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Monday, February 23, 2004

New Vid Card

Well, I finally found a use for some of the cash I got for my (36th!) birthday. I took Best Buy (no affiliation, etc.) up on their deal for a BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5700 Ultra. I had been eyeing this one anyway, knowing a $40 mail-in rebate offer ends at the end of the month. This week, they added a $30 instant rebate. Net cost: $149. Pretty cool. My office smells like new computer bits. I got a chance to play with it a little bit so far. The speedup in UT2K4 is not as great as I expected. Of course, I think the big bottleneck there might be the game's OpenGL renderer. Q3A flies like mad, but I never really had an issue with that. It's just ridiculously fast now. I hope to see what happens with Neverwinter Nights sometime soonish here too.

News for 02/23/2004

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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