Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

Wham, Bam, Thank You RAM

The last time I bought RAM (without buying a new computer) was in the good ‘ol days (circa 2000) when it cost about a dollar a megabyte. Those were the days when 64 megabytes meant your computer was SCREAMING fast, but that was also back when having a CD burner meant you were ahead of the technology curve (I was the second person I knew to have one) and it took a day to download an MP3. Times have changed. Wow. I’m an old man.

Sadly, the time has come to do a few minor upgrades to my computer to increase its efficiency. It turns out that despite being both stable and efficient with hard drive space, Ubuntu is a bit of a memory hog, although it doesn’t eat it up like Windows did. I guess 256mb isn’t what it used to be. I blame all this new-fangled technology, consarnit.

From an email Danielle sent yesterday… “Have you noticed that since you started writing about linux, no one comments on your blog?”. Hmm. I did notice a bit of a drop-off, but few of my posts have specifically related to my switch-over, so I think I’m okay. My site stats lead me to believe that I have more regular readers than ever, but talking to a few of my friends who used to be regular readers, it seems that they aren’t coming here with the same frequency as before… so who’s out there? And do you hate Linux?

Taking a cue from Karim, I’m going to start a mini-art project of mixed media pieces using Rasterbated images and painting them. I’m going to try going with realism (painting the original colours of the photo) and with crazy-art-ism (using insane colours instead) to see which looks more awesome.

Speaking of awesome, rumour has it that the newest volume of everyone’s favourite online arts zine, SilentTalkie is one short month from relaunch. That means we’ll be hassling people for content shortly. You can avoid that by submitting beforehand if you’d like. Just send me an article by email and I’ll praise and laud you in here. How awesome would THAT be?


9 Comments so far

  1. karim January 12th, 2007 1:18 pm

    Linux r0x3rs all upz 0n teh n00bs… ahem… sorry about that.

  2. Dave January 12th, 2007 1:26 pm

    Your honour, let the record show that Karim is not, even in the least bit, sorry.

  3. karim January 12th, 2007 2:00 pm

    “Your honour..”?!? What are you now, some kind of lawyer? Lawyers know nothing of Linux, let alone if or when someone is “sorry”… pfft. So apparently, I need to translate my comment above: Linux is a very good operating system, however it is complicated and not for everyone… especially lawyers. 🙂 (that’s an internet smiley… just turn your head. no, the other way)

  4. SSS January 12th, 2007 2:00 pm

    Good times. I remember paying $500 for my 8×4 CD burner.

  5. Dave January 12th, 2007 2:06 pm

    As per above, Steve (SSS) was the FIRST person I knew who had one. Back then, he was like a god… and he charged people $7 to touch him and $13 for him to breathe on them. Those were the good old days.

  6. Kenneth January 14th, 2007 1:00 pm

    OS/2 is the way to go. 🙂

  7. Chris H January 16th, 2007 11:16 am

    just buy a mac already, you’ve been avoiding the inevitable for how many years now????

  8. Dave January 17th, 2007 10:27 am

    When I heard Jay Deyo gave up on Macs, I finally had my ammunition to say this…
    Macs are overrated. Sure they’re pretty and reliable, but they’re expensive. Also, just by having one, you join a sub-group of proselytizing automatons that leave comments on blogs. 😉

  9. Chris H January 17th, 2007 1:19 pm

    Jay Deyo give up on Mac’s??? That’s blasphemey!!!! besides, i’m just telling you the truth… from a certain point of view *cough* no viruses… who said that?!?

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