A few odds and ends to mention. Most importantly, my belongings have shipped from New Hampshire and are somewhere mid-journey to Texas. They should arrive Monday or Tuesday. The new apartment is nice and now I’ll have things to put in it. Hurray. I’m not sure what they shipped, they just said “everything” and I believe them since the invoice they forwarded my says 1300lbs worth of freight.
Technically we “moved in” on Tuesday when I got the keys but I haven’t been back over there since. Tonight we’re supposed to move a few things over and then pretty much all weekend will be packing, moving, etc.
I also picked up Halo for the PC and almost made a scene at CompUSA when they tried to give me some crap about a rebate. I’ll mention that again later. It’s a nice game. I had gotten halfway through on Paul’s XBox and now I get to finish it with kick ass graphics. Actually, I should take that back. People have been having some driver issues with it and frankly, it’s not a pretty as it could be. They really half-assed the textures in this one. They upped the particle effects and the lighting but left the standard XBox textures in there. It’s playable on my new work machine with the Radeon 9800 Pro but not at home on Lauren’s computer or (once it gets here) on mine. It might be upgrade season. If Halo, which has only a few DirectX 9 enhancements, is having issues, Half Life 2 is going to be a nightmare. I want to be blown away by HL2, not discouraged because I can barely play it.
So, that means it might be time for a new mobo, cpu and graphics combo. I’m all of a sudden glad that I didn’t buy that $300 phone.
Ok, back to work for me, long day of retouching and then a shoot this afternoon. Afterwards I get to move some stuff. There’s no rest for the weary.
Oh, and I still need Chips tux messurements. *poke*
hey matt..not that i’m a computer guru or anything, but if you are planning to get a new motherboard I’d suggest not getting it from abit. I got the nf7-s off your recommendation. It’s nice being jumperless and all and has built in firewire and all that jazz, but to this day after three bios updates and numerous calls to tech support (who don’t speak english even as a 5th language) it still doesn’t recognize my processor correctly. So simply as a “screw you abit, I hate you” I’d say shop around. that’s about it. have fun unloading 1300lbs of crap
J – That’s really surprising. Remind me again what processor you have and I’ll see what I can find out. That’s one of the highest rate motherboard I could find. It actually had the least amount of complaints out of all the others available and computer magazines couldn’t shut up about it. I appologize if my recomendation has lead to computer woes.
Matt – feel free to join my boycott of CompUSA – Mary bought me a digital camera, and paid for their “instant replacement” warranty. The camera quit, took it back only to be told “the instant replacement doesn’t apply to cameras” and when asked why we are not told that when purchased they look sheepish and say it says so in the warranty documentation. “What documentation” says I – “oh, the one you have to order – but it’s free!” they reply at which I blow my cool!
Five weeks later they replace the camera “see, we replaced it!”, then as I check out the cashier says “do you want to buy the instant replacement warranty?”.
Now I buy my stuff, and company stuff, at Best Buy or Circuit City – they usually have the same stuff and as good, or better prices anyway.
Unfortunatly, CompUSA is pretty much the only decent place around here for a lot of computer stuff. 🙁
Oh, and I just heard that Half Life 2 is being delayed to April 2004 due to the source leak. Wheeee.