Posted by Dan Lyons on Aug 26, 2008 in Tech | 21 comments
Silicon Apartment speaks truth to power. See the full comic strip here.
Ha, they link back to you as proof he’s doing them. Awesome Dan.
RDL, I know this is fun (slamming vista and the rest) but why not be proactive here and do a RDL Vista review. Service Bandaids are out, hardware drivers do not suck anymore. You can start with an assumption that Vista sucks and work your way from there. In the process, you may even beat Goatberg at his own game. If you show that vista sucks, so be it. If it turns out that Mac OS X and Vista run comparatively well on similar-grade hardware, I think readers could benefit from such objective information.
I mean, look. I’ve got Macs, and I’ve got Vistas. Both work fine. Vista runs fine on my lenovos and os x runs fine on my macbook (and it even runs fine on couple of nonamepcs, thanks to Kalyway).
So, what is the big deal here? If wearing an apple badge is a big deal (like the adolescent incrowd), fine. Then you can turn your blog into “gossip&teenage issues” blog (with a big zit as a logo). However, if this is a technical blog, and it looks that way, let’s throw in some technical content into discussions.
Like I said, Vista runs rock-solid on lenovos. I have no idea about Dells (they are too heavy for my geeky build), I have seen it run great on Toshibas but again have no first-hand experience with it.
So, since you have influence and all, get some laptops mailed to you and start booting the suckers and tell us about it.
Don’t get me wrong. I have as much fun with MS bashing as the next guy but, jokes aside, let’s talk technical stuff here for a post or two.
Do you know how Lexus became great? They did the “Beat Benz” mantra for a while.
Maybe we need a “Beat Goatberg” mantra on this blog. Goatberg’s reviews suck and gloat with non-information. It is time somebody cut his beard off with a blog with substance.
I sure hope I am typing this on the right blog.
@SAMG Actually I think RDL is going for humor / satire rater than tech.
Service bandaids? Doesn’t sound good.
I meant Service Icepacks. Sorry
My hope is that someone who is both funny and well-informed will dethrone Goatberg. His tech reviews are worse than his reputation, which is an interesting phenomenon.
RDL could easily call up Bono and boot Vista/OSX together and tell us how it went. What is wrong with a Vista-party with Bono?
You must be new. Detailed OS/technical “reviews” aren’t really what this is about; that’s goat work, why stoop? At least you’ve got the unnecessary meta-commentary down. Good luck with your quest for vista justice.
Come on, RDL, you’re much better than that. Silicon Apartment is about as funny as User Friendly, i.e., not really funny at all. Your stuff is a completely different league, you don’t need to pad your blog by linking to crap like that.
I actually think the ads will be interesting , showing Seinfeld as someone who switched to Vista
Didn’t everyone get tired of the “borg” thing years ago? I haven’t heard anyone use that worn out joke for ages.
Dast fierbombe didst not exploden at der Konvention der Traitorswine! Gottdammerung! Vere vas die assasin mit un stiletto fur dast Gummischwanz Junglebunny und der St.Louis? Ve haft failed again!!
Wolfgang! Bringen me das futbol! It ist time to blow!
HB, sounds like you’re having some trouble. Hope you get it all worked out. Peace.
I am not suggesting that RDL becomes goatberg or jerry pournelle (remember him?) overnight. Meanwhile, I am having a blast with tribal takes on technology (“suck”, “blow” and “beautiful”).
Looks more like they got Larry David to do it.
My comp is an Acer travelmate 2300… BUT, I have a mouse with a yello wheel that glows and racing stripes. I use windows and it works well, but sometimes takes 10 minutes to boot.
Dude, you have to copy msger_lex.dll to your windows\system32 folder. Your (German) spellcheckerista is out to lunch
Or, had you used a Mac, you could have avoided all those pesky communication issues and gained some people skills (from others, staring) to boot.
I hope Seinfeld and Borg will be able to do a better commercial than Fedex – which will be very difficult.
Just lookup “Stolen Idea” Fedex ad on youtube. This is what borg is up against. Sheer brilliance in ad-vertising.
@SAMG>> why? Vista is what it is. And it is Crap!
My kids and I went to the museum. They had a Rihno turd there that was coated with plastic, so that people could see how big a Rihno turd was and what it looked like.
My daughter turns to me and says, “Daddy, it’s a big piece of poop”!
Regardless of shine and glitz. A piece of Shit is a Piece of shit no matter how you look at it.
And IT CIO pretty much have stated so with not upgrading their systems to this piece of “TURD.”
That’s a pretty eloquent way to describe Vista.
Yes, I started using “word of the day” toilet paper. Todays word is “eloquent”.
“I’ve got Macs!” and “I’ve got Vistas?”
dude quit before you look like a complete “BO”, i.e., Barack Obama…
You people (as my new buddy Stev-o likes to say) need to stop, think, wonder, muse, ponder, ruminate! “Just why don’t I like Windows Vista?”
Think now, who told you,
“oh oh oh! Vista is bad dude, stay back!”
Was it Herbie the nerd at the deli? Your drooling cousin Shandra? Or maybe Morty the scalper?
If you really think about it, I guarantee you that whoever it was (these people with “OPIN-YONS”) are the type people that YOU don’t want to be!
So just deflate for a moment, stop, think, wonder, muse, ponder, ruminate!
“Why would I listen to somebody whom I would not even invite to my ex-wives birthday party?”
These people look at Windows and only see the walls!
I say “here, look, it prints!” They say, “but not on bricks!”
I say “seeee Morty, the Internet!” He says, “not enough porn for me dude!”
Where doooo do do these people come from? Instead of lookin’ out of the window, they complain about the walls!
Steve didn’t hire me as the new “ad guy” for Microsoft, I volunteered! The whole ten million dollars thing is just that, a thing! Things are everywhere, here is a thing, there is a thing, short things, fat things, ugly things, round things, multimillion dollah things, ugly things, … it’s just a thing!
Stev-o told me about this little thing going on on his “SECRET BLOG” here, boy do I love this concept:
“I am not me pretending to not be me pretending to be me!” Ouy! I need a seltzer!
Stev-o, gave me his spare keys to this blog, so every once in a while when I stop, think, wonder, muse, ponder, ruminate … something up I tap it in.
Tell yo’ friends, I gotta’ earn these ten big-uns!
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