Posts in category Rants and Raves

Microsoft, should I switch to Chrome?

Microsoft, should I switch to Chrome?
OK, it’s Microsoft’s turn to be the target of a rant. I’ve been trying to post a blog entry for several days using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, but it wouldn’t let me sign into Spaces. Every time I did, I got an error message. I finally tried to log into my MSN Spaces account using Google̵ [...]

So long, Sonics

So long, Sonics
What a fiasco.  There’s plenty of blame to go around for the Seattle SuperSonics’ move to Oklahoma City.  How does a team that went to the NBA Finals in 1996 leave town just a decade later?  Should the blame go to Sonics owner Clay Bennett, an Oklahoma millionaire who bought the Sonics, pledged to keep the team in Seattle, and th [...]

A rant against DVD regions

A rant against DVD regions
We found out last weekend that region 4 DVDs, South America’s format, don’t play in any of our region 1 DVD players.  We went today to a local electronics store to look for a multi-region DVD player.  All of their players were region 4 DVD players.  They claimed that the DVD players played region 1 DVDs (North America), but we di [...]