Stuff of the Day

Update of the Day: Got Windows 7 (Build 7068) running on my gaming rig at home last night, and basically functional.  Testing out the “maybe this will run better with a fresh OS install, as well as being able to address all 4GB of RAM” concept.  Didn’t unfortunately have time to give it some serious evaluation – which means actually playing and working on leveling in WoW, with combat, looting, etc.  If I still get the occasional random hitching, then it means either that one of (or a combination of) the addons I use is the culprit, or that I simply need to get some hardware upgrades done.  Finally met a friend I’ve been communicating with via Twitter and other social network sites and a little on the phone last night.  She’s attractive, intelligent, funny, a bit geeky.  Someone I could definitely either just have as a friend, or date.  Not a clue what she thinks of me in return.

Was starting to get concerned about someone else, I just found out she lost her phone.  Got the bottle of Penfold’s Bin 28 Shiraz (I think ours is a different year though) from James (my direct boss, and our CIO) yesterday.  I was pretty sure I have a corkscrew . . . but if I do, I was unable to find it last night.  There’s a chance there’s still one hiding in a box somewhere, but I think I’m probably just going to have to buy another.  Seriously, this’ll be at least 3, if not more, corkscrews I’ve bought in the last 2 years.  That doesn’t count the one I ran off at New Year’s Eve ’07 to help Ganit acquire.

Link of the Day: Wall-E Computer case – one of the most intensive custom case jobs I’ve ever seen. Note: LOTS of images, long load time.

Spam of the Day: “Bring her to the seventh sky”

Funny of the Day: Woman’s Ideal Strip Club

Pic of the Day: Just Awesome.

Quote of the Day: “If the delete key were meant for something else, it would be labeled ‘Delete/back/whatever the hell some jackass decided.'” – David Chartier

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2 thoughts on “Stuff of the Day

  1. Maybe it’s time you got a Swiss Army knife and then you’d have a corkscrew right in your pocket all the time!

    I’ve been tinkering with Win 7 and like it! It squeezes MUCH more performance outta low-end hardware than Vista.

  2. The last time I tried to open a bottle of wine with a corkscrew on a (granted, not Victorinox) swiss army-style knife . . . it ended up with a badly mangled cork, and a bent, stretched out corkscrew that then didn’t fit back into the knife properly.

    My rig isn’t really “low end” hardware – it was actually 1 step below top of the line when I built it, 2 years ago. I just built it from components at a very unfortunate time – last of the Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64 X2s, near-end of the DDR RAM (PC3200) before DDR2 became standard. Other bits and pieces of it have been upgraded a bit since – I replaced my 7800 GTXs with an 8800GT, I’m on the third keyboard (Logitech G15 now, which I love), and both of my 10K RPM WD Raptors have had to be replaced under warranty. They’re not quite as quick as the newer VelociRaptors, but still pretty nice.

    I just really need to replace mobo/cpu/ram altogether (which I HAVE to, to upgrade at all). A decent Core2 Duo with PC6400 would be a big boost. I lust after Core i7, but that’d triple the cost of an upgrade.

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