Finally something personal…

Well, I haven’t been blogging my recently, well less than normal for me, lol. When I have been posting they have almost entirely been of a technology nature. This is not entirely accidental. I obviously find it a lot easier to post about things that are quite so close to home. These past few days (about a week now) I have been really down. I mean, really down. Anyone who knows me, knows how much of a technology/computer nerd I am. To give you an idea how down I was feeling, I didn’t even have the energy or drive to blog. Yeah, I know, it was that bad. I’ve instead wasted my time this past week either sleeping an excessive amount, I’ve been averaging 10 hours a night, watching tv/movies (just watched Return of the Kind Extended Edition, yes: all 4+ hours of it), and playing World of Warcraft…in fact here are 2 more screenshots of my latest exploits:


Caption: Flying on the back of a griffin, over certain death actually…lol


Caption: Yes, They celebrated Christmas inside the game world also, in fact, there was even a “Father Christmas”…

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Update on the new computer: A work in progress

Here is a gallery of the current “new computer”:

New Computer Gallery

This thing is going to be damn sexy when I am done with it. Here are the current specs:


Cooler Master Praetorian SILVER ALUMINUM MID-TOWER CASE, Model “PAC-T01-E1”


Intel Pentium 4/ 3.2E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology – Retail – Prescott


OCZ ModStream 450W Power Supply with OCZ EZMod technology, SATA Connector, Model “OCZ45012U” -RETAIL


GIGABYTE “GA-8I915P Duo-A” 915P Chipset Motherboard for Intel LGA775 CPU -RETAIL

Vid Card:

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model “NX6600GT-TD128E” -RETAIL


Mushkin Dual Pack 184-Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 – Retail – 2.5-3-3 Latency

HD (x2 in a RAID 0):

Maxtor 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, MODEL 6Y160M0, OEM Drive Only


SONY Black 52x32x52 Internal IDE CD-RW Drive W/ CD Maker Software, Model CRX230ED-B2, OEM


Sony Internal 16X DVD+/-RW / Double Layer Drive Black, Model DW-D22A-B2, OEM

I will use the current 17in LCD I have as well as the Maxtor 120GB External 7,200 RPM HD and the Maxtor 160GB Internal 8MB Cache 7,200RPM HD for a grand total of 600GB of storage cool smile

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[tag]Personal[/tag] – Did animals’ ‘sixth sense’ save them from tsunami? – Dec 30, 2004

Did animals’ ‘sixth sense’ save them from tsunami?

No elephants are dead, not even a dead hare or rabbit. I think animals can sense disaster. They have a sixth sense. They know when things are happening

Instead of talking about all the death and destruction I will take a different spin on this, the interesting things that came out of this horrible event.


Caption: A beautiful and yet incredibly subtle picture that tells a story…Stopped at the hour on Sunday that the tsunami struck the town of Banda Aceh in Indonesia.

If anyone has an interest in seeing video footage of the Tsunami hitting the coast check out this link…it has mirrors to the plethora of video files out there from several different countries, also if you’re having trouble with any of the downloads let me know and I will provide a link to the copies I have.

I am not a religious person as you all may know, but my prayers are with those suffering from this terrible event.

[tag]Life[/tag] Inside Secrets of MSN Desktop Search

Inside Secrets of MSN Desktop Search

MSN’s Desktop Search is a surprisingly powerful desktop search tool, with loads of hidden features and hacks. Wei-Meng Lee opens up the hood and takes a look, and fills you in on what he finds.

A nice review about this wonderful little application…lots of useful tips also.

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