Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
This year I wanted some socks and my brother and I are sharing a new home theater receiver.My dad got me a XBox 360 wireless racing wheel.."anything to get him away from those shooting games" he says
Next month I need to pickup a A/V switch for my sister's soundbar setup that my brother and I got her and her husband. Gotta return a optical cable that I bought that I didn't need to buy(would have been nice if products would put on the box *INCLUDES 1 cable for hookup to *insert electronic device here*
Have a Happy New Year.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
I'm writing this because I'm pissed that the post office is closed,that today is the day to honor Columbus for "discovering" America..when it's been there(here) for a lot longer.
I'm Native American and I approve this message
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The trailer made it seem to be more than what you got..infact my sister and I both pointed out the lack of the "Australian" bit that was shown in the trailer..
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Most "celebrities" can be "forgiven" for the odd shot of vajayjay because to some they are everything that person wants to be..the fame,the money,etc. because they are human..they are prone to falling flat on their face or ass just like everyone else.
However Gaga is (in my opinion) going about it all wrong.
Being a frequent vistior of roflrazzi.com,icanhascheesburger.com,ihasahotdog.com and having visitied gofugyourself..I've come to the conclusion that Gaga doesn't have a clue or is just doing it for the camera..eventually people are going to become desensistized to seeing Gaga with no top on or not wearing anything covering her legs besides underwear..
Think about it..if she were anyone else...she would have been ticketed and possibly sent to the funny farm..
After hearing both Katy Perry(before she kissed a girl) and her album "One Of The Boys" and then hearing Gaga's The Fame...I like Katy Perry better..
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
just replaced a DC power plug in a emachines N-10.
Had to take the WHOLE laptop apart..down to the motherboard.
Waiting for a new refurbed laptop because my niece spilled soup on my dell mini 12..and I had just purchased a replacement keyboard for it and installed it not more than a week before..
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Well he made RockNRolla
if you have seen his previous 2 british movies..Lock,Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, and Snatch(Brad Pitt as a Pikey fighter among others)
then you get the gist of what RnR is like..but it's really good and funny.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Arthur went down to the beach and even went in the surf.
At the vet's office...he didn't suffer anymore. His transition was quick..
Although I didn't want him to leave,he had to..he was suffering too much.
It seems more and more that there are more cases of cancer and cancer-related deaths.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
When the vet checked for canine osteosarcoma,he opened Arthur's mouth and he was able to open it pretty wide before he started to whine..that being a good sign.
Ordered and received some bluetooth wireless headphones,they sound pretty good.
Maybe going down to Homer,Alaska with Arthur..
Not much else..
Friday, May 29, 2009
I knew it was coming..the way he's been acting lately..but still it doesn't help it any.
Arthur has been with me about half my life (he'll be 13 in August..though I doubt he'll live to see his birthday)
Couldn't ask for a kinder,gentler dog in the world.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday im planning on going and seeing UP..that looks hila...SQUIRREL!!
So with regards to the new book idea..
It's not quite "Judgement Day" but it's roughly right around the corner.
Airforce SF team aka AFSOC..deployed in Alaska for T&E of the new Anti-Material Rifle-Prototype XCR-149 along with a small group of gun company designers,techs and assorted personnel
Development of a new weapon for safe(r) removal/disposal of the ever omnipresent IEDs in Iraq.
Weapon fires prototype hybrid ammo. Semi-caseless design.
Most common round is 10MM caseless DU round..secondary selection is a 10mm caseless AP with prototype penetrator.
Weapon is capable of heavier rounds and was designed to support up to 20mm AP. Muzzle brake is required for any rounds greater than 12.7x99mm (.50Cal)
Weapon function is straight pull bolt style.
What it looks like in my head is just about perfect representation of the NERF CS-6 Longshot.
Collapsible stock,removable optic,carry handle, mag storage in the shoulder stock,straight pull bolt action(semi auto being too complicated and comprimises weapon reliability due to caseless rounds and different calibers being abled to be utilized)
Projectiles are loaded with the hybrid caseless mag. When bolt is pushed forward,caseless segemented rounds are pushed forward into the breach.
Mags come preloaded from the factory,different bullet weights/grains are available and are chosen during the mission briefing.
Recoil is mild up to 12.7mm rounds.Muzzle end is setup for either a protective ring,muzzle break or sound suppressor (sound suppression is only available up to .50Cal)
Muzzle extenstion is available,increasing range up to 1.5 miles,enviromental factors notwithstanding.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Let's free all the death row inmates then..if they are to be believed in the above statement.
By all means then..let's find Charles Manson a job at Wal*Mart...
