Monthly Archives: December 2007

Windows Wish List, Part 3

10. Windows should automatically identify failing hardware and tell me what needs to be replaced. Today, when your RAM starts failing, your applications just start randomly crashing or going berzerk, or Windows starts randomly locking up, rebooting itself, or blue-screening.  It’s up … Continue reading

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What does Christmas mean to an atheist?

Many people are surprised and confused when I tell them that I, an atheist, celebrate Christmas.   Christmas isn’t just about religion and the supposed birth of Christ.  It’s also about family, friends, giving, well-being, and tradition.  I celebrate the holiday for all of … Continue reading

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Windows Wish List, Part 2

More things I wish Microsoft would do for the next version of Windows:   8. Make the UI properly responsive Windows should visually respond to every user action in a near-immediate manner.  Today it doesn’t do that.  Examples:   User clicks "start" … Continue reading

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Wrist surgery for Xmas

Last Thanksgiving (2006), I injured my left wrist and forearm while trying to lift a heavy broken car trunk lid on my parents’ car.  Ever since then, I’ve had severe recurring pain in my left wrist joint.  Since I play … Continue reading

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What I would ask the 2008 presidential candidates

Being an elected official is a lot like being a superhero: your main responsibility is to use your power to help less powerful people.  With that in mind, I would like to know: how do your positions on various issues … Continue reading

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Windows Wish List, Part 1

In the spirit of the Xmas holidays, here are some improvements Microsoft should make to its next version of Windows to contribute to a more peaceful Earth.   1. Let me move an installation of Windows to completely different hardware, … Continue reading

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