Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

PC Cyber closed, clients and employees up shit creek

With the unfortunate but long-coming news of PC Cyber’s demise, I’d like to remind everyone of the remaining options in Ottawa: Downtown: Canada Computers and Bewawa West End: RB Computing And of course, you can always contact me directly. My expertise is in gaming/workstation/server rigs, but I’m happy to help out in […]

File servers for everyone!

It looks like shit (for now), but I’ve quickly put together a NAS configurator page.  That’s right, custom file servers from 4 to 72 terabytes, to securely stash your digital clutter.  Be forewarned, these things can get noisy as they are designed for server rooms.  If you want something quiet enough to stick […]

Requiem for a Laptop

Laptops suck.  Seriously, they are shit.  None of them work right, driver support is abysmal, and it seems every manufacturer is targeting the “space-conscious idiot” demographic,  who want a laptop that stays on a desk, plugged in 24/7.

Rogers iPhone pricing revealed (yes, Rogers is still retarded)

Rogers revealed its pricing scheme for its Canadian 3G iPhone plans today. They suck ass, which is precisely what we’ve come to expect from the only national telecom that’s even dumber and greedier than Bell. There’s a petition online. Like all petitions, it probably won’t do a damned thing, but it says “fuck you” […]

Fuck Creative Labs, Fuck the Sound Blaster, and Fuck You if you buy one!

For those just tuning in, Creative Inc, the company that sells the Sound Blaster brand of sound cards, has been giving a driver hacker a very hard time. The issue involves Vista driver support. I don’t know the full details, as I don’t own a Sound Blaster anymore, but the gist of it is that […]

The thousand-dollar keyboard – Fuck you Art Lebedev!

Optimus Maximus in minimus sub-$1000 configurations – Engadget We live in a fake world. Fake people, fake careers, fake tits and fake money. Well if you’re the kind of fake person that likes a fake computer, here’s your keyboard: the Optimus Maximus, by Art Lebedev (aka the “geniuses” who got paid to draw […]

Computer equipment quality

Ahh, computers… That’s why you’re here, right ? That’s how you got here, too! With the recent release of ‘new’ iMacs from Apple a few weeks ago, there has been much buzz around the blogosphere about quality and value. A lot of whiney ignorants like to hear themselves say that Macs are expensive because they […]