Here's a list of those imprisoned at San Quentin..
- Alejandro Avila - rapist & murderer of five-year-old Samantha Runnion. Sentenced to death in 2005.
- Lawrence Bittaker - serial killer convicted of torturing and murdering 5 young women. Sentenced to death in 1981.
- Vincent Brothers - convicted and sentenced to death in the shooting and stabbing of 5 members of his family, including 3 children. Sentenced to death in 2007.
- David Carpenter - the "Trailside Killer." Sentenced to death in 1984 and 1988.
- Kevin Cooper - convicted for the hatchet and knife massacre of the Ryen family. Sentenced to death in 1985.
- Tiequon Aundray Cox - sentenced to death in 1986 for the 1984 murders of four relatives of the former defensive back NFL player Kermit Alexander. He was involved in an escape attempt in 2000.
- Richard Allen Davis - convicted of kidnapping and murdering Polly Klaas. Sentenced to death in 1996.
- Scott Erskine - convicted of killing Jonathan Sellers, 10, and Charlie Keever, 13. Sentenced to death in 2004.
- Richard Farley - convicted of killing seven of his co-workers and nearly killing another, a female co-worker whom he stalked after she rejected him. Sentenced to death in 1992.
- Ryan Hoyt - associate of Jesse James Hollywood, convicted of the murder of Nicholas Markowitz. Sentenced to death in 2003.
- Randy Kraft - serial killer who was convicted of 16 murders and suspected of 51 others. Sentenced to death in 1989.
- Jarvis Jay Masters - convicted and sentenced to death for participating in the murder of prison guard Hal Burchfield. Sentenced to death in 1990.
- Michael Morales - convicted for the brutal murder of Terri Winchell. Sentenced to death in 1983.
- Charles Ng - serial killer who tortured and murdered 11 people. Sentenced to death in 1999.
- Scott Peterson - convicted murderer of his pregnant wife, Laci and their unborn child, Conner. Sentenced to death in 2005.
- Richard Ramirez - serial killer known as "The Night Stalker"; convicted of killing 13 people. Sentenced to death in 1989.
- David Anthony Silva - convicted on multiple counts of home invasion robberies involving torture etc.; in 2007, sentenced to "512 years, plus 11 consecutive life terms"; interviewed in a 2008 British documentary about the prison; incorrectly called "David Silver" in some newsmedia accounts.
- Morris Solomon Jr. - serial killer convicted of murdering 6 prostitutes in Sacramento. Sentenced to death in 1992.
- Cary Stayner - convicted murderer who killed 4 women in Yosemite. Sentenced to death in 2002.
- William Suff - serial killer convicted of murdering 12 prostitutes in Riverside County. Sentenced to death in 1995.
- Marcus Wesson - convicted of killing nine of his family members. Sentenced to death in 2005.
- David Westerfield - convicted of kidnapping and killing 7 year old Danielle Van Dam. Sentenced to death in 2003.
- Brandon Wilson - convicted in the 1998 slashing death of 9 year old Matthew Cecchi. Sentenced to death in 1999
So why don't we just open the doors on SQ..and find them jobs..maybe some could work at a daycare facility..or 7-11..wait sorry..all the jobs at 7-11 were taken by the pakistanis..
detainees in POW camps are released at the end of the war or conflict. So the muslim people are responsible for keeping Gitmo open.
Posted by Avery Hawbold of Alaska,which is the 49th State of the United States of America.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Whereas in Auz you have to have permits and you are only allowed certain kinds of firearms correct? in other words owning an "assault" rifle is verboten right?
In America..not so much.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My dad bought her a new sewing machine (granted it's a miniature Singer that's battery operated..in other words a "toy" sewing machine..technically it's "new" though..that fact can't be argued ;)
My sister got my mom some M-A-C makeup brushes..MAC brushes are high quality stuff..my mom says they are the Oakleys of the makeup world. I still don't get it. How can makeup protect your eyes from UVA/B/C radiation? ;)
Finally my brother and I chipped in together and got her a 8GB iPod Touch.
My sister cooked a wonder roast for dinner and my mom made Strawberry shortcake using strawberries,angel food cake and some light whipped topping.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Just so good that you have to go see it.
I'd like to see it again,but I got to save my money for Terminator:Salvation.
Characters were good..1 of them could have been done differently.
Some loopholes were closed that the original series,and the movies have.
Funny stuff too.
Sad that Majel Roddenberry could not have been the computer voice..
Coming from a lifelong trekkie..it's a must-see.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Ford F-650s..because neither Dodge nor Chebby make a big enough pickup.
