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Mister Jobs just announced at Macworld NY that Mac OS X 10.2 – “Jaguar” is official, and will be released to the public August 24. My problem: It will cost $129. New GeForce or Radeon video card to take advantage of Jaguar’s high-speed graphics rendering will cost $130 – $150… less if I let the eBay mistress raininva find me a good deal. I’m not even going to talk about the cost of the announced 1 GHz processor upgrade which would more than double the speed of my current machine. Understand, I’m not whining – these are all “wish list” … Continue reading →
Well, that concert I mentioned is Tuesday the 30th in Virginia Beach, so I wouldn’t possibly have been able to go anyway. It figures, ’cause I could easily have won the tickets this morning by identifying the three TV show themes. I hope my sweetie feels better. raininva was not well last night, and not a lot better this morning. She says she’s going to leave work as soon as she can do so without penalty, which is good. Go home and rest, hun! I love you! … Continue reading →
Welcome, Dave (calandra) and Eric (epawtows), to yet another corner of cyberspace claimed by local fandom. Dave caused me a minor LiveJournal crisis this morning… I color code all my friends posts to the user… but I’d already used most of the workable combinations that had black backgrounds. Found another, though. There’s a rushing sound in my left ear… it pulses in time to my heartbeat, so I have the feeling it’s related to blood flow… it gets worse when I move my head quickly, then subsides… it also gets louder when I’m agitated. I don’t know what it is, … Continue reading →
I meant to say that MiB 2 was not as good as the first one. Also, I’m glad that I’ll finally get to play Voyager: Elite Force holomatch with Rain. Of course, she’ll find her groove in about a game and a half and start kicking my butt, but at least I can spawn a cube’s worth of Borg to help out if it starts getting too humiliating.
So, like, I had a long post almost ready yesterday… but I had to slot a Zip disk to check a reference. I should know better. The Zip driver for OS X crashes the desktop every time (no big deal, the process restarts automatically)… but this time it locked up the whole machine, I had to do a hardware restart. Lost my post, and just wasn’t up to re-typing it. Anyway. Figured out the last problem I was having with the special effect for my friend’s wedding video. Rain wants me to change the timing slightly, but that will just … Continue reading →
raininva got me a very nice present today! This is a preview package of the miniatures for the new BattleTech collectible figures game. Saldy, they aren’t playable in the actual game, but they are a nice preivew. The paint jobs are good, the figure scale is nice, and I’ve had a chance to mess with the game system, which I think will be even more accessible than the original BattleTech. I also have a bigger picture of the package and the three miniatures. Thank you, sweetie! … Continue reading →
First time we went to the gym, I walked a mile, felt fine, was pretty proud of myself. Second time (today), I walked two miles to prove to myself I could. Now my feet hurt and I’m sore all over. However, the massaging foot bath I bought Rain helped with the first bit, and ibuprofen will knock out the second, so I’m still pretty proud of myself. Gonna stay at two miles until I’m comfy with it, though. I can’t wait until I can do five comfortably.
Rain and I finally joined a gym. I think that the benefits of the place, for me, are 1) an air-conditioned, level track to do laps on and 2) a whirlpool jacuzzis to relax in afterwards. I might look into some of the classes too, but thanks to my Borg parts I need to avoid unnaturally repetitive motion and shocks to my hip. So a lot of the exercise equipment is out, and I probably won’t be doing jump-rope or step aerobics. 🙂 That’s okay; the only things I’m really looking for right now are more stamina for walking / … Continue reading →
Well, my Enterprise personality test told me that I was Captain Archer. Rain’s, on the other hand, told her that she was Porthos the ship’s dog. Okay, stop thinking what you’re thinking. You perverts. 😉