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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Apple loses

Why? Because Maddox says so. End of discussion.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Google Talk Gadget

There's going to be a Google Talk Gadget for the Personalized Homepage. I'm using future tense, because as of now, I can't add it, nor find it. Here's the proof from the Official Google Channel on YouTube.

Update: The Google Talk Page has been updated with the info. I have to say that I'm very impressed with the gadget, especially the ability to send YouTube videos; very well integrated.

Friday, March 09, 2007

My HP scanner and Windows Vista

A few days ago I installed Windows Vista without activating, just to take a look at it, and to see if it worked fine in my PC. I must say that it is really amazing, and Aero is absolutely elegant.

So I went on to configure all the peripherals, and the ones that worried me the most were my HP Scanjet 2200c scanner and my EPSON Stylus Color 660 printer. I started with the printer, and I found that on the EPSON site it says this about my printer.

Drivers are included with Windows Vista. Just connect your Epson product to your computer and follow the on-screen instructions that Windows Vista displays to guide you through driver installation.

Now that is amazing. I proceeded to turn the printer on and it recognized it in a second, installed the drivers and everything was fine. Now onto the scanner. I found this jewel on HP's site.

We are sorry to inform you that there will be no Windows Vista support available for your HP product. Therefore your product will not work with Windows Vista.
The majority of HP products not supported in Windows Vista are beyond seven years old.
If you are using the Windows Vista operating system on your computer, please consider upgrading to a newer HP product that is supported on Windows Vista.
HP has numerous products on the market that support Windows Vista

Wow, what a polite way to tell me fuck you cheap bastard, buy a new scanner from us that will only work for a few years because we want more money from you. Even my EPSON printer, which is older, works perfectly on Vista. You know what? I'm gonna go with their suggestion, but I'm going to modify a bit their wording. I'm going to consider upgrading to a newer NOT HP product that is supported on Windows Vista.

/end rant

Monday, March 05, 2007

Quake 3 Defrag

Defrag is an excellent mod for Quake 3. I installed it a while ago, and I've used it sometimes. The thing is that it is based on moving skills, as well as doing rocket jumps, plasma climbing and other tricks that can be performed. Because of this, it is an extremely hard mod, but one that can help you improve your moving skills for CTF captures :) Read more about it at its article at Wikipedia

The purpose of this post is that given the nature of the mod, it is the best for creating movies of amazing tricks. Here my personal top 2 movies. Enjoy.