Zombies/Zeds would be like speedbumps..
same applies to Priuses,subarus,hyundais,toyotas,volkswagens..
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Two gunmen shot up Columbine High School in Colorado.
12 students and 1 teacher died.
The shooters committed suicide about an hour later.
Here's the thing.
I grew up with guns and a love of the military(grandfather was a WWII vet,father was in ROTC,uncle was in the Army,cousin was in the Navy) and I've played more than my fair share of violent/bloody video games..but despite that..I've never thought of shooting up a school or a public place.
After reading the wikipedia article on Columbine Shooting..I arrive at a couple of conclusions..
1.Why didn't the cops go in the building sooner? Same with the SWAT team.
As I recall..they showed on TV..SWAT cops standing around while the shooting was going on..Apparently they didn't want to save lives?? I mean isn't that WHY they wear the heavier body armor,have the assault rifles and shotguns that the patrol officers don't? Not to mention the expensive training?
I'm an ordinary citizen (don't even have a pistol..only a few rifles and those are WW2 era) and I would have ran in to try and save lives..
I just don't get the mentality of the shooters and the responders..
Friday, April 17, 2009
2. If you had a chance to meet one person from history who would it be and why?
George W. Bush..tell him thank you for fighting the fight and staying the course..not wimping out and pulling out before the job is done in Iraq..granted it's not a easy short road ahead..I don't even think Iraq will settle down when BHO is finished in his term as President..
3. Where would you go for your ideal vacation? Home..as in nowhere.
4. Tea or Coffee? Coffee..always. Folgers first then other brands/types.
5. What was the last book you read? Jarhead
6. Could you live without a microwave? Nope
7. Do you have a pet? If so what kind? yes,Black Lab
8. Do you like coconut? Indeed..infact you put the lime in the coconut.
9. What is the strangest thing you have ate? peanut butter and cloves (stupid sister)
10. Have you travelled outside of your own country? Yes I have
11. What is your favorite flavour of gum? Trident Xtra Care Cool Min
12. How about your favorite ice cream flavour? Caramel Caribou currently
13. Do you think duct tape is a gift from the gods? Nope
14. Have you watched Bleach? If so do you like it? Nope
15. Do you watch Youtube? Indeed
16. Day or night person? Night..always
17. What is your favorite pizza topping? Toss up between Canadian Bacon (oink eh?) with pineapple and Pepperoni and Green Pepper
18. Ever ride a horse? Yup
19. How about visit the ocean? I only live about 3 miles from it..so yes I have
20. Do you like sudoku squares? nope..never tried it
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I still have to buy a motherboard for the Toshiba that my sister gave me..that probably will happen later.
Been working on completing 1000/1000 on various video games..currently the only xbox game that I have over 1000 is GRAW2.
Other games that I have to complete 100%
Gears of War 2 Co-Op and Hard Difficulty
Original Gears of War Hard Difficulty
Call of Duty World At War
Forza Motorsport 2
Medal of Honor:Airborne hard difficulty
Halo 3 Legendary difficulty and some missing skulls and maybe some online achievements (multiplayer adversarial)
Rainbow Six Vegas terrorist hunt
Getting some more LEDS..
Anywho..not much else going on.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
"Beat" Saint's Row 2..but techinically I haven't completed it to 100% because of all the activities/diversions..
Other games I have to finish..
Call of Duty 2,3,4 on Hard or EXT3RME!!!! difficulty..
Can't wait until Monday..going to go deposit check and pay credit cards..yay
Getting paid for a computer power supply tomorrow..Fixed a computer for an old friend and in the process sold him my LCD monitor. It's fun when you go from a CRT monitor (big,heavy and a good source of heat) to a LCD monitor (screen size is same,monitor footprint is smaller,produces lesser heat and it looks better)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
So not only is there a active volcano spewing out ash and steam..now there are earthquakes..
End of the world?
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The "major explosive event" occurred at 9:24, the AVO said.
Ash fall is expected between noon and 2 p.m. for the western Kenai Peninsula, including Kenai, Soldotna, Homer and Cooper Landing. An ash fall advisory is in effect for those areas until 4 p.m., and the aviation color code has been raised to red.
Additionally, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Drift River Valley, meaning flooding is imminent or occurring.
Battening down the hatches,shutting down critical electronics.
Reports when I can..
maybe even pictures. :)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
upside: light..very light.keyboard is big(ger) than netbook sized ULPCs.
going to add a decalgirl.com skin soon..
Monday, March 23, 2009
skies are cloudy,winds are blowing north-northeast so my little section of Alaska is currently spared.
