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rants Posted 2003-11-06 16:56:50 by Jim Crawford
When I unplug my Oxygen8 and Windows bitches at me about a device being unplugged: mildly irritating.

When I plug it back in, and Windows requires me to dig through my stuff, find the driver disk, reinstall the drivers, and reboot the system: absolutely infuriating.

Was it so pissed when I failed to use the “Please, Windows, may I unplug my device?” icon it put in the systray that it uninstalled the drivers? Or did it just think I needed the extra 103 kilobytes that badly? What kind of moron does it take to design a system like this?

Also: if you put your documents in the “My Documents” folder, you're implicitly agreeing that Microsoft owns the rest of your computer. Just thought you'd like to know.

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no subject
Posted by Anonymous (sugigrl) on 2003-11-10 13:57:50
I heartily agree, windows is the suck
no subject
Posted by Anonymous (sugigrl) on 2003-11-10 13:58:18
can you put up a new poll? and a link to old polls? yeah yeah yeah!
no subject
Posted by Anonymous (sugigrl) on 2003-11-13 18:02:30
please?!
polls
Posted by Jim Crawford on 2003-11-13 20:31:48
I don't know. I already feel kind of guilty for posting a new poll once; I'm kind of undermining the joke. If I put up links to the previous polls, that would undermine it even further.

(the joke being: it's called "poll of the day," but it's the same poll every day)

I only put up this new one because a friend and I were arguing about it, and I wanted to get some data. I don't even remember whose side the data supports, now :)
no subject
Posted by Anonymous (sugigrl) on 2003-11-17 10:02:24
well there should have been an option for I'm too much of a priss to vandalize cause then I could have voted ;)
graffiti
Posted by Jim Crawford on 2003-11-17 15:52:25
 there should have been an option for I'm too much of a priss to vandalize cause then I could have voted ;)


Aww, you're missing out. There's little more satisfying than writing a rant about Java being a platform rather than being platform independent on the wall, or responding to someone's exhortation that "all fags will die!!" with "everyone dies some day."
Oxygen8 Drivers
Posted by Anonymous (novokain) on 2004-04-04 17:25:46
I am also having a hard time installing the drivers for Oxygen8. It says that the USB Device is Unknown. hmph. If you can help me at all, please e-mail me. Thanx.
re: anon punk
Posted by Anonymous (sugigrl) on 2004-04-06 09:39:13
punkass.com is a real mail server?
re: anon punk
Posted by Jim Crawford on 2004-04-06 12:30:36
To Jen: Looks like punkass.com is owned by HotPOP, whose primary business seems to be selling email service. So, probably. Personally, I'm inclined to distrust that sort of service; I was a bit disillusioned when my anti-social.com address went dead.

To novokain: Win2K disappeared my Oxygen8 drivers again yesterday -- I think it's really starting to get pissed at me -- so I might be able to help you. But how about instead of mailing you, I post some advice here so that the whole world can take advantage of it rather than just you? That's the beauty of message boards, after all.

I don't recall ever encountering the "USB device is unknown" message, but my advice to you is to go through the motions of the driver installation anyways. The driver might, y'know, pass a note to, uh, whatever's giving you that error message. Look at me, I'm dancing around my technical ignorance of this subject like a layman pansy!

If you're like me, you spent fifteen minutes massaging google to give you decent, english language results for a search on the Oxygen8 drivers. In which case, my advice to you is to just give it up and go to Midiman's domain. Here's the driver selection page: http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=support.drivers

Er, I guess it's M-Audio's domain now. Huh.
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