Tuesday, October 30, 2007

iTunes UEA defends against everything.

And I mean everything. I had heard a few rumors, but I had to go out and find it myself. So can you, by going here. Open it up and you too can find this. I was amazed, and I thought it was hilarious. The iTunes User End Agreement says that you cannot use iTunes to make nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. It is true. PROOF:


Just remembered something else pretty funny that is iTunes related, and UEA related. So, my dad got a new iPod Nano. Pretty sick little bugger. Anyways, he decided he wanted some new music. After routing through the families CD collection he decides that he should have an iTunes account. He goes and starts setting it up. Now, my Dad is good enough with computers to get through this stuff. He gets to the User End Agreement for the account (or whatever agreement is there, I'm not sure, I don't have an iTunes account) and reads it. He actually reads it. He told me that he doesn't often do this, so I'm not calling him a total freak yet, but he did read it.

You know all those things that always say "Read this before accepting and continuing on?" Yeah, he read it. But, that isn't the point. The point is he read through the entire thing (pretty quickly he said) and then hit accept to go out.

"Error, your session has timed out."

That is what he got. iTunes wants everyone to read the UEA, but when someone does read it, they say the person has taken too long, and time the session out. I just laughed. Way to go iTunes. Dad, welcome to the software world. The one where no one reads the agreements. Hell, one of them probably took my soul already.

Monday, October 29, 2007

An Interesting Error.

So, my sister is on Vista, and then she has to go. I make myself a milkshake, and then come back and sit down at the computer. Of course, she didn't log off. Oh well. I go to log off. And I miss. Instead of hitting the button to give me more option in the start menu, I hit the "Lock" button, which effectively switches user. Ugh. Whatever. I don't even bother logging back on to fix it. I log on to my own name and open up task manager. I go over to the users tab, and manually log off my sister.


I forget what error exactly, but Vista wouldn't let me. I was like, "What the F**K??? I'm an Admin on this computer. I, I... I gave you life! And you don't obey me!?" Needless to say, I was very angry. So I switch users myself. I go to log into my sister's account. She has a password. What the hell, why does SHE need a password?!??!

My solution? Restart the computer and boot into Ubuntu. Ubuntu likes me.... Ubuntu is my friend. Happiness.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Houston, we have Internet

Today I got two of my wisdom teeth out. They decided to leave the other two in, which doesn't really matter to me, but is cool anyways. So, before the appointment, my Mother is kind enough bring me out the Best Buy, and we look for a wireless adapter. They have a few, they even have the one that I was looking at online, but it was much to expensive there. We are talking about $100, instead of the $50 it is on Newegg. But, we find a $40 one, which seems to me fine. Hell, why not try it? I can return it if it sucks. So, after the appointment, and after I de-drug myself, I start playing with it. The upstairs computer (the one on my room) has XP on it, so everything works on it (except Halo 2). Install the Driver, plug in the USB Adapter, and voila! Internet! Soooo happy. I got the D-Link Rangebooster G USB 2.0 Adapter.

Issues: First off, I found out today that my computer has 1.1 USB ports. Oh. Damn. That sucks. OH well, nothing much I can do about that except get a new computer, which isn't a bad idea, but not one that will happen until I get a steady income.

Second issue. It died on me. Normally, I wouldn't care, but with Wireless Adapters "dieing" seems to be common, and that isn't saying anything good about the product. After further investigation I found that it might not have been the adapter, but rather the network connection. A simply reboot fixed the issue. But, if it persists, I will be most displeased. RETURN. We shall see. I am typing this on my upstairs computer, which makes me very, very happy. Now all I need is a new monitor. And speakers! And surround Sound! Oh, the joys.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Firefox, Gobuntu, and still no Internet.

Well, it has been a few days since I have last posted. Basically, there was nothing to post about. No computer crashed on me, nothing screwed up, and I still haven't gotten internet in my room. Which sucks. Plus, I'm getting two of my wisdom teeth removed... so.... ouch. But, that is not it.

I am always surfing the web looking up new software and computer such. I like to see what is new and coming up. Think of it as something I do in my spare time. So, today when I went surfing the web, I found some new fun pieces of information. First one:

Firefox gets new, different, GUI's.

