Make sure you watch the sample videos of cat’s watching the “mewvies”. Pathetically cute
- Backlight go out on your LCD monitor? Bet you didn’t know how easy it could be to replace it.
oh yeah, and two more things. I removed the google search feature from my site (to the right there) and put the old one back. I didn’t end up liking the google one very much. And today I renewed this domain for another 3 years. I figure once me and Jen get married we might switch to another domain and that way we could both post. Just something we’re kicking around.
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