Archive for April, 2004

So very, very slow

Saturday, April 17th, 2004

Today was a really slow day at work for me. I got so very bored. Oh well.

I got my kick-ass video card yesterday! It’s pretty sweet. I haven’t gotten a whole lotta time to play with it yet, but it’s definately cool. I’ve got my computer rigged up so I can output to the TV now whenever I want to, which is cool. I can also play all the latest games at really high resolution and detail. Cool stuff, cool stuff.

SakuraCon approaches this week. I’m really looking forward to it.

I came across this whilst reading a friend’s forum. Kind of a weird crossover if you ask me. Don’t think I’d ever use it, but somehow I’m glad to live in a world where such whimsical devices exist.

Another link for your enjoyment is this sequel to the popular Star Wars web game. It helped me kill 15 minutes here at the end of my day. This rant killed the last 15. Or so.

And now, your moment of Zen. Check out the movies.

Weekend, My Weekend

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Well, it’s Wednesday night, so that means it’s my weekend! Yay! Working Saturday and Sunday pays off eventually. Not sure what all I’m going to do with my ‘weekend’, but it will probably entail staying up late screwing around on the computer like I usually do. Tomorrow I’m gonna go see Kill Bill: Volume 1 on DVD with Megs, Drew and Mel. Then on Friday we’re all gonna go catch Volume 2 in the theater! 19:05 at the good theater if anyone wants to see us there! Other than that, I don’t have a lot planned for this weekend. I might be meeting Shelby for lunch tomorrow, but she’s got a long-ass meeting at work so it might not work out. I also may be going to Radio Shack with dad to see if we can deal with a broken thingy, but he’s got a long-ass meeting at work so it might not work out either. The downside to having a weekend when no one else I know does. =(

In other news I purchased a bitchin’ (yes, I said bitchin’) new video card. It’s an eVGA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra and it’ll kick your ass if I tell it to. Check out those specs! So much power!! I’m so very excited about this. FedEx picked it up from the warehouse in So. Cal this morning and it is en route to me via FedEx as I write this. Should be here in a day or two. *drooldrooldrooldrooldrooldrool*

So yeah, the Life of Chris, up to date as of now. And now, go see Matt’s page and harass him about not updating in a long while. He got a job and didn’t tell anyone!

Cannons and Student Loans

Saturday, April 10th, 2004

It’s intention to use this space to kill time while at work so I plan on writing bits and pieces of it throughout my day here in the office. We’ll see how that goes. Chances are I’ll just finish it all up here in about 20 minutes and go back to being bored.

Thursday night Megs and I went to celebrate Anna’s birthday over at the bar in Pegasus Pizza. There were a lot of people there, even though they were sort of coming and going all night. Anna knows a lot of peolpe, it seems. The list of what I had: Four slices of pizza, shot of raspberry vodka, shot of Jaggermesiter (sp?), Jack & Coke, shot of Jamison’s Irish Whiskey, and some of Megan’s Long Island Ice Tea. Good stuff. Did not get sick this time as I wisely switched to drinking water at the correct time. Still, that didn’t stop me from putting on “American Pie” on the jukebox and ‘singing’ along. Luckily, the rest of the bar was ‘singing’ along as well, so all went according to plan. =)

Last night Megs and I went to go see The Alamo, and I’d say it was pretty good. Better than I was expecting, I guess. It had decent characters, lots of canons, and a decent historical story. No one real aspect of the movie stood out for me, but I came away feeling satisfied and not ripped off.

This afternoon I’m going to go out with dad to Virtual Office Systems to get some computer stuff to fix up his dying PC. I always love going computer part shopping! I’d like to get myself an NVidia GeForce FX 9700 Ultra, but I really can’t justify the expense right now. I ran some numbers and if I don’t buy gas or food I should be able to spare the $218 for it by June. This prompted me to modify my student loan payment plan. I will now be paying much less per month, although it will take another five years, but hey, I can always change it again later if I ever come into more money.

As I thought, I’ve not managed to keep this going all day. I think this article is done as it needs to be and I’m gonna post it.

And now, your moment of zen.

Ahh, the smell of April!

Wednesday, April 7th, 2004

ore major scenario portions to Final Fantasy VII, whereas I have a sligthly fewer in Final Fantasy X. I intend to play out some optional side-quests for a while before finishing off the game, but it might be a bit before I can, as Megs has taken over my game console to play her game! I swear, I think she only loves me for my Playstation. 😛

Tomorrow is my good friend Anna’s birthday, so I’m looking forward to hanging out with her and the crew for that. Lots of pizza and beer, I’m guessing. Since I have Friday off, this works out well for me. Oh, and in case anyone’s keeping track, I will generally get Thursdays and Fridays off as my weekend until further notice. Some exceptions to this are this week when I’m working Thursday and taking off Sunday for Easter, and in two weeks when I’m taking off Thursday thru Sunday for our trip to SakuraCon! Still lookin’ forward to that, of course.

Well, that’s enough from me. Oh, and before I forget, I actually posted another ChrisCam picture last night! It’s been a while. Something’s wrong with my posting script, so I’ve gotta get that figured out before I post too many more of these. Right now after I “upload” a picture, I’ve gotta manually upload the picture and modify the database by hand to make it work. Stupid Apache webserver being dumb! 😛 The LiveCam thing might never make another appearance, since I’m so rarely home and when I am I’m not doing anything interesting. Much better to take snapshots and post them. We’ll see.”