Oh lucky us, to have all the violence we want on TV and thank heavens the eke sex stuff is banned, esp. when it involves a teddy bear and a fluffy bunny making out in the back of the car. This reminds me of an old Monty Python sketch where “strangling wild animals” was OK but “masturbation” wasn’t. Oh and before you click on that link… viewer discretion is advised.
No reviews today. This entry is about my first 80386 PC. I never used it for blogging (although I am sure I could if I wanted to) nor did the word “blog” even exist back then, however I did use it to communicate via BBS nodes (FidoNet) using acoustic modems back in the late 80s and early 90s.
Long story short, my parents are moving house and I am helping them. While digging through all my stuff I still have at their place I am now facing a difficult decision…
To throw away or not to throw away, that is the question…
Nonverbal Communication of a different kind…
I’ll relax a bit for the next two weeks visiting family and friends, drinking spiced mulled wine, eating pie, and more of the same and all that stuff.
If your Santa is as mean looking as that fellow here, then just grab your Wii control and swing it real hard and send the results to wiihaveaproblem.com.
Whatever you do, relax, get some gaming time in, stop for a minute and live for a change.
Happy holidays and a merry Christmas 2006 everyone!
… Robert Redford? Huh! How accurate is this face recognition celebrity match thing? No clue, but it’s fun, esp. when you get matches from the opposite sex (some do I hear *g*). I saw this over at Trench’s blog and thought I’d give it a go. Never would I have thought that I am a 80% match with Robert Redford…
If you want to try this out hop over to myheritage.com and upload your photo (you need to create a free account).
Back in Nov. 2004 I bought a HP zd7000 notebook and I was very pleased. Four months later I was no longer pleased. The display on my brand new 17″ desktop replacement notebook remained black. I had to send it in for repairs. So I did and they replaced the motherboard. That all went fairly fast and I was a happy camper once again until two months ago when the same thing started all over. The display would remain black, come back on after one hour, just as it pleased. TV-Out is still working, lucky me I have a SONY TV!
Still, it seems HP does have some serious issues with some of its notebook models and what are they doing about it? Your warranty expired? Then I am afraid you need to shell out $$$ to get it fixed. If you are within your warranty period then there still is no permanent fix for you. The problem will persist, you may say it is a design flaw.
Doth the word “recall” come to mind now? Ah, well but we are talking money here! A recall will not happen, since you can use the zd7000 just fine if you only use it for a limited time and only for non CPU intense purposes. “Outrageous!” you say? Well, yes. But what can you do about it?
The “black display” problem with some of HPs notebook models is well known even at HP and you need only google for zd7000 to find other disgruntled customers. Be it on the HP tech forums or customers writing open letters or even filing a law suit.
The real question is, would it not be far more beneficial for HP to keep its customers happy? I can always buy a MacBook Pro instead…
I wish all my readers a merry christmas and peace and love, good food, quiet hours, cozy afternoons, snowy slopes and icy lakes and all things merry. If you need a good laugh then go see “Bad Santa“. He doesn’t care if you’re naughty or nice.
I have currently 21 (!) reviews in the queue which I will publish one by one on a weekly basis, so stay tuned! January will be crammed! Also, I recently joined the eyecravedvd.com team as reviewer and this means more movie news and reviews!