Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Windows 7 - 7077 x64

So I've been having my share of fun with computer things lately.

I recently did an 'upgrade' from 7068 to 7077, which brought about all sorts of expected and unexpected difficulties. Needless to say, even after reinstalling all of my drivers, I'm still not sure if the problems in this build are from the 'upgrade' or are inherent in the build itself.
Not only that, but VmWare appears to present its own special issues with Windows 7, and required a complete uninstall and reinstall (with a few safe mode boots for safe measure).

I'll probably wipe this disk and do a clean install soon, but I was hoping for a release with a longer stable cycle.. ie, I was hoping for an official RC from MS.

Either that, or some drivers from Nvidia that aren't from the beginning of March...

Despite all of that, I found a very interesting little tool in the start menu. You'll see the graphical artifacts, too.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Musing

I don't believe in institutionalized morality.

It's not that I don't believe in right or wrong; just that with infinite shades of gray, it's impossible to discern the black from the white.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Art, real life, reflection

I'm the type of person that likes to deify whoever I am interested in.
Maybe that's how everyone is, but I like to think the person I like is perfect in every way, and has no flaws. This doesn't correlate with anything a rational person would think, but love is very irrational.

This is why, when the hard truth hits, love can fall apart.
Having gone through several serious relationships, and ending up disliking or hating my previous crush has left me at a loss for traditional thoughts of love.

I don't know how common this sort of revelation is. But when they reach it, most people probably either accept the shortcomings of the opposite sex, or resolve to abandon the emotional connections and just enjoy the physical pleasure.
I didn't choose either of those, though. It's like going to the bank and finding out your paycheck for the past month bounced; I'm pissed.

Who the hell set us up for all these expectations? Was it Disney? Was it our parents and the beautiful facade they perpetuated? The annoying masks and the tense family reunions?
Or is it something more base? A instinctual trust to brake the first impression barrier?

This post was inspired by True Tears.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Things I like about Windows 7

-The file transfer box, showing transfer speed, etc
-Automatic background changes (John's Background switcher does it better, though)
-Relatively stylish taskbar
-The bad thing is that in order to get that stylish taskbar that I find appealing, I had to use a theme (which includes sounds) that I don't like.
-Nicer calculator
-Paint was improved
-Per-app audio control (was in Vista, but...)
-Aero preview is surprisingly helpful

more to come as I get used to my new i7 Windows 7 box.