Friday, February 26, 2010

The peanut butter is standing by

One of my favourite little utilities is Tinnes' Timed Shutdown. Indeed, it's light, effective, and easy to use: programming at its finest. The only flaw is, it doesn't support standby. I don't know why. It supports hibernate. It can, instead of changing the power state, simply disconnect from the internet. It can even shut down the system when something else disconnects the system from the Internet. But no standby. And as my favourite power management feature, this irks me.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

e.g. scooters

I feel like the most boring man alive. Absolutely nothing interesting has happened in the past month. This is likely due to being an engineering student, since I have little time to be interesting while spending as many as 7 hours in class in a given day. But it makes it awfully hard to write a blog entry, as much as I'd like to.

Maybe I'll just put this here and call it a day. OK? OK.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dealing another blow to bad headlines

This article/blog on my Google News feed caught my eye today. Now, I should mention upfront that I generally dislike PC World, at least online (I've never read the print edition). Their articles and especially their headlines tend to have, to my eye, a disappointingly negative, skeptical, and argumentative tone. I can best describe it as having a sort of tabloid-y feel. Or maybe a FOX News feel. Like these headlines: "Windows 7: No Application Compatibility Woes ... Yet". Or "Lower PC Prices Pit Microsoft Against PC Makers". Or "Hey, Microsoft: Please Stop Trying So Hard". I admit, the tone issue may not be the rule, but it's certainly not the exception. I also frequently detect some pro-Apple bias, but that might just be me being sensitive. Still, I like to imagine that the Macworld editors were forced by some monkey-suit to come up with PC World and continue to be subversive about it.