Windows Natural Scrolling and Synergy

Windows Natural Scrolling and Synergy A lit­tle over a year ago, I wrote about set­ting up “nat­ural scolling” on Windows. I tried it for a week or so and never quite got used to it. One of the biggest set­backs was the soft­ware I use to con­nect my Windows and Linux boxes together as one large desk­top: Synergy. My mouse … Continue read­ing Windows Natural Scrolling and Synergy

Natural” scrolling across operating systems

Natural” Scrolling Overview I am begin­ning to get used to the reversed scrolling behav­ior in the new OS X. For those that have not heard about it, this was one of the most con­tro­ver­sial changes in the new oper­at­ing sys­tem. They reversed the direc­tion of the action that is per­formed by spin­ning the mouse’s scroll … Continue read­ing Natural” scrolling across oper­at­ing sys­tems

Windows 7 Launch Party, Service Pack 1

A cou­ple of weeks ago, a friend invited me to a Windows 7 Launch Party, and included a nerdy pic­ture with the email. Last night, I Photoshopped it a bit. My plan is to sta­ple the updated “Service Pack 1″ pic­ture to a paper bag, and use that to carry in some beer and snacks. Those nerds really look like their party … Continue read­ing Windows 7 Launch Party, Service Pack 1

Windows, Not Walls

Is it me, or is Microsoft’s adver­tis­ing absolutely schiz­o­phrenic? First they started with their two Seinfeld ads. I think I am one of the few that found them to be enter­tain­ing. They were fun lit­tle short films, but I can see how they didn’t really work as ads–although they did gen­er­ate a lot of talk, which per­haps means they … Continue read­ing Windows, Not Walls

Windows eXperience Points

Lately, I have spent a small amount of time look­ing through people’s resumes.  Without fail, every one has a sec­tion at the end that shows what fla­vors of Unix and what fla­vors of Windows they are pro­fi­cient in.  It struck me today that if I was the one being inter­viewed, I could say that I was pro­fi­cient in Windows 3.1 (and … Continue read­ing Windows eXpe­ri­ence Points

Holiday Tech Support

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/12/The Mac Mini + Bluetooth sit­u­a­tion is fuck­tarded. 8am — Discover 20+ dif­fer­ent viruses/spyware/malware are com­pet­ing for CPU time on my par­ents … Continue read­ing Holiday Tech Support

Windows Horizon

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/10/Just in case you thought Windows XP Home, XP Professional, XP Server, and XP Advanced server was hard to keep track of, … Continue read­ing Windows Horizon

Broken “Windows”

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/09/There is a not so recent arti­cle that does a great job of explain­ing why OS X is more secure than Windows. It uses the … Continue read­ing Broken “Windows”

Rocket ships are shiny toys for infant civilizations

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/06/In the past, I have seen birds run, full force, into a win­dow. Until now, I have never seen a cat run full force into a win­dow. … Continue read­ing Rocket ships are shiny toys for infant civ­i­liza­tions

Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.”

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2004/01/(Apologies to those that have seen this on Slashdot or some other news/blog site) According to Microsoft, Windows 98 and Windows 98se … Continue read­ing Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.”