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gromit

Now I remember...

... why I had stopped doing the active computer and gaming geek thing.

It gets pretty damn expensive. After struggling to get X working on Moya for a couple of hours last night, I finally broke down and bought a new video card for her this morning. If I remember correctly the card I currently have is probably about 3 years old and it really doesn't like being forced to run the newer versions of X.

So I just bought a card that still shows up in Tom's Hardware guide as a fairly good card... even compared to the newest and meanest (and most obscenely expensive) cards. It benchmarks at about 85% of what the absolute top of the line cards do while being about 33% of the price. Even more promising, the maker just released updated linux drivers for XFree 4.3 today (so I'm pretty damn psyched).

Now I just have to wait and see how long it takes to get here...

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what is it about boys and video games? jessey, my cousin, spent every free moment holed up in his room playing baldur's gate. (he didn't even tell me. i recognized it because other boys used to play it.)

holiday music. haha!
Hey, I've been really good about not doing the video game thing for a long while. Until I bought these last few, I hadn't bought or aquired a video game in quite a while.

Having lots of random stuff to deal with (e.g. fixing house, unpacking stuff, sorting junk, etc...) tends to distract me from the good ol' "I just spend 5 hours staring at the screen and didn't blink once" days
happy new year!

spent it at a bar in long beach w/ alok, matt & pamela (matt's wife). upstairs was a billard hall. we went up to check it out and alok, who led the way, made a beeline through all the pool tables to a video poker type machine.

yup. the boy makes me extra sensitive to video games.
Well I'm having to ween myself back onto video games. I've found that I have a hard time zoning out like I used to. Heh, I'm getting old, I can't go 5 hours without blinking anymore :-p

Sounds like your new year is off to a pretty good start so far.