Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hooray for x-box market place!

I haven't bought much of anything yet actually, just a snazzy halo 3 theme for my 360. But what I have been getting quite a bit of that is fun are free game demo's that you can download. So far I've tried BioShock (which installs a root kit for the PC version apparently), madden '08 (actually kind of fun), Forenza 2 (YAY FORD GT), and the coolest game overlord which as kept me up till now! It's so much fun, you get minions to do your bidding, you have have them smite people, destroy things, carry heavy things around or move things out of your way. Seriously, I have to buy that game!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Small improvements to the entertainment center

Well today I made the last small improvement to my entertainment center that I'm going to be making for a while. The one major pain I'm been having is with a cruddy Belkin router I got a walmart for $30 (more or less). It was the cheapest wireless router I could buy, and I guess you get what you pay for. My pocket pc could never connect to it, my wii could, but if my roommate got her laptop on the wireless it would boot everything else off (including wii) until the router was restarted (unplugging it).

Well today I picked up a DLink for about $60. It works great, PPC phone can connect, wii can connect, roommates laptop can connect, and all 3 work together! How great is that, my 360 even work great with everything else on the wired network! yay!!

Only slight issue, Windows Vista (my PC) hates it. God knows why, I'm sure macs and Linux pcs would work great with it. But Microsoft's newest OS is too cool for school. So I had to connect it up to the Vonage router to make that work. Oh well, I can live with that. As long as everything else works I'm happy(ish). I have to admit, my computer got kicked a lot tonight over it's stupidity. I hear by declare every windows vista programmer must walk around the Redmond campus whipping them selves for a day. They deserve it for making an OS that can't work with every broad band router on the market (as every other device we have works, I assume it is vista that bites).

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Not much going on to report these days. Went to a house warming party for one of my new friends here on Friday, which was a great time. Jenny really did a great job fixing up her new place! I think she and (and her dude when he moves in) will be super happy there.

Also, as the geekier of you might have picked up from the blog title, yesterday I rounded out my console collection by replacing my x-box 1 with an x-box 360 making my "Wii-60!" console! (Nintendo Wii + X-box 360 for those still in the dark). I have to say, I am enjoying the 360, though the limited amounts of backward compatibility was disappointing. I mean really, Price of Persia Sands of time work, but not Warrior with in or The Two Thrown's? That's kind of silly if you ask me. But it ended up working out great anyway, I have a decent collection of games I'll actually play, and my "rebel little sister" Leslie has her self an x-box and a nice library of games to get going with. The graphics are really nice with the 360, though over all the Wii still has better overall game play.

Well, that's all I got for now. Hope everyone out there is well.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Earth quake in Lima....

Well, it seems that last night there was a 7.8 on the Richter scale earth quake last night in my "home town" of Lima Peru. As of yet, I have not officially heard whether my family there is ok or not, according to CNN as of 11PM last night only 17 fatalities have been reported, which is a blessing considering the size of the city and strength of the quake. Fortunately, much like LA buildings there are designed for these things. So I'm fairly hopeful that all will be well. Unfortunately there will be no way for me to know until power + phone is restored there.

Edit: I just heard back, all is well in Lima for my family.

Edit 2: It seems initial estimates from last night were way off, death toll is currently at 450 per the UN.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The apocalypse approcheth...

Nikki has bought a new gun... Store water and speggetio's! I'm pretty sure the nuclear explosions will start any minute now....

Monday, August 13, 2007

A fun weekend despite

Well.. I had planned to go to the beach this weekend with my friend Kathy, however ruined those plans by predicting horrible thunderstorms that would sweep us out to the wonderful land of Oz. As it turns out, there was no rain, nor has there been any weekend this month ( has thus far predicted rain consistently every weekend for myrtle beach). I think they just have something against them, perhaps their chief meteorologist got sun burnt earlier on this summer.

At any rate, needless to say we decided against going on the off chance they were going to be right. I did however drive down to Rock Hill and spend the weekend with her. It was nice to spend time with her, just chilln' and watching tv mostly. Watched a whole bunch of forever knight, and we had some extremely yummy brownies with ice cream that she whipped up. Anyway, I've got some projects that seriously need done, and I'm blogging this from the office. Laterz y'all.