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Computers Rants

RAM Issue

So. I know I’m sort of computer smarty-man, but that doesn’t mean I’m checking every single specific component to a computer when it comes in. I mean, there is a level of trust I have for a company to get something right.

That’s why I was shocked when I noticed my machine, which I had specified to have a Gigabyte of RAM in it, only had 512 MB.

That’s right, in addition to the broken pixels on the display, I’ve now got half the RAM I paid for.

I have rarely been so livid.

If they don’t do anything about this, I’m zeroing out the HDD and getting a new sweet monitor for my now useless server at home and using Ubuntu for the rest of my days >:(

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Awesome Computers Misc

Backlog

Here is what is currently happening in my world:

  • I canceled World of Warcraft. Yeah, that’s right. I wasn’t having any fun anymore, my life is far too busy now to play much anymore and my friends are all high-level and too snobby to play with me. Plus, I have a Game Cube and a bunch of fun games for it.
  • I’ve made up a presentation for the upgrade to a downtown Law Firm’s network. I have yet to present it, but in due time. Also: it’s 12 pages
  • My current job is offering several positions higher than my current one, and I think I will take one of them.
  • I’m currently switching to Ma.gnolia for my bookmarking needs. Update: Done.
  • I’ve been working on my website, paring it down slightly and cleaning up the code. I find I have more time without World of Warcraft.
  • Update: Deep Notes is a pretty awesome, simple outliner. Worth a try if you’ve used everything from a .txt file to OmniOutliner.
  • Deleted my Flickr account (yay, almost Yahoo! free now!)

Overall, I’ve been more productive lately.

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Computers Misc News

Work and the Web

As many of you probably know. I have a bit of a passion when it comes to web design. I see how it works and I see how it can be optimized and made to be into something incredibly efficient as well as enjoyable to work with and use.

Which is why it depresses me so that our web site is so poorly designed. It was written with the mindset of people who learned the bare minimum of HTML and went to town. Complete with tables for layout and javascript image rollovers. Welcome to 1990.

Which is why I was so excited when one of the higher-ups announced to the community that they would be taking suguestions for a site redesign.

Huzzah! A chance to prove my worth in yet another arena! One that I feel I was more than adequate at. I would finally enact a change that I could feel proud of.

Except. There is the problem that is the current web administrator. The one that designed the current table-laiden monster.  He is the man behind the door, he is the one with all the keys to the web.  To do anything about the website, you have to do so with his blessing.

It’s about this time I realized my folly.  Sort of like falling down because of untied shoe-laces on the best day of your life.  I was so drained by the fact that no matter how much zeal I put into this, no matter how much factual data I back it up with, it still has to be approved of by the Web Administrator and the rest of the Seinor IT staff.

Sigh.

I know now why most companies are the way they are.  Slow, inefficent and all but ground to a halt.  Because intrenched ‘IT’ people have the seniority and therefore the say. No matter how much you want to change the world, or make something a little bit better, unless you are sitting on a large heap of cash, you’re better off shutting up and getting paid to do what you do.

I’m so depressed.

Update: There is also an independant group of students coming together to manage the various student-based orginization web sites.  I might go to that, too.  But I’m really not going to get my hopes up.

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Computers Misc

WordPress OMGWTFBBQ

So, yes. I am doing werid crap to my site again. So sue me.

On second thought, don’t.

Really, I’m just kind of playing around while my bordem canibalizes my brain at work. Feel free to chastize me for not ‘working’ at work, but my duties for today are all but finished. So

Lorem Ipsum.

Edit: I’ve preserved my old drupal site, so, stop panicing

Update: Wow, I’m really kind of liking this built-in WYSIWYG editor

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Computers Rants

Apple

evening

Apple released some cool stuff. ^_^; Hopefully I’ll be able to afford it :p

Also how it should be

morning

omg dude, this sux, my router is ded ;_;
btw: valid html ^_^