The Internets are a very big place, with its tubes and trucks dumping movies while you wait to receive an Internet from your staff. And while the Internet has been growing exponentially in audience and size since I started this blog on June 13th, 2006, some of the posts I have put up may have flown under your radar because the baby panda sneezing held your attention for hours. The following is a list of posts you may have missed and would be useful to point out.
1. Bring out your dead... [bong!] - This was an unfortunately named early article. The "bong" in the title was a Monty Python reference from "The Life of Brian" not, as one spam commenter thought, an opportunity to sell drug paraphernalia. Well, bad title or not, the article shows me at a transitional state in which computer I use at home. I had the good fortune of picking up and old G4 Macintosh for free, put OS X on it and fell in love with using a Macintosh. I went into detail on how I overclocked this mac to get out every last bit of juice, before I upgraded to my dual core mac mini.
2. Great software for the OS X - Notice the title. See how it tells you what the article is about. I was beginning to put on the big-boy pants. There are some obvious and non-obvious recommendations in this piece, and if I were to make any updates to the post I would add iEatBrainz and Bean. Another minor addition - Hamachi was bought up by LogMeIn since, but Hamachi still has a "basic" free version.
3. Why Circuit City Rebates Suck! - In most cases I would rather write about my more interesting or pleasant experiences, hoping that you, the reader, may also discover the same. Well, not with this one. This is me at my most annoyed. Lesson: MAKE A BIG STINK when you do not get a rebate. Tell others. Put it on digg, del.icio.us, Stumbleupon or wherever. Complain. It is not that I was asking for something I did not deserve, or I was trying to screw the system, or be a high maintenance consumer for the sake of being a high maintenance consumer - I just wanted the $20 I was promised, or I would not have bought the damn item to begin with.
4. Control Data Corporation and Dad - It is not like me to to be so personal, but, to put this post into context, I lost my dad to cancer when I was a toddler, and I as I get older I realize how young HE was when he passed. This post was an attempt to get some better understanding of the guy in the family photos.
5. Getting past the O.S. hype - choices beyond who is yelling the loudest - I wrote the about one month before Vista was released to the public and before I tried it. Where I was wrong (read: completely dead wrong) was the hype. I honestly thought Windows Vista hype was going to mirror the Windows 95 hype, with balloons, cake and pin-the-tale-on-the-Gates. It never happened. This huge event in Microsoft history became a non-event and was just a matter of fact within what seemed like 3 weeks. I think they are paying for it now - see the "Microsoft Sees Stronger XP Sales in FY08" PC World article.
This was a bit "meta" but I promise you will not see this in a post titled "5 Posts of Posts that List 5 Articles That Flew Under Your Radar." I just blew my mind, man, sans drug paraphernalia.