For those who don't know, Firefox 3 is coming. Firefox 2 is beautiful, but 3 is going to be gorgeous. For Firefox 3 the developers took a step back. They looked at their beautiful program and said, "Hey. These all look the same. On OS X, on Windows XP, and Vista, and Linux. They all look the same!" Well, not anymore. In Firefox 3 there will be a different theme for Firefox for each OS. Windows Vista, XP, OS X, and Linux (but not each individual Distro, as of this writing) will all have a different theme. The theme will mesh with the OS. It is going to be hawt. And very cool. I'm psyched. Pretty Firefox!

Check out the entire story from Alex Faaborg's Blog!

So, with that out of the way, I found something else interesting.

What the heck? Yeah. I thought so too. Apparently, Ubuntu wasn't free enough, so Gobuntu is going to be like Ubuntu, but with everything free. And you can't get anything that isn't free. Completely free. Like, look, I give it up for the greater Linux Being's Free. I find it interesting. You can check out its home page.
It also looks to be a base that other Linux distro's can start from, because it is entirely free. Pretty cool, but not something I'm going to download.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mother F****ER

I am sooooo pissed at myself. So, I sign off this computer, go upstairs, and get ready to use my new USB wireless adapter. I tell my girlfriend that I will be talking to her shortly from upstairs. Long story short, I haven't talked to her yet. God damn it. Soo pissed. So I go upstairs and try to get it to work on Ubuntu. No luck. I say "screw it, I'm too tired for this," and put XP on the computer. Well, after that is all done (at 11 at night) I hook up the adapter. And after testing a few things... I read the "fine print." My only response:


Yeah, it isn't a wireless adapter. Don't ask me how I screwed that up. Just, don't ask. It is an "Ethernet to 2.0 USB adapter." Pretty much, in short, it doesn't get me internet access. The box is already open, and everything. Parents weren't that happy either. Although, to save my honor a bit, the information on it wasn't that helpful. Pretty worthless really, it didn't tell me what it did exactly. My lord though.... I'm a retard. So stupid. So now, I'm going to get a new one. The RIGHT one. A right one. My god. So angry. I need to burn something.... grr.....

Saturday, October 20, 2007

It Came

Woohoo! It came today! It is only punishment that I can't get it to work with Ubuntu. And since I am so desperate for internet in my room, and putting XP back onto the computer. Which makes me sad, but I will see if I can get my friend to help me out. Anyways, hopefully I will be blogging from my crappy old computer, but the one in my room. It's going to be awesome. I will give you the adapters specs later. For now, Party!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Upgrade and Update

As you can tell by the wonderful countdown counter to the right, Ubuntu 7.10 has come out. Named Gutsy Gibbon, Ubuntu 7.10 is effectively saying "GG" to Microsoft. I'm going to upgrade right now. Then, I'll have fun telling you all about the new features, and what is awesome, and what I don't even realize. Psyched for the desktop effects, I could only get them working for a moment in 7.04. This will be awesome!

On the other hand, I'm having some issues with OS X. It still asks for the root device, and turning off my hard drives doesn't work. Nor does booting from the CD in safe mode, or booting ignoring the configuration file, which I tried. After researching some more, I may have to turn one of my hard drives from SATA mode to AHCI mode, which I don't really want to do, because that would mean turning on Raid again, which I like off. And, the probability of fucking over my computer is really, really good. Soooo.... perhaps I'll just wait on that one.... for now... and see if I can get something else to work.

GG, here I come!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Power of Wireless

Alright, so I was talking to friends over IM (using Pidgin, of course) and I was complaining to probably my best friend about how I just ran out of things to blog. Then, on a complete tangent to that I talked about how my parents just let me buy a wireless adapter, so I could get internet up in my room (ancient desktop, I needed to buy a USB Adapter, which should work fine). My friend pretty much slapped me and said "Talk about that!"

Oh yeah.

I'm not that stupid, really. So, I have 3 computers. All three work. One is a laptop, which is up in my room. It is about.... 8 years old? 9? Some OBSCENE number like that. It is so old, I didn't think it had a USB port. I found one though, don't worry. That doesn't really count as a laptop, or in all honestly, as a computer either. It is just stupid. So, the other computer up in my room is a desktop, which was the family computer until I got this behemoth. I love this one. The one in my room, meh, it's alright, but it is old too. A 20 GB hard drive, a 1 GHz processor. It's fun, but it has its limits. And by that, I mean a LOT of limits. So that is what I'm getting the USB adapter for. The poor computer doesn't have an ethernet port, so when I had it downstairs I had to hook it up to the internet via USB. Of course, I'm doing the same thing, but it will be wireless, so I am probably not getting or losing anything out of the deal. All in all, its going to be awesome. This is the little baby I'm getting:

It is a Linksys Compact USB Network Adapter. And it should hook me up to my wireless network. Then.... with the power of both computers.... the world will be mine.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Okay, so it didn't take 30 seconds. It took about 5 minutes, but oh well. I thought that just unplugging the printer USB cable and then plugging it back in would fix it. Maybe if I had turned the printer off, now that I think about it, it would have. This time though, it didn't. I unplugged it and plugged it back in, and nothing happened. Well fine, be that way. So I found the old file that I originally used to install it, and reinstalled the drivers. Now it works. Woot. All for my little brother. Seriously, I should get paid at my house for doing this stuff.

Vista Won't Print

You know, it is probably something that can be fix in about 30 seconds, but I haven't so far. And actually, it isn't Vista, it's just my account. You see, I have been having this problem for a while. I don't actually know what is wrong. I have an HP Photosmart C6180 "All-in-One" Printer. It is a beast. Literally, it can do almost anything. It Prints (duh), copies, scans, faxes. It can print photos on special paper, it can scan in a book and give it to you as a word document with its special "text recognition." Really though, it is pretty sweet. Except that my Vista account can't print to it. I dunno why. One day I could, the next day I couldn't. So, I'm going to fiddle around with it (finally) and see if I can make it work.

Still haven't got OS X to work, haven't had time. Just finished an A.P. Biology assignment. Now I just have to study for the test....

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Issue #1

I'm having an issue getting OS X onto my computer. I begged a few of my friends to let me borrow a DVD to burn the OS X image to, and one of them came through giving me three blank DVD's. Very kind of him. So, I burned the ISO to the DVD using Alcohol 120%. Seemed to work fine. I boot the DVD in and restart the computer. It boots up just fine on the CD, and then comes to a slight lag. After a minute it displayers "Still waiting for root device." And then again after another minute. And a third time. The same thing happened when I virtually installed OS X, but it only happened once before actually booting. I assumed all would be good. But I guess not. Something isn't right, obviously. I did some research and it seems that some hardware isn't compatible with OS X, it may be my Hard Drives. OS X doesn't seem to like SATA Hard Drives, which may be what I have. If so, I'm going to need my external Hard Drive sooner than anticipated... That is all I have tried to do so far. I'm going to do some more twiddling to see if I can get OS X to boot up its GUI at least, and see how far I can get then. Annoying, but I should be able to get it done.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

OS X: Virtually Installed

Read the Title. Read it and weep. You have no more life. You have nothing. You cannot beat what I have done. Of course, others have done it too, but I just did it. OS X is installed on this computer... virtually. I used this guide to install it. What can I say? It worked perfectly. Nothing went wrong. The next step? To install it so I can boot into it. Although, this really is amazing. I cannot believe how much one can do with their computer. Check out some of these pictures!! I would tell you the entire story, really, but it's all in the guide. Not much to tell. >.<


My only complaints? No Internet, and no Music. All my music is on my real Hard Drive.
Of course this is all for development testing. ..

Saturday, October 6, 2007

U.S. Gets Angry.

I thought this was interesting, and it only happened two days ago. Be careful out there. Stop all illegal actions.


Who would actually listen to me?

Check it out.

Kubuntu, Check.

There, that wasn't so hard. I have just installed Kubuntu onto my computer. Virtually. I can now boot into Vista and run Kubuntu. It is amazing. At the current moment I have downloading all the updates for KDE. I don't know if I am going to keep this virtual computer, but at least for a while to impress my friends. I really wish I could have gotten some screenshots while KDE was loading, but I'll just have to take some now, and show them to the world. Once I figure out what is wrong with my ability to capture the screen. Makes me angry!

