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2005-06-21 18:43:10.948572+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Windows has SP2, which has currently reduced the XP side of my laptop to a blithering mass of complaints and instabilities (Automatic Update keeps presenting me with what it claims is KB888162, but my symptoms don't have anything to do with what it says on the web page...). The Mac won't play my music collection. But if I want to find something to scream at Linux[Wiki] about, I have to go out of my way to find it.

So if your Linux[Wiki] machines are feeling left out because you're giving all of your negative attention to your other computers, there's finally a reason to get frustrated with Linux[Wiki]: Bastet, or Bastard Tetris[Wiki], with a special algorithm to choose the the worst possible block sequence for you, is currently Linux[Wiki] only, although others have incorporated the algorithm into versions which run on other platforms.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-21 19:14:01.202364+00 by: ebradway

You're thinking too hard, Dan. Here are the right answers to your troubles:

  1. Windows XP SP2 works fine on new hardware. Go buy a new laptop. My Dell has been running SP2 without a hiccup.
  2. Just go to the iTunes Store and buy AACs of all the music you want to listen to.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-21 19:34:44.246016+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I'm thinking:

  1. Wipe the XP partition off the laptop and use the extra space for other things, maybe offer up the XP serial number to one of the computer savvy kids in my life so that they can take advantage of gaming with a legit copy of Windows.
  2. Acknowledge that the Mac is a development box, not a lifestyle, and that I shouldn't try to make it my primary computing platform because it's still got too many annoying quirks to be my primary system.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-21 19:46:27.790537+00 by: Dan Lyke

(I should also note that I went searching for the first three things I wanted to listen to, and of Susan Z, Michael Klapholz[Wiki] and Walker T. Ryan, iTunes only knew about one album of the latter.)

#Comment Re: made: 2005-06-22 21:40:47.669196+00 by: markd

You can run mpd on your Mac. I bet it plays oggs.