Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Windows Vista Service Pack One

And I am downloading it. I will tell you how it goes. At 193.9 it is a whopping download. You too can get it here. Have fun. Now remember, this is only a release candidate, but it should still be fun to play around with.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

PhP Login Script

Yep, read the title. That is what I'm working on right now, for my website. Hopefully, once I get all the glitches out of it, people will be able to sign up, and then login to access data. Can you say.... game? It will be amazing. Right now, I am debugging the login script. I'm so close!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Slow Vista

For some reason, on my computer, Windows Vista is being very, very slow. Sooooo slow.... in fact, stupidly slow. I go to install a program, and the User Protection Thingy comes up. It turns my entire screen black. Doesn't give me the "Continue" or "Cancel" box. I wait. Nothing. Five minutes later. Nothing. Control-Alt-Delete gets me out of it, thank God. But Vista should never be THIS SLOW. Something is wrong.

So, I go to Control Panel.
-- "System and Maintenance"
-- "Problem Reports and Solutions"

There, it tells me that Halo is messing up my computer. Halo. I put Halo on a long time ago. Long time ago. How could it just now be messing up my computer????? I don't understand. I haven't even played it recently. It hasn't RUN recently. This is terrible. And stupid. I am really quiet distressed at how badly Vista is behaving. XP never has had any issues like this. I am desperately trying to make the computer go back to normal without reformatting the Harddrive, but ooooo, and I ever close. Just wait.... one day.....

Monday, December 3, 2007

Vista Start Menu

Omfg, this is amazing. So, I have been a long since standing hater of the Vista start menu. Sure, it looks pretty, but it is just hopeless. The Shut down button has been moved. The Log off button has been moved. The buttons I use the most are hidden away. I can't do anything with it. Well, in my travels online, I found the most amazing program ever.

Dennis Nazarenko has created an alternate to the Vista start up menu. You can download it here:

It is amazing. Just having it pop up the first time made me gasp with joy. This is what it looks like on my computer:

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Well, what else is new. My computer, is having issues. And I have actually been up to some fun stuff. For my own convience, I will write it down here. Plus, actually tell the world what I have been doing. I have no idea how many people read this, probably none, but still I write. One day, things will change. A day when I have time to rule the world. Come on, it won't take more than, 3 hours?

1: Python: My friend and I decided that we should learn a programming language. We would talk with each other, research, learn, and teach each other to further ourselves. It sounded exciting, and it is, in a way. We looked into many different languages (and by looked into, I mean Wikipedia) and finally came to choose, Python. However, as I learn more and more about it, I'm not sure how much you can do with just Python. It seems that many programs use Python inside itself, like Civilization IV using Python in its AI script; rather than using Python for the entire program. Of course, this isn't true for all programs, the original Bittorrent client was written in Python. So it can be done. I use IDLE on Ubuntu for my programming needs, and it works fine. It is actually rather fun. Now I just need to get back together with my friend and start planning fun programs to make.

2: Mac vs. PC: This is hilarious. So, our of all my friends, only one has a Mac. And he vehemently defends it from our criticism. This, of course, gets him into many large fights over what is better, Macs, or PC's. The best thing is, 90% of the people who get into these arguments don't know what they are arguing! You see, there are many components to the Mac vs. PC debate. You have the actually hardware, such as Mac's Intel processors, or other choices. Then you have the Operating System, OS X (Leopard now) and Windows Vista. And of course, you can't forget all the software for the different computers either. Thinking about those three categories, you can start to see it isn't Mac vs. PC. It is a debate between Apple and Microsoft. Where the Hell is Linux! In the operating systems category you only hear about those two, OS X and Windows. Yeah, well Linux runs on Both Mac hardware and PC hardware, so suck it all. Linux software is all free, and on top of that, there is no Hardware crap. So really, at the heart of all this, you have random people, randomly arguing over what is better, and NONE of them have any proof to back it up. I find it fucking hilarious. Imo, they all have their perks. I won't go into that all now, I still have other things to rant about.

3: Vista is being slow: Hense, why I am writing this on Ubuntu. For some reason, Vista got really, really slow. I don't know what caused it, and I don't know how to fix it. Booting up is fine, logging in takes about the same amount of time (first log in). But switching users, and loading some programs, takes upwards of 5 minutes! That isn't supposed to happen! Also, the internet is slower than usual. Again, I have no idea why. I removed all the probably software issues, and did a virus scan. Nothing. Ugh, it makes me angry, and my family. STUPID VISTA. Learn to love Linux, you can do anything. So, for all those Vista people out there, and Vista randomly decides to be slow. Go to Ubuntu, it will love you.

4: PhP + Database + Forums + Game = Issues (more): Yeah, that says it all. I'm trying to get a database up for a website so I can have forums and an Online game using PhP. Doesn't work nicely. Can't get it to work. Wish I could, because than I would be HAPPY.

5: Compiz Fusion: As I lamentably learned after install 7.10, my Cube was gone. Well today, I fixed that. The Desktop cube returned! I followed this guide and it worked perfectly. Cube, is now back in action.

I think that is it for now. I may come back, I may not. School is a lot of work, but with any luck, we WILL have a school day tomorrow. Woot!