Speakers Problem

A couple weekends ago I went to Future Shock Shop and got myself some new speakers for my work computer. I don’t need anything fancy, so cheapies will do. I found some $30 Logitech speakers that looked like they would do the deed. My only requirements were somewhat decent sound, and a speaker jack on the front.

I unboxed them at work, set them up, and plugged them in. It all went bad when I plugged in the headphones. There was a lot of background static that was loud when the volume was turned down. I was pretty unhappy since the speakers were unusable.

The following weekend I was in London Drugs and saw the same speakers for $10 cheaper. I tested out a set there since I had brought along some headphones, and those had the same problem. I guess it was indicative of the design. Instead I bought a Creative Labs set. These sound awesome with or without headphones, so I am once again a happy camper.

Something I did like about Logitech ones though was that it didn’t have a power brick to plug in. Something else that was well done was the packaging. They wrapped plastic around the plug ends, and taped it closed, but the tape was dog eared so it was very easy to get off. The Creative Labs packaging wasn’t nearly as easy to unravel.

Last First

My last day at NewHeights was on Friday. Although I was excited about my new job, I was still sad to leave such a fun group of people. A large group of us went for lunch as a going away thing, and it was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone for the gifts and the card. Packing my stuff up was a weird feeling for me. Part of me was happy to be done, but a bigger part was sad that it was ending.

Today was my first day at Kodak. Starting at a new office is always hard because of the learning curve. As a new employee I am always eager to learn and to prove myself, but when shown the codebase it always seems a bit daunting. Still, I liked my first day, and hope that I can remember everyone’s names tomorrow. Kodak sure seems like a unique and fun place to work.