In other news the directions are right

About two weeks ago I re-installed my work lappy as the copy of XP on there wouldn’t activate, despite building it with an OEM disc and using the key on the bottom. C’est la vie.

However, I was having problems syncing my Treo. It kept failing on CarrierProfiles. This morning, I remembered something about the first sync needing to be done with the cable and not over bluetooth. I threw the cable in my bag this morning, and sure enough, it synced up no problem over the cable. It still fails over bluetooth for a few things so I think it may take a bit to get it all playing the way it was before the re-install.
It seems like this issue revolves around moving large files over bluetooth. Such a convenient technology, but it still feels a little green.

I do love my headset though, nothing has the power to make me look like a big, big big dork as quick as my headset.


Client: Dave, when I get in first thing I log into my laptop, then I go get a cup of coffee. By the time I get back, if I’m lucky it’ll be ready. It literally takes forever to login.

JustAnotherDave: Is that a metric forever or an imperial forever?

Client: *blank stare*

To the yuppie bitch “driving” the Honda Odyssy…

You have now convinced me that upgrading to the 118dB Twin Supertone kit from Hella is worth my money.

I would very much have liked to see the reaction on your face after you tried to change lanes into me without shoulderchecking because you were too busy talking on your cell phone when you mistook the noise produced by my little hatchback for the end of all things. Perhaps I shall get you next time.


It’s been a while since I’ve written anything of any substance so I thought it might be prudent for me to post a bit of a recap of the last little while.

I took my brother and his gf to get Lego Star Wars 2 at EB games Wednesday night. They did the right thing and bought a legit copy. I picked up a cheap copy of the incredibles game (though the original, not the second one which was a two player that I thought I was getting and carla wanted to play…) A few minutes after we get home pete comes down saying he can’t get it installed.

After a few minutes of yelling at it, I start googling for the error and we realise that a large number of people are having issues with this release. It’s a know problem that Lucas Arts hasn’t released a patch for. Luckily, there is a fix for this, and we can thank the pirates for it. They fixed this a little while ago, and basically we copied all the files off the cd, replaced one of the files, burned that off and installed from our new master. Works like a charm.

Go Lucas Arts, you cocknobs.

Went to Edson yesterday for a pitiful amount of work. Though I did get to listen to a number of great interviews from IT Conversations. There were to guys I listened to that had incredible passion for what they were talking about (Asterisk and Identity on the Web), and while listening to them I was thinking to myself, I remember when I used to sound like that. Fast forward a number of hours and I’m on campus waiting for Carla to finish up so I head up to RATT and meet up with some LSD folks. Lo and behold, I find myself preaching for damn near an hour on the history of the open source movement. That made me rather happy as it’s been a long time since I’ve gotten to rattle of the tale of serendipity that is the coming together of the GNU project and the Linux kernel.

When I get a change to sit down again, I think it might be time to impart on the world my thoughts on the shooting in Montreal.  I’m going to warn you all now, there’s going to be a lot of seething anger, and I’m going to bring up a lot of shit about Columbine that most people have forgotten.  And I’m going to become part of what I hate. I’m going to take what should be a time for mourning and turn it into “current event focused prosumer generated content in the blogosphere”.  I think I’m going to go puke.