Solid Colour background in Windows causes 30-second login delay…

crap, Microsoft, Windows
Yep MS strikes again. This time though it's funny as hell. Turns out a bug in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 causes a whopping 30 seconds delay to your login process if you have a solid colour background set as your desktop wallpaper. Why? Well it's MS, what did you expect, a working OS....HAH??? My solution.....Format C:\.....If you prefer an MS solution, check the support page.
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GroundWork Community Edition……Avoid like a plague

crap
Well, I finally got around to installing the Groundwork Community Edition software after battling with it's installer multiple times. For those of you who don't know Groundworks is a "polished" interface to several opensource network monitoring/metering projects. Projects including:Nagios® — for event handling and notificationSNMP and SNMP–TT — for network management protocolRRDtool — for underlying data collection and managementBIRT — for ad–hoc reportingGanglia — for grid and cluster monitoringCacti — for graphing and trendingNow the Community Edition is "Fully functional, high quality open source monitoring product" according to their website. It has community support and is a free download. Now I'm not one to bitch about free software as long as I know what I'm getting myself into. I've had cacti and nagios installed in the past and have had…
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What the hell is wrong with these people…..

3dconnexion, crap
Okay I was going to keep this clean up 'til a few minutes ago. You see I Purchased a 3Dconnexion space navigator personal edition a while back. At the time my understanding was that the personal edition can't be used for in professional arena and since I was only using it to "play" around in google earth, I figured I save myself $60. Well, it looks like logitech (parent company) has rigged the driver with a "reminder" pop-up to bug you every 30 days. God I f***ing hate these companies....When was the last time that a driver for your hardware popped up with a reminder that if you are using the hardware device in a professional arena you owed the company more money.LOGITECH....F U....YOU ALREADY HAVE MY MONEY....GIVE IT A…
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