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Ubuntu's constant updates and difficulty in installing them- "oh no, you can't upgrade to the latest ___ because your only one-year-old version of Ubuntu doesn't support it"- pretty much turned me off Linux forever to Windows, which, AFAIK, still receives support for even the 10-year-old XP. Arch, with it's "just update the packages" philosophy, is the only distro I really like to work with. I've always wondered why most distros prefer versioned releases (which often go obsolete rather quickly resulting in you having to choose between out-of-date software or tedious update procedures) when they have a package manager capable of producing much easier rolling updates. Probably a marketing thing.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2011 on The Infinite Version at Coding Horror
I've never had any luck with the front TRS ports on a PC (in the event there are any). I use a USB headset for gaming-- trading "audio quality" for "don't have to go messing around with the TRS ports." In fact, I think since I got my USB headset (a year or so ago, I think?) I haven't had to replace it once, despite me hating TRS headsets for breaking so quickly after I get them. For my phone (which is my MP3 player), I just have a fold-up pair of cheap headphones from Target. You don't know how hard it is to find headphones that 1) fit over my glasses, and 2) don't make my sinuses go crazy by blocking my ear canal. :/
Toggle Commented May 5, 2011 on Who Needs a Sound Card, Anyway? at Coding Horror
Fortunetly, everyone is moving toward a "web driver's license". Unfortuently, this isn't a decentralized system like OpenID, but rather Facebook Connect. It's such a shame we ended up putting our web experiences into a company that a lot of people (myself included) avoid like the plague.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2010 on The Dirty Truth About Web Passwords at Coding Horror
I'm still running a router from circa 2001. I tried upgrading once. The results were... less then acceptable.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2010 on Because Everyone Needs a Router at Coding Horror
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