So, it was time again to do some upgrading…WordPress 2.8.4 it is from now on. All plugins updated as well…it’s been a while since I did a major upgrade, but as usually everything went dandy, thumbs up WordPress!
So…half a year with no post…I didn’t even realize I didn’t post here in ages…really weird, but hey, ever since I started using twitter, I tend to post little tid-bits there instead of posting a new post on here…maybe I should change that again…and post at least a wrap-up of what’s been going on around here…we’ll see…I wonder if anyone is still reading this anyway ;-)
Hi there one and all, greetings from munich. Foggy, cold, munich. At least the beer is still one of the best in the world and my hotel room, read: suite, is mighty awesome. Not that I can enjoy it much during the day – training courses start at 9am and last until probablyy 5:30pm….but hey…better little time in an awesome room than a long time in a hawesome room (like it was the case two weeks ago in cologne where I stayed in an extended closet for a whole week ;))…alrighty…I’m outta here….
…because I started a new job, which I really like, but it keeps my private online time to a minimum…so don’t wonder about the not all that regular updates around here. Next week I’m off to cologne for the week…after that I’m in munich…getting around…I guess I’ll take my digicam with me so maybe you’ll see a few snapshots…we’ll see….
Well, the opportunity was just too good not to order it…how does 70% rebate sound…good, right. Once it arrives I’ll have another update and maybe even a review…wheeeeeeeee…..
…I get no support at all for an original product, genuine baby, that I bought from this company. What do I get instead? “Support” from a russian call-center basically telling me “click here, click there, oops doesn’t work, good day sir”. Wtf is going on here? Is there no qualified staff anymore where cases like mine could be escalated to? Wtf is going on…I’m so mad right now, you wouldn’t even believe it.
Note to self and anyone else out there pondering a Vista install for one reason or another: If you’ve got the “old version” (without SP1), make sure you use this version in the install process and install SP1 after the install. Why? Because Vista+SP1 is not Vista and then SP1…sorry…can’t activate your install…thank you very much M$…that’s what you get for buying your software instead of stealing it…thank you very much….
Edit #1: It seems that even the gurus at Technet can’t help…so I guess I’m in for a reinstall, yet again…
Edit #2: Still waiting for my new external hard-disc to show up…grrr….I hate delays….
Edit #3: Almost there, system up and running again…with official activation and the whole she-bang…still need to install some updates and then I’m good to go again…wheeeeeeeeee.
From now on tweets coming via my WordPress Plugin will show it…nice :-)
Twitter forgot to put the final “e” on it (for updater), but hey…I’ll take it for now and get in touch with support later….
Today was one of these days. Sit down at computer, do some small stuff…get the feeling that it’s totally sluggish. Hmmm, it’s windows after all and has been running for two weeks straight now…oh well, let’s reboot. Poof. Bad idea. System doesn’t come up again and throws the black screen of death. This or that driver is missing or damage.
Okay, let’s do a repair. Repair done – same problem.
Okay let’s do a restore to system restore point “yesterday” – not working.
Okay let’s do a restore to system restore point “two days ago” – not working.
Okay…all system restore points aren’t working. Groovy. Why did the system do them again? Sigh.
Okay, let’s do a repair install. Errm yeah, (upgrade aka repair) only possible when started from within the “old” install. Errm yeah, genius…I need the repair out of pure desperation…not because my system isn’t coming up you dumb***…sigh.
Oh well…burned up the whole afternoon and evening and now I’ve gotta do a clean install anyway…bad beat right there…
Today was the day that Firefox 3 was finally released.
My first impressions are:
1. Compared to the old version Firefox seems to have an improved memory handling (or bluntly put: less memory leaks)…with the same tabs open and everything 85MB looks much better than 214MB….
2. The “Awesome Bar” is a nice feature….
3. Speed-wise I can’t see much different…
More impression after a longer time running it on a day to day basis…
Wow, the new 3G iPhone will be 199$ (8GB) and 299$ (16GB)…although I whole-heartedly love my (first generation) iPhone…I’ll get a new one soon :-)
Too good a price to pass up this opportunity…
…pictures from my vacation to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt coming soonish….
…and I would like to say pics from my new display coming soonish, too….but I can’t as it still hasn’t been delivered…grrrr…..
…just ordered a new display….24 inches baby…1920×1200 resolution…hmmm….tasty….pics after I get back from vacation….I’ll be heading to egypt on tuesday….two weeks of soaking in the sun….I’ll post an update, hopefully with some pics of the new panel when I get back….
You might remember that I bought a new laptop back in april. I’m still really satisfied with my choice, although the battery runtime is not really up to par. The small, standard battery is just a little too weak to support the dual core cpu and ati video card for a long time. That being said, it still lasts for up to 2h, but that’s not really fly, so I decided to get myself the high capacity battery…
The original standard battery is 2600mAh…this baby is 6000mAh…so more than twice the up time…sweet…
Oooooh the excitement! Heroes returns for Season 2 on monday night…can’t wait!
I can’t believe that it’s been three years of blogging around here…here’s to the next three years :-)