April 2007

My First Mac Blue Screen of Death

Apple,Computer Apps,Microsoft,PhxCreative,Technology

It was bound to happen… Vista has been running smooth on my Mac. I don’t use it that often, but when I do, it actually runs faster than it did when I first set it up. Now that I am starting to really enjoy having a Windows thing on my Mac, I think to myself, it can’t be this good, something has to go wrong soon. And it did.

I got my first blue screen of death. Well, it is blue and it is bad news, but I don’t actually know what the blue screen of death looks like and decided that I don’t care enough to look it up in Google. Whether or not it is the real one, it is good enough for me. Luckily, I rebooted Vista without rebooting my Mac, thanks to Parrallels. During the reboot, my computer was pretty much useless, but once it rebooted, everything was back to normal.

So I guess, there is no problem. Things are back to smooth and I await my next Windows moment.

Treo 700w

Microsoft,Mobile Info,PhxCreative,Technology

I have had my Treo 700w for over a year now. It has been rated as the best phone since before I got it. The 750 is out now and the iPhone I think comes out soon or is already out, so it probably isn’t the best anymore. Anyway, I have the Windows version, which was a mistake. I wish I had the palm version or the one that syncs with my Mac without purchasing additional software.

To keep this short and sweet, let me just say, what a let down. It is such an amazing phone that does more than I could ever need, but… this is the great part, but, it freezes, crashes, restarts randomly, doesn’t send emails and texts sometimes without my knowledge until I reset it. I reset the thing at least, YES, AT LEAST 3 times a day. For a phone that cost 3/4 of a grand, you would think it wouldn’t suck. And with all of the features it has, you would think it wouldn’t suck.

It is a great phone if you have a Windows mentality and don’t mind rebooting all the time. Would I throw it away and get a Razor? No. Do I wish I had another phone? No. Do I wish the Treo lived up to the hype and didn’t act like a PC? Yes. I am keeping my phone, I just needed to complain somewhere because I am tired of being a Mac-guy with Windows issues.

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