Friday, September 28, 2007

Technology: Netgear technical support, yippee

After a dozen tech-support calls and dozens of hours spent over the past several weeks doing battle with lingering wireless network failures, I just got off the line with a (Bollyboy) Netgear tech who finally told me the software CD-ROM that came with the product contains the wrong version: 3.2 is for Windows Vista only. Of course the CD has no labeling to that effect and the box cites (in 6-point type) system requirements of "Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98" with a tiny sticker that says "supports Vista."

Suggested solution: Download version 2.0 from the Web site and roll back to that. Preferred solution: Tell me so three weeks ago, or failing that, as soon as possible during any of the dozen calls where technicians knew full well that my operating system was Windows XP.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Neologisms: CWIHCU

(pronounced KWIK-oo) "... running around like a CWIHCU (chicken with its head cut off) ..."

Press: Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton - AppleInsider

AppleInsider - Up next for Apple: the return of the Newton:

"Externally, the mu[lti]-touch PDA has been described by sources as an ultra-thin 'slate' akin to the iPhone, about 1.5 times the size and sporting an approximate 720x480 high-resolution display that comprises almost the entire surface of the unit. The device is further believed to leverage multi-touch concepts which have yet to gain widespread adoption in Apple's existing multi-touch products -- the iPhone and iPod touch -- like drag-and-drop and copy-and-paste."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Music: Dixie Chicks - Top of the World

What a great video!

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (2001)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Comic Evangelists (2006)

Email: Netflix Support

Title request: Coffee and Language (2001)

Media: Movies - Bleep Love (2007)

This movie was filmed in Houston's Rice Village (at the Starbucks, I believe) and has a release date of October 15.