However the power did go out for about an hour..No one knows if it was related to the volcano.
I'm about 53 miles away from the volcano as the crow flies or ash falls..
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of the meeting in protest and branded the decision "disgraceful".
A government spokesman has denied suggestions that the ban was a result of Chinese pressure.
He said he did not want anything to distract from South Africa's hosting of the World Cup.
So FUCKING what?
Not everything the Dalai Lama does is about Tibet..
According to Alaska Volcano Observatory and the local news..Mt.Redoubt finally erupted.
Ash and gas were shot out to 50,000feet..but the volcano sits at 10,000 feet high.
No ash here yet..that could change by the time the sun comes up.
Of course people being idiots..not knowing that weather webcams pointed at volcanoes generally don't give good pictures when it's PITCH BLACK outside at 3am Alaskan Standard Time.
Pictures when available.
funny..wikipedia says the volcano is actively erupting.
"It is in full eruption," said Matthew Haney, a research geophysicist with the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
"Mount Redoubt, which is some 170 kilometres from Anchorage, rises 3,108 metres above the Kenai Peninsula. About 50,000 people live on the peninsula within 80 kilometres of the mountain and it is one of the most densely populated areas of the state."
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tom Clancy's H-A-W-X for the 360. ..Really fun game.LOTS of aircraft.
Nyko Intercooler for my 360. EX model..didn't want to spend $15 more just have another electrical device to plug into the surge protector..besides I wonder how effective the Temperature Sensing unit is..
120GB 360 hard drive (yay for installing games to hard drive so you don't hear the screaming DVD drive)
Eventually I'm going to get the Lian-Li XB01 PC chassis (it's designed so that you take apart your 360 and re-assemble in a specially designed PC case (better cooling and all that jazz)
Underworld and Underworld Evolution for my PSP.. (UMD movie discs)
Another thing I would love to do..get a new PSP..I have the original model PSP and the wi-fi is broke..however everything else works just fine.
I've put a bit of thought into getting the PS3..but about the time I can afford that,I'll be looking into a new Dell laptop near the holidays..and I'd rather have the laptop. (see item #1 above)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Which if memory serves,was invented so the farmers could work later or something stupid like that.
Really it just screws people out of much needed sleep.
"..goin' to bed..it's 3am.."
"no..actually it's 4am.."
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
She suffers from Intra-cranial Hypertension..laymans terms: she has too much spinal fluid buildup that eventually presses on her optic nerve..if not treated she could go blind.Thankfully she's being treated for it.
However getting the right treatment in a small town hospital with douchebag doctors who care more about fishing than most other things..is a run around..a circle jerk.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
IMO it's not deserved...why?
Changling and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
I saw TCCBB at the theater and just saw Changling last night..
both movies were EXCELLENT....
The way they were filmed,the acting,the characters..both movies deserved more awards.
If I wanted to watch a east indian movie..I'd get Bride and Prejudice again...
Slumdog Millionaire had it's venue..The Golden Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
In my opinion the Oscars should go to American movies..
and until SM was nominated..it was mostly American movies.
This is the Academy Awards..filmed in L.A.
This isn't the U.N. international awards..
It probably sounds like I'm being a bit of a well something..but it's just how I feel.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
470HP,5.4L supercharged V-8
0-60MPH in 4.9seconds
Optioned out,it's near $100k..but the look on the rednecks with their loud pickups in these parts...it would be worth it.I could picture myself in the driver seat,my mom in the passenger seat,my niece and nephew in the 3rd row rear facing seat,waving at the rednecks as I fly off the line when the stoplight turns green.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Have the display models actually depict what the clothes would look like in say.. a restaurant setting..standing in line at the post office,in other words..real life situations.
It would give people a better idea of how a certain outfit would look and it would influence their buying decision.
Which reminds me..there was a 1980s movie about display models..Mannequin.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Directed by Spike Lee
Starring Edward Norton,Philip Hoffman,Rosario Dawson,Barry Pepper,Brian Cox
The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale.
The finale is a tear-jerker..
The scene when Monty goes to the bathroom and looks at himself in the mirror is a good one too.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Then you recieve a photo of a banker who effed up..
Guilty or not..they're getting their kneecaps busted.
It will send a signal to the other bankers
"DON'T FUCK WITH OUR MONEY"
Then the government should seize all funds from the upper echelon of the banks..down to their kid's savings accounts and trust funds (thats how bankers and senators get out of paying taxes on money..they put it in a "trust" fund)
Forgot socialized medicine..the government should focus on the health insurance companies..
Same rules apply as per the bankers that effed up..the healthcare CEOs,upper manangement..they all get their kneecaps busted.
