While twenty years ago a band needed a record label to discover them, help them record, help them shoot a video, manufacture and then distribute their album, a resourceful band can do all of those things themselves. Eventually, bands will be able to sell their music online direct to fans with minimal reliance on a record label. The RIAA is teetering on the edge of irrelevance, and it’s our job to give it a hearty shove. […]
WTF? Lesley Gore is gay?!
Singer Lesley Gore came to fame in the ’60s with ‘It’s My Party (And I’ll Cry If I Want To)’ and other hits. She once told an interviewer that she didn’t realize she was gay until she was in her twenties, and that she decided to come out when she toured the Midwest and saw the negativity that existed in places where “there are probably two gay people in the whole damn town.” She still records and tours.
I mean, Lesley Gore?!!?
As a somewhat technical person, I’ve followed just about every fix recommended, but still the performance is completely unacceptable, even on a machine that is at the higher end of what Vista will ever run on this year and next. As of tonight, I plan to “downgrade” back to Office 2003 and XP. I’d also like to send Redmond an invoice for my lost productivity, but alas, monopolies such as MSFT would probably laugh at such a thing.
Sorry, I… I gave Vista a real chance. I just can’t use it as my primary OS anymore. It’s NOT horrible at its core (by any stretch of the imagination). If all of your hardware and software are fully baked, you’re good to go – but that’s not the world I live in. I will continue to recommend Windows Vista for some users, mind you. I wish I could take the best parts of Vista and bring them back with me to XP. I’m still more than willing to help Microsoft improve Windows and get the message out to users, but I simply can’t sacrifice my own time and productivity without benefits in clear sight. I’m begging Microsoft and all of my hardware and software vendors to make Windows better for me. Until then…
The Whoa starts now.
Prior relevant coverage on this blog: Microsoft Windows Vegta