Generation Y's Howard Beale (dk) wrote,
Generation Y's Howard Beale


finally got around to installing XP last night, which is (i think) the 5th OS to be dumped on that poor computer since it's arrived at scott's house.

after reading gilmor's comments/complaints in the sjmerc about XP, which were mainly the crippleware aspect (which users of the corporate version don't have to worry about), and the built-in attempts to get you to consume (buy, buy, buy!) through various pre-installed softwares, i decided i could take it on in a couple hours; it was easier than expected.

all of the "consumer" links can be judiciously trimmed by spending a few minutes in the "windows components" section of the "add/remove programs" control panel.

other stuff i've found in a couple hours' worth of stoned toying-around:


the profile-transfer utility, if it works properly, will make my life a *lot* easier while i still have to do the occasional round of desktop support. (yeah, i'm slumming it... but $30/hr remains $30/hr.)


default logins displayed on "ctrl-alt-del" screen- i'm sure there's still a registry key to get rid of this, but it's still retarded. to make matters worse, there can be as many as 5 recent logins displayed, instead of just the previous one (as was the case in nt/2k).

ok, i'll comment more on this later, i've found something else i want to post.

  • (no subject)

    because it is 2017, last night i met an OPD cop who is poly and wants to take me as a secondary so she and her bisexual husband can play with me.…

  • (no subject)

    dear livejournal owners/admins: i am bisexual, and i will not tolerate censorship. i've been a user of this site for far longer than you've owned…

  • (no subject)

    it is strange watching tv, anymore the only time i do is when i am out am in a bar in the FiDi with headphones on because i cannot fucking stand…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.