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Guess what, bitches!

I am a full-time journalist!

I no longer work at the vile foreclosure company for a power-hungry, aneorexic lemur! Nay! I now work as a Hub Editor for IB. Writing, editing, and rocking!

My last day at the Fid was Wednesday, and I start my new job next Monday. Let's hear it for change, y'all!

In honor of this change, here's a long overdue news roundup! Get in the know, people!

Damnit, China!1

I tell ya, these guys have their hands full. Full of dirt. Damnit, China!

Microsoft Mishaps
  • Quarterly reports show that Vista flopped. Flopped to the tune of $300 milion. Nice.
  • Music authentication needed? Too bad. Microsoft is taking down their music servers Aug. 31st, and no there's nothing you can do about it. What does this mean?

    According to MSN Entertainment and Video Services manager Rob Bennett:
    “As of August 31, 2008, we will no longer be able to support the retrieval of license keys for the songs you purchased from MSN Music or the authorization of additional computers,” writes Bennett. “You will need to obtain a license key for each of your songs downloaded from MSN Music on any new computer, and you must do so before August 31, 2008. If you attempt to transfer your songs to additional computers after August 31, 2008, those songs will not successfully play.”


    Have fun with that, kids.
  • So what does all of this mean for Microsoft? A 6% fall in stocks, and they're taking other tech stocks down with them.


Let's Talk Politics, briefly.

There you go. Yes, it's brief, but at least I'm bringing you this!



You're welcome.



1 For those of you who didn't hear me complain about this at length, I had to write a story about China. My assignment was to cover the controversial current events in China and how they came about via a reflection into China's history. This assignment was insane, and I talked them down into breaking it into several stories. However, it definitely opened my eyes and I find myself getting irritated with China quite frequently now. This section is an explanation as to why.

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distress_bacon
Apr. 27th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
\o/ Woohoo, congratchamalations! :D
virtuistic
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!
hobbitofkobol
Apr. 27th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
woohoo! congrats!
virtuistic
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
angelich
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
yay! you have joined my field of work! welcome and I hope you enjoy it. so who is the job with exactly?
virtuistic
Apr. 27th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Journalists rule!
It's with Internet Broadcasting. We work with CNN, NBC, Hearst Argyle, and other broadcast stations and we maintain and populate their websites with content!
aaskie
Apr. 28th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Oh yay! Congratulations.
boho
Apr. 28th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
congrats!
mattador
Apr. 28th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hee, cute puppy!

Nice job on the China story!

Stupid Microsoft. Stupid Vista.

Oh John McCain. My mancrush on you has faded.

This was a great newspost. In the spirirt of sharing information- have you heard the breaking news on the college drownings?
virtuistic
Apr. 28th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *bows*

And no, I haven't! What's the scoop?
mattador
Apr. 28th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe it isn't breaking, but anyway, it's news to me- at least 409 of them in the past few years are suspected to be the work of a team of serial killers. Suspicious graffiti has been noted at the sites the people went into the river (all college-aged men who were drinking alone)- namely, the word "Sinsinawa" and a smiley face.
virtuistic
Apr. 29th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Wait, what?! 409???? Do you has an article I can read?
mattador
Apr. 29th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Er... 40. The nine was a typo.
kpachayagolobka
Apr. 29th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
1) CONGRATS!!!!!
2) That dog was fantastic
virtuistic
Apr. 29th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
1) *bows graciously*
2) *bows graciously*
bullet4fob
May. 11th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
good luck with your new job!!
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