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Sunday, February 03, 2008

A little rant

dad used to have a blog geared toward political rants, but quit that when Lil' Genghis arrived, taking up much of his love, time and anger.

Yet Apple, maker of mom's two-and-a-half-year-old computer that works worse than the ten-year-old PC dad just threw out, is always striving for new ways to piss people off by creating stuff that looks nice but is actually a steaming pile of crap.

There's the iPod, for example, which everyone loves, and which most people seemingly have replaced. And replaced. And replaced. Now there's the iPhone, which sounds fine, except the battery will become worthless after maybe 18 months, and the thing is designed in such a way that you can't replace the fraking battery without returning the thing. I mean, we all want a cute cell phone that quits working after a while and has to be in the mail for a week before we can use it again, right?

This rant was spurned by Apple's reliance on CUPS, the common Unix printing system. It's common in the sense that every Apple computer comes with the same broken, proprietary craptastic version of something that shouldn't even have to be customized. But that would be too fraking easy.

So one Apple security upgrade broke the printing system on mom's laptop. Six months later, dad finally got it working. Then another security upgrade in December apparently took out the print system again. Great. We can compile a new version if we download an archive of 900mb of development tools and install 'em. But, hey, this fraking computer looks cute.

Anyway, this rant's over. Lil' Genghis is playing now, just came out and started to dance to music from "Flashdance." Bad hair, but it's cute to see the dance.

You may return to your regularly scheduled baby blog.


  • Yeah, MacBook Air looks useless, but hey, Melissa has been using her iPod Mini for 3 or 4 years now, and mine is running without a glitch for 2 and a half.

    I miss my MacBook! :(

    By Blogger Rod, at 4/2/08 03:47  

  • ..and it is about time to give your wife a new Mac! Come on, she deserves better than a 1 GHz PowerPC! :P

    By Blogger Rod, at 4/2/08 03:49  

  • Well, I hate eletronics, but I have to use.
    I wanna see Bebel dancing "Flashdance"...Always cute as well =O)
    Did you receive my e-mail with "Dancing Days" of Fren├ęticas?! A good song to Bebel dance =O)
    Love you guys,
    Aunt Marselle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/2/08 06:02  

  • I think it's a 1.4gz PowerPC. And, again, it runs worse than the Pentium III-500 we're getting rid of. You know, the one I bought in 1998. The one that's four times older than the iBook. With a third of the memory.

    One hinge on my Acer just ripped apart; still trying to figure out what to do with that.

    I want to try an eee PC somewhere -- they're getting great reviews.

    By Anonymous dad, at 4/2/08 10:12  

  • eeePC is great if you don't mind living with a 4GB disk.

    By Blogger Rod, at 4/2/08 10:15  

  • BTW, a new MacBook would be a GREAT wedding anniversary gift for Suze, in 2 weeks. Sem Pressao.

    By Blogger Rod, at 4/2/08 10:19  

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