New toy

May. 21st, 2009 12:21 am
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As part of my ongoing quest to simultaneously please and piss off everyone all at the same time

I've purchased a nice shiny new macbook air and installed vista on it (I'll most likely be installing W7RC when I get back from DC as the scuttlebutt from my friends at MS is that W7 is what vista should have been).


in keeping with tradition

I've already done broke it.

well not really

but I had to go to the apple store and swap my laptop out for a new one because the little battery which keeps the time/date information stored in the EFI (apparently that is mac for bios) was doa.

a minor annoyance but the look on the apple "geniuses" at seeing me boot it into vista was rather priceless.

I also have to admit that I'm a more than a little bit dissapointed that the EFI is locked down and not user accessable. I'm sorry but fucknuts, it is my computer, I should be able to access my damn bios.

That said, they were relatively compliant with enabling the root account on the Mac OS partition once I explained to them that their "recommended solution" wasn't going to cut it.


I've got to pee so its time for me to head home, in happy news, they promise to have my net access at home fixed on Tuesday so I can stop stalking coffee shops for their free wifi.

be well

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Date: 2009-05-21 01:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry but fucknuts, it is my computer, I should be able to access my damn bios.

Clearly you are insane.

Date: 2009-05-21 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I'm running Windows 7 on my iMac right now. It's not bad. It's not great (it's really clunky and wordy after OS X) but I can play games and still switch back to OS X for real work.


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