long and boring saturday ..

so i’m sitting here in hte laundromat in Hays being bored … i should have brought my book at least then i would have something to do at least there is some free crappy wifi i can atleast surf the net, but that can only entertain me for so long.

ive got another Biebscast planned for this weekend maybe ill record that tonight. not alot has happened the sun finally found it way out from behind hte clouds .. and we are instantly hit with the 100+ degree tempatures. I hate the heat. im ready for the snow and cold temperatures mainly becuase i want an excuse to wear my black rabbit fur Ushanka the first product i ever imported and it was imported from russia and it’s a warm hat not sure what i would do with out in the winter …HAHA …

Artistic slump…

A friend of mine ask why I hadnt posted and artwork lately …

well this is why …

at work i’ve been doing these banners that is just three that i have done and these are not even the best ones i’ve done either (just happen to be the only screen shot i had uploaded with more than one in it).

i’ve been doing these for a couple weeks now and they are tapping my creativeness and its hard to concentrate on art when i’ve been doing these all day long. this is why i haven’t posted any of my artwork or even started anything new …

WHAT!? …why!?

Taiwan authorities launch probe into Microsoft’s Vista sales

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission said Monday it has launched an investigation into whether Microsoft Corp is abusing its monopoly status to force consumers to buy its Windows Vista operating system.

The probe came after a complaint filed by the Consumers’ Foundation, which accused Microsoft of violating Taiwan’s fair trade act by ending sales of its Windows XP operating system in most computers from June and forcing consumers to upgrade to Vista.

“We are just beginning to probe Microsoft’s conduct, looking at whether it uses the monopoly advantage in the market to sell Vista. We want to ensure fair market competition will be maintained,” said a Fair Trade Commission official.

The investigation is expected to take at least six months, the official said.

“Since Microsoft is a multinational company, it is possible for us to have a longer probe,” she said.

According to Taiwan’s fair trade act, no enterprises are allowed to abuse their market power by directly or indirectly preventing any rivals from competing through unfair means.

The official said if the commission determines Microsoft has violated fair trade rules, the company will be required to stop the conduct and face a fine of up to 25 million Taiwan dollars (799,000 US).

Surely Microsoft are doing almost the opposite to taking advantage of a dominant position. If you believe all the MS Bashers, they have swapped a popular and dominant product for a crap one that no-one wants to buy. Certainly no-one is forcing people to buy a Windows PC anymore. There are plenty of places where you can buy a PC, a laptop or a MID (?) with Linux installed.

If stopping the sales of the worlds most predominant Desktop PC Operating System is “anti-competitive” then you really have to wonder if MS can ever do right for doing wrong?

If you want anti-competitive, see if you can find a company that sues anyone selling PC’s with their OS installed unless THEY made the PC. (like these guys for example)

Cygwin bringin’ *nix to windows

bring a little Linux into your world. Cygwin is an awesome program (shell? environment? whatever) that creates a Linux view of your Windows system. you get yourself a command prompt exactly like a Linux terminal. From here you can navigate around your C drive, do as many fast searches as you’d like, even run bash/ksh/whatever-sh scripts.

Cygwin (pronounced sɪɡwɪn) is a collection of tools developed to provide in Microsoft Windows a command line and programming interface familiar to Unix users.

It consists of two parts:

  • A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.
  • A collection of tools which provide Linux look and feel.

The Dremel 300 Series…

Awhile back Home Depot disappointed me and i emailed my complaint to them well to keep me as a customer Home Depot sent me a free $25 gift card. so i bought this of course i still had to pay the difference but with the help of my free gift card.

  • Amperage 1.15 Amps
  • Cord Length 6′
  • Speed Variable (5,000 to 35,000 RPM)
  • Voltage 120 AC, 50-60 Hz
  • Weight (lbs.) 18.0 oz
  • Variable speed from 5,000 to 35,000 rpm
  • Lightweight design for comfort during prolonged use
  • Comfort grip housing for easier handling and better tool control
  • “Dove-tail” feature for Dremel-exclusive attachments
  • On board tool storage keeps your wrench close at hand
  • Click-and-set on/off switch allows precise speed selection
  • Cool-running ball bearing construction for smooth and quiet operation
  • Replaceable motor brushes extend tool life
  • Five year warranty

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