Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fortress AmeriKKKa - Day 940

A law passed in Texas to prevent illegal immigrants from getting a driver's license is having the unintended consequence of forcing God's Chosen race to prove their citizenship as well. Says Tela Mange, a Department of Public Safety spokeswoman, "A large number of people being asked are Anglo or older people" if the DPS database does not have their place of birth on file. DPS requires a passport or a certified birth certificate or other document showing they are here legally. Some older legal citizens may not have birth certificates (my mom didn't have one until the 1980s, for example). "We've had folks in our field offices say they've had people get upset," Mange said. "We have to be consistent and we're requiring that people show they are here legally."

I fell safer. Don't you?


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I have done it.

I have taken the cup of Vista Kool-Aid™ and drank it down.

My old computer kept crashing whenever I tried to sync my iPhone™. I was going to buy a new computer next year, but Dell's Black Friday (henceforth known as "America's Running of the Bulls") special was just too tempting. For $380 plus tax I got a screaming fast new computer.

Yesterday I imported all my old settings and files over to the new computer (I named it "Arale", to fit with the Ubuntu Linux box I named "Cherry Poptart."). However, after the import I realized that the login name is different on the old computer, meaning that the files I imported over under the old name don't work on the new login name--including my iPhone!

I guess that over the next few weeks I will learn exactly how much I know about computers.

So what do I think of Vista after all the bashing I have done? It's okay. It has a dock, like OSX does. It's not as sexy as the OSX dock, but it has one. And they have changed the way the files are arranged to make it more Mac-like. For example, I have a hard time finding what used to be called "My Documents." Now it's simply documents and you kinda have to know where it is to find it, which is incredibly frustrating. Just like a Mac.