Friday, January 28, 2011

Guess big boxes stores really do kill...

Apparently the local Ace Hardware "Ace of Aggieland" has closed its doors for good. It opened in late 2008, and closed sometime this week. Should we start pointing fingers at the Lowe's at Highway 40 that opened in July?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Drinking games

If only I had posted this in a timely manner, I could've made a great drinking game for the State of the Union address.

Take a swig if Obama pays lip service to Republicans in the first five minutes
Take a swig if Obama mentions Gabrielle Giffords and the Tucson shooting
Take a few gulps if Obama talks about ending DADT (a swig for a mention)
Take a swig if Obama mentions the economy
Take a swig if Obama mentions energy
Take a swig if Obama mentions education

You'd have been totally plastered in no time! It was a boring speech, admittedly.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ghost Oak

They took this tree down today for the Holleman extension, even though months previous, they trimmed it back and moved the fence to the other side of it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Windows III

Well, apparently Boot Camp 3.1 doesn't install everything if it's not SP3. After I installed SP3 with the registry fix, the re-installation went well, adding proper drivers (such as function keys, the trackpad, the Boot Camp control panels). Remember this if doing something.

Unfortunately, I still need to do a lot of work.

- The hard drive in the Mac environment is totally visible. I want it to be partially hidden.
- This post links to something about disabling file sharing, but the link ( is dead.

After I make the proper fixes, it should be good to go, and then it's off to making the changes suggested by said blogpost.

Windows II

Running the Boot Camp CD fixed many problems in the initial run (by the way, did run with NTFS, it worked) but many remained. The sound was finicky: my sound is hooked up to exterior audio, and when I had the sound down halfway with the physical speakers, the sound switched to internal, even while they were hooked up.

The Boot Camp CD didn't add the Boot Camp control panel, or fixed the MacBook keys (including the function keys or the trackpad). In addition, the household WPA wi-fi was found but refused to connect.

After physically hooking it up to the AirPort with an Ethernet cable, I installed the basic updates and SP3, but SP3 wouldn't install, it needed 4MB more. A quick dive into the registry edit solved the problem.

I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie: The Game ran great, but unexpectedly quit after a certain time passed (I usually died before then, so no worries, I guess)

SimCity 4 Deluxe runs great. It's AWESOME.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


As a Mac user, to install Windows, you either must be brave and/or masochistic.

I partially installed Windows XP but hit a disk error...apparently it didn't like FAT32.

Ran it again with NTFS, but can't write onto the partition from Mac.

Tomorrow, I'll spend more time with it, but as of now, I have an extremely versatile computer that can handle nearly every app I throw at it, including old Mac programs.

Upcoming Blog Topics! (as of 2008)

Back in 2008 or 2009, I wrote a list of articles I'd do for TWR.

The Bargain Guide to Buying...Beige?
The Toxic Touch of Ziff-Davis
SimCity 4 for Dummies
The Foley's Store Locator
The Mervyn's Store Locator
The Montgomery Ward Store Locator
Inside the Macintosh Accessory Kit
International & Great Northern
Spring Break '08 Recap

Most of them were cancelled, though I probably should look into the Accessory Kit one of these days.