I’ve been on the Windows Insider’s fast ring for Windows 10 (W10) and so far, so good. I’ve enjoyed the beta’s, both closed and open and I can honestly say I’ve never seen the like of a release like this before. W10 is know humming about quite content for some time now and what surprises me is that I actually do not have a lot to say about it, in a negative context. Well, maybe the Start menu at first but since it has just the customization options I need it was quickly setup to my liking. Well alright, two false notes: My antivirus program stopped working altogether, but it seemed more AV-vendors didn’t have their programs ready for W10 for a bit. Nothing ol’ MS can do about and it’s not like you’re completely vulnerable, MS Defender fills the gap against the worst crap around. The other thing was VMWare Workstation, which had to be repaired. Not a biggie though, after repair (5 mins) it worked fine again. I still think it’s the best free OS out here today for the average consumer (if you look hard enough, you can even upgrade unlicensed copies to fully activated ones ;)). But truth is, with the world shifting to different service models for the plain consumers, I wonder how long this will last.
As I’m typing this though, I have an eye on my left portion of the screen where an iBood-hunt is taking place. Still want that damn box. Last one it was in my grasp but the payment went all haywire. No box. Meh.
For those unfamiliar: iBood is a site for daily offers below the normal going rates. Well, sometimes it’s worthwhile, sometimes it’s not. A couple of times a year, an iBood Hunt is organized, where a lot of previous offers pass on for even lower prices and the infamous iBood Box. It costs either ~ 50 or ~100 euro’s and contains at least that worth in several goods. Sometimes, the actual worth is 8-12 times what you pay for it, so it’s really nice if you can actually score one.
At least my girlfriend surprised me by buying new socks in one of the Hunt’s offerings today, so I do have that 🙂
And then for the last part of this blog’s title: I’m seriously out of ideas when it comes to what some people are thinking when I read news like a shooting where the perpetrator posts his attack on social media. What happened: a news crew was interviewing someone, when a guy opened fire on them from very close range. Well, nothing new for good ol’ Murica with all the gunslingers around ‘ cause it’s their constitutional right. But what’s really creepy? This (Warning: Shocking footage). He filmed it himself and uploaded it to his Facebook and Twitter where it got removed very quickly, but hey, when the Net has it.. It resurfaces easily enough. Time for another take on your constitutional rights?
But this is easily dwarfed by the ongoing crimes of war and spreading hatred by IS (but as much as the ones opposing ideology with violence). It’s kinda of-putting and sad to see that thousands of years of so called civilization still results in a reporter + cameraman getting killed on first person view and thousands of peoples fleeing their homelands because it’s teared up by wars. About what? Jealousy, money, oil, resources, self enrichment, not getting along or simply denying each other’s happiness. What are we teaching, what are we reaching? Or do people simply fail to see what is to be learned, even if it stares them in the face?
Makes me want to enjoy my freedom even more and keep on pursuing happiness.
Like getting iBood’ed socks when you’re hunting the box and be perfectly happy about it, because it’s a funny surprise little gift from the missus.. Even if I don’t get to order it again, I’ ll still have socks 😀 Small things, but steps in happiness.