Windows 7 – Day 6

January 19th, 2009 No comments

I have been using my windows 7 laptop only for the last 6 days.

Win 7 pros –

  • very stable
  • Fast booting, shutting down.
  • seems to run better than vista on the same laptop

Win7 Cons –

  • some graphics issues, with screen redraws. It could just be an issue with this laptop(dell D630, Nvidia quadro NVS 135M)
  • Issues with apps that minimize to the system tray. It takes an extra step to get to them.
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The Soup – Tool Academy

January 18th, 2009 No comments

Another VH1 show for me to watch.

Best exit line ever “Sorry, you’re just a tool”

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Ivor Likes The Birds

January 17th, 2009 No comments

Ivor likes the birds

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Itchy – evil mastermind

January 16th, 2009 No comments

Evil Itchy

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Movie FAIL! – The Wrestler

January 16th, 2009 No comments

Today, we decided to go see the Wrestler. I had the day off because of the subzero temperatures. When we got into the lobby, I noticed it was really cold. I even made a comment about how it has to suck for the girl taking tickets.

Then about an hour into the movie, the fire alarms go off. Everybody is a little confused on what to do, until they turn on the lights and stop the movie. We all stream out to the hallway, where a couple of employees are frantically running around. They keep yelling something, but it is hard to hear with the alarms. Almost everybody is still in the building, because it is so cold outside. The employees finally start making it clear that everybody needs to leave the building. I think we were all hoping that is was a false alarm. As we were getting rushed out of the building the employees were yelling that we would all get refunds. As we walked past the front entrance it was clear that some pipes must have burst. There was a crazy amount of water shooting from the ceiling. It was coming out of the building and freezing on the sidewalk. At this point is was really clear that we would not be getting any refunds from the box office today.

The worst part of the day, is what to do about seeing the movie. We were half way through it. I guess we will just have to wait to Netflix it.

Theater FAIL!

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New wordpress Plugin – Add to Any

January 15th, 2009 No comments

Just installed a new plugin for the website today,  Add to Any.

Once the plugin is activated, there is not really much to setup. The only default setting I changed, was the button size. Now on every post this is a button that will let you share the post with over 100 different sites. The app seems ok, but it may be more than I really need.

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Windows 7 – Day1

January 14th, 2009 No comments

I set up Windows 7 on a newer high end Dell laptop(latitude D630) today. The plan is to use it for my everyday laptop. I want to see how long I can use the laptop without have to go back to my old one. Day one has been all about installing everything I need. This included firefox, flash, acrobat, filezilla, tweetdeck, and office. The only issue I had was with tweetdeck. I am not sure why, but the adobe air was having trouble installing. It looked like the computer was trying to install adobe air, even though it was already installed.

Day 1 has been almost all positive. I would say it is a huge improvement over vista. over the next few days, I want to make sure to try all of the new features.


My Top Ten Candies

January 13th, 2009 No comments
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These boots are made for napping

January 13th, 2009 No comments

Itchy needs her nap time.

Itchy on the boot

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Windows 7 beta

January 12th, 2009 No comments

Today I am trying out the windows 7 beta on a few of differnt laptops. I will post more about the actual OS later.

Laptop #1 Dell Precision M65
Intel T2400 1.83GHz, 2GB ram, 80GB HD, 512MB Nvidia Quadro FX 350M
Installation was very fast, but did not find correct graphics card driver. Even after installing correct ones, I still could not get the correct resolution.

Laptop #2 Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Intel Atom 1.6GHz, 1GB ram, 16GB SSD, Intel GM950
Installation was extremely slow, probably because of the solid state drive.

Laptop #3 Asus EEEpc 1000HA
Intel Atom 1.6GHz, 1GB Ram, 160GB HD, Intel GM950
Installed almost as fast as the Dell workstation laptop.

Windows 7 info Dell M65 Dell Mini9 ASUS 1000HA












Gaming Graphics




Hard drive




Install time (approx) 30 mins 2 hours 40 mins
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