Archive for January, 2008

28 Jan

Free Photoshop Brushes

I’m an old dog when it comes to graphic editing, I’m still using PSP 4.14 which has gotta be about 12 years old by now. Sooner or later I’ll have to upgrade to something newer and better though, and seeing things like free Photoshop Brushes and patterns is a good incentive. It’s great to get [...]

28 Jan

And Now the Motherboard…

So a couple days ago I got a new 500gb drive in to replace my failing 200 gigger, and while I had the computer apart I decided it was time for a good cleaning since it had been a couple months. The video card heatsink fins get clogged up pretty quick and cause my card [...]

28 Jan

iPhone Coming to Canada

Rogers Wireless is soon going to be releasing the IPhone in Canada, this is great news for those who have been waiting (im)patiently for it’s release since it was originally only available through AT&T in the US. Hackers of course unlocked the phone long ago, but Apple has been releasing updates to foil those attempts [...]

28 Jan

Burnout Paradise: Continued

The smashing crashing fun continues in Paradise City. To start an event you pull up to a set of traffic lights, an on screen message lets you know what the event is and if you want to take part in it, you hold in both triggers to kick it off. These events are different than [...]

28 Jan

Backed Up Your Drive Lately?

Last week I had a hard drive disappear from my network. Physically the drive was still there but the computer lost track of it. After unhooking it and re-seating the cables, it powered up again but upon spin-up I could hear a loud high pitched whine that isn’t normal for a hard drive. Sure enough [...]

25 Jan

Burnout Paradise First Impressions

There have been some big changes to the Burnout world, the first noticeable one is the fact that Burnout now IS a world. Or at least one large city with tons of wide open raceways. Now instead of just picking your race from a menu, you actually have to drive there. Hitting the back button [...]

22 Jan

Ding 32, time for new Mastercrafted Leather

A great thing about playing video games is the complete political incorrectness of it all, at least as far as animal treatment is considered. Don’t get me wrong, I hate it when animals are mistreated out here in the real world, but this is a game and I can separate virtual from reality without going [...]

22 Jan

Ack, rent time

As usual now that I can do all my selling directly from any broker in the game, I tend to forget to go back and pay the rent once in a while. Not that it really matters since I only have 1 box full usually, but if the rent ain’t paid then people can’t go [...]

22 Jan

Having Said That…

… the alts are still running a little dry on overall fun. Maybe it’s from having 4 alts all between levels 22 and 32 so they’re all adventuring in the pretty much the same couple of zones. Whatever the reason, it’s starting to feel like I’m just running on a treadmill grinding a few levels [...]

22 Jan

Skullpoker Rules

He dies a lot, but then necros aren’t exactly afraid of death. Lately I’ve been playing my rat necro, Skullpoker, and in the last couple days I’ve taken him from level 20 to 23 just hanging around the docks in Thundering Steppes. It’s time to head back to civilization though and hit the broker for [...]

22 Jan

Year End

Another year came and went and when processing my year-end statements for my annual small business valuation I’ve found that this was our worst year yet. Even the holiday season kinda sucked, especially when compared to a few years ago. 2003 was our best year in the 8 years we’ve been open so far, we [...]

22 Jan

Preparing to Move

Within the next couple of weeks I’ll be moving my business to a new location, funny thing is it’s just a couple doors away and with the same landlord. It’s a smaller place though, newly renovated, and the rent is $400 a month cheaper. Should be easier to heat too which means more savings. Since [...]

22 Jan

Still Rockin’ With no Band

After playing through 28 songs on medium and thinking to myself, this is too easy, I played one on hard, and it was also quite easy. So I jumped up to expert and managed to clear the first 20 or so songs without much trouble. Some of them I barely scraped by though, but then [...]

18 Jan

Valentine’s Day

Yer woman wants flowers for Valentine’s Day. Even if she says she doesn’t, trust me, she does. It’s less than a month away so you still have time to make your plans, buy flowers, order flowers online, pick up some other Valentines gifts, whatever it is you need to do to keep her happy so [...]