Soooo...

Jun. 9th, 2010 10:05 pm
saviourseph: Tingle (Zelda: The Wind Waker) (Music)
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When I moved over to Windows I installed iTunes, mainly for the sake of having something familiar around. Here's the thing though - I hate it. It's fugly (it doesn't fit into the desktop properly even on Mac, let alone Windows), it's slow, it uses too much CPU and it's obscenely huge and bloated for something as simple as a music player. So I'm looking for something to replace it. However, I'm kind of unfamiliar with Windows software, so I'm not sure what would be the best tool for the job.

There are some things I like about iTunes though - I wouldn't be using it otherwise. So, is there another Windows media player that has the following features?
  • Automatic playlist building based on genre a la Genius (shuffle doesn't really cut it with a music collection as fucked upeclectic as mine)
  • Last.fm support
  • Playback of m4p files (I only have a few, but I'd quite like to keep them around)
  • Automatic file organisation (sorting music you add into Artist/Album folders)
  • iPod syncing (not totally necessary as I was thinking of selling my iPod)
  • The option of a miniplayer so it's not taking up the entire screen
  • Able to handle huge music collections (>16k files)

Any suggestions?
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Finally I'm away from the laptop and onto...

...the Windows box I previously had rigged up to the telly for games & film watching. 

Ty mam's cousin for the monitor - I probably would have gave in sooner but 720p isn't really a usable desktop resolution - now it's running at my usual 1680x1050.

Must say I'm pleasantly surprised by how usable Windows 7 is, actually - once I installed Chrome and found a nice Twitter client it almost feels like home. Still, don't know if I'll be able to adjust to how scruffy the fonts look, or not having a menubar. :(

*has a look at how to go about installing Leopard on it*

Also OMG Gordon Brown resigned! :O
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Aug. 9th, 2009 02:06 pm
saviourseph: (hatehatehate)
Windows XP halp needed...

LSS: Computer bluescreened (mentioned atapi.sys), restarted it but all I'm getting is the wallpaper and the mouse pointer. explorer.exe's apparently running, but can't be arsed to show itself onscreen, meaning no taskbar, desktop icons or menu. Ctrl+alt+del works so stuff loads from there, but that's it.

Anyone? Tyia :3

Now to try and find a tiny little screwdriver so I can retrieve the drive from my old external one, install the Windows 7 RC and be away from this shitstain of an OS for good.

Update: Seems to have fixed itself... not sure what happened (the desktop showed up all white with a ! triangle and going on about Active Desktop being screwed - I'm not even using Active Desktop O_o ), but this is the second time it's done this now so still wanting to get away from XP.

♪♫♩

Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:42 am
saviourseph: (Dance)
Thanks to the free printer I got today (thank you Aaron for being too lazy to set it up and giving it to me 8D ) I finally managed to print out some of the sheet music I've been storing up on the laptop but never got round to printing.

Initial sight-run of the Treno music from FFIX went well - hopefully I'll have it fit to record in a few days. (I think I'll post some of the other stuff I've been working on too)

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Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:02 am
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  • 23:30 A little bit of network jiggery-pokery and tada... free "Windows-only" laser printer working on the Mac. Yay! #

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:D

Feb. 21st, 2009 01:03 am
saviourseph: (Dance)
The network card appears to be working as it should :D As it turns out, PEBCAK - apparently there was an "Act like a retard and switch the card off whenever I feel like it" option tucked away in the device settings I never noticed until yesterday - what the fuck kind of half-arsed OS even puts that option in in the first place, let alone makes it default and hides the way to fix it? O_o.

Anyway, yay! Now to get used to TF2's controls on the PC (everything feels so strange & unfamiliar after being confined to playing it the PS3) D:

:D

Feb. 23rd, 2008 05:36 pm
saviourseph: (Penelo)
K - everything for the gaming system I'm building is either in the cupboard or in the post now :D

It's not totally top-spec (as if such a thing exists, the speed new stuff comes out), but its pretty decent. Only part I'm thinking might be upgraded in the near future is the graphics card, but I'll wait for this to happen first.

D:

Jan. 11th, 2008 09:29 pm
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As of a few minutes ago I am now running Windows...

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