Tuesday, June 29, 2004

I could be sailing

I could be out there sailing or riding a motorbike. I could be driving on a cross country trip. That would be fun.

But I'm here writing MS Windows Services to run Java code via the JNI interface and Sun doesn't even provide a function to do a stack trace dump of the last exception thrown by the stupid program written by someone else. *sigh*

But you didn't need to read that, did you?

One of these days I should start a sail-boat fund and see if anyone parts with their funds in the name of a sail-boat for someone else.

Back to work.

Stupid HP

The new computer seems to be following a random pattern of working. MSPaint doesn't run. Well it shows in the process list but doesn't the GUI at all. While accessing different menus, the computer just freezes. Is it too fast for the operating system? I doubt it, Microsoft would never write an OS that would under utilize the horse power. InterDVD also hangs the computer. Couldn't install IIS on it because it stops after about 87% progress. Then it wouldn't uninstall it.

And I've already given my older computer to my parents. The older computer was a Sony. So much better. HP looks nice but has yet to impress me with its speed or with its out of the box installation.

Not to mention the bracket containing the Media buttons, memory card readers, and the floppy drive wasn't mounted properly. It looked broken after unpacking. Had to fix that too.

This computer is just starting to really make me upset. I mean two days now without a computer that works properly. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I will do a system recovery and it that doesn't work, I'll install my own copy of the XP Media Center Edition.