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Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Pondering the Imponderable

Well, I'm finally back home after a couple of weeks. I'm trying to get myself reacclimated. I reassembled my computer to discover that the fan on my northbridge chip has died. Not only won't it spin, but it's hard to move manually. Looks like I'm going to have to figure out how to swap it out. Joy.

I'm also toying with the idea of getting a DVD burner. The prices have dropped quite nicely lately. I'm looking at an LG GSA-4163B which has gotten good reviews but doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It's getting very hard to back up to CD-Rs these days. My Thunderbird directory is 411M alone. I can whittle that down to about 200M, but heaven help me if I need a message I tossed in the Trash folder.

Update! I ended up ordering one from NewEgg (no affiliation, yadda, yadda) for a pretty sweet price. I got the OEM version since I can't use the software in Linux anyway and I've already got more IDE and soundcard cables than I could possible ever use. I was disappointed to note that this drive (and every other DVD burner I checked) does not support Mt. Rainier format. A small thing, but still annoying.

Monday, August 1, 2005

PS3 Tidbits

One of the Ars Technica bloggers posted some interesting tidbits on Sony's forthcoming PS3. Here's the bit that I am very glad to be getting confirmation of:

It will have TiVo-like capabilities. Sure, Sony, you might have told me sweet nothings about a USB video input box that will allow the PS3 to record movies and TV to the micro HDD, and you got me so worked up when you whispered to me about being able to download the shows I've missed from my PS3 to my PSP over the Internet, but I think I'll stick with DirecTiVo, thank you ver much.

American McGee/Tom Hall Interviews

QuakeMarine has posted another Quake interview, this one with American McGee. They discuss American's new business venture, and how Quake affected his career.

DoomMarine (this whole "x"Marine thing is a single new gaming network) has an even better interview with Tom Hall where Tom talks about what he's doing, and why he was unhappy with all of the Doom games. Good stuff here as well.

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