A Place of Mystery

Thursday, March 16, 2006

the way of the mac

lately i have been using the mac os and have been growing quite fond of it. i really only like the fact that they have a 24 widescreen thats hd. and the fact that they have 2 gb of ram. other then that i can get my windows pc to run that stable. all i need is a nice processor, a good chunck of memory and four sata hd set in a raid 0+1. not to mention a sli set up running two nvidia 6800 or something, then add the hd monitor and it is pretty much the same thing. then consider that i might have to buy vista this time around, unless i get a nice cracked version but with the way things are going the validation garbage will stop that. but if in fact the windows and mac os can co-exist then i will have no problems, then its mac for design and windows for games and other non proted apps that i like. only time will tell.

Monday, March 06, 2006

complex

after some research manufactures have discovered that almost half of all product returns are due to the product being to complex for the individual to use. on the average the customers spend about 20 min before becoming frustrated and giving up on the product.the scientist gave a group of Phillips execs some products to take home over the weekend and they returned on monday with some disappointing results. they where all frustrated because they could not get the products working. i totally believe the info from the research. when i worked at office depot i saw tons of products that i got to work and often times bought for a huge mark down. anything from routers, mp3 players, internal parts for pc's like memory and such. all worked. the biggest scam is that they try to change the product for a nonworking one. so many hard drives that where attempted but they failed, sometimes they would get really nervous, especially when i started to walk away with the hd. they would ask what i was doing, and i would tell them. basically a few times the guy would say you dont have to do that i talked to the tech support and they said it was damaged. well if anyone has ever called the tech support they are as much help as a nipple on your elbow. so i would just shine them and check it anyway. as soon as i piggy backed the hd i would noticed that 1. the hd worked and 2. often times they wouldn't even use a similar manufacture to make the switch. one time i just flat told the guy to leave and never come back, he asked why and i just showed him the screen. i really didn't even have to boot all the way into windows because i would just go to the bios and it tells all right there. Truly amazing, but anyway back to the matter at hand, is john q public getting dumber? are they all the same as homer, as the years go by they grow more unintelligent? how hard is it to set up these products? when i first started to work at office depot, i knew nothing really about computers and i then taught myself how to build them and fix many minor problems. i am glad that i am not subject to the increasing stupidity of the public.

firefox made $72 million

so there is a way that one can make money from offering an open source app. Apparently mozilla made $72 million from advertising. everytime you use the search field that it is integrated into the browser and you select any of the add content mozilla gets about 80 percent of the money made from the transaction. google makes the other twenty percent. not a bad way to make some real money. so now what is better, training your whole life and giving up countless hours in agonizing pain to become the next sports star or create a killer app, and make some good business connections. there is just a little less work and time to make all that money, especially if you are the mastermind of the entire idea and have a top notch team do all the developing. you can sit back and watch the money flow in. then you can spend a lot more time on important things like your family or traveling around the world. nice.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

the way back in

as the i have gotten older i have noticed that i am a little out of touch of the people younger then me. By younger then me i mean they are like only 18,19,20 and even sometimes 21. its mainly the music issue. i just cant get with the music, plan and simple. but as far as everything goes i feel that there is a level in which we can a call familiar. althought there are things that you could talk about and there are certain subjects that you cant speak of. Mainly because they are to young, i.e. tv shows old jokes, movies and all of the other things that happen before they where old enough to remember. its kind of funny, i often find myself starting to sound like my parents on some subjects. then i think to myself, "wow!?! i am getting old!" well, at first that's how i thought, but i have come up with an idea. i will use this gap to my advantage. with every group of people that i don't know. i know nothing of their past, they know not of my past, unless i reveal it, and one common goal...to party. but i am not going to be just a beer hook up. instead i will use it to meet one of the lady friends that they know and actually have someone that i want to hang out with. so having to endure the music, and the often stupid stories or joke that i dont have all the information for, and friend of a friend type stuff, it just might be worth it. the gateway back into a world i have been away from all this time. a way to meet now people. the way back in.