December 23, 2004

Go See Spanglish

I saw the movie Spanglish tonight, and it was excellent. I was skeptical at first, because Adam Sandler stars in the film, but this is not an "Adam Sandler movie" as such, for those of you familiar with his "work." I don't buy movies on tape or dvd, but this one I might. You won't regret taking the time to see this film.

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December 16, 2004

World of Warcraft continues

Well, I have formed a guild in World of Warcraft called the VPGA, which stands for the Vicious Pack Gnome Association. It's great. We designed a stylish tabard to display over our clothing and everything. Now we are working on getting each of our members a mechanical squirrel to tag along next to him or her. Quite enthralling. Hee hee!

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December 03, 2004

World of Warcraft

I got my computer back up and running (sans SP 2) and have been able to get back into the new MMORPG, World of Warcraft. I've stayed away from the massively multiplayer online games until now because none looked that good, but this is absolutely fantastic. I've met a bunch of nice people to play with in only a few days, and even joined a guild with my gnome mage Wiggles.

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December 01, 2004

Microsoft Needs to Work Harder

After installing Windows as mentioned in one of my recent posts, I used Windows Update to get Service Pack 2. Service Pack 2 is the next big thing for Windows, and is supposed to add all kinds of security features and the like. In any case, I updated, and things worked ok for a day, but when I booted up today my computer stopped responding inexplicably. I checked around and discovered the only real solution was to repair or re-install. I didn't want to have to rebuild my contacts list from scratch all over again (thank you Microsoft), so I rebuilt, which worked. When I updated with all the critical updates and Service Pack 2 again, I encountered the same problem, only this time right away after restarting. I rebuilt my Windows installation again, and now refuse to update to Service Pack 2. The problem is, before long SP 2 will be requirement, and I'll have to take a big risk once more. I'm not well enough to handle the shoddy work Microsoft puts out clearly, but I'll have to put everything on hold and troubleshoot Windows until I fix this impending problem.

Posted by Andy at 02:13 AM to the Computers category | Comments (0)