Let a mob take care of him..I'm sure all the people that gave him money would love a few swings from a tire iron or a golf club.
Or..stick him in general population in a really nasty prison and tell the inmates that Madoff liked to diddle little kids while he stole their parent's money...
Your ideas and thoughts?
I mean why not? the government is giving away money like there is no tomorrow..do they know something we dont?
let's give a visual representation of the bailout..
Sunday, February 8, 2009
as white as the driven snow.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
well as it turns out I had $700K..so I bought some stuff,and put some in the bank.
I had some change floating in my paypal account so I bought some favor points from The Godfather..used the cash from the points to get a Lux hotel..
now my income is 20Gs every hour.
Not bad for a Mob Family of one.. ;)
I do like the interface of Mobsters on Facebook..I just need one more family member,then I can buy a bar and increase my income by 12Gs
Imma G YO!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Redoubt Volcano continues to be in a state of unrest.
Seismic activity remains elevated and consists of relatively continuous tremor that fluctuates gradually.
Nothing has been observed in clear web camera views today. The web camera is now dark for the night.
The volcano has not erupted and AVO continues to watch the volcano 24/7."
Taken in 2005
Those were taken on the backside of the house.
That is a yardstick.36 inches.The snow level is almost at the 35 inch mark.
What is the metric equivalent? some are wondering..well it's
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here I was thinking I had a standard Linksys WRT54G version 6.0 wireless router...nooooo...
I have a "neutered" router..half the RAM than other models..
After "upgrading" and flashing firmware and generally going nuts and shit ...the internet is working back in my house.
im off to bed.
I just bricked or fuXXored the Linksys WRT54G Version 6.0 router.
Turns out I have the "neutered" model..only has like 2MB of RAM..instead of the usual 4MB.
I've flashed and re-flashed the damn thing..so now I get to take it apart and short out 2 pins..
just what I wanted to do.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
My family has a warped sense of humor..
The other two Guy Ritchie movies..Snatch and Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels are hysterical.
Gerard Butler (SPAARTA!..that guy) plays a guy named One Two.
anywho..check it out if you like dark british/U.K. comedy movies.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Shia LeBouf,Michelle Monaghan.
Good movie.I liked it.Kept up the suspense.
Can't tell you the ending..but like a M.Knight Shymalan movie..you'll see it if your looking for it.
Pacino and De Niro
Watch it.The ending just blows your mind.Another good movie.
Axis of Evil comedy tour
Ricky Gervais,Tea' Leoni,Greg Kinnear
Decent movie.Ricky seems to get the same parts in different movies/TV shows.
I haven't had a chance yet to watch RockNRolla..but I will soon.
Nothing wrong so far.
Appropriate drivers have been located and installed..My Vista score is 5.0..
I'm looking for my copy of Flight Simulator X to install. Can't wait to see how good FSX looks..
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Certain items are a bit hard to find "..those will come in next week" which usually generates the response "..probably the day after the volcano erupts" and there is usually smiling or grinning.
Supplies? I'm good.
My sister? She's good.
My dad? he'll probably come over here..or I'll rush over there and help him attempt to cover his 1970s Kenworth. (it's his baby)..throw a tarp over the Jeep,and beat feet back to the house.
A lot of Alaskans lived through the 1989-1990 eruption of Mt.Redoubt..for them it's just get a few supplies and resume life as usual..with the accelerated response of getting home in case of an eruption.
Covering up all these LCD monitors and computers is going to be a bit time consuming..
I'd kill for a Panasonic Toughbook...mil-spec laptop. water,dust and drop resistant (hard drive is shock mounted)
Couldn't find a new air filter for the van. (why a van? one might think after coming upon this blog)..quite simple really.
My brother is in a wheelchair..hence the van.
A couple of other things I should look into covering..the entertainment center,the wireless router,the DSL modem,fax machine.
Want to check out a good site about the Volcano?
In other news.
Got the AC Adapter for my toshiba laptop.Got my saitek x52 flight controllers (throttle and joystick)..now flying in Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a breeze.
Been playing COD4 for the PC,online. I've unlocked the 4xACOG scope for the M60 LMG..
On the 360 and PC version,I'm deadly with a ACOG'ed M60.belt-fed sniper rifle kind of.
Gotta look at paying some credit cards for Feburary.
Have a good one.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
So that's Mt.Redoubt.
It blew in 1990.
19 years later it's ready to go again.
Man it really puts out ;)
I blame Obama and his "change" policy.. ;)
Stocked up on some supplies.Have 5 gallon bottles of water.
