About a month ago, I upgraded the graphics card in my PC to a BFGTech 8800GT. I’d been experiencing some glitches on my two year old Nvidia 7900, probably due to the Zalman cooler I added to it not providing the VRAM with enough heat transfer combined with not enough air circulation in the case. [...]
I’ve been shopping around for an iPod dockable portable speaker system for awhile. Some friends have Altec Lansing boom-boxes that they are pretty happy with so I looked to see what they have available. For $150 I ordered the im600 from the Apple Store and after figuring out my new address, they had it here [...]
I’ve been an occasional user of Wacom’s Intuos 2 graphics tablets for a few years. I’ve always liked the idea of the tablet if not willing to commit to it for constant use. Last week, while I was visiting the left coast, I stopped into Fry’s and saw a Wacom Intuos 3 6×8″ tablet in [...]
I woke up feeling a little creative this morning and didn’t feel compelled to put together shelves or unpack boxes. So I dug out my Korg EA-1, plugged it into my midi box (which finally has Leopard-compatible drivers) and whipped-up this little bit of synth noise. Junk Drawer.mp3 (192kbps VBR MP3) or Junk Drawer.m4a (177kbps [...]
While in Toronto this weekend, we stopped into the Apple store to play with the new 32GB iPod touch. My feelings about the first edition was, they’re cool, but 16GB isn’t quite enough. Also, they lacked the web-browser, email and calendaring capabilities of the phone so I was, like, fuck that. What a difference a [...]
It was foggy in Ottawa today due to some unseasonably warm weather. I took a spin out to the experimental farm and took a few pictures while on an errand run. This one turned out kind of interesting.
Yes, it’s another blog post about this blog. Astute viewers who actually visit webpages outside of their newsreaders might have noticed some theme changes and additions to the bottom-bar over the past couple of weeks. I switched to the pretty excellent hemingway theme after the version of hemingwayEx I was using stopped working with the [...]
This is a test entry using Adobe Contribute. A fairly crazy bit of software for blogging in wysiwyg. For added impact, here is a picture of a gopher butt. At least, I think this is a gopher. It’s a small brown animal I saw eating grass near Hog’s Back behind Carleton. It could be a [...]