Monday, October 1, 2012

Bloody Mechanic on BloodyMonday

An uprising is raging elsewhere. Loud shouting on a megaphone or on a supercharged speaker system keep ringing in my ears. Nuisance -- as in "noisy assailants" are just around the corner, deafening every passer-by or chanced riders that go by. I never had appreciated such moves. I am no fan. Protests are protests and will remain as they are unless suggestions or recommendations are voiced out rather than the worse-riddled situation that we are already in. To complain is an eye-opener to a seemingly naive and insensitive one. But, not until a solution is on the table, it will remain a complaint.

I highly regard those that are against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 and brought their case before the court -- rather than ranting about it elsewhere. Lawyers, law-makers (and sometimes law-breakers) shall test by counter-testing the negative impression the law [that they wrote and agreed on] as seen by others. Arousing interest from all areas is good BUT, they have to be informed PROPERLY -- emphasis intended. Properly, we mean, within the bounds of the information that really exists in the provisions. Anything above and beyond that is misjudging the "freedom of speech".

Once again, the definition and implication of the word "freedom" is being challenged.

Hackers have unleashed their nuisances on some of the websites I'm keeping in store at a hosting server. Implicating the bill as part of their reasoning is plainly irresponsible. Making the point that the websites, and the server can be hacked is another thing all together. Anyhow, both sides of the coin has to be played in such a scenario -- to understand and take it a medicine that what they did is to send proof and taunt admins of their capabilities. How about shooting them in the head to make the point that a bullet travels so fast that it can break a skull? -- Anyone dare? (Oh, well... no pun intended. Just making a point).

Oh, mechanic operating on a heart bypass..

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A peep at Windows 8

Just got a copy of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO from here.

Installed on my VMWare Workstation:
- 120 GB HDD - might use a few more gig later
- 1GB RAM (recommended based on my physical machine capacity)
- bridged network so I can update later

From boot, the teal-green color floods the screen and then the fish... that's something new from MS.. though, I've seen a lot of MS wallpaper and screensaver that feature fishes.

As it loads, white dots appear and goes in circle to mimic a loading sequence.

A few more seconds comes up the seemingly familiar Windows 7 setup screen. Keys are in and just waited until the Personalize teal-blue colored screen comes up.

Type in the computer name, press Next, towards the Settings menu. I'll go for an expressed settings.

Type in the username and towards the Finalizing your settings window.

The five white dots runs through a circle and it prepares to welcome me, about 3 minutes after powering it up. After a couple of minutes waiting, the tiles come up and I'm ready for a spin.

Solid colors are nice, Dragged and dropped to re-arrange the tiles. Went to the store and while I'm not yet connected, there goes the error/advice.

But hey, where and what would I to go back to the menu screen? Oh, there.. I moved the cursor by the top of the page, and as it turned to a hand, I push the button, dragged the page that, by then, it re-sized to a thumbnail. As I move around, move the tile to the bottom, and whew! I came back to the tile menu.

Now, I have to configure my network so I can connect to the Internet. But how? I started clicking some buttons/tiles that may lead me there.. First, my name on the top-right, nope.. none.. Next, the Fish... led me to a more familiar screen: The old Windows 7 desktop without the Start button at the bottom-left. Went through the net-icon on the status bar.

The network device seems not to be recognized, so I decided to restart after a while.  The restart took awhile before the tile-menu.

Checking on the VMWare Tools from the VM Menu, it says it's not available. I have to wait for the VMWare Workstation 8 update for any luck..