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Well its here and ready to install, Windows Vista SP1. I grabbed the install from the downloads because its not available for Windows Update until April18, 2008.
This install took approximately a 1/2 Hr. and was uneventful, this installation was on my Fujitsu 6025 Lifebook. Reboot worked without out fail and there it was. Some of the first things that I noticed was that the delay in file transfer estimation was gone as I transferred some large files from one partition to another. The file transfer rate on the 5400RPM laptop drive was approx. 5-6MB/Sec but the update bar is more consistent than it is in the non SP1 setup.
When using FireFox and trying to open html links from within applications like Mail there is an error that pops up saying that the page cannot be found but then FireFox loads the page anyway. It is more of a minor inconvenience than a major problem. There is a driver compatibility problem with SP1 and the Fujitsu shock sensor. A quick check on the Fujitsu site netted me an updated driver that seems to be working properly.
I am still finding that the network detection tools are still weak, often when clicking network my router is not in the list so to log-in to the router I have to go in via http. Other times the router appears and the standard Right Click>View Device Web-page is available. Network access is quicker when navigating through shared folder on the XP machine in the network.
There was supposed to be fixes in this Service Pack for display adapters running multiple displays from a notebook. I have not yet seen the fix I was looking for, when I plug my plasma T.V. into the laptop via VGA I can use it as a second monitor but when I unplug it from the laptop the task/start menu bar goes invisible with a thin outline of where it is supposed to be. In order to get it back I have to stop the dwm.exe (Desktop Window Manager) from the task manager and let it restart the service for the start menu to appear again. Still no fix for this error in the new SP1.
So far I have seen one of the fixes that I was looking for in HDD file transfer and Network access but other than that there is not much of a change to the general functionality of Vista.
Well that is my first glance, I will make updates to the post as I delve into the update a little more.
OMG the morons in the oil industry are at it again, gouging us to DEATH at the pumps. As prices creep up past $1.20/L here in Victoria I question why we the general population tolerate this idiotic money grab from the oil companies.
Really people we are the consumers NOT sheep, if all of a sudden for a few days the majority of the population just decided not to drive to work and ALL of those that could find alternate transportation DID then we would be taking control of our own destinies when it came to oil prices.
The extremely stuffed pockets of the thieves in the oil company board rooms are laughing all the way to the bank because they look at us a flock of sheep and they push us to the limits when it comes to what we pay for gas. Seriously they are like 3 year old kids that push and push to see how far they can get before mom and dad SNAP.
Imagine the control we the consumers would have if for one week we ALL carpooled, took the bus, rode a bike or just found another way to get to work or school. That would lower the amount of gasoline used by approx. 1/4 for 1 week, that would be a HUGE dent in the profits of the oil companies for that week and they would be forced to try and get our business again and get us driving. Well the only way to get us back in our cars and going out driving is to make it affordable again. It’s just like interest rates folks the lower the interest rate the more we borrow.
Yes there have been chain emails out there telling you not to buy gas from the big three but thats not going to really help. Reducing the fuel usage by a large percentage would really hurt them. For us really whats the hardship? For those that car pool you can have some interesting conversation with fellow co-workers you might not have had conversations with other wise. For those of us that would take the bus, subway, train we would be able to catch up on some reading or studying etc.
It would not be that big of a hardship would it really, the statement made would give the power back to the people and the big corporations that we are not sheep that can be controlled and brainwashed into thinking that 1.20/L is an acceptable amount to pay for gasoline.
Well that is my 2 cents on gas prices. I remember when I used to pay $0.47/L and that was only 13 years ago are you trying to tell me that inflation rates have forced gasoline up by over 250%. I am going to do a little more research tonight and I will make an addition to this post with the prices of crude oil in the mid 90′s compared to now. WHY ARE WE ALL WAITING FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN WHEN WE ARE CAPABLE OF TAKING CONTROL OF THE PUMPS OURSELVES?
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Well its birthday time again! Another year has passed and what a year it has been 2007 was one crazy time, quitting my day job to run my multimedia company full-time. Was the largest step last year, a complete overhaul and conversion of this site to what you see today, SO many client sites and projects this year it was hard to keep track of them all.
For 2008 I plan to continue this blog as well as launching some more targeted blogs in the realm of Golf, Tech Support and Reviews, and working on some passive income channels with other companies. Partnerships, business ventures well you know the routine. Client work is still going strong and I think I will maintain that aspect of the company but farm out more of the work instead of doing it all my self.
I want to thank everyone who is visiting the site and reading my news and rants. Today is a day for rest and maybe a round of golf. I’m sure I will come up with something to rant about tomorrow or maybe i’ll switch it up and go with some advice well see.