Thankfully the house is heated by boiler..
However in the event of an eruption and subsequent ash fall..I'm turning off all the computers,and covering the LCD monitors.
I do have an "old" 20inch TV in my room that I'll bring up and I'll cover up and move the 32" LCD somewhere safe.
I am gonna miss using my 24" dell LCD if or when the volcano erupts.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
The bottom pic is my new Dell 2408WFP. 24" wiiidescreen LCD.Inputs?..it's got inputs out the ass...
The top pic is my "old" Hanns-G 17" widescreen LCD.Going to hang on to that monitor.
With the purchase of the Dell 2408..I don't think I'll need another monitor....ever.
Friday, January 23, 2009
James Carville(political commentator) sounds like Terry Bradshaw (fmr QB for the Steelers and FOX Sports host)
I was listening to one of them the other night talking politics and it hit me..They sound like each other when they talk.
Getting a serious upgrade within the next week..
Details? well I am getting a laptop.
I'll have plenty of pictures hopefully by next Friday.(1 week)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I got two pairs official MARPAT digital camo pants (nothing more comfortable than cargos..) and two shirts.
On to the birthday celebration Sunday night
(no Lermontov..there wasn't any alcohol)
Pizza (4 slices is too much for someone my age).
I got a gently used pair of MARPAT digital camo pants from my nephew (he doesn't wear cargos..he's a shorts type of guy) and my lovely sister got me Dido's Safe Trip Home CD..I love it!
My dad got me some more GearWrenches (best wrenches/tools made)..I have a bunch of tools now..now only if I could remember where my Gerber Multi-Plier 700 Urban Legend multi-tool is..(the granddaddy of multi-tools..so heavy you could flog a moose with it)
I've sold the Pentium 4 computer..my uncle knows a woman who's been looking for a computer..
Granted it's only $300..I would have preferred $350 because of the Corsair XMS2..but oh well.
I get more fun out of building them.
I have to go out this morning for Contractor training..I can't remember which year it was,but ever since then I've always gotten 100% on the safety test.It's something like 5 or 6 years now.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The cake is ready..I think I'll order pizza to be delivered.
Sent off the broken Panasonic Home Theater recieiver on Saturday.(nothing like getting damaged goods)
Turns out I also have to send back the 2GB RAM I got on eBay as well as the ac adapter for the Toshiba laptop.Fun
Still waiting for my copy of Vista Premium X64
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Frigid weather startles South, blankets East
Subzero temps in multiple states; Alabama colder than Alaska for a dayhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28673142/
*nelson laugh* HA HA
of course it's slicker than liquid diarrhea..but at least it's not as cold as the Lower 48.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Well Burn after Reading..really not worth watching at all..They call it a "dark comedy"..it aspires to be that.It has plenty of movies stars in it and that's about it.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button:
Great movie..I'd love to go see it again.
funny..Of course it's a spoof movie and not to be taken literally..It kind of draws you in(well it did me anyways) because you don't know what's going to happen next.
Funny..worth a watch.
Don Cheadle does a remarkable job in this movie.Suspense,action..and the ending.
Horton Hears a Who:
Good movie,not a great one.Nicholas Cage is a actor who plays the role well..I put him and Paul Giamatti in the same section I would other certain kinds of actors..They play their part well,without overacting.
An American Carol:
A really great spoof..Of course you'll read reviews and such on it..saying it's this and that..(generally from liberal,left wingers)
Well I for one am glad to see a movie skewering Michael Moore..and "Rosie O'Connell" priceless.
On to TV Shows..
Terminator:The Sarah Connor Chronicles
I LOVE this series..and even more since they signed on none other than Shirley Manson.She's the lead singer for the band Garbage.
Two and a Half Men:
Still love this show..it's great just to enjoy a show without it being some "reality" show or some dance competition or singing competition or..
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Please..that's a warm day compared to what Alaska just went through.
Temps here in my area have been as low as -43F and no wind either.
On average,starting your vehicle at least 30 minutes prior to you going anywhere was the norm..
even while having your vehicle plugged in overnight!!
About the only people that got it easy were the people who had heated garages..their vehicles stayed warm and cozy.
My sister was in the hospital during the cold spell here..and everytime I shut the van off,I plugged it in..when we were leaving,I went and started the van and we waited about 20-30 minutes for it to warm up.
Allegedly it's supposed to get back down to minus something withing a week or so..gravy is all I can say.
Last winter was definitely warmer.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Micro-ITX motherboard and case setup..something small enough to put under the seat of a vehicle.Cables are available that you wire into your vehicle's electrical system..
