Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quakecon! and everything else

Well Quakecon was freakin awesome. This year I was a little bit lazier with qcon, because I decided to skip the Wednesday night preregistration and left saturday night. Which normamily I preregister Wednsesday night go home sleep show up thursday and go back and forth to the event until Sunday afternoon. This time went Thursday morning registered then and stayed till 4 in the morning friday, came home slept a few hours went back to qcon around noon Friday then did not leave until Saturday night 10pm-ish. This was my 7th Quakecon. My Quakecons=2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2009. 2004-2006 I was a kid and my dad and grandpa were no longer interested in Quakecon, plus I was focusing more on my kickboxing as well. Hopefully I will be able to goto Quakecon every year and look foward to my 8th year in 2010! I had a lot of fun, but I do regret not taking any pictures, because well I brough my camera and everything, I was just to busy having fun. So I don't really have anything to show you. Another thing I only got 2 free shirts and neither one of them are the main Quakecon 2009 shirt!! WTF?! I guess I will have to pick one up next year or ebay (just checked didn't see any *gasp*)

I am not a news reporter nor do I necessarily want to be the more I think about it.  I would like to blog, but honestly writing is not really something I always enjoy doing.  So I don't think I'm gonna keep up with a lot of sites, in this already very competitive market.  For instance in tech news I try and follow 2 blogs, but already they are so good and so fast that I usually end up reading about new things twice I couldn't imagine trying to compete with those (Gawker's Gizmodo and engadget) ... grr I get so lazy with my posts, when I originally had a lot more effort into it, but I guess I'm going to just chill and write run-on sentences and not care.

screw it I'm listening to NIN Ghost because I figured it would help me focus and type, but I forgot to close steam and ppl are msging me grr now I am not focused ... I'll write later

Monday, August 10, 2009

the interwebz mov3s to f@stasloidcvoAIQJ32REaweF

Wow just wow I am going insane I have had a project with my computer with the past couple of days. Guess what it all started with purchasing that junk hard drive. Well I did return it and picked up just a terabyte for about 40 bucks less and its working out perfectly. I needed the space for Quakecon coming up and of course I just wanted it anyways.. so I backed up all my data on it except one drive that I don't format because it clicks already need to keep it safe. I know this post already is not a polished one I will get to that in a minute. So I started my hackintosh project and of course I wanted to run linux as well with windows XP and vista64 or win7RC64, but I was having serious problems getting them to run all under one bootloader without changing what hard drive was booting first yada yada. So after some research I have found Vista has improved (before I used it for DX10 testing and Shadowrun/halo2) compatibility has gotten better even though 64bit is almost the larger issue for that rather than vista itself, but I want it to show all 4 gigs of my ram is that so bad? Don't get me wrong I love XP and in fact I think I love 7 above both of them, however xp doesn't do about 4 things I want it too. win7x64 doesn't have true ambx support yet, reports of it working but I can't get my setup working. I have my premium Phillips Ambx kit and I'm going to use it!! so long story short I finaly got chameleon (hackintosh bootloader) to do everything and settling on one copy of windows so my triple boot setup is Ubuntu, Hackintosh OSXLeopard(Aiktos it does update), and Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. So I wasn't doing a lot of tweeting, facebook, blogging, or checking up on some of my favorite blogs with google reader, such as kotaku, gizmodo, engadget, and lifehacker. OH MY GOD the internet moves fast, and of course I know this, but holy shit I try to at least glance at every story if not read the whole thing and watch the most likely video link that comes with it. It was so overwhelming that I actually felt angry trying to read it all. So I said fuck it and told google reader to say it read it all, and I did not backlog any tweets either trying to catch up. This is why this post is unpolished and the english is atrocious I am in this angry mode now and just need to vent, at the same time its why I'm blogging right now instead of trying to catch up with the internet, So I'm going to listen to Twit and its summary of the internet and use that as a filter right now, because otherwise I might go insane

once I calm down I'll do another post probably about my hackintosh build or something, a little more readable oh if I read this post later in life there is a good chance I will delete it lol...

Monday, August 3, 2009

YAY I Bought junk!

First of all, I have some ideas for blogs I might incorporate some friends and make a sort of review/rumor site... basically blog, but unified. Well mine would probably would be tech related.

My review of the shitty 1.5TB Barracuda Seagate drive.

Okay you can see where this is going just by the title of the review. Okay no this is not going to be a drawn out long review, because well it was DOA which I can deal with, until I started to read more about this drive (I bought it on impulse). One customer had bought 4 for a raid and 3/4 failed. Thats only a 25% success rate(yes I submitted a review on newegg as well). Alright my closing statements this is my fifth? seagate drive in my lifetime, different models not just this one, they all fail within one year accept one 10GB that I still have and is functional.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Having a relaxing morning

I kept waking up early, because I have been opening for work all week. I had to actually force myself to sleep in some so I would not be so freakin tired at work. I am trying to get into the habit of writing regularly, so when I start blogging about specific categories I will be able to keep up with it. I have ideas going all through my head and I just need to start putting theme somewhere so I don't loose them. I've got this new app on my G1 called the Budget Droid, and I've got to say its pretty cool, a nice simple way to keep track of all my money that I spend since I'm so poor right now I need to do this, I should of done it a long time ago with a pen an paper, but carrying a checkbook or journal all the time is annoying. So that is a reccomendation I have if you have an Android phone, but I'm sure there is one for the IPhone. Nikki just bought me some new shoes and a watch yesterday, they aren't my typical style of shoes, but I like them and they are comfortable. The watch, I just miss having a watch, especially when I am driving, trying to check the time on my phone is not the safest thing to do in a car. Lets brag about Nikki some more this morning she made me coffee and let me have some of her breakfast (I made myself some too, but she gave me half her sandwich). I think I am about to take out the trash as soon as I convince myself too, then I'll have Nikki go with me and we can walk the dog.

Quakecon is coming up, and I can't wait! Although I am not sure I'm gonna have enough money for a terabyte drive before I go... I really need(want) one before I go, because I know how much crap I will be downloading in DC++. This is going to turn into a wish list lol. I want the ZuneHD in September(rumored) and a 16gb MicroSD class 6 card for my cell phone I did buy a 16GB card but it was a class 2, and realised that's slow, I should of researched ahead of time, but I was in too much of a hurry. I am sure I could go on, but I'll save it all for another post.

Listening to: Rage Against the Machine

Gaming: Light Racer (tron clone for the G1)

Watching: The Soloist (it was good, but I expected greatness)

Tinkering: Portable Apps