Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Apple and Customer Satisfaction?

I have 2 apple machines (desktop for home use and a laptop for work), the desktop died after 2 years of service due to faulty motherboad, and right now I have a laptop which has a defective graphics card (NVIDIA 8600M GT) and is waiting for the correct timing for it to stop working. I brought my desktop (imac G5) to the nearest apple store and the technician there told me to spare 40,000.00 pesos for the motherboard replacement. WTF! that's like buying another computer! There's no way I'm going to spend 40K for a repair! He suggested of buying another imac instead, yeah, right, that solves my problem, genius! As for my laptop, Apple is silent on the NVIDIA geforce issue, I'm searching the web for any possible replacement or repair but as far as i know, none exists (if you happen to know, please do comment). A lot of people are saying that Apple is number 1 when it comes to customer satisfaction, sadly that's not the case for me. I love Apple, but I started to feel like they are giving us (there loyal customers and fans) very low quality product in exchange for more profit. Just try reading this article here and tell me if Apple is still the Apple we know and love before.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

OSX command for buring ISO image

$ hdutil burn image.iso

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Posting binary data using ruby

data = File.read('sample.xml')
url = URI.parse('http://localhost:3000/update')
http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
response, body = http.post(url.path, data, {'Content-type'=>'text/xml;
charset=utf-8'})

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Batman vs. Jaws

Look at Robin's reaction (baddd robin)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Code: Auto-thumbnail using Magick


def auto_thumbnail
@board = Board.find(params["id"])
pic = Magick::Image.read(@board.thumbnail_image).first
thumb = pic.resize(200, 145)
@response.headers["Content-type"]= thumb.mime_type
render :text => thumb.to_blob
end