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"I'm gonna bite its hide. I need to...wear his stomach skin like a unitard.."

Posted on 2009.01.16 at 23:59
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Ludacris - Get Back
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Recent updates to both my XP box and my OSX box have crippled my functionality identically, though it affects me much, much more on Windows. When I reboot either of these operating systems, my computer now cannot traverse the KVM and get a read on my widescreen monitor, so it defaults to a lower resolution and a 4:3 setting, which given my 16:10 aspect ratio, renders illegible ass. I set both the computers to fixed 1440:900, but of course this new update assumes I don't know what the fuck I want, and overrides me. I guess that's what frustrates me the most. How about an update where you can uncheck 'idiot' mode? And though this is an issue on both computers, I really only ever have to reboot the XP box with any regularity, which compounds the problem. At each reboot I must detach the monitor from the KVM and plug it into the back of my machine to let the video card get a reading directly from the monitor itself. I downloaded the exact widescreen driver from the monitor manufacture and forced its use at boot. The computer didn't care, and defaulted back. I forced the change by using the video card manufacture's advanced settings to set the resolution - which it did by allowing the display area to exceed the screen area! I changed the registry to force my resolution, but with every change I make, it creates new registry entries for me, because it thinks its smarter than I am.

I hate computers.

I want to travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs and get startled off the pre-fab trail by a charging T-Rex causing me to step on a butterfly and when we get back to our time there will be no Microsoft and the leader dude will put a gun to my head because he'll have to use an operating system that doesn't suck.

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CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-01-17 06:36 (UTC) (Link)
"I want to travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs and get startled off the pre-fab trail by a charging T-Rex causing me to step on a butterfly and when we get back to our time there will be no Microsoft and the leader dude will put a gun to my head because he'll have to use an operating system that doesn't suck."

I saw that movie on the SciFi channel!!!
Quicksilvermad
quicksilvermad at 2009-01-17 08:25 (UTC) (Link)
I read that short story in my 10th grade English class... Damnit, who wrote that?
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-01-17 14:21 (UTC) (Link)
Ray Bradbury. It's called "A Sound of Thunder".
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-17 15:48 (UTC) (Link)
You're so smart! I didn't recall any of that.
Quicksilvermad
quicksilvermad at 2009-01-17 08:24 (UTC) (Link)
Damn.

I remember when we still used typewriters to write stuff "faster." Not kidding. I still have it—it's an Underwood.

Then we got a Mac.

Then, for some weird reason we got an IBM. Then a Compaq. Then an eMachine. Then a Dell. Now, after over fourteen years of the Blue Screen of Death and one useless Compaq laptop became sledgehammer fodder (literally—I smashed the fucker with a hammer) we moved back to Macs.

I still don't know why we switched. But I do know that I would make a horrible computer science teacher because I get frustrated trying to explain how to use a Mac to someone (my mother) who hasn't used one in so long.

Makes me long for the time when we still used the typewriter.

I think I'll write my novel on it. I just need a new ribbon (or loads of carbon paper).
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-17 15:48 (UTC) (Link)
I often think back to high school and the untold events which lead me to take, of all things, "Typing" a skill I now use everyday.

I don't miss those old Selectrics we practiced on, though at the time, I thought they were awfully impressive.
catttitude
catttitude at 2009-01-17 16:47 (UTC) (Link)
I remember my first computer. A Commodore 64, now that is a slow ass computer.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-18 19:32 (UTC) (Link)
Welcome to the goodie room...
whester
whester at 2009-01-17 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
I've been going round and round with hoss just trying to get Apache installed the glorious event happened around 0200 this morning). It's running Debian, a little more knowledge about Linux would be nice. On the plus side I know what repositories are and how to use them :D.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-17 19:56 (UTC) (Link)
You go on keep rockin' the free world!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-01-19 16:57 (UTC) (Link)


"You're not the only one who gets sick when you don't have your jelly beans"
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-01-19 17:03 (UTC) (Link)
Last night I spent hours trying to come up with a suitable 'Jeff Portnoy' avatar in the style of the one I made for catttitude (above) but so far all I have is 260 second-by-second screencaps of the Water Buffalo scene and animated gifs which FAR EXCEED livejournal's size usage.

Back to the drawing board!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-01-19 19:07 (UTC) (Link)
It can tricky. I may try my hand at few gifs. I love this movie!!!
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