Main purpose? Home Theater,playback of music vids and music.
So what does a M-ITX board look like?
Next dream build?
something more bigger..
Q6600 Watercooled setup..Quad core computer build..probably a Quad SLi motherboard as well..2 nvidia GTX280s
Pimped out with WD Raptor and Velociraptor hard drives..Vista Ultimate X64 and XP X64(yes there is a version of XP that is 64-bit)
Just about EVERYTHING in the case that could be,would be liquid cooled. I'd use Swifttech products for water cooling.
And last..the Ultimate..
Intel i7 board.
3.2Ghz Nehalem processor..
PC Power & Cooling 1200Watt PSU
2 nvidia GTX295s or 3 8800GTXs
4 WD Raptors..
For the Ulitmate..I'd hook it up to a 103inch Panasonic plasma..or the 150inch plasma..
anywho..I'd just love to sit at home and have a few pallets of computer parts dropped off..and just spend maybe a week or two building computers..whatever comes to my imagination..then kicking each "gaming system" out the door for about $1500..home theater for $750,home office $500,Server for $2000,mini pc for $500.
I'd need 12 large boxes of Artic Silver 5 and Artic Ceramique..
55 gallon drum of anti-freeze mixed with distilled water for the water cooled systems,
and half pallet of thumb screws (for the custom touch).. ;)
and a pallet or 3 of Pepsi brand beverages..including,but not limited to: Pepsi,Mountain Dew (and their variations)
Maybe a black & decker cordless drill and a B&D cordless screwdriver,i might get tired by the end of the day..
I'd be happy though..
I had to order Vista Ultimate X64 edition for $16 because the version I got from Dell is X32..I ain't installing X32 just to write over it later..
I'm currently going through the SATA hard drive that I'm going to be installing it to. I already downloaded the VISTA X64 drivers for my motherboard and graphics card.When VUX64 arrives,I should already have the 9800GTs I'm waiting for..they're coming USPS Priority.
A few people have said "Why'd you get VISTA?" basically..sometimes in not so pretty words..
Well I have Microsoft Flight Simulator X..and I plan on getting some of the newer PC games that have come out,plus I'll have the 9800GTs,4GB of Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 so I'll be set.
Plus I want to see the "new operating system" and try out the Aero interface (yes I know I could use it while I'm using Microsoft.com..but I want the whole experience.
Why wait for Vista Ultimate X64? The Socket AM2 processor is a 64-bit processor and I'd like to take advantage of having more than 2.75GB of RAM available,and a operating system that was designed for a dual core processor.
Why I had originally posted this..
The SATA cables that have come with stuff I have..they are about 2-3 feet long..
granted some people have server size cases,but I don't want to add in a SATA component and have to wrap the cable 3x around the motherboard and then in the SATA port on the motherboard.
A choice would be nice.I could use 8inch or 10inch SATA cables in my case because of the layout of the case (Standard ATX Thermaltake SopranoRS) and the motherboard (MSI K9N SLi Platinum) and the fact that the hard drive brackets are about 2 inches away from where the SATA ports are on the 'board.
by the end of the week,I'll be a owner of Toshiba Satellite A105 laptop.Core2Duo,2GB DDR2-667,DVD-R/RW,etc.
I wondering about the upgrade options..since the RAM is maxed out..I'll look at 2.5" hard drives..WD(Western Digital) brand of course.
I've been pondering what I should do with the 3.0Ghz P4..I'll have a decent 8600GT to put it in it..if I only had a MicroATX case to put the 'board in..I'd let my brother-in-law use it to play games on.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
My sister is getting a haircut on Saturday and I might go see a movie on Saturday as well..I'm thinking Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
My mom let me get something on her Dell credit for my birthday(I'm working on paying my Dell account off) so I chose Windows Vista Home Premium and 2x1GB of DDR2-800.
Probably about the time I recieve the order is when the rest of my stuff from eBay rolls into the local Post Office.Shipping to Alaska is ALWAYS cheaper by Post Office than the other shipping companies.
Besides..Priority Mail with Track'n'Confirm..can't be beat.
All in all..I'll have a dual OS computer..For those techies interested..
AMD Athlon64X2 5200+ 2.6Ghz Dual Core Socket AM2 processor
Thermaltake Silentboot RX8 CPU cooler with Artic Ceramique compound.
