rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Mac OSes and Sony PlayStation startup sound

The first startup sound I ever heard a game console make was from the Sega Genesis. When I heard that "SE-GA!" with the blue SEGA logo appear, I said, "Damn.. this is some serious stuff!"

What blew me away however was the intro sound for the original Sony Playstation when you first turned it on. It's a very long intro that's almost 20 seconds long, looks big and sounds big. Some call it scary. I don't. I thought it was awesome:

When you saw and heard that, you said, "OH, YEAH! NICE!"

This sound is so loved that some guy did two mock-ups of what MacOS and OS X would look like if they had the Sony PlayStation startup sound.

They're old, but came out quite good:

The mock for OS X:

I'm not a Mac guy at all, but I like these a lot.

900GB Geocities torrent - but wish there was an HTML-only "lite" version


ArchiveTeam has decided to do something pretty ballsy: They're releasing a 900GB torrent of all the old Geocities files. Yes, that's right, 900GB. As in 900 gigabytes of data. I have absolutely no idea how long it would take to seed that, much less download it. Will people download it? I won't (I don't have the space,) but others will.

There is, of course, a Reddit thread on this where people are waxing nostalgic all over the place about Ye Olde Geocities.

This is probably the last gasp of life concerning wide acknowledgement that Geocities actually existed. After this it will just be another one of those interesting footnotes in internet history. As it stands right now, only people over 30 truly remember what the original Geocities was like, because Geocities is for all intents and purposes a 90s thing. If you weren't using internet in the 90s, then you really can't understand what it was all about.

I'm not saying that Geocities back in the day was anything wonderful or great. In fact I can't even say it was good. It was just a huge collection of crappy web pages made by people, most of whom had no idea what they were doing. However it was the last bastion of "web 1.0 purity," so to speak. Now the only way to experience those old pages are from Geocities archive sites (like this, this or this) or from downloading the torrent.

I do wish there was a "lite" version of the torrent that was just HTML and nothing else, because I'm 100% sure the bulk of the content (referring to filesize) is not HTML. If a version of the torrent were made that was just web pages alone, I'm betting the torrent size would then be under 200GB. Probably even less because you can compress HTML with 7z like nobody's business since it's just technically text files.

I'm assuming someone could run a script that did something like, "Copy all files from X to Y, keep directory structure but only copy HTM or HTML."

Maybe that will come about sooner or later. Or never. No idea. Many people think it's all about the cheesy animated GIFs when it comes to Geocities. Um, no, it's about the web pages because every single frickin' animated GIF that was on Geocities can be found elsewhere easily.

64-bit flash elicits "eh, whatever" response from me

Decided to get a little brave and installed a "Preview Release" version of Flash for 64-bit Internet Explorer 8 - but just IE8 because, well, I have no other 64-bit web browsers so there was no need to download the "other browser" version.

Here's the skinny on 64-bit Flash:

Um.. it works, but there's really not much else that's really groundbreaking about it. I can now do Flash stuff in 64-bit IE8. The Task Manager shows an ActiveX-specific "container" program whenever Flash runs, however I did notice that program stays running even after the browser is closed. Not a big deal I guess since it's just a PR version. Were this an actual release however I'd be ticked off at that because I can stand software that doesn't close when you, y'know, close it.

Performance is the same between 32 and 64. I saw no improvement nor did I see anything slow down, so.. eh, whatever. I'm keeping it installed for the time being so I can at least do Flash stuff in IE8 64-bit when I need to.

🔥 Popular Posts 🔥

Casio F-91WCasio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.

Squier Affinity or Ibanez GIO?
Where low budget guitars are concerned, which to go with depends on a few factors.

How to use the DigiTech JamMan Solo XT looper pedal
Yes, I bought one of these. And it's complicated.

Squier Thinline TelecasterGetting a lightweight electric guitar the easy way
Many guitars bust over 8lbs (3.6kg) in weight. Can we go lighter and still get something good? Yes, we can.

Fender American Professional Stratocaster Olympic White Maple FingerboardDid you know Fender has 8 white guitar body color options?
When it comes to guitars, white is not white. In fact, it's usually anything but white.

Casio G-SHOCK GWM5610All atomic watches are saved... for now
There will come a time when buying a watch with atomic time sync functionality will be completely pointless.

Playing a Squier Bullet TelecasterPlaying guitar in E flat does more than just save your wrists
Everything you ever wanted to know about E flat electric guitar tuning and whether you should use it or not

⭐ Recent Posts

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

The best looking Dean Z I've ever seen
This is an example of when Dean does the Z right.

Black Sabbath - Black SabbathMy favorite Black Sabbath track from their first album
It's not what you think it is.

Epiphone Prophecy Les PaulA secret of the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul hiding in plain sight
It's right in front of your face and you probably didn't even notice it

Fender Player MustangShorter scale guitars with the most bang for the buck
You can go short without spending too much nor getting something too cheap.