Indie-Script: October 2007: Archives

October 25, 2007

An Apology For My Recent Absence...And A Rant genre: Indie-Script

Software Nightmares

My apologies for my extended absence. I wish I could report that I took off to distant parts on a whim with a newfound friend...but...alas...all I can report is that I have just spent the better part of three days (and I am talking about 18 hours per) backing up and reinstalling my operating system on the PC from hell (or should I say Dell?).

The good news is...not to be found. After my three day brain drain, it now appears that the system will have to be removed and installed a second time. Suffice it to say that at the moment I'm in favor of the President bombing another country...however it isn't is India.

OK, I know that is unfair, but no doubt in my weakened state I think I'm entitled to lash out...and right now it's at the technical support people for Dell, Microsoft, and Symantec in India who are currently the bane of my existence. Just once it would be nice for George Bush's insane foreign policy to match up with my own maniacal thoughts.

Anyway, it looks like I'll be playing with my distant friends again tomorrow afternoon as we give it another go. Frankly, I'm not even sure why I've agreed to try this again but it's one of those instances where blind stubbornness has defeated practicality...or one might even conclude I'm a closet masochist who has suddenly found his way out of the closet.

I've been told that if Dell can't make it work this time, they will look at a replacement. At the moment, I'm telling myself that would justify my time and effort. I'm trying to avoid the fact that I may just be substituting one headache with another.

I'll close with one final thought...Macintosh rules!

Tagged as: Computers, Dell, Macintosh, Microsoft, Software, Symantec, Technology

Daniel DiRito | October 25, 2007 | 12:44 AM | link | Comments (1)
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October 11, 2007

Another Take On The Left Vs. Right Question genre: Indie-Script & Tongue-In-Cheek

Generally speaking, whenever we hear left vs. right we think about politics. If you're like me, there are times when you just want to escape from the back and forth which seems to be an endless battle.

Well, here's a fun left-right posting that has nothing to do with politics (and please don't comment with an argument that this, too, can be applied to politics). It's one of those brain teaser things that will tell the viewer if their left or right brain is dominant.

Here's how it works. When you look at the dancing figure, determine if you see her spinning clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you say clockwise, you're right brained. If she's turning counter-clockwise, you're left brained.

Even more fun, see if you can get her to reverse directions. The only way I found to do this was to watch her stationary foot and try to envision it turning the opposite direction. I found a blink or a quick glance away from the stationary foot and then back helped me achieve the reversal.

The traits which are associated with left and right brain individuals can be found in the table below the image.

H/T to The Herald Sun via Daily Kos


Left vs. Right Brain

Tagged as: Brain Teaser, Left Brain, Right Brain

Daniel DiRito | October 11, 2007 | 6:01 PM | link | Comments (2)
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