Archive for February, 2005

Words fail me.

Monday, February 28th, 2005

I keep trying to think of a way to describe how very, very wrong this is, but I’m laughing too hard to really put words to it.

Gran Turismo 4 is the she-diddley-shiznat!

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Okay, I’m not going to talk about Gran Turismo 4. I don’t have time for talking. I need to spend all my time playing. And taking pictures. I’ll let you see some pictures. They speak a thousand words anyway.

Keyword troll bait.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Okay, not many people are going to find this interesting, but I just stumbled across a document that explains everything you ever wanted to know about connecting Dell PowerEdge and PowerVault systems to 110-, 120-, 208-, 210-, 220-, or 230-volt systems using C19, C20 connectors, and explains how all this works even though the systems have C13 connectors on the back for power rated at 10-15 amps even though the C19s are rated at 20 amps.

That previous bit is just to add some keyword stuff so that maybe search engines will pick up this page and the next guy will have an easier time finding this stuff than I did.

At any rate, it doesn’t give any 5-digit Dell part numbers, so if you need those just call in to Dell server tech support and tell them you need to connect the system to 210-volt rack power or whatever; there should be a 4-meter cable on the list of recommended spare parts that will fit the bill for you.

And to everybody who has no idea what any of that means, I apologize. :)

South Congress — An Austin Picture Diary.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Every once in a while I take it into my head to go wandering around some part of Austin that I like and take pictures of it. I finally got around to captioning and uploading one of these expeditions, concerning, for the most part, pictures of the apartments I live in and parts of South Congress, both far south and down town.

You can view them here.

Some day soon I’m going to make a proper album.

Yosemite pictures.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Just before I drove back from California in 2002, I spent a day in Yosemite with my buddies Blue and Jared. Three years later, I got around to adding captions to a few of them and uploading them to my web site.

You can look at them here.

Hunter S. Thompson shot himself.

Monday, February 21st, 2005

So, Hunter S. Thompson is gone. I’m gonna miss that sad seeker after a lost American dream, that solo traveler on the road to depravity via intoxication. He didn’t always make a lot of sense, but he always had a lot of sense, and he was generally pretty spot on about who’s really out to screw us over. He’ll be missed, at least by me.

I haven’t been writing a lot because I haven’t been doing a lot. I’m getting over the chicken pox, slowly, but I still don’t have all my energy back. I slept most of this weekend. I did finish reading AppleGeeks and Mac Hall, and if you’ve got a few spare hours, you should definitely check them out. They’re hella bad ass.

I saw Ray a few days ago, and I really liked it a lot. I didn’t have a lot of faith in Jamie Foxx, but he turned in a convincing, engrossing performance, and in retrospect I feel bad for doubting him. The overall plot was a little too straightforwardly VH1-Behind-The-Music, but the dialog was good and the pacing kept it from getting boring. It also had some really compelling imagery, and some flashback-style story hooks that added an element of suspense. Overall, it was beautifully shot and altogether well-made. \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/

7|-|15 iz w4y 2 fu|\||\|y 4 w0rdz

Friday, February 18th, 2005

The Microsoft guide to l33t. ‘Nuff said.

So, I still feel like crap.

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

I’ll bet you’re just fascinated reading all this. Instead, you should go read Ctrl+Alt+Del–at least, you should if you play a lot of games.

I’ve been playing some Final Fantasy VII. Again. All my roommates are on a FF kick; there are various FFI, FFII, FFVII, and FFIX games going on at the moment at my place. As a matter of fact, they’re practically the only things going on, except that Travis is playing TOCA2 as well. I guess it’s helped us kick our heroin habits, but at what price?

Here I am, back at work.

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

So here I am, back at work. Maybe I just didn’t give Chicken Pox enough of a chance….Anyway, check out Mac Hall. It was linked from Applegeeks, and it looks pretty cool.

Found out the other day there’s a new Ah! My Goddess TV series. Been watching it. It’s pretty cool–a retelling of the OAV stuff, so far. It’s cool. The production values are higher, the gags are better. Worth checking out if you’ve got a few gigs of bandwidth to spare.

Well, that sucked.

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

Yeah. Chicken pox. Don’t get it when you’re thirty one. Word.

I’m mostly better now, just dropping in to drop a link to Applegeeks, which is this cool webcomic I’d forgotten the name of, and was trying to find linked off of one of the rants at Megatokyo, but couldn’t and gave up on.

Naturally, a week after I gave up, Piro posts another link. Nice.