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(From The Editor’s Desk) READ: I Got A New Computer!…

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c01739970Source: DNN (OMG! DNN plagiarized itself instead of Newser or The Huffington Post how bout that?) hee hee.

Woo Hoo! I finally broke down and got a new computer!… But I’d like to share my horror story with you before I reveal which one I got.

How I managed to make something do something that it wasn’t designed to do in the first place, and lived through it:

So I took a 4 or 5-year-old Dell 2400 dimension and tried to turn it into a Digital Video/Audio workstation by editing HD Sony video files (AVCHD)… No laughing allowed! It actually works remarkably well, just slow as hell; (Took about 10 minutes to import the file to Sony’s Picture Browser, then another 10 or so for it to analyze the file, and a few minutes to import the file into Sony’s Vegas PRO software, and this doesn’t even include the time it takes to actually edit the movie’s sound, removing unwanted pops/hisses or whatnot, edit out unwanted visual shots such as the camera was aimed wrong, focus was poor, ETC.) But I did all that on a single core processor, and a really antiquated video card, hard drive… PAIN! much pain.

So last night I went to BestBuy. Now normally I avoid that store like the plague for a few reasons: #1 the crowds, 2. The noise, 3. The $7.50 making sales associates or whatever they call themselves these days, I don’t mean to pick on low-wage making people, it’s just they tend to be rude, uneducated and just plain don’t care about the products they’re selling. I can say that because I was one of “Those” kinds myself for many years! 😉

Anyways, so yeah after 10 minutes I managed to stomp and kick loud enough that a sales rep finally noticed me. I told him what I was basically looking for: a decent computer that could handle HD video editing without choking too much… at first I was eye-balling some of their laptops (Toshiba), but I spotted a HP TouchSmart and noticed they have come down in price quite a bit since last year (I think they were about $1700 then, now they’re like $1000). However the guy that was helping me said that it would not be a very good computer for what I needed, and he recommended me a Quad-Core, they only had one:

HP – Pavilion Elite Desktop with AMD Phenom™ II X4 Quad-Core Processor

Model: e9120y | SKU: 9366553

Nope that’s not an advertisement link, remember kids, DNN doesn’t advertise (if we did you might as well just get your news from CNN or FOX, its money that corrupts them…bah, I got off track sorry about that!)  that’s my new computer. 🙂

Well I think I’ll close with that, I will try to write up a review soon, I’ve only had it for less than a day so I don’t know what it’s capable of yet. So If I may use the cliché: STAY TUNED!

Written by dnnnewshound

September 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

(FROM THE EDITOR) (READ) DNN Is Now Offering PDF Archives Of The Entire Site…

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Since WordPress doesn’t allow free database backups, I’ve decided to back up the entire website in PDF files… I also figured I might as well share them with everyone. Just look for the thing that looks like this on the right side of this website:

howto 3






And then it will take you to Microsoft’s Live site, and do this: howto 2

Written by dnnnewshound

September 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm

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(FROM THE EDITOR) READ: The DNN Newsletter Is Coming Soon!…

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Source: DNN (Oh no! DNN is committing plagiarism on itself!)

I thought it would be kind of nice to create a weekly newsletter for DNN! I was playing around in MS Office 2007 yesterday and I started a draft of the newsletter in a few short minutes. I liked the fact that I could easily add contacts from Outlook or other contact databases. 

I’ll keep you all posted when it’s closer to being released.

Written by dnnnewshound

September 3, 2009 at 7:04 pm

(FROM THE EDITOR) I promis to post tonight…

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So sorry for not posting in a couple days, but I’ve been really busy. I’m completely remaking my podcast/music collection and it’s taking longer than I thought! However, tonight I hope to be able to manage at least a couple posts. HEY! be nice, I could do like all those other mainstream news, and post like 50 topics about the HealthCare mess! Hee hee.

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August 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm