Update – Apparently the sound issue is something in Windows. Fucked if I know what. I tried different speakers as well as headphones, in both soundcards. Tried disabling one of the soundcards. Reinstalled drivers. Did a system restore. Know I am starting to get pissed off and may kick it a few times to see if that will work. I’ve gotta have my itunes. I know I can listen to music on the TV system, but it’s not the same, particularly if Holder or one of the wall crawlers want to watch TV.

I am pretty much a happy camper today. Stardock released Windowblinds for Vista yesterday (at least the beta version). I have missed being able to skin my windows under Vista. I’ve used this program since 1999 or so, and it kicks ass. I also found a transparent console called (amazingly enough) Console. I used to use an eterm like program called eConsole, but development on it stopped several years ago and it doesn’t run properly under Windows Vista. The first time I loaded up a skin it crashed explorer, but after a reboot I haven’t had a single problem since. There are literally hundreds of skins available for free at Wincustomize, although Windowblinds itself is shareware. Well worth the price.

The only thing that I have found that is a pain in the ass with this “new” pc is that my sound quit working mysteriously yesterday. I am getting ready to check it out with a different pair of speakers, as it won’t work on the built-in sound on my MB or my sound card. I also tried with headphones and couldn’t get that to work either. Piece of shit.

Here’s a screenshot of my current desktop.

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Update – Apparently the sound issue is something in Windows. Fucked if I know what. I tried different speakers as well as headphones, in both soundcards. Tried disabling one of the soundcards. Reinstalled drivers. Did a system restore. Know I am starting to get pissed off and may kick it a few times to see if that will work. I’ve gotta have my itunes. I know I can listen to music on the TV system, but it’s not the same, particularly if Holder or one of the wall crawlers want to watch TV.


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