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Fiber is here!

July 19, 2006
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I finally got Verizon FiOS Internet.  Finally.

My package is the 15Mbps Download 2Mbps Upload…and I am currently experiencing speeds of up to 2000Kb/s download, 200Kb/s upload.

Whew, it’s amazing.

I’ve been playing Day of Defeat: Source and other various HL mods.  Also i’ve been eagerly awaiting Fortress Forever (http://www.fortress-forever.com/).  Also, i’ve set up my own dedicated server box in my bedroom running FreeBSD 6.1 — Currently running an FTP server.  My music collection is also growing fast.

In short: life is good with Fiber.
See if it is available in your area:

http://www.verizon.com/fios


Posted in Hardware, Tech Stuff

Taking a break

May 23, 2006
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I've decided to take a break from WordPress for awhile.  Not sure how long — but I havn't been able to keep up with it (as you can see).

 I promise to make a post as soon as I get FiOS installed.


Firefox Plugins

April 11, 2006
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If you are like me, you have moved into the upper echelon of human beings and started browsing the web with Mozilla Firefox.

Found this page that has a nice list of Firefox plugins: http://willlangford.com/geekpages/firefox/

Plugins I have found useful are:

1) The IE Tab Plugin: Allows you to embed Internet Explorer into your Firefox tabs. You may ask, why I would want to use IE? Well, I shall answer: There is only one time I need to use IE, and it is at work to access my time sheets. For some reason the time sheet page isn’t compatible with Firefox yet. ONLY TIME!

2) GMail Notifier: VERY small and inconspicuous notifier tells me when I have new mail.

3) Adblock: As a dialup user, the ability to block ads inside webpages serves me a lot.

Verizon Fiber Optics can’t come soon enough!


Posted in Software, Tech Stuff

Today on the job

April 4, 2006
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Today at work I spent about 6 hours getting paid to read up and learn about the Solaris 9 operating system and Sun servers.

I put together some nifty info cheat sheets to help me navigate through Solaris — hopefully I won't need them for long though.

Last week my boss helped me set up my own Sun Enterprise 250 server in the downstairs test-bed so I could practice all my stuff on it.  I've got Reflection X shell installed on my PC so I can work from my cube upstairs.  The E250 isn't the newest or greatest, but at least i've got the whole machine to myself to practice on :D

Anyway, this ain't the most exciting stuff, but hey — can't beat getting paid to learn :) 


The Godfather PC Game

April 3, 2006
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Okay, so I mentioned earlier that I watched the Godfather and loved it.  Now I saw that they just recently released The Godfather for PC.

I was walking through Target the other day, and while browsing the electronics section I saw The Godfather for PC! I looked through the strategy guide they had and some other stuff, and I almost bought the game, but I havn't even finished HL2 single player yet, so I figured i'd wait to see the reviews…etc.

Well the reviews are out, and at gamespot it gets an 8.1 out of 10, which is pretty good, but not REALLY good.  Here's the good and bad from Gamespot:

The Good: The game makes great use of the film license; plenty of challenging, multitiered missions to keep you busy; fun combat and interrogation system; you can explore a great-looking, expansive map of 1940s new york, with no load times; good music.

The Bad: Heavily recycled character and vehicle models, as well as building interiors; occasionally glitchy and stupid artificial intelligence; unstable frame rate.

Obviously, i'm not going to post the entire review here, but you can check it out for youself here.

You can be sure this is a game I will be getting in the near future!  (After I finish HL2, of course)


Posted in Games, Tech Stuff

New job!

March 31, 2006
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Haha, lots of new stuff in my life lately!  Just got a new PC and now a new job!

Started as an intern at ARINC in Annapolis, MD.  (I talked about my interview about a month ago).

So basically i'm working in Technology Support & Services, and i'll be putting together Sun servers, installing/maintaining Solaris, and other misc. activities.

I don't know alot about the Sun platform yet, so it will be a learning experience.

Pretty cool though…i'm an 18 year old college student, and i've got my own cube, PC, and phone number.  I feel special :P

I'll be part time till summer, then full time :)  Pretty good money too :)

Anyway, i'm off to Virginia beach for the weekend! Cya next week :) 


New PC :D

March 29, 2006
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Well I finally broke down a few weeks ago and built a new PC.  My old one had been randomly shutting down and had tons of errors when booting.  I don't blame it as it had been running steady for probably 5 years straight.

 Anyway, this new beauty goes like this:

AMD Athlon 64 3200+

1GB DDR400 Corsair RAM

HSI Radeon X1600PRO PCI-E Graphics Card

Western Digital 250GB HDD

NEC DVD-RW

ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Mobo

Fortron 450W Pwr Sup.

Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case

 Been playing HL2 recently. Runs smooth as anything!  Lovin' it.


Get tan in front of your PC!

March 25, 2006
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All new method! Simply sit in front of this special-made picture for 10 minutes a day, and you will have sexy tan in no time!


Posted in Photography, Random

Alienware Star Wars Edition PC

March 11, 2006
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Check this out:

http://www.alienware.com/starwars_pages/awswaurora.aspx?from=speedj:sw_pc_banner_125x125&cs=0


Posted in Hardware, Tech Stuff

Note to self…

March 6, 2006
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When shopping for a LCD monitor, consider the Samsung 930B 19″ LCD.


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