|added Tue May 11 2004 at 9:51 PM
|Wait for five minutes, click okay. Five more minutes, click okay again.
There seriously should be a script to just do a typical install of Windows. There were a few things that I actually needed to make a decision for (I wanted to reformat my harddrive before I installed), but things like that could just be input at the beginning. Imagine... you spend ten minutes answering quesitons (all the user inputs along the way), and you go to the movies for a couple hours. When you get home, windows is completely installed and updated.
I guess realistically, it wouldn't have worked anyway. I did have to troubleshoot a couple things along the way (namely, I had to find the drivers for my network card before I could connect to the internet). Nonetheless, the whole process is entirely too long and annoying.
I was about to download AIM to reinstall it, but for the heck of it, I decided to read the user reviews on download.com. I had been wondering where the heck WildTangent came from. I decided instead to just get trillian. I'll still use MSN because MSN, unlike AIM, seems to get better with every release. Granted, they are made by the enemy (Micro$oft), but its funding seems to come from MSN gaming, and I don't mind integrated demo gaming in my messenger program. I always hated "AIM today" and the fact that I couldn't ever turn it off. For that matter, I hate "MSN today," too, but at least there's an option to turn that off.
I'm a little frustrated with my music. First of all, I think I lost a few songs in the big transfer (to cd and back again), because my cd burner was having *serious* issues. Second, I was hoping that I'd be able to simply import the old busic library and retain all my music ratings. I spent a lot of time selecting songs that I actually like, and it's annoying to not have my favorite songs available at the click of a button. If anbody (Eliza or David) knows of a good program to port those over, I would greatly appreciate the tip. I might spend the time and write up a php script to do it, but the only problem with that is my inferior knowledge of xml. I guess it's time to learn.