Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dev Walkthrough

What Star Wars: The Old Republic is all about.

It's unlike ANY MMO I've seen!

Darth Hater

I ran across a new fansite/podcast that is talking about Star Wars: The Old Republic.


They post updates on stories from the Star Wars site.

The podcast is a bit rough compared to what I usually listen to, but these are people who have read a LOT more in depth about the game than I have.

Friday, October 23, 2009

In honor of Windows 7 coming out yesterday...

Proof that Microsoft has ALWAYS been cool

It starts getting good at the 2:16 mark...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm a....Mac?

It's AMAZING what you find on the interwebs.

Yes, as an exercise to decide which platform I like, I managed to get my system to boot OSX and work as a "Mac Pro". Now, while I LIKE Windows 7 (and I do), I've wanted to look for a viable alternative OS to Micro$oft.

Linux would have been my real preference, but I need 3 things that Linux doesn't have...
1. Yahoo Instant Messenger (the real thing, not a client that works with it).
2. Exchange Support (I want a SINGLE email client in a non-virtual environtment).
3. iTunes (I have an iPhone, I have an iPod - I don't want to change that).

So, I wanted to try out OSX, but I wasn't able to throw down the cash for the system. Part of my reason for selecting the hardware I did, was that its popular with the "hackintosh" crowd. I figured, if the switch didn't work, I'd still have a hardcore system that would make Windows fly.

Now, there IS a problem with this. You are only supposed to install OSX on "Mac" hardware. So, I cannot recommend this solution.


Its a nice OS. It's a REALLY nice OS. Remember, I've only really had experience with Windows. I'm going to try to post some observations of "switching" in the future, but I just had to share.

Monday, October 12, 2009

About Win 7

I know I've not posted. I've no excuse other than being uber busy with work.

I still don't have much time, but I wanted to make a "tech" post.

I just upgraded my system from the Opteron to an Intel Core i7 920 system with 12 (yes TWELVE) gigs of Ram.

While I'm trying to experiment with OSX (yes, really), I did install Windows 7, Home Premium 64-bit (Home Premium is the one I'm going to be recommending to 95% of the people I know who use Windows).

What Cali Lewis says about Windows 7.


If you are using Windows XP, stick with it until your next hardware upgrade. Next upgrade, Windows 7 is the way to go.

If you are using Windows 2000 and Earlier OR Windows Vista, Consider upgrading if your hardware meets the reqs. Windows 7 runs in 1 Gig of RAM and is faster than Vista.

Here is hoping that I'll be able to get back to posting soon.

Yes, there is still the Champions Contest winner to post, and I shall when I choose from the submissions.