Posts Tagged ‘windows’

“No Voy a Comprar Windows Ocho” – Repeat: “I Will Not Buy Windows 8″ – Take the Pledge, Here’s Why

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Dude, I remember Windows 3.0. And, after that one, I remember Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, XP, Vista, and, of course, Seven.

And I’ll tell you, I wasn’t reverse to using any of them.

I even got a Vista box from Dell, even though many people were (and still are) sticking with XP. I didn’t care.

But Windows 8* is a big no-go.

So, say it now, aloud: “I Will Not Buy Windows 8.

Again: “No Voy a Comprar Windows Ocho.”

Buying Windows 8 is muy prohibidado. (I wrote that it in Spanish because that’s how exotic and not allowed it is.)

Now here’s everything you need to know about W8:

Fear and Loathing and Windows 8 (Or: Why Windows 8 Scares Me — and Should Scare You Too)

Well, maybe that’s a bit too much, but how about these primary conclusions:

1. Windows 8 is not Windows, it’s a new operating system with Windows 7 compatibility tacked onto it.

2. Although Windows 8 looks pretty and is great for tablet-style content consumption, I question its benefits for traditional PC productivity tasks.

3. Big OS transitions like this one traditionally cause users to reconsider their OS decision and potentially switch to something else. 

4. Microsoft has worsened the risk that people will migrate away from Windows 8, by disabling some key features of Windows 7, and mishandling the consumer “preview” program.

OK then.

Oh, remember that Farhad Manjoo, that writer who hated the Sunset District so much he just had to move away?

Well, he hates Windows 8 even more than he hates the foggy, foggy Sunset.

OK then.

So here’s what you do, you get a 16 GB, 2TB ZT Systems from the Costco.com (or from Walmart online or something) for like $600. That’ll come with Windows 7 and that’ll last you a good long time. And then you’ll be ready for Windows 8 Plus or Windows 9 or whatever shakes out.

OK then.

*Now maybe they’ll offer W8 (rhymes with wait – get it?) on a phone or a tablet or something what uses a touchscreen and maybe that’ll be OK (depending on the price, of course). But if you want to get something done with a PC, then why not just stick with W7?

Waiting to See Obama from a Brick Building on California Street

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

As seen yesterday:

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Well That’s an Odd-Looking San Francisco Taxi Cab: From Turkey (or Romania!) With Love, It’s Your “Transit Connect”

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Well I guess this weird taxicab is a Ford, sort of.

Anyway, it has lots of windows so you won’t feel too much like cargo on your way to SFO in the back of a cargo van:

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Learn all about the vagaries of international bidness, including the world-famous, anti-consumer 1963 Chicken Tax and how it affects us today, right here.

Come Take the Dell Ultrabook Challenge Today Near the Ferry Building: Meet the Windows Version of the MacBook Air

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I guess. Actually they were closed forlunch when I passed by. Today they will be in the Marina in the morning and then at Fishermans Wharf starting at 2 PM.

I don’t know, maybe they’ll have some Dell swag for you as you check out their forthcoming XPS 13, which starts at $1000, which sounds a bit high to me but whatever.

A taco truck without tacos, temporarily in the 415:

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See you there, I suppose.

Jackson Street Update: “The North Beach Police Department is 8 Blocks Away, You and Your Vehicle are Being Monitored…”

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

As seen on Jackson:

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Thanks for the update, fretful tenant.

Are You Obligated to Tell Out-Of-Town Visitors to Not Leave Anything in Parked Cars? Yes, Of Course – This is San Francisco

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

I tell everybody who comes to town.

It’s my obligation.

Now, let’s hear from Northern Station SFPD Police Captain Ann Mannix:

I just looked at our most recent crime stats and, no surprise to me, auto break-ins are up yet again… Help us out by taking anything valuable out of your car and encourage others to do so as well, especially your out-of-town visitors.”

Indeed.

Walking on, walking on broken glass in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle:

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This Building at 25th and Balboa is the Best in the Richmond District Because It Doesn’t Look Like All the Rest

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

See?

It’s a landmark. It tells you where you are without you having to check the street signs.

From Bauhaus to our house:

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Hurray!

New SFPUC Building at 525 Golden Gate Has Lots and Lots and Lots of Louvers

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

That’s what I’m calling them, louvers.

This is the south-facing wall of our new EcoPalace:

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This building is a bit different, anyway.

If the Line for Your FiDi Lunch at the Sentinel is Too Long, You Can Always Try Golden West Near Sutter and Montgomery

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Of course the line for sandwiches at The Sentinel these days can still be quite long, but don’t forget about the Sentinel’s little brother, highly-rated Golden West at 8 Trinity Place just up the hill from Sutter and Montgomery.

What’s happened over the past year is that Sentinel customers are now going to GW as a substitute for short rib sandwiches and whatnot.

The whole joint is just two windows, one to order and one to pick up. See?

Gold! I love goooold!

Click to expand ($79 is the price of a parking ticket on Trinity Alley and, if you don’t pay within a month, the cost goes up to $196.97, or something*)

Here’s a recent lunchtime menu:

They’re open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Join the (small) crowd.

See you there!

*Or it’s the atomic # and weight of gold, Au

OMG, Free Kung Fu Tacos, Free Chairman Bao on Black Friday! At Fifth and Mission From 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

eBay is going to pick up lunch for all you Black Friday shoppers tomorrow.

Start queuing up at 11:30 on November 26th, 2010 at 5th and Mission where there going to have the Kung Fu Tacos and Chairman Bao trucks.

See you there!  All the deets below.

Sacrilicious:

Shop with Your Mouth Full with eBay Mobile

What: eBay Mobile is celebrating Black Friday with a free and open to the public eventShop with Your Mouth Full. Skip the mall madness and come outside to 5th and Mission to learn about eBay’s mobile apps. The new eBay iPhone 2.0 update, now with selling and RedLaser barcode scanning, launched this week.

Join us for FREE lunch provided by Kung Fu Taco and Chairman Bao – two of San Francisco’s favorite food trucks! There will be lots of fun surprises.

Why: Free food, fun & skip the mall lines to shop outside!

When: Black Friday November 26th from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Where: 5th and Mission in front of the San Francisco Chronicle building; for more details see Facebook event

Who: eBay Mobile is the leader in mobile commerce with top free lifestyle apps including eBay Fashion, RedLaser and StubHub. eBay is available on major mobile platforms including: iPhone®, iPad™, Android™, BlackBerry® and Windows® Phone 7.

Watch It’s a Mobile Miracle at the Mall! and Is that a Mall in Your Pocket? videos to learn more about eBay Mobile.