Saturday, November 24, 2007

Upgrading Vista 32 to Vista 64

Installing a 64-bit version of Windows Vista on computer that is running a 32-bit version of Windows Vista

If you
have purchased an Upgrade license together with a Windows Vista DVD, you must
use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Purchase a full version of the 64-bit version of Windows

Method 2

1. Remove the 32-bit version of Windows Vista.
2. Install Windows XP.
3. Install the 64-bit version of Windows Vista by using an installation method that is listed earlier in this article.

Gee, thanks Microsoft. Instead of just letting me install clean or upgrade my Vista 32 installation, I have to remove Vista 32, and reinstall XP 32, just so Vista 64 can look at it and then erase it anyway.


Friday, November 23, 2007

Self reviews

My "day" job has me filling out a self-appraisal form. I hate these things. They're like a resume for a company you already work for. You basically have to BS your way through it, since honest answers gain you nothing.

Name 3 major personal accomplishments in the last year. Are you joking? I help people remotely. It's all I have time for, since that's my main job function. What the hell is a major accomplishment?
Time to dig deep and pull something out of my ass, but what I really want to list is:

1 - I haven't quit and become unemployed, thus endangering my marriage and financial welfare.
2 - I haven't killed any of you bastards or the customers.
3 - I'm not in an asylum yet.

List three major disappointments. Well, this is much easier, but again, listing my real disappointments would probably cost me my job.

1 - You haven't fired my supremely incompetent supervisor yet.
2 - I didn't get the other jobs I interviewed for, so I still work here.
3 - I make a lot less money than some of the other people who work here who can't even do their own jobs. I have to help them and do my own job, and I work a lot more hours.

Newegg reviews

I thought these were screened before they were posted. I guess not. Here's a helpful review I found posted under the new AMD 9500 Phenom processor.

shes nice

Reviewed By: joe write on 11/22/2007
Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5
Tech Level: high - Ownership: less than 1 day
Pros: your mom is cute. i would rate her at 2.4mhz with a FBS of 2000.
Cons: she didnt like it when i just got up and left after we where done.
Other Thoughts: dont make ninjas mad. they are scary people and have mad sillz. tell your sister i said hi.

Well, that certainly tells me a lot about the Phenom...

Thanksgiving 2007

Thank God it's only 1 day of the year.

My wife and I got to spend most of the day being ignored. Everyone got right up after dinner (which was my breakfast) and sat in the living room to watch a football game. I took the dogs out, and when I came back in, I was alone in the kitchen. We ate dessert, and then my wife and I tried to sit in the living room with everyone else, and they all packed up and moved back in to the kitchen.

And everyone wonders why I have no interest in inviting my brother and his clan to Christmas at our house. Hmmm....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I'm getting there...

The Brushed nickel outlet/lightswitch plates are on. They match the brushed nickel handles on the new cabinet, and the brushed nickel faucet. The cabinet is espresso, so I bought the same color paint to do the doors (that won't happen until summer)and the threshold, as well as the wooden frame around the mirror.

Right now the sink is just sitting on the cabinet because I need to bolt the cabinet to the wall and I don't have the bolts. (Thought I did...) Also, the a**hole that built this place did such a monkey-f**k job with the plumbing that I am having a hard time hooking up the water and drain.

I have insulated all the cracks that led to the basement under this room, from which there was a very cold draft. Now the bathroom is nice and toasty. I swear, if I ever meet the person who built this house I will beat him severely.

Anyway, the plan is to rip out the walls next summer and replace the sh***y wood paneling with Hardi-Backer boards. We're going to paint them white. Then add some molding on the floor, painted espresso. Hopefully this bathroom job will add some value to this house should we decide to sell it. It definitely makes it look nicer for us, though.

Mr. T WoW ad

Watch Here

Too funny.

Funny as hell WoW comic

Click the image for a full size version.

Somebody repurposed the old alcoholic comic for WoW. This made me laugh my ass off, so I had to repost it. I'd give credit, but I don't know who did this.

Sleepy Dog

Poor guy, the vet violates his pooper with the thermometer every visit, and today he had to get two shots. He has been sleeping all night now. We think the shots made him tired.

It started off fun....

I'd give you a nice caption here, but right now the only words that come to mind are these: F%$#&^% stupid son of b#$%^ motherf&^%$#%^ bastard &%^%^^^&^&!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Old School Sesame Street is apparently not sanitized enough for today's children

NY Times Story

Makes you wonder why kids today have such a tough time when they get out in the real world and figure out s**t isn't quite as nice as their TVs told them it was. Hooray for the religion of PC.