The WOW Arrives At My Doorstep

After dealing with the ups and downs of the Futurelooks Server today, I was left totally bummed out about the massive traffic drop despite a great article on the new LG BH100 Super Blu Blue-ray / HD-DVD machine. The article was doing very well today, until our database server decided to quit on us. Apparently, some weird software on one of the Apache servers was overloading the DB connections. Hopefully it got sorted out.

So after making sure the sites were back up, I went down to the post office to see what goodies would cheer me up. Well, I certainly got a WOW experience. No, not this WoW, the other WOW…

The WOW Begins NOW!

In a FedEx bag arrived Microsoft’s Windows VISTA Ultimate Edition and Office 2007 Professional! Even better, they a full retail versions, not the upgrade or the academic. Damn! 😀

Ouch!  Bad FedEX!

Even though it was packaged in a foam protective shipping bag, the couriers always seem to find someway to give anything a good beating. My copy of VISTA Ultimate was pretty much all open for me before I even unsealed the bag as the contents were floating around inside the container. The Office Professional 2007 was safe, hiding behind Vista.

32 bit and 64 bit on seperate discs

I always thought the reason they went to DVD Media was to allow Vista 32 bit and 64 bit to be able to reside on the same disc. Well, it looks like that’s not the case. The 32 bit and 64 bit versions come on seperate discs. Although this is the ULTIMATE edition, I found it funny that they still included a pamphlet that allowed you to request the media on CD? I really don’t think most people with a machine powerful enough to run Ultimate Edition use CD burners or readers anymore.

Although I’m probably not going to install Vista for a little bit, I’m definitely looking forward to checking out Office 2007 Professional. Looks like it wasn’t such a bad day after all. Thanks Microsoft! You’re my friend today 😀