A fellow by the name of Daniel K has been supplying Windows Vista users with a usable Audio Driver on his own accord. He has been doing this work because Creative has been unable to support this platform which, apparently, quite alot of people are using. A company like Creative really should supply decent quality sound drivers from day one for their customers, especially since they figure their cards to be “professional” grade.
But, alas, Creative has now publicly stated on their forums, that if not Daniel K seize his work immediately, they will consider legal action. This is a baaaad move on their part, and anyone knowing just a little bit about how the net works, will tell you the same. It is not like he’s competing with them, or he’s promoting his work as originating from Creative. In fact, im quite sure that if Creative supplied decent drivers, he would not feel the need to undertake this job by himself.
So now, instead of supporting him, which would provide good will in the community, and probably more sales, they have practically told all their customers off. What are you thinking?
This is what the white house looked like during Earth Hour:
Earth Hour – An hour where alot of citizens around the world turned of their lights to save electricity, and thereby showing their concern for the environment.
I participated, did you?
There was no Internet connection at my second hotel, that actually worked. I really do think its a necessity to have a good and reliable Internet connection for your visitors.
Watching TV and reading books used to be what you could do in a hotel-room, now however, the Internet is the main source of information for many people, so why not give your hotel an edge and use it as a selling point?
Anyways, I was bored and without all the information I could have used (Cisco website).Â Even though the room was fine, I wont be staying at that hotel again, because of the lack of a usable internet connection.
I am sitting in a hotel room once again, and I am going to be sitting in one until thursday. How do you feel about hotel rooms, and what do you do in one of them?
I normally spend most of my awaken time by my laptop, which it is critical for me to have an internet connection. I am quite concerned that the hotel I will be staying at tomorrow, does not have an internet connection, in which case I will be spending the evening watching movies I suspect. I always bring a portable harddrive or two with me with interesting stuff loaded onto them.
Apart from that, I now spend my dinners with my iPhone, which has proven to be a really nice companion when you dine alone. I normally watch a series or part of a movie on it, just to pass time.
Reading and studying is part of the reason I am in a hotelroom this time, so ofcourse I spend some time doing that as well.
Apart from that, I really find spending time in a hotelroom is alot more fun when you travel with friends/family.
Arthur C. Clarke passed away today at his retreat in Sri Lanka. Besides fighting the nazi’s by helping develop radar facilities, he is also behind many of the conceptual ideas behind space travel and sci-fi in general. He was always very philosophical about mans role in the universe, advocating space splunking whenever possible, and was of the belief that we would reach Mars by 2000. Alas, not everything worked out the way he had hoped, but he was a great thinkerer in the area nevertheless.
God Speed Mr. Clarke.
I just learned that a local handball team (HF-Mors), apart from being sponsored by various sponsors the normal way, by having their expenses and training gear taken care of, also got their mortgage/rent paid. I think this is crossing the line for a small time handball team. I think the sponsorships should cover broadly for more exotic things as well, not just the mainstream stuff like handball/football.Â If the sponsorship is primarily to gain revenue, then it should be seen that way, but these sponsorships are being pushed to the public as being good for the local community. I disagree.
A 16 year old kid was recently beaten to death for no apparent reason.
Senseless violence an indication of a worse society? I think so.
I have no more to say about this than whats already been said.
We should all be ashamed.
A plane from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, was cancelled yesterday, because of fear of terror.
A group of middle eastern men (all of whom are airline pilots in an Iraqi airline), was the cause of the fear to a Dutch man. One of the middle eastern men, had to use the restrooms, and, like me, you and everybody else, left his luggage (carry-on-bag) with his friends. This apparently was a cause for alarm, the police was called, the plane cancelled, and all for nothing.
Fear is a very powerful motivator.
America’s war on tourism: airlines to foot the bill for fingerprinting foreigners as the leave the US
Scotland Yard wants DNA samples from 5-year-olds in case they grow up to be criminals; Oyster card records to become part of “war on terror”
I mean, come on. Do you really think this sort of thing is sensible to do? If you read the first article, you will know that the US laws, regarding scanning/fingerprinting/probing of foreigners coming to the country, have only found 1000 Visa-Over-stayers at a price of $15.000.000 a pop. Nice balance.
The second article gives reason for concern regarding every 5+ year old. If you show signs of criminal-in-the-future-behavior, you should have your DNA obtained and cataloged for future scrutiny every time there’s the least suspicion that you might have committed a crime, or even been near one at any given time. (Like a burglary in your neighborhood.)
Please dont try this at home, but if you do, id like to see the outcome: