Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm a PC? NOT!

There is a new promo for Windows "I'm a PC" that features a young woman trying to get laptop for under $1000 and then Microsoft will bu it for her. Well it is not everything it is promoted to be...(read on)

So this isn't going to come as a big surprise, but "Lauren" (if that is her real name) didn't really go into the Apple store...or Crispin Porter had a bunch of extras walking around during the filming.

How do we know? Notice at 0:13 when she walks into the store, there is a balding guy with jacket and striped shirt and camera walking by. He is still walking by when she leaves the store filmed on the other camera. That gave her less than a second in the store. She said she walked in and looked around but how could this be?.

We also know she is an actress so the rest isn't a stretch. What LA actress wants a hulking, cheap 17 inch HP Notebook over a small white MacBook?!

Not that you believed it before, right?


Weintraub reports, "The hardware in question is the $699 at Best Buy HP - Pavilion Laptop with AMD Turion™ X2 RM-72 Dual-Core Mobile Processor... It is the epitome of what people dislike about PCs... It runs Vista Home on a slow AMD mobile processor. It has DDR2 RAM which is what $300 Netbooks run."

"Its screen is abysmal. One reviewer said this model series 'has the worst screen I have ever seen in my life. It's the 1440x900 screen and the viewing angles are so poor that even when sitting directly eye level with the screen it is totally washed out,'" Weintraub reports. "Its networking is five years old. 802.11G wireless and 100Mb Ethernet are surpassed by $300 Netbooks. 2004 called. It wants its motherboard back."

"The battery is said to last 2.5 hours. Real world usage is always close to around half of that. That means you can't watch a full movie on a battery charge," Weintraub reports. "The thing is almost two inches thick and weighs in at almost eight pounds... And this poor girl, the actress that Microsoft hired to play a person who is not an actress, is going to get a heavy, bulky slow Vista Home machine with a poor display, old networking equipment and weak battery loaded up with crapware."

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: No, she's not. She's going to take her residual checks and use them to buy a brand new MacBook Pro like every other working actress on the planet.

Full article here.

So do your won research and get what works for you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Before the Music Dies...

It has been a while since I posted. That is not due to lack of things to post. I have mentioned Hulu before on this blog and I have been using it to keep upon new TV shows and revisit some from the past. Hulu is great because you can stumble upon things that you might not have watched on your own. Well this week I found a documentary about the music industry that makes some pretty good points. You can watch and be the judge for yourself. For me what it all boils down to is to have an open mind and move beyond the same songs that the corporations that own the media outlets want us to listen to. If that means getting exposure to new artists on NPR or facebook or MySpace, then that's where it needs to be. But just listening to the radio and not showing the corporations that diversity in the music industry is better than 15 different Brittany spears wannabees. Enjoy!(click the picture to view clip)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

If you're Happy and you know it...

Are you? Really? Are YOU Happy? I am. I am truly Happy. I was on facebook and wondering what to put for my status. Was I working on anything that I wanted to share with all my friends? Did I experience something that I could sum up in one line and share with everyone? Was I feeling anything unique? Not really.

I am however, Happy.

Happy that I have a wonderful friend and companion that loves me. She lets me be me. Even when that means that I take telephone wall jacks apart and reassemble them multiple times in one night. Or that I would watch Lord of the Rings (all three), Star Wars (all six), or Harry Potter with the kids every night if we could.

I am Happy that I have kids who are great to spend time with. I love listening to them read to me or watch them when I read. Theses times will pass quicker than I know. I have to remember the feel of them climbing on my lap or climbing up into bed next to me. It won't always be this way.

I am Happy that mine is a Forever Family. I don't think that I could make it through eternity without them. The plan of salvation and the gospel of Jesus Christ make that possible.

So when facebook asks I can always say...

I am Happy!