2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 (soon to be 4GB)
80GB WD IDE hard drive (windows XP home edition SP3)
150GB Seagate SATA
500GB WD Caviar SATA
2x BFG Tech 8600GTs with 256MB DDR3 (running in SLi mode for games performance)
Pioneer DVD burner IDE (soon to be upgraded to a new model with SATA interface)
600Watt OCZ power supply (80% efficient)
All of that is tucked in a Thermaltake SopranoRS ATX case
I have 2 Arctic Cooling 12CM(120mm) fans exhausting air and one Thermaltake 12cm(120mm) fan mounted in the front,blowing air in.
Items I'm waiting on:
2x EVGA 9800GT with 512MB DDR (serious upgrade for video and games)
Pioneer DVD burner with SATA interface
Vista Home Premium with SP1
2x1GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800.
LMAO..I have a thing for specifications..infact I could almost tell you exactly is what in my nephew's Core2Duo computer I built him last year for his birthday and the same for my niece's AMD dual core that I built her for her birthday. They should be good for..4-5 years or so. Bear in mind the nephew is 16 and the niece is 8. She knows more about computers than he does.
Soon I'll be the proud owner of a Toshiba Satellite A105 Intel C2Duo laptop.I just upgraded the RAM to 2GB..granted it's only DDR2-667..but it's better than my mom's old Dell which I think was 533Mhz..and her laptop was only upgradeable to 1GB because one of the SoDIMM slots was damaged. Her friend sent her a E-Machines N-10 1.6Ghz AMD Sempron just a couple of months ago.It's a decent machine.
oh and when my sister ordered her new Dell laptop..She was so excited,I was the first person she called..and she told me she ordered the Top of the line dell..to which I inquired "you got the XPS M1730?" Nope..she ordered the next one down..the XPS M1530..which is a great model. It has a separate video card,3GB RAM,and what's really cool..instead of using CCFL for the backlighting on the LCD display..it uses LEDs..which are more energy efficient and can be brighter,depending on how they are setup.
Anywho..enough tech/computer talk from me..
Check out An American Carol. Certain groups of people call it a "conservative spoof of Hollywood"..which I don't agree with..I would call it just a spoof,but it happens to lean right more than left..republican more than democrat. Anywho I liked it.
If you haven't seen The Dark Knight yet..WHY NOT? it's a GOOD movie. Of course a lot of the talk surrounding it is about the dead australian guy..but so what?..It draws a bit away from Aaron Eckhart's character..Harvey Dent.
One thing that slightly bugs me..Rachel Dawes(played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins) is now played by Maggie Glyenhaal(or however you spell her last name)..I don't get it. *shrugs*
Thursday, January 8, 2009
so the major majority of Alaska doesn't need a digital TV convertor box.
The TV has a ATSC tuner and I had recently got a new antenna from The Home Depot and put it up..it's compatible with DTV signals..so when the change does happen,I won't have to worry about a thing.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
"What's a Q6600?" you might ponder..
well it's a 4-core processor..Intel flavor,belonging to the Q family. It's equal to a 9.6Ghz single core processor..or in other words a 2.4Ghz Quad-Core LGA775.
If I had the money..I'd definitely go up to Anchorage and buy it..it's a steal at $100..because the street value is closer to $200.The Q6600 is a solid processor..well built and it handles overclocking better than other processors.
He's also selling his Asus motherboard and his ATI video card..granted I could pass on the ASUS board,but I'd like to see what the fuss is about the "new" Radeons (last Radeon card I had was a 9800 about 3-4 years ago)
You know they are even shipping video cards with HDMI connections(connect to your flat panel HDTV)..I found that interesting.
Off to visit
http://icanhazcheezburger.com and other similar sites..
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
so it’s my 27th year..
strangely I don’t feel 27.
Most of the people my age are married and have 1-3 kids..
I thank God that I don’t have either.
granted I don’t mind the niece and nephew..
I still feel like a kid at heart..case in point.My “big” Christmas present from my dad..
a Nerf Vulcan battery powered dart gun.
Its about as close as you can get to a belt fed machinegun without you know..bullets,Class III papers,tons of money..etc.
I’d like to mod my Nerf CS-6 Longshot by adding in a spring and removing the air restrictors and giving it a custom paint job.
however my first “love” (if you will)
is building computers..
Nothing more fun than taking a couple of boxes of stuff and creating something cool..say like a 3.0Ghz Pentium 4 with PCI-e graphics and all that stuff.
which reminds me..
I ordered a SATA Pioneer DVD burner,single plug IDE cable,2xEVGA 9800GTs and a Saitek X52 controller/throttle combo for my Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
I’m thinking I might give my old Saitek joystick to my dad and give him my copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator: Century of Flight.
Aaaand put the 3.0Ghz pentium 4 micro-atx motherboard in his old AMD 586 computer..I just need 2GB of DDR2-800 for it.