Thursday, December 29, 2005

My gamer aspect wins me with cost advantages of Desktops

I’ve decided to trade my slightly used laptop for a new desktop PC because that’s where the high end hardware is. A dual core 64-bit processor will let me play games without drops in frame rate while compressing video/downloading files, but that’s only possible in a PC price for an asking price of $2000 so I am picking out this SystemMax Hellcat (assembled in the USA…. I feel so patriotic). I spend 75% using 2D applications (IE: Firefox, Opera Browser, Winamp 5, MS-Word 2003, Trillian, Irfanview), but don’t wish to compensate the GB/s on my GPU. Athlon 64 x2 4400 excels at desktop performance over 3D performance. I expect first person shooters to run high definition. My PC must run Unreal Tournament 2007 (or games using Unreal Engine 3.0 technology) The Unreal Tournament franchise is one of my favorite PC franchises cos I remember having fun playing all of them. My former friend Bob got me into it. I rediscovered first person shooters for PC two weeks ago.

I decided it was important to have a BFG Geforce 7800 GTX more than an Nvidia Geforce 6600 GT. The difference with texture bandwidth is a staggering 18 GB/sec difference. My PC will get great frame rates with the BFG Geforce 7800 GTX on modern games. Right now I am playing First Encounter Assault Recon after I bought it for $50 at Target 4 hrs ago. Target had 4 copies left. This game came out in October so I am not playing it when it was immensely popular. I am having a hard time running F.E.A.R. on my two year old PC at 1200x960. The only way F.E.A.R. runs at a decent frame rate is by setting the “ATI Display Preferences” to application preference.

Submitted Specs to dad.

Full Size Tower
450 Watt power supply
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400
- clock speed 2.2 GHz
- HyperTransport technology
Microsoft Windows Pro SP2
Kingston Hyper X 1 GB Memory (512 x 2)
250GB Serial ATA 7200RPM
16X DVD+R/RW-R/RW Dual Layer Drive
BFG 7800 GTX OC 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express
- 41.6 GB/s texture bandwidth
- 460 MHz
- RAMDAC Dual 400 MHz
- 920 million vertices/sec
Integrated motherboard soundchip
Integrated Gigabit Network Adapter

What I can put to good use from my other computers (X86 Clones)

Sparing 1 GB of RAM dual channel PC3200 (Dell Dimension XPS)
108 Mbit WiFi PCI (custom-assembled PC)
Extra drive: DVD/CDRW-ROM (custom-assembled PC)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 24-bit EAX Surround Sound (Dell Dimension XPS)
Inexpensive, but rock solid CA 5.1 surround flat speakers
Generic keyboard
19” Dell 75 Hz CRT computer monitor

On a further note, the X2 4400 has come down in price, but so has the X2 4800. This means I can add such luxuries as a Soundblaster Xtreme 24-bit 192 kbps soundcard and another 250 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. The question is do those advantages outbalance 200 MHz extra that an X2 4800 CPU will give me?

I already have an answer to this question. It’s smarter to go with the X2 4800 because heck, I can afford 250 GB hard drive ($100) myself and can install a fully functional Sound Blaster Audigy 2 out of my Dimension XPS. I imagine the extra HDD would show up as a “D Drive” like my USB 80 GB external HDD. I know in the real world money is a problem and I can’t throw $250 at my PC.

Here are videogames I chosen in the last 25 days excluding Mario Kart DS and Mario and Luigi 2. Spent $300 on software this month. Software is expensive, but I am a serious software collector.

Monday, December 26, 2005

I don't like Cowboy Troy's singing

Listening too: Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying

First of all there has never been a black country singer until Cowboy Troy got on K102. He hick-hops his country songs. It’s not country, it’s “hick-hop.” Who likes hick-hop? I heard in Big and Rich Ballet. Think of hip hop mixed with southern rock. No, his songs aren’t on all the time. No, he’s not as offensive as Black Sabbath’s songs. We need to keep songs like Garth Brooks – Dance, Confederate Railroad – Queen of Memphis, Alabama - Cheap Seats, Dwight Yoakam - Guitars, Cadillacs, and Brooks and Dunn – My Maria. Black people got their HipHop and Rap!

What’s your opinion? Has anyone heard his “Our America”? "Our America" combines "The Star-Spangled Banner" with a rap version of parts of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of independence, Pledge of Allegiance and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

I got a HP LiveStrong and Dual Core Turion 64 for Xmas....

