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Microsoft’s Seinfeld ad

September 8, 2008


Video: YouTube

I was always a Seinfeld fan, loved the show so I gave a little chuckle when I found out Seinfeld was paid reportably 10 Million to perform in a few ads for Microsoft.

Now to see Microsoft have to pay somebody else all that money is priceless.

Vista True Info Video

June 1, 2008


Video: Metacafe

This is so funny, but what is not so funny is that it is so close to the truth that it’s not so funny after all. I think I just said funny too many times. Oh well, getalookat the video and see if you think it’s funny too.

David Pogue When it comes to tech, simplicity sells

May 23, 2008


Video: VideoEgg

A phrase we’ve all heard is ‘Tech support’, but it’s support for techs, not the average Joe or Joeann… if your not tech savvy they seem to be speaking in tongs, you sort of recognize most words, but it’s like they pulled them out of a hat or something, and then, just to make sure you’ve got no chance of understanding… they send you to India or the Philippines, forcing you to speak to someone who’s accent is sooo bad, you got no chance of understanding their basic English, yet alone their technobabel.

Now considering you were probably suffering from ‘software rage’, before you resorted to the last resort, they then put on hold… don’t you just hate that. What ever happened to KISS? Why do they get geeks to explain geeky things in technobabel? What ever happened to plain English? What ever happened to Service? You bought their software, surely decent service is not too much to expect? But no, if you ring Microsoft, the first thing they ask for is your credit card number, a sort of wham bam thank you mam, no foreplay no pillow talk just give us ya money, and this from one of the supposed riches companies… and who else but Microsoft would call their off button ‘Start’?

Steve Ballmer gets egged at Hungarian University

May 20, 2008


Video: YouTube

This guy is an absolute nut case. He usually comes onto stage with his phony exaggerated enthusiasm. He is absolutely over the top with his hype in an attempt to create a good feeling and then sell the new Microsoft product to his audience and therefore get people buying more and more Microsoft products. I just think to myself how crazy he is. Anyway, that’s my little tirade for the moment, so back to this post.

GOOD RIDDANCE to him, If I could have been there I would have helped this bloke throw some more eggs.

Bad Day at the office!

April 20, 2008


Video: YouTube

Hey, I had a look at this footage and I realized there was obviously a common thread. Now I’m not making excuses for their incapacity to deal with their frustration… but I do understand.

How computer companies got their names

January 30, 2008

Here are some of the names you would know as the most well known computer companies in the world, but how did they get their names? See below for the answers.

Google
Image: Google

Google

“The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named ‘Googol’, a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.After founders – Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’ ”


Intel
Image: Intel

Intel

“Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘Moore Noyce’ but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.”


Apple
Image: Apple

Apple Computers

“It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn’t suggest a better name by 5 O’clock.”


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A history of M$

January 27, 2008


Video: YouTube

OK, by now you know I’m a victim of Microsoft… even the name’s a giveaway, this guy actually put micro & soft together for a name, I mean is that a freudian slip or what. And it’s not like his software is small, it’s anything but, and it’s getting bigger every time it’s upgraded. XP will take up a few gigs, but Vista will use up about 9 gigs with it’s whistles & bells, plus another 4 or 5 gigs for elbow room… and I don’t even want to get on to the topic of drivers.

Here’s an analogy of what MicroSoft has done. OK, you’ve got a little 2 bedroom cottage. Sometime later you decide the family’s growing, hey I’ll add a few rooms. To save money you decide to DIY, why not, you picked up that drawing board at a garage sale awhile back here’s a chance to use it.

So initially you draw out a few rough sketches on the back of an envelope, you decide to pull down a few walls here, put up a few walls here and here. Next you pull out a few small windows and replace them with bigger windows, so you can enjoy the vista. There never enough bathrooms nor storage, so you put ensuits and walking wardrobes on each of the bedrooms which now number 5. A bigger kitchen and new bathroom, a formal dining room would be nice, a games room for the kids, an entertainment/home theater and a spar and gym would be a good idea too.

What you end up with is a dog’s breakfast… it doesn’t work, it leaks because the roof’s a nightmare, you’ve got areas of dead space and useless hallways… after a couple of years the additions foundations settle and get out of sink with the original sections of the building and your thinking why oh why didn’t I just pull the old place down and start from scratch like Steve Jobs… good question.

Apple may soon have Lotus Smartsuite

January 21, 2008

Apple Logo
Logo: Apple

Lotus Logo
Logo: Lotus

In about ’93 I visited a SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) exhibition and lusted after the earliest half a dozen or so digital non-linear editing suites, all of which were around $200,000. How things have changed, now you can buy a laptop that will almost do the same job for one or two thousand dollars.

I first learnt to use a computer in ’94 using Windows 3.1 and my reason for learning was so I could edit my own footage and start my own production company. One of the first things I learnt to do of course was use the first crude word processors which for a relatively intelligent but dyslectic individual like myself was fantastic. However, initially I was taught on PC using Microsoft’s Word but it’s ‘logic’ I found illogical, so my tutor offered me Lotus AmiPro and immediately I found a software soul mate and within a few months I’d bought my first software… Lotus’s SmartSuite, and I raved about it’s user friendly format, it’s compatibility between the differing components, it’s customizability and the fact that no other organizer, even today, comes close to Lotus’s award winning Organizer.

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Microsoft Keyboard

January 8, 2008

Microsoft Keyboard
Photo: desiboyzmasala

The most used 3 buttons on any PC running Microsoft!

Website: Desiboyzmasala

Blue Screen of Death

January 5, 2008

Blue Screen of Death
Photo: FunPic

Microsoft’s success is amazing… you see it everywhere!

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