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bryant fong
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Good Tech, Bad Tech, Who gives a Tech

As I have said before love modern tech............always can find a use for it........I keep the music for our performances on different Ipods, and my PSP holds all the forms I need to teach or the latest competition forms in China.....and I can listen to Zencasts on my Creative M player........only one small problem....you need a computer to control things.  That's where the problems begin.......while we have a little mini MAC on our desk it just mainly surfs and does email.......it's the real basic version.  For loading music editing video I use a HP laptop.......well my first one I bought in 2005 for travelling and videos work..it was a robust 250 MB RAM and 80 GB hardrive.........it is so slooooow........and freezes all the time and takes forever to load a page......and has every kind of anti virus,spam and malware protection.  It takes forever to blog on it...and sometimes when I finish typing and try to upload photos the AnD site won't respond...........nothing works well on it!  So I finally went out and decided I need an upgrade......to a dv6812, duo core 64 bit, 3GB RAM, 200GB hardrive...........really powerful they tell me at Best Buy!  Took it home set it up and then comes the fun........................tried to log on last nite.......well Firefox is not compatible with Vista.......so my computer keeps crashing Firefox......I reload Firefox three times...still won't work..........look through my desktop...where's the Internet Explorer?  Boo, can't find anything so I give up and go to bed.  Maybe I am just too tired right?  So this morning still the same problem..........finally I decide to update my microsoft programs......and well what do you know that launches the Internet Explorer.....surprise,  surprise!!  OK, so now I go to the Firefox site and load the Firefox 3 program......so all goes well?  No way!  Google tells you that you can load buttons to make their toolbar more useful.......well when they load onto mine all I get are question marks, not buttons...I already know that!  That's Ok, but the Firefox browser for whatever reason is slow as molasses.......and freezes every other search...........sometimes I have to wait 20 minutes for things to load or they just never arrive.  So my take on the PC Apple commercial is going to be....get an Apple......who needs Vista.......the interface does look good, but it works like doodo...............and has not increased my productivity at all.........I spent all my time complaining here when I could be up-

loading or downloading...........the MAC Mini not as powerful but works way better........no waiting time and never crashes..............just that Apple's stuff just cost a ton!  Even if you want to compare Ipods to other mp3 players.........Apple still wins.....they look good...though others can compare like the Sony players.......but it is the whole experience.......the Itunes interface makes things so easy to use......nothing using a PC is easy to use and has so many compatibility issues.............hate spending money on an upgrade and it works pretty much the same!! 

Arrgh............and that's not about pirates....though I feel I got robbed!  Anyway gotta head out for Costco to get Gas............and if you are not a member, join just for the cheap gas.....I have to use premium...which is expensive..........but Costco is usually 10 cents cheaper than everyone else....and for regular as much as 25 cents sometimes.......every little bit saves makes a difference........though you wonder why the US can't have an efficent MTR like HK!  You don't have to wait more tha 2 minutes for any car, and to transfer just step across to the other side of the platform.........if SF had a system like that I wouldn't even bother with a car.  All right later!

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