I got a HP Live Strong Special Edition laptop for Xmas with an AMD Turion 64 (that's what HP operator said) for mobile clocked at 2.2 GHz in it with 2 Benjamin Franklins ($200). The Turion is suppose to have 40% more battery life than an Athlon 64 X2 which is why he bought it. It’s been a year since I seen one. It wasn’t from Santa Clause. I typed ‘msconfig’ into Run terminal and unchecked half the stuff in the taskbar (which made the computer slower than it needed to be). It only weighs 5.3 lbs with the detachable lithium ion battery and is 3 inches thick. I’ve been playing around with the Windows GUI which is very fast.

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First PC game screenshot

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Other specs

1. 14” 32-bit color LCD technology
2. 986 MB of SDRAM
3. 256 MB Radeon Xpress 200 XT
4. 1280x768 resolution
5. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Mobile
6. Floppy (of course)
7. Altec Lansing speakers
8. 4 USB 2.0
9. 5.3 LBS
10. 8x/4x DL-DVD-RW
11. 100 GB HDD
12. 802.11G integrated
13. WinXP Service Pack 2
14. Microsoft Works Office Suite (deleted)
15. iTunes 4
16. Windows Media Player 10
17. Sonic DVD Burner Software

Software I added

1. Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (open source)
2. Limewire 1.9 (open source)
3. 7ZIP file manager 4.32 (open source)
4. WinRAR 3.51 (free)
5. Microsoft Office 2003 Professional
6. VideoLAN 0.84a (open source)
7. Irfanview (free)
8. CCleaner 1.2 (free)
9. Winamp 5.12 (free)
10. An updated video driver
11. Xchat (open source IRC client)
12. Corel Paint Shop Pro X (shareware)
13. Nero 7 Ultra Edition [] (shareware)

Friday, December 23, 2005

Da Geforce 7800 GTX is in the specs of next PC! | playing Lunar Silver Star Story | really bored this week

I asked for an Xbox 360 for Xmas, but I could have a PC instead. If I opened an Xbox 360, that would help my financial situation (I’m planning to buy it at first chance anyways). I want Condemned: Criminal Origins (horror survival game) soon after. I asked a XFX Geforce 7800 GTX or BFG Geforce 7800 GTX (which are clocked at 450 MHz with 256 MB GDDR3) Really frickin good graphics! Better than what a Radeon 9800 XT can muster (I learned that the latest video driver from ATI improves FPS count by 10 - 20 FPS since I bought it). The tested games I did was Guild Wars (45 – 59 FPS at 1600x1200 2x anti-analyzing) & UT2004 (35 – 50 FPS at 1600x1200 2x anti-analyzing with all the GFX settings very high quality). I expect a 30 – 40 FPS increase in my games if I got a next generation Geforce 7800 GTX. PC Games don’t take advantage of the next generation Geforce 7800 GTX 512 (512 MB GDDR3 at 1.7 MHz, core clock speed: 513 MHz) therefore so expensive it’s not worth the extra doe. With Geforce 7800 GTX 512 it is completely possible to play/run Quake 4 at the highest resolution with the ultra settings with 6x anti analyzing, with Geforce 7800 GTX, you’ll experience the same game at everything a level lower at 7800 GTX with 4x anti analyzing with the same results. The difference is $150 spent on the card. Now the sweet thing about this is if your motherboard has two PCI-Expresses. Two Geforce 7800 GTXs running parallel would outperform a single Geforce 7800 GTX 512! Realistically the best video card in my parents’ budget is the $250 Geforce 7800 GT. I just hope I don’t get a Radeon X800 XT instead because that would lower my frame rate in game!

Moving right along. I’ve been playing Lunar – Silver Star Story (16-bit era Role playing game for Sega CD) on the PSX so I got as far as the Tempest Boss after Myight’s Tower on Disc 1. I didn’t die, Alex would keep attacking the enemy indefinitely with his sword (must be some kind of PS2 glitch). RESET! I might as well play Half-life 2 (the greatest PC game to some gamers) for Xbox instead. This game looks better than Phantasy Star 4 (technically used same hardware as Sega Genesis). To think I almost bought a Multi-Mega for $90 cos it is very rare was stupid thinking on my part and I am glad I forgot about it. Nobody wants it when there weren’t any killer apps for it!

The Blu-Ray forum sayz consumer Blu-Ray IDE drives are coming out November – December 2006 along with BDR (24.4 GB burnable) 25 pack spindles on the shelves of major retailers! It’d be interesting if DVD will be enough space for videogames near the end of Xbox 360 and Revolution’s lifespan! I have doubts about PS3 using 25 GB for videogames thou. PS3 does 1.8 Teraflops while Xbox 360 does 1 teraflop with CPU and GPU combined.

Tomorrow, AMC is airing “Christmas with the Duke” showing 24 of his shows back by back beginning at 5 AM for 2 days. Is anyone going to watch it? I plan on watching 5 movies including Flying Tigers, Sands of Iwo Jima, Hellfighters, True Grit, Rio Grande, The Comancheros, and Hellfighters. It's old so i might watch half-way and go play somethin'

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Top ten Programs of December

10 most favorite programs

1.) Mozilla Firefox, the reknown browser. I always have it open. Built on open source code since 1998. Internal popup blocker. Better than Netscape because the nightly builds are always less buggy than the latest Netscape browser. Not bloated. Skinnable.

2.) Winamp 5x – Been using it since 1999 to play music. Don’t give it a second thought. Plays every music format known to man for Windows XP. Sounds better than Windows Media Player

3.) 7-ZIP Client – The only program for Windows XP that can make 7-ZIP files (better compression than RAR) Also makes ZIP, BZIP2, TAR, and Gzip achieves. Reads 001, 7z, aji, bz2, cab, cpio, deb, gz (linux), lzh, rar, rpm (linux), tar (linux), z, and zip. Also makes executable installers with 7-ZIP or ZIP compression like WinZIP for WinRAR.

4.) Microsoft Word 2003 – Self explanatory. All my text is spellchecked here and blog entries are written here. School reports are written here as well.

5.) Paint Shop Pro 10 – I create my graphics in this program. It’s always less expensive to Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, but is less expensive and will do what most people want to create quickly except animated GIFs. JPEG2000 is supported.

6.) Nero 7 Ultra Edition – Creates quick accessible file systems for CD/DVD/DL-DVD/Blu-ray/HD-DVD burners. Previous programs make file systems that make the DVD-ROM lag twice as long or longer. Wave Studio is a good place to create AD-MP4 files with MPEG4 audio compression. The AAC files only have MPEG2 compression. Uses LAME 3.92 for encoding MP3s.

7.) Video LAN – my favorite video codec player. Doesn’t crash and plays files without widescreen (or can do widescreen). Also is a server for streaming files off the internet, but I don’t use it.

8.) CCleaner – A free unity that looks at your TEMP folder, Firefox internet cache, recycle bin, and other places to empty files

9.) Goldwave makes good AD-PCM, MP3 and OGG files. Does the same thing Nero 7 does. Also records desktop noise or your voice over the mic.

10.) AVG Free Edition file scanner – a free antivirus that is updated daily which updates itself without human input and when a virus is found it can be accessed directly so I can delete it manually.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Xbox 360: After it sold out!

The local news says it was the #1 toy and of course I knew that because I was at Wal-mart at 11:45PM November 21st with my dad’s Grand Cherokee ready to buy it, but 15 people got there first and it got sold out. Went outta line to look at the display model for 30 seconds. Had $450 reserved for it. Then when I drove back I pleaded that I wanted him to drive into Target at 6:30 AM so I could be 1st in line. He had to take his vehicle into St. Paul, MN. I had my Jeep Cherokee with no license plate to drive. Knew it was going to be sold on Ebay 2x that amount. I don’t have a pay pal or a card. Parents won’t buy it off Ebay. I even got Project Gotham Racing 3 and Perfect Dark Zero. I have to wait until January when it’s in stores. It’s not just any toy; it’s a next generation console with HD graphics and Project Gotham 3!

I never did get mine :( I feel horrible.

Saw PSP with HDD | Working Designs filed Chapter 7 bankrupty

I saw a 4 GiB PSP HDD from Datel (the British videogame peripheral manufacture). The device boots from the memory stick duo drive and the HDD clips onto the back of the battery department. This can be used for AAC, MP3, and game saves. Datel doesn’t say how this affects battery life. As I see it the HDD isn’t used all the time. When in the media player the MP3s are streamed and play for an hour. I guess PSP fans’ dream has come true. It’s probably the best Christmas present this year.

Having 128 kbps MP3 files instead of 64 kbps AAC doesn’t bother me. The improvement in space doesn’t matter to me. Finding a new device that’ll play AAC files is not worth it.

Even though the PSP with HDD looks like a brick, I’d carry it around and can fit in my pant’s pocket. How much it will cost?

In recent news, the RPG developer and publisher Working Designs filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy two days ago. It couldn't afford to stay in business because there are more RPGs now than 5 years ago. IGN says, "Working Designs final games were expensive to produce and were too obscure to make gains" Game Arts (developers of Lunar Silver Star Story, Lunar 2 Eternal Blue, Grandia games) got Ubisoft to publish their future games. Likewise, I haven’t been able to play Lunar games yet. I rather read a review because there are smarter gamers who play it than me.

Working Designs has once released Magic Knight Rayearth on the Sega Saturn despite the company having lost source code in a hard drive dump and had to reconstruct it again. They lost money publishing it in the states because their fan base wanted them too further leaving the company in debt.

Computer I asked for Christmas to improve my gaming experience by 50%.

Systemax™ Dual-Core AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+ / Microsof® Windows® XP Professional / 1GB DDR / (2) 250GB SATA HDDs / DVD±RW Dual-Layer / DVD/CD-RW Combo / Media Reader / ATI Radeon® X700 256MB

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Emulating Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Raliant Silvergun, Daytona USA, Daytona USA 2 in MAME

I was reading reviews of what RPGs are coming to United States in 2006. There are seven of these including Final Fantasy 12, Disgaea 2, Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana 2, Grandia 3, Suikoden V, Xenosaga Episode 3, Kingdom Hearts 2, and whatever else comes out. Those are the only ones I can think of now.

And I am thrilled I got Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of the Super Heroes running on my PC using MAME32. I own Marvel Vs. Capcom for Dreamcast so it's legal. It is 45.2 MiB uncompressed (22 MiB ZIP). I’m wondering if most DC games in the fighting genre are around 50 MB. The best part is when you insert coins (or hit start) the female goes, “Lets go crazy!” The music is like Street Fighter and Mega Man. It’s like Street Fighter 2 Turbo or plays like it. On the 2nd level I get beaten. Then I got bored of the MAME version and played it on DC instead. I got to the 3rd stage using the controller (I don’t own an arcade stick). Maybe I should! The controls in the emulator were somewhat goofy although I used a game pad.

Marvel vs. Capcom

Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter

Raliant Silvergun


Also I downloaded Daytona USA Twin Arcade (own it for DC also) and the game wants to network, but there is no network. I want MAME32 to override it. I also have Radiant Silvergun ROM (which works with a ST-V BIOS).

Plus, I downloaded 19xx, Air Change Blade, Gunbird 2, Daytona USA 2, GigaWing 2 , King of Fighters ’94, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. Pro Gear, and Radiant Silvergun from a ROM server. I’ve also been looking for IKARUGA without luck (also own it for Gamecube). I’ll remember to ask for Marvel Super Heroes vs. Capcom next time I’m in the game store.

Meanwhile, the UPS mail man brought a HP ink jet printer to the door and told me it was for our family. Someone is getting a computer for Christmas. My mother wants a laptop to go on world wide web. I asked for an Athlon 64 X2 processor and 1 GB RAM in a new case.Who the hell knows.

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Revolution tech specs Revealed

I found the official Revolution specs from Nintendo. Nintendo believes that high resolution graphics don’t need to be HD therefore reducing the manufacturing cost by one half. Revolution is 2.5x the polygon output of the Gamecube. The Hollywood is based on the same agriculture as the Gamecube. We know that Nintendo will have 104 MB of T1-SDRAM, 16 MB of EDRAM, and 512 MB of internal HDD space to store ROMs and gamesaves. Revolution will have some cut down version of an IBM dual core 64-bit processor. Media will be single and dual layer DVD. Nintendo technical team is working with the original ArtX engineers. ArtX worked with Nintendo to build the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube. We’ll have to see if Nintendo will package some free ROMs at retail! Hmm, the core system is expected to sell for $150 USD and games for $50 USD.

Known Games in development

Legend of Zelda
Metroid Prime
Kid Icuras
Super Mario 128
Super Smash Bros Melee Online
Ubisoft First Person Shooter (Far Cry Instincts)

Other technical specs

• WiFi with NDS
• Approx 2.5x better graphics than Gamecube
• Gamecube controllers ports and memory card ports on the right side
• Controller has a gyroscope
• NRV Controller used for NES/SNES games
• NRV Controller has analog stick attachment
• NRV Controller has spring loaded triggers
• Final version is smaller than the E3 prototype
• Neon light boarders the DVD input
• Revolution logo has DVDs for “Os”
• Fully compatible with Gamecube SDKs
• Launch date during Thanksgiving 2006
• 100% backwards compatible with Gamecube MiniDVDs.
• Plays movies for free
• Emulates N64, NES, SNES and quite possibly Sega Genesis and Gameboy
• Two USB 2.0 ports
• USB 10/100 RJ-45/Eternet jack.

Care to comment?

First of all is Nintendo right with the controller? Is the controller a revolution?

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Gaming over Wild Blue Information

Here is my wikipedia article on my broadband ISP written mostly by me. I'll try to descibe my MMORPG experience over satellite in Wisconsin. The Winter cold does not affect my connection!

Wild Blue Communications is a relatively affordable Ka-BAND satellite internet service provider in the United States covering most of the geography. The Ka band (kurz-above band) is a portion of the K band of the microwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Ka band roughly ranges from 18 to 40 GHz.

The headquarters is in Greenwood Village, Colorado even though local transmissions are licensed out to stations in other states such as Wyoming.

The maximum bandwidth subscription is 1.5 Mbit/s down (256 kbit/s up) and always slightly less than that. The basic package of 512 kbit/s at $50 USD is approximately three times as expensive as dialup. The satellite equipment is approx $299 without professional installation. WildBlue claims superior performance both in terms of upload and download speed and also latency through its use of newer satellite technology.

First Person shooters are a big problem because of the 2 to 3 second latency between satellite and ground server, but MMORPGs for some reason are quite playable with no slowdown most of the time. The first person shooter requires the location of the node, what weapon and health the node has, and who she/he is firing at all in real time. MMORPGs are turn based combat so the player node bandwidth isn't as much. The recommended web browser for Wild Blue is Mozilla Firefox because WebPages load faster when surfing internal hyperlinks. Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Opera are fully supported.

WildBlue uses a 28 x 26 in (508 x 660 mm) mini-dish and external satellite modem to bring their service to customers anywhere in the USA. The modem connects to a PC or Mac much the same way a cable or DSL modem would, via RJ-45/ethernet to a network card. The modem updates it's firmware automatically.

The orbital Ka-Band commutation satellites used for Wild Blue is WildBlue-1 with some additional help from Anik-F2 satellite. WildBlue-1 was launched into low orbit early 2005.

Randy visited | Bought Magna Carta

What did I do the last 4 days you’re asking? Play Star Ocean 3 - Till the End of Time and Wave Race Blue Storm on TV and stare at the web browser. The action-time battle system is pretty cool in Star Ocean 3. I am not suppose to use one character to fight everything, but it works so I do it. My characters have powerful enough weapons to win the battles.

Not the smartest of choices, but buying another Xbox 360 game would’ve been silly without the actual Xbox 360. So instead we went over at Toyriffic in Hudson, WI to buy Magna Carta Deluxe Box Set for $60. It wasn’t even my first choice. I got confused with all the games. I wanted something new and would’ve got Half-life 2 if I didn’t already own it. Magna Carta is another anime RPG. I must have 50 RPGs! Gees. I remember when I had only one console RPG! (Sometime in 2000)

Then my friend and I played ESPN NHL 2K5, Winning Eleven 8 International, and Katamari Damacy (weird ass game from Namco). Not my cup of tea, but I might play it on Wednesday. I shall play more videogames and read less Internet. I scored an own goal on myself, but won anyways. Randy sucks.

We talked about Wisconsin things such the Taurus RAGING BULL MODEL 444 .44 Magnum REVOLVER he wants to buy in the future for hunting deer or using at the target range. I bet it’s on his Christmas wish list too. Here’s the play list Randy and I listened to while driving around in River Falls, WI and Hudson, WI. 35 degrees that day. 25 degrees today with chance of light snow which is usual Wisconsin weather. 55 degrees down to 25 degrees in 24 hrs.

1. Alan Jackson - I don't need the Booze (3:15)
2. Garth Brooks - The Thunder Rolls (3:42)
3. Brooks & Dunn - She's Not The Cheatin' Kind (3:27)
4. Big & Rich - Big Time (3:56)
5. Dwight Yoakam - Guitars, Cadillacs (3:05)
6. Tim McGraw - She never lets it go to her heart (3:03)
7. Tim McGraw - It's your Love (3:45)
8. Brooks and Dunn - Little Miss Honkeytonk (3:02)
9. Tim McGraw - For a little while (3:33)
10. Dixie Chicks - Wide Open Spaces (3:35)
11. confederate railroad - Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind (3:44)
12. Gretchen Wilson - Redneck Woman (3:30)
13. Garth Brooks - Rodeo (3:52)
14. confederate railroad - When you Leave that Way (4:12)
15. confederate railroad - Queen of Memphis (Club Mix) (6:07)
16. Big & Rich - Rollin' (Ballad of Big and Rich) (4:50)
17. Garth Brooks - To Stand outside the Fire? (3:51)
18. Allison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All (4:07)
19. Alan Jackson - Chattahoochee (2:28)
20. Brooks and Dunn - Ain't nothing about you (3:21)
21. Alan Jackson - Mercury (3:38)
22. Garth Brooks - The Dance (3:40)
23. Garth Brooks - American Honky-Tonk Bar (3:32)
24. Tim McGraw - My best friend (4:39)
25. Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine (4:39)

I picked up the Mario Kart DS and it plays as well as Super Mario Kart should. If you like Nintendo characters you’ll like it a lot. My favorite character is either Mario or Peach. I’m a fan of the N64 and SNES tracks. I believe in order to unlock the remaining 4 I had to place 1st in every one of those on 150cc.

And I need to check up on the registration of Century College yet and take an orientation. I’ll be taking some required writing, math, and speaking some English report. I shall record MP3s at home when I’m confidant.

If I went to Best Buy to spend money today I’d bankrupt myself. Being a smart lad. I won’t buy the expensive computer hardware. I could get those insanely popular Apple iPods Gen 4, but the fact remains I have two mp3 players already. I want an Xbox 360. And Nintendo hasn’t given me any idea what they’re developing for Revolution! It’s impossible to get excited for it.

Here’s my Trance playlist I play in my room while I read internet game reviews and drink soda.

1. Paul van Dyk - For An Angel ’94 (7:45)
2. Underworld - Dark Train (10:05)
3. ATB – 9PM till I come (3:15)
4. Push - Journey of Life (rank 1 remix) (5:45)
5. Rank 1 - Airwave (4:33)
6. Cygnus X - Superstring (4:58)
7. DJ Sasha & John Digweed - Enjoy The Silence (7:45)
8. BT - Flaming June (3:20)
9. Atlantic Ocean - Waterfall 2002 (Original Mix) (5:07)
10. Jacob & Mendez - Moondust (Airbase Remake) (9:16)
11. Underworld - Born slippy (9:44)
12. Sasha - Xpander (9:36)
13. Armin Van Buuren - Solar Stone (5:53)
14. Cygnus X - Positron 2002 (Marco V remix) (4:06)
15. Chicane - Offshore (1997) (3:05)
16. Armin Van Buuren - Blue Fear 2003 (7:33)
17. Moonman - Galaxia (Solar Stone Remix) (5:06)
18. paul van dyk - another way (3:25)
19. Push - Universal Nation (5:50)
20. ATB – Hold You (Club Mix) (5:03)
21. Armin Van Buuren - Astronauts (8:27)
22. DJ Sasha & John Digweed - Always (Psychedelic Martini Mix) (3:39)
23. ATB - Don't Stop (3:40)
24.) Binary Finary – 1999 (3:25)

Bob’s still working at Home Depot in Minnesota. He said to me they’re working him hard. He’s likes those rock. We haven’t seen each other for months because he’s always working. Last time I saw him was when Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith was in theaters.

This life of mine really sounds interesting don’t it?

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Bought 2 new NDS games | Slow friendships these days mates

Tonight I’ve been listening to Cygnus X – Position 2002 over and over again. It’s a trance song and the female vocal has a nice voice. At midnight I bought Mario & Luigi Partners in Time and Mario Kart DS at Wal-mart. I’ve heard that Mario Kart DS has most cleverly executed game play and therefore simply the best Mario Kart ever created.

WITC called my house asking if I want to continue classes in January 2005. After what happened last year to me. I can take it though. I’m strong. In CCNA 1 class, I haven’t read as much as I should have which failed the class for me. I’m pissed off I don’t have many friends there. Friends come and go. But I knew I didn’t get help and none of the other students are gamers. I mean I really should read that book. Computers are my life. We’re suppose to work like bread and butter. Doesn’t seem too, but I’m focused. My future employer’s agent who interviewed me last Friday probably seen my current webpage with all the game pics, game list, room pics, stuff by now and it might’ve been a mistake. It was to prove I could design webpages which is now true. I should’ve worked more on it. With so little information I find it hard to add.

I’m afraid of writing game reviews. I’m afraid I’m not good enough, but that didn’t seem