Fixed the pictures, here are two of them when I was loading Kubuntu:

Virtual Computers for the Win!!!

Virtualization FTW!

Wow. Vmplayer didn't work the way I wanted it to. So, I got a new piece of virtualization software. Virtual Box. It made my day. After downloading and installing it I made a new Virtual Computer to play around with Kubuntu. And it worked. I popped in the Kubuntu Live CD, and Bang! It worked! So now, I am really curious as to how it would install. I have made a dynamic virtual hard drive (A hard drive that will change size depending on how big it needs to be) and it is in Vista's file system. So does that mean everything will just go there? I don't think I need a new partition to install a virtual Operating System, but really, I have no idea. This is an entire new world to me, but a very, very cool one.

A New Challenge: Installing OS X on my Dell PC

You read it. It has been done. And now I want it. I figure that I have the resources power and ability to get it done, all it will take is a lot of new information, a few deaths to my computer, and a lot of luck.

OS X is Apple's operating system. It is meant to run on Apple's Macs. However, recently, Mac stopped making all their own CPU's and choose to use Intel CPU's. This means that the hardware is very similar. So similar in fact, that OS X can be run on PC's, with a little modification. I don't know everything yet, and I am still experimenting, but this is where I will keep you updated on what is going on. It will be hawt when I'm done. At the moment, I am experimenting with Virtualization software, making a virtual computer inside my computer.

And I would upload the pictures to show you, but my computer is acting retarded lately, and won't save the damn pictures, or AVI files. I have no idea why, this is getting ridiculous.

Meh, I'll keep you all updated.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Why Me?

Seriously, what did I do to deserve this. What. The. Fuck. Two things happened to me today that I just can't believe. The first was during French class. We went down to the computer lab to do some work. Our school has Word 2007 so we are able to have some fun with writing in French. Our teacher decides that it would be cool to say sentences and for us to write what she said. Seriously, who ever thought of that? It requires work, something that I can't do while playing N game. Off topic though. We were on sentence eight of thirteen when I get the killer blue screen of death. I don't even know what I did wrong. It may have been opening the second word document, *Gasp!* Retarded Computer. I restart it, and wait for it to boot back up. I log in and open my document again. Of course, by this time the teacher has moved on. Thank God that she didn't call on me to answer number eight. That would have been bad. Really, really bad.

The second impossible thing relates directly to this blog. Look at the previous post. There is supposed to be a picture there. Why isn't there one? Because Vista refused to upload any picture to the internet. Speaking of which, Vista won't upload anything to the Internet. Come on. It has nothing to do with my internet, or else Ubuntu would be messed up as well, but it isn't. Come on Vista, for all your hype, you really don't cut it. I can't believe I'm typing this blog post on you. Just because you have programs.... grrr, I can't wait until Ubuntu 7.10 comes out. October 18th! It will be awesome!

For all who care, say "I."

Monday, October 1, 2007


I'm not much of a gamer. I love playing Halo (with numbers after it) but really, I don't play that many video games. I'm much more excited to make programs that make it seem like I can really program. It is much more exciting for me. However, a few days ago, my friend showed me a game. The thing that really captured my attention was not the game though, but how it got around my school's blocking system.

You see, my school doesn't allow executive files from running. I've downloaded Firefox more than once onto a school computer trying to get it to work. Doesn't work, I don't have administrator rights. Not yet. So that pretty much rules out most fun things. But, my friend signs onto a computer, and opens up his directory. He finds the file in his maze of folders and then opens up Internet Explorer. I'm watching this with much enthusiasm. So far, he knows what he is doing. And then, tabbing back to the folder, he resizes the window so half of the internet explorer is showing. Like this:

And then he drags the game file from the folder into Internet Explorer, and the game starts up. Utterly amazing. And then he starts playing. The game is called "N." You are a ninja and you jump around beating levels. The cool thing is the game has a complex and realistic physics engine, which adds a touch of reality. And so, for the past few days (and of course, at school) I've been playing this game. It is awesome. Completely awesome. Just another fun point. The good guys will always be one step behind the "bad guys."