Ticked Off? Vent!

I have to share. This guy is fed up with his XBox. It’s his fifth one and they all died. His has a flashing red light as the only sign of life. He is really ticked off and decides to make an example of the device:

I can separate the issues of hardware and software so I really feel the pain of that box but M$ really does tick people off sometimes. Usually it’s malware, re-re-boots, slowing down and the like and occasionally failing to boot but usually M$ allows the PC to live on to run GNU/Linux like a rocket. I don’t know what it is about XBoxes. Perhaps M$ just doesn’t get hardware.

My first YouTube video is in production. I have a hard time keeping my lines and typing straight so I am trying to get the video right and fix up the audio track as a narration. It is hard work but it will be worthwhile, a new form of expression for me. I don’t think there will be any abuse of M$ or their products in the videos, just techie joy.

P.S. I have definite safety-related issues with that video but it’s the thought that counts. Don’t do this at home, folks.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Ticked Off? Vent!

  1. Ray says:

    And then you read about the Kinect, and selling more than the PS3s.

  2. Bender says:

    Maybe that is a bit unrelated but using GNU/Linux (Gentoo in this case) i can tailor the software specifically to my hardware AND my software needs by not compiling in stuff i don’t need! Can people do that with that other OS? Sorry, not possible and not gonna happen unless there happens yet another “leak” from Redmond (they call it leak, i call it vaporware PR). Thanks to GNU/Linux my software runs as fast as possible on my hardware, no precompiled distro can reach that performance and that is sure!

  3. Richard Chapman says:

    I’d say he’s letting Microsoft get off light.

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