Recently I’ve been messing with my new media center computer, trying to get it to work with XBMC and that good stuff. However, XBMC requires 3D acceleration, and radeonhd doesn’t yet support the 3D features of my graphics adapter (Radeon HD 3200). So I tried using AMD’s proprietary fglrx driver, and I can say is that blobs freaking suck! It doesn’t work at all on Fedora (My preferred distribution), and that’s over a month after the distro came out, giving AMD time to fix their damn driver.

All I have to say is to echo the release song of OpenBSD 3.9: Blob!.

 Little baby Blobby was a cute little baby
 when we found him on the beach,
 there was nothin' shady
 you could bounce him on your knee
 like a ba-ba-ball
 and his first little word was adorable
 
 He said a blah blah blah blah blah
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 Blah!
 
 
 Thin edge of the wedge?
 But everybody was so happy - about Blob
 
 
 Blob was popular at school he was helpful too
 He could get your motor runnin'
 with a drop of goo
 He was givin' it away never charged a dime
 But by the time he graduated
 Blob was business slime!
 
 He was a blah blah blah blah blah blah
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 He's givin' you the Evil Eye!
 
 
 Now everybody had it
 they was drivin' around
 They was givin' up their freedoms
 for convenience now
 Blobbin' up the freeway, water black as pitch
 And somehow little Blobby was a growin' rich!
 
 
 He was a blah blah blah blah blah blah
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 It's linkin' time!
 
 
 Now it was out of control
 n' fishy's came to depend
 on Blobby's Blob Blah, seemed to be no end
 Then his empire spread and to their surprise
 Blobby been a growin' to incredible size!
 
 
 He's a blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
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 B-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b
 
 
 Then along came a genius Doctor Puffystein
 And he battled the Blob
 who had crossed the line
 He was 50 feet tall - Doctor said "No fear"
 I got a sample of Blob I can reverse engineer!
 
 
 But it was too late!
 Blob was takin' over the world!
 He wants your video!
 Ya he wants your net!
 He wants your drive!
 He wants it all!!
 
 
 Somebody help us!
 Noooooooo!
 NVIDIA!
 Intel!
 Atheros!
 3-Ware!
 VIA!
 ATI!
 Broadcom!
 TI!
 Myricom!
 HighPoint!
 Adaptec!
 Mylex!
 ICP Vortex!
 and IBM!
 Takin' over the world!