Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Owns

Holy crap that game rocks.  Valve continues to showcase the superior Source Engine, and it just gets better and better. PC Gaming just doesn’t get any better than this. Words just cannot describe the playability factor of Half-Life 2: Episode 2.  You have to experience it to believe it.  Why not go to steampowered.com and…

Goodbye Vista, Welcome Back XP!

Yep. I recently took the Vista plunge on one of my machines. Grave mistake! I’ve had enough of the nonsense. While Windows Vista is a great operating system environment, it’s still got way too many bugs to make the entire experience of using Windows Vista worthwhile. I suffer from the “music skipping” syndrome via Media…

Windows Vista Part II

Ok.  I know I went off on Vista a while back, and I am sticking to what I said because I’m stubborn like that.  However, being I work in the education industry and Microsoft products account for around 98% of what I implement and support, I no longer have any excuses left to put off…

Canon S5 IS Quick Thoughts

Yesterday, my generous and loving wife purchased the Canon S5 IS for me.  I’ve been lusting this camera since I knew of it’s existence months ago.  Folks, this is one solid camera, with an almost SLR-like feel to it.  Before I go on here, I want to state for the record that I do own…

Great Feedback

Thank you all for your great feedback concerning Ubuntu Linux.  I gotta admit, I am really close to making a “complete” switch. Although when I say “complete,” I mean I’ll still have a Windows XP partition available for gaming purposes only; being that games aren’t exactly up to snuff on Linux……yet. Once again, thanks to…

Dual Widescreens Rock

About four weeks ago,  I replaced my old, dying 19 inch LCD with a brand spanking new Samsung 20 inch widescreen LCD. I was in heaven! That is, until I started messing around with more and more applications and utilities which forced me to move application windows around. Well, yesterday I’ve had enough of the…

Ubuntu Linux Just Plain Rocks!

Wow! What a long several weeks it’s been. Between the demands of work, and the demands of home, I just didn’t have the time to sit back and spew out my thoughts on a few things. One thing I’ve been meaning to talk about on here is Ubuntu Linux, which I installed on my laptop…

Another Move In The Wrong Direction

For many Microsoft System Administrators (including yours truly), this is indeed a bad move in the wrong direction. But of course, are we surprised; especially with Microsoft’s Vista offering? Puh-lease. Thanks a freaking heap, Microsoft. Instead of Vista on my home machine, I am giving Ubuntu a very serious consideration, I’ve had it about up…

Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 II

I’ve installed the Beta 3 of Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition onto a test box today. Installation was a breeze. A couple quickies I have noticed (I won’t get into many details just yet): Like I said, installation is a breeze, didn’t take much time at all on the test box I’ve set up, which…