Monday, November 8, 2010

Life Choices

You make them everyday, just some are bigger than others. I am working at a great job now, but I know its temporary, however I am too comfortable to really change. This could end up in a downward spiral, or it could really turn into something great, it definitely has started networking for me. The More people you know the more chances I have to get a ahead... just knowing the right people. Can. this be analogy for many other things in life? yes.

I need to get my Cisco cert... just to start but what else do I need out of life, this is a little more philosophical then my normal posts, but I have just had a lot on my mind lately.

well anyways lighten this up a little bit watching the episode 2 of The Walking Dead right now... pretty damn good I must say, kinda lol'ing (spoiler alert) at the whole Shaun of the Dead-ish scene where they are acting like zombies... well they did a little more than that they have to actually smell like the zombie by covering themselves in Dead zombie flesh...yummmm and oh shit its raining.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Drowning in connectivity

yes that was a title for one of the podcasts I listen to on the TWiT network. Its a good statement thought and I am probably guilty of this, I Google everything, I validate people statements way to often now. To some they don't appreciate it, well thats who I am. I should be getting a Nexus One finally I have been wanting it long enough, my job is going great... sadly still a contractor, basically means that I am more expendable than anyone who actually works at Gamestop. I really don't know the point of this post, but does there really need to be one sometimes its just good to write, even thought I can't write for shit right now, I guess my writing skills go away when you don't use them... well don't use them correctly because with facebook and twitter updates, you don't write for a professional audience you are writing for a much more personal one.... well I own ... would be nice if I owned my actual name, but for the most part thats all taken. yes it just takes you here for now at least I don't know if I plan to change that in the future probably not. I am still thinking of doing a website, but so far thats all it is "thinking". alright this post has become pointless for the most part, I was writing a self wish list, and was like hey I'll write a quick blog post.

Ridiculous wishlist (not including whats on steam or possibly amazon)

Nexus One or new android phone $529.99.... still up in the air on this right now
should be able to get one used (great condition with accessories) $400

MGS: Peace walker PSP Big Boss edition bundle - $199.99 tax - 216.49
^that version is a gamestop exclusive

Zune 120gb (30gb I am deleting music now) I've seen some places have it for around $100, but most places have it at ~$200

super street fighter 4 on ps3 and xbox360 - I'm a competitor and I've got nemesis(already plural?) on both consoles.

Ipad 16gb wifi $499.99 if tax 541.24 ... I don't want an iPhone however I like to play a lot of the games, and very interesting apps out there.

of course new computer at this point in time I would like an i7930 with 480GTX minimum 4gb ddr3 ram $1500-$3000
gtx 480
^ modernize my computer more.... also just might do something else I want an i7 machine, but thats 1500 minimum this is half that, and probably not that much less of performance

would also like an android tablet... the Tegra2 one $? probably less than $500
almost want a win7 tablet as well.... probably not though,.

I kinda want Win phone 7, I know my fiancée will be getting one, so perhaps I will just play with hers

laptop briefcase... remember that blog post earlier about cheap laptop, well I surprisingly use it a lot.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cheap Laptop and Ubuntu

The following message is brought to you by Ubuntu, one of the most user friendly Linux Distros. I can do a lot of basic stuff, and all for free and Legit... I just can't fully convert yet as much as I would love too. Yes there are answers for pretty much anything if it isn't working right away on linux, weather its drivers or software, the "it can't be done" phrase is almost eliminated in linux, however if its not meant to be, its either a pain in the ass to get it to work, or it just doesn't work right, but it does work! I really wish one day that browsers will be almost like virtual machines and be completely platform independent, but we are not there yet. Shockwave and Silverlight for instance, just don't run on linux, not without moonlight(a meh linux port of silverlight) or running Shockwave in Wine&windows version of firefox. For reference I am using a Dell Inspiron E1705 Laptop that has a core duo intel intergrated graphics HDA... 1gb of ram (ddr2 553 or 667). Not bad considering I got it for 60 bucks, it was kinda beat up, so bought a new screen for $90, hard drive for $50, and ac charger for ~$10. I would love to run this laptop soley on Ubuntu, but I have to have some sort of flavor of windows on here, I chose XP(I also might do Hackintosh in the future which took almost an entire day to do the Quad boot I have on my Desktop [Vista,XP,Leopard,Ubuntu).

So XP runs Quake Live around 80-90 fps on I believe High settings, Ubuntu has a Weird Sound glitch with ALSA UnderBuffer or something to that effect that produces a crackling effect, which also drops my frames to about the teens to 30 fps, no matter what my video settings are. There is a forum post about this in the Quake Live forums and I have tried every command on all 15 pages (as of today) Posted in that thread.. nothing worked. I have always been under the impression games written for both Linux and Windows, that the Linux version will run better. World of Goo, that runs fantastic, they even sell a Debian version of the game which is no different than running a windows install its awesome. I will probably try some other games on this Laptop, yes its a Laptop its not for gaming, but I am a gamer and it doesn't hurt to have it with you to kill time, I also plan on checking out how emulators run on Linux vs Windows.

All this for the most part is not Linux's fault, its developers, corporations, and truthfully inertia. Yes I through in Physics. Windows works, its worked for a long time, corporate America uses it. Mac worked in the beginning and it stopped for a little bit, and Windows worked better, and Apple has never recovered fully, OS X worked and was Macs comeback, but still nothing to the windows market.

So whats the real point of this post? nothing just like most of these blog posts they are just an opinion/review... this blog is maybe read by 3 people, and the random Googler. I love the idea of openness and I have tried to get into linux in the past and never really could and after SUSE took nearly a weekend to install and still wasn't done I said Fuck it. Now since Ubuntu has gotten so easy to use, and you only need terminal commands to troubleshoot some stuff and take care of a few things its great, but it has also acted as a gateway. I am now going down the rabbit hole and going to check out all the flavors of Linux I can, probably starting with what Lifehacker has their top 5.

I could write about this all day, and I really need to have a conversation with someone who knows what they are doing, but most likely that won't be until Quakecon when I see my "extreme geeky friends".

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My first tweets

  1. Food
  2. -
  3. Nut case customer... Number... Idk too many
  4. Updating from my phone for the first time
  5. getting ready for work
  6. about to eat dinner
  7. Gimme that filet o fish gimme that fish...
  8. making a twitter accnt

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I will not judge by betas, I will not judge by betas...

Okay this is really hard not to do... especially when the betas are so close to a games release... and well core gameplay is actually not going to change, yes they may fix the connection issues, lag, and even perhaps some balancing, but all in all not going to fix if I really like the game. so Battlefield Bad Company 2, is the game I am referring to currently referring too. However, what I have said applies to most betas. The game already has its flaws for instance the M9 handgun is currently the best sniper in the game or any gun period I can't tell you how many times I died to that freakin gun while I was sniping a tiny little spec on the map. Also there is no prone... yes, NO PRONE... well this is not a review of the final game, because I quite enjoyed the campaign of the first one I felt it had charm, well after the frustration of playing a beta I was so looking forward too I needed to vent... yes I will probably play it again towards the end of the beta just to see if they fixed the many issues I have already pointed out. thanks for reading

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

woot, nexus one continued

well nexus one should be officially out, I don't have the money for it nor money for much else, barely have enough for bills so um yea :-/... however w2's and tax returns should be on the way in the next couple of months and I love that efile...

Well I had a job interview at Woot! today and it looks good so far, there are a few other people looking into the position as well. Well next Wednesday the 13th should be the answer that I am looking for :-) everyone cross their fingers... I know I am ...