HP Assumes You’re Stupid

The other day I had to enable virtualization extensions on a HP laptop. There is absolutely no direct way to get to the BIOS. I had to go look up some documentation to finally find out that you have press F2 to get to boot options and then press F10 to get into BIOS, re-iterating my hate for all products HP.

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Once you get in, you’re greeted by things like “specialized software applications” and “HP recommends that this feature remain disabled…”. I get it that laptops likes these are meant for normal users, but it should not mean that normal users are tech-illiterate and don’t know anything about virtualization.

P.S.: Awesome(sarcastic) BIOS utility name by the way – InsydeH20.

Long Lines at iPad2 Release

The iPad2 release at the San Francisco Apple Store, right behind my office building. Huge lines, 4 blocks long wrapped around the block. I get it that people are excited but there’s no need to get THIS excited for sequels. And its not even that exciting, still no USB/Thunderbolt external storage support.

Mac OS X Updates: Gearing Up For The Upcoming IOS 4.3

AutoBox – More Than Plain Vanilla Torrent Downloading

Ubuntu Server Setup

Hardware You Need: Any box that runs Ubuntu server edition with respectable performance.

Software:

  • SSH
  • rtorrent
  • Samba
  • Apache

More as I find time…

Scheduled Maintenance This Weekend

My one long year with multiple site outages and high ping response times is almost over. I’ll be moving from Dreamhost to my old host – Netfirms. I would be moving my blog and a couple of other sites so people who do stop by once in a while expect some downtime over this weekend while I’m doing this. If everything goes as planned this should be a smooth and easy transfer.