The iBwee Factor

The blog of Daniel Bird of BirdBrain media.

November 26, 2004

Holiday shopping

Need to buy someone a Christmas present, got 82 dollars, are nerd at heart (or not).
Then you need the SwissMemory USB it has everything; it even has a USB flash drive. Bwee
This has a bwee factor^2

November 24, 2004

Trouble in Windozeland

I have a problem with my Dull laptop. It is owned by my church; I have it to make PowerPoint sides on. The problem is that it has a DVD drive, but it will not read DVDs. You would think no problem, just download a "decoder", not so.

1st try: Toshiba
Toshiba says its DVD drives don't need special drivers; That they are included in Windoze. XP plays CDs fine, but don't have a DVD decoder.

2nd try: Dull (a.k.a. Dell)
Dull has firmware updates to download, but they only work in Win98 and 2000. My laptop has XP pro, so that probably will not work.

3rd try: Micro$oft
Windoze Media Player's page has link to three decoder, but they cost $15-$20 each. The laptop was donated to my church, and the person who bought it paid for a DVD drive, so why should I have to pay 15 dollars to use a feature that should be usable with the drive.

Sorry for the rant. If you have any leave your comment or ideas to fix this.

November 20, 2004

The Bwee Factor's bwee factor

I haven't fully figured it out but now I'm going to have bwee factors on some things. The range probably wil be ...^0 -...^5. It will maybe go something like this...
Installing and running Linux, is bwee to the fourth "bwee^4."
Learning to turn on a computer would only be to the 0 "bwee^0."
Writing a post against IE would be a "bwee^2."

I'll try it and see how it works. Leave any comments you have.

November 18, 2004


I got a TI-89 Titanium. It got it for advanced math, and it is sweat. Looking through the manual almost makes my head hurt, and that someone understands most of that math... crazy... I'll update while I us it more.

November 14, 2004

If your bored...

Then you should spend some time at Applefritter. They have pictures of Mac prototypes, custom Mac cases, and other cool stuff.

November 08, 2004

The sound of Jaz

The sound of smooth Jaz- click, whrr, cluck, grrrrrrrrrrr, bloup- wait that's my Jaz Drive. I got it from a garage sale about a month ago, but the disk utility never formatted the disks right. Today I installed a new disk tools utility, and it formats them the right way. I got 6 disks, and they each hold 1GB of data.