Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The View From Vista (Redux)

yeah, yeah, i totally sold out...sold my old pc to panzu and got a kick-ass gaming system with, uh, Windows Vista. ahehe. i have been telling friends since about a year ago in a T3 column NOT to upgrade; now they're all asking me why I did upgrade to an unstable, still bug-riddled OS.

they're right, of course. XP's still the more stable choice. but heck, ah just couldn't resist, darnit! all these mutha-flippin' aero thingies on the screen. wow.

my restored internet's a big help, of course; the only bugs riddling my vista ultimate (ahem) have to do with two creepy crawlies: one's the flash banner of this blog that just won't appear on my monitor screen. i have a sneaking suspicion that it has something to do with the IE7 browser with its gamut of phishing filters (might just remove it after this post and stick to good ol' firefox; calibrating the new system's pretty much what i've been mostly preoccupied with these past few days, anyway, apart from taking the kids to halloween parties).

the second and more minor issue is my bluetooth USB drive, the company of which still does not have software support for vista. bummer. ah, well. back to hassle of plugging and unplugging the mobile phone cord then.

and speaking of phone cords, i have what is called a pun for you, guys. it's my current favorite comedy show and it's fresh from new zealand -- HBO's The Flight of the Conchords (band intended pun there) Season One DVD. The official website describes the show this way:

"Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie (a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords) may be "New Zealand's 4th Most Popular Folk Parody Duo," but in the USA, finding someone who knows their act is about as easy as finding a kiwi nest in Central Park. To rectify this oversight, Jemaine and Bret have moved to New York's East Village to conquer America, one fan (literally) at a time."

i've been laughing my ass off everytime, and i've seen just the first six episodes. priceless humor. this is really funny stuff, fellas. watch the video below from one of their actual "geegs" and tell me i'm wrong and it's not funny. really. tell me.