#30DaysOfGeek Day 26: Apple – friend, foe or other?

I don’t know what to say about this one.  Having worked for them I’ll tell you that they suck balls.

But I do love my iPhone and my iPod.  I really do.

But then again, I’m lucky enough to have lived in New Zealand and had nothing go wrong with them.  If you live here and something goes wrong – you’re fucked.  There are no Apple stores for you to visit.  You have to visit Magnum Mac or some other useless place and get charged!  Apple stores wouldn’t charge you!

So, foe.  But thanks for the iPhone fuckers!  No wait, not thank you, I paid for the damn thing!

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#30DaysOfGeek Day 25: Microsoft – friend, foe or other?

Microsoft Windows XP Bliss backgroundOh, wow.  You have to even ask?  Everyone who knows me knows that I’m madly in love with Bill Gates.  Nothing will ever change that.

Oh Bill Gates, how I love thee, let me list the ways:

  • You’re so geeky, you are just so geeky <3
  • Your house is awesome
  • You’re just geeky as, and it’s hawt
  • Microsoft is awesome
  • *droooool*
  • He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me
  • So geeky… *sigh*

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#30DaysOfGeek Day 24: How do you feel about Open Source vs. Proprietary software?

Windows Open Source logoOpen source vs. proprietary software, how do I feel about it?

Firstly, let’s clarify that software includes games and commercial software.

I think both are good. Why would we want everything to be free? How would the economy work? We will have all our coders on welfare working on open source code! If you have a great product and you invest in it then why the hell shouldn’t you benefit from it?

Commercially it makes sense. You’ll find that most organisations need to have companies to hold accountable for support and problems with software.

Open source would work if there was someone supporting them too I guess.

Either way. We need to have competition and we need companies making money and paying tax. So both aregood and both are necessary.

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