Life in the Land of the Rising Sun

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Curses...Tagged Again...

Selba did it to me again. I got tagged, this time to show what my desktop currently looks like:


There it is. Windows XP sp2, Japanese version. Nope, nothing pink or cute. Nothing musical, either. I use the Webshots Desktop, which rotates the wallpaper image from a collection of images I'm always downloading off their site. I tend toward nature scenes, as you can probably guess.

Let's see....probably meaningless, but I think I'll tag:
Don Snabulus

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  • Nothing to do about the post but just wanted to let you know that I'm adding your URL in my blogroll,ok?

    Cheers =)

    By Anonymous Angele, at 2:26 AM  

  • Fortunately, I learned how to capture a screen in my last job :)

    By Blogger Olivia, at 6:54 AM  

  • Yay!!!

    You are so fast!!! Thanks for doing the tag.

    Nature scenes are always nice, it give a calm feeling :)

    By Blogger Selba, at 10:55 AM  

  • you and me both.

    By Blogger Swinebread, at 12:36 AM  

  • okay, okay. I will participate in this chain blogging tomfoolery.

    By Blogger Don Snabulus, at 5:48 AM  

  • oooo nice and simple..but i hate must be thinking im some random visitor...a spammer maybe..but im not, im a fellow blogger you once knew..hehehe guess

    By Blogger memo, at 10:10 AM  

  • I especially like Snabbie's desktop!

    Memo, it wasn't hard to figure out, and all I can say is that I'm VERY glad to see you here! You're a very interesting imaginary friend!

    W2000 and XP helped me come to get over my dislike of Windows, but Vista is threatening to replace it...and I don't even use it. So, do you use Mac, LINUX, UNIX, NetWare, AIX, OS/2(aka E-Com Solution)...?

    By Blogger The Moody Minstrel, at 7:31 PM  

  • Im into LINUX - i use much better than is a nightmare..i dont know if you came across the blue screen of death but i suffered my share of that..and reformatting because it decides to fuck up or the boot sector messes up on you..ugh damn bill gates..and all those ware..and spy ware..just a pain..the penguin rules im sorry :P..

    yea im glad to be back too..i missed blogging so much..and most of all missed my blog sphere friends :)

    By Blogger memo, at 12:34 AM  

  • Blue screens of death? OH YEAH!!!!!

    My first PC (an IBM (cr)Aptiva) had OS/2 Warp preinstalled on it. I loved that system, and I used it from 1995 till 1998, but I bolted when I called IBM Japan Tech Support for a driver issue and they advised me to switch to Windows.

    I used a late-issue version of Windows 95, and it worked very well. I used Windows 98, and it sucked. (Blue screens? Forced reinstalls? YEP!!!! REPEATEDLY!!!!) I upgraded to Windows 2000 and loved it. My new computer had (and still has) XP, and it has served me well for the most part (the only major glitch being when I once used a disk utility to move space from my D partition to my C partition...and it corrupted the boot sector).

    At work I mainly use:
    - my own Sony Vaio laptop with WinXP Professional w/ sp 2 (CD ROM upgrade far great!),

    - an English department NEC Mate with WinXP Professional sp 2(downloaded upgrade...nothing but trouble...I swear...NEC must stand for either "Never Engages Correctly" or "Needs Engineering Constantly"...),

    - a music department Mac G6 with OS X (love it...if you don't mind a couple of harmless quirks...).

    We used to have four general-use laptops in the English department with Linspire (a version of LINUX), and I loved those things, but then suddenly Mr. O reformatted and installed XP on all of them without telling anyone (and they've been a pain ever since).

    We have another (NEC Mate) workstation in the English office. It had Red Hat LINUX Server on it, which Mr. O always insisted was there to monitor and control what the students were doing with the four laptops (since he refused to supervise them as promised), but last December he finally admitted that that machine has never done anything but occupy space...and trick us all into thinking he was administering the student-use network as promised. I blew the whistle, he promptly reformatted and installed XP on it (using the wrong computer's restoration disks), apparently farked up the BIOS, and now the machine is basically useless.

    Which OS do I like best? I'm not sure, but I'm almost starting to think leaving the machine turned off is the most appealing option.

    By Blogger The Moody Minstrel, at 9:49 PM  

  • ooo you seem to have a lot of OS goodness at your hands..nice..
    Tyler has a Sony vaio laptop..i envy him so much..its such a nice clean sleek laptop..i have a toshiba satellite..its really good, but not as attractive as the Toshiba..mine is a bit bigger and saving up to buy a new one .. the problem with laptops though is that they depreciate in price WAY too quickly.. i bought my laptop only a year and a half ago..and i bet if i want to sell it now it would probablly worth 100 bucks if not less..its insane!
    Anyways as for OS..the reason i like linux is because u can do SOOO much with it and configure your hardware pretty much for it optimizes everything!

    By Blogger memo, at 12:16 AM  

  • I use XP PRO. It seems reasonably stable if installed correctly. I installed the home addition on my brother in law's PC and it really dragged for a while, lack of memory. In short, what ever microsoft recomends, double or tripple the memory requirement.

    By Blogger Pa've, at 1:33 AM  

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