Archive for June 2007 - Page 1


    RANT: Adobe

    Here is what I sent via feedback to Adobe. With Adobe Reader 8.1 they require use of a download manager... which is completely ridiculous. I find it to be a complete pain the ass to have to install a damn activex control just to download a damn reader that won't even be installed in my damn browser. This practice is clearly nothing that would be user friendly and would not require such flawed technologies as Microsoft's Activex. I am not going to deploy this crapware to 250 computers and have to download the incapable download manager to every single one. This is asinine and this is definitely a negative user experience. This will force me to have to choose another product other than Adobe's. So screw adobe. They have buggy code and crappy products anyway.


    RANT: Generic E-mail addresses

    ok... so I realize that many people don't want to receive a bunch of crapmail in their inboxes and they decide to use generic email addresses. However, choose carefully what that generic e-mail address you use. I have been receiving, and have received in the past, a ton of email messages that are not intended for me. Now, my suggestion is that you create a junk email box specifically for this purpose... call it spambox, or junkbox. and just move everything that is sent to that email directly into the trash. This is just common fricken courtesy.


    More retrieval of files

    I've spent the last few hours attempting to retrieve some more itunes audio and video files... however I haven't been too successful, I've gotten some videos back, but some are still gone... too bad it's been taking a long time to get through a vast majority of this information....

    Update: I have finished this... only 5GB's was retrieved. Most of the music files I had, I will go through the list of all of the files I have purchased before I DBAN this hard drive. 7 passes should be enough, but I might do 35 just for shagrins.



    I'm going to make sure that I left everybody know that they really should backup any important files that they would rather not lose. I had a hard drive decide to whack and the Master File Table (more info here). So I'm going through the physical parts of the hard drive and attempting to recover any iTunes music, pdfs, excel files, and videos that I can... out of 78Gigabytes, thus far, I have only actually extracted 1 gigabyte of things that I want to keep. I have not yet recovered ANY of the iTunes Shows that I purchased, including Studio 60, Several free ones, and a couple of others... Luckily, I have kept all of the Apple Receipts e-mails that they have sent; so I will be creating a list, and keeping that up to date.

    so I am reminding and encouraging everybody to go to File->Backup to Disc (within iTunes) and save all of the files to a Disc. It is not easy to recover the songs. Once I have finished going through the entire hard drive, I'm going to be burning an entire backup of the iTunes songs....



    So I decided to re-organize around my computer today... I took the top part of my desk off, and it's created a bunch of space. It's some what empty now, so I need to fill it up with something... maybe a secondary monitor... but first I think I'll get a new phone or something... who knows....