February 25, 2003

The trial continues

New things will come here soon. Mainly pictures and albums, I've just been lazy about putting them up because I want to create a custom theme (I'm using the album Perl script that n00v used to use) but I haven't been able to find certain image that I need. Then you'll see the horror that is Pennsylvania.

My semiconductor physics professor (mistakenly) thinks I'm some sort of Unix guru. When asking if there was anyone who was running an operating system other than Windows, I naturally raised my hand. Thus, he got the Unix version of PISCES for me so I could run it on my Linux box. Of course, I didn't feel the need to mention to him that I *also* have a Windows system here. Later on he asked if everyone was familiar with PSPICE. I replied no, only HSPICE. He said "Oh, right, you're the Unix guy, I should've guessed you'd know the command line version." However, speaking of my Windows box...

I had to reactivate Windows XP for the 3rd time this semester so far. "Significant hardware changes" my ass. Listen up folks, here's some advice that'll take you far: resist the urge to go legit. Don't buy an actual copy of Windows XP unless you never ever plan to change any of the hardware inside. I hereby encourage you to get an illegal copy, and if you need Service Pack 1, install the cracked version. I only spent $40 on my legitimate copy of WinXP, and its the worst $40 I've ever spent.

Joe and I have determined that there are few things more painful in this world than calls from home. They call for no reason, they ask silly questions ("Are you eating?"), and they (mothers, mainly) continually remember questions they were going to ask you as the conversation goes on ("Oh, I just remembered what I was going to ask...are you eating? Are you sure? You're not forgetting?"). It is indeed a strange ritual.

Posted by Gene at February 25, 2003 01:21 AM
Comments

Hey just stumbled onto ure site waz actually looking for this story i herd about how microsoft can now scan u system to check it out for validity of windows xp and if its a copy then they some how screw ure system up, but then xp is already screwed up. I kust wanna ask u what do u mean exactly on how its better to get an illegal copy than an orginal.
ps; u baught ure winxp for only $40 wow i live in london and to get and orginal we got to pay up to 300 and the cheapest is 215.

Posted by: sb at November 28, 2003 10:19 AM