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Archive for March 20th, 2008

Zune, oh how I’ve grown to greatly regret you

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 20, 2008

So two Christmases ago I got a Zune, and I thought I was going to be the shit with all the cool stuff that it could do, supporting my Microsoft fanhood and what not. What a mistake, I’m on my second Zune and shit is still going down. First of all the wonderful updated Zune program from the computer will at random crash, and as a result will have to rebuild my entire library over again, now that is a bit of an annoyance, but you would think the equipment would be solid right?

Wrong, not only has my second Zune, sent to me by Microsoft after having to jump through thirty hoops to get it fixed, started to act up but I think I’m no longer under warranty. If I want to listen to my Zune it has to be flat down on a surface any sudden movements involving it will cause a restart, occassional use of third party headphones or speakers will cause it to constantly recycle, which in layman terms means it will load up and then restart.

I’m sorry Microsoft, but it would appear that you’re just a name that I was dumb for believing in. I’ve been screwed by the XBOX, the XBOX360 (Red Ring of Death), the Zune, Windows Vista (and its amazing ability to make my wireless card useless), and of course Customer Support.

Of course there was that awesome fix with the plug for the XBOX, but that really didn’t help, and then there was the promise that my first Zune was a fluke. Then came SP1 for Vista, something that I was really hoping to be able to use, but since I apparently have drivers that aren’t going to fair too well with the update it won’t let me even see it as an option.

I think that my post has gone from talking about Zunes to the entirety of Microsoft, hey I still will buy stuff for their systems, but I think I’m starting to see why so many people are late adapters to Microsoft products, and allow them to go through at least 7 generations.

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Sadly Comics For Me

Posted by Altered Confusion on March 20, 2008

Well after some reflection I’ve decided that I’m not going to be posting anything soon with regards to comics. I’m going to practice my drawing skills for a bit and when I feel like I have something that isn’t rushed I’ll post it.

After browsing the internet yesterday I found out that the GameSpot mass exodus continues with yet another veteran leaving. I don’t know what the higher ups are doing over there, but it would seem that everyone and their mother no longer want anything to do with GameSpot.

I’d love to chat and throw my opinion around right now, but as a result of a severally delayed flight for my sister last night I am beyond exhaustion, and still need to eat something, so maybe I’ll post later, or maybe I’ll just throw up my list of games that I own and see if anyone is interested in knowing a bit more about one of them.

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