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08 August 2002 @ 02:44 pm
 
As I type, I am wishing that I could uninstall Quick Time. I can't uninstall it because some damn program which uses it (probably aol) is running. Even if I did uninstall it, I'm probably just going to have to download it again, but the return of my Midi Issue is making me very cranky, so any program that rubs the wrong way (as QuickTime does telling me to upgrade for a mere 30 bucks) risks getting tossed. So the hell what if aol can't find the files it needs to play whatever and I have to reinstall aol for that to work just because I uninstalled RealPlayer. Dammit, it was bugging the hell out of me with the flashing on my toolbar crap. -_-

So I find a page on the Internet with some midis. I click on the links, which takes me to a page where QuickTime or something starts up and plays 'em. I like the midis. I download them. And lo and behold, what's this? They don't play in Winamp, Windows Media Player, or anything else. So now I'm even more irritated because I probably didn't have to get rid of those midis I loved (they're long gone now). Something is screwing things up, and I don't know what it is. I want to erase everything. -_-;
 
 
Current Mood: angryangry
Current Music: I WOULD be listening to a midi right now, but noooo ...
 
 
 
Look at Me, I'm a Winner!shippo on August 8th, 2002 06:42 pm (UTC)
Things I must do to make XP "usable"
1.) Disable web content in folder windows
2.) Re-enable the "classic" view in control panel
3.) Turn on the "classic" start menu
4.) Turn on the quick launch tray
5.) Turn on the status bar in explorer/internet explorer windows
6.) Disable systray icon hiding
7.) Tell windows to show me hidden files, and file extensions
8.) Turn off the Visual Styles service, and all of the other unnecessary visual effects (except ClearType)
9.) Change the color scheme in HKEY_Users/.Default, so dialogs when the system is starting don't look strange
10.) Get rid of MSN Explorer and forcibly uninstall Windows messenger
11.) Get rid of that dog "agent" that shows up in the search panel
12.) Disable "system restore," because its a waste of disk space
13.) Set file associations for video files from wmplayer.exe to mplayer2.exe
14.) Install the necessary patches to plug up gaping security holes
15.) Disable automatic updates
16.) Various other little tweaks and disabling various other "features" that I can't stand.
Look at Me, I'm a Winner!shippo on August 8th, 2002 06:44 pm (UTC)
Ugh.. slipped and hit Post too soon...

... continued.
Oh well, I'm not a fan of Windows XP, and it really doesn't suit me for what I use my computer for. If you like it and it works better for you, use it. It's all a matter of personal preference.
Kain aka That Evil Guynanikore on August 9th, 2002 07:58 am (UTC)
That's the definition of "usable" to you though.

Many of the items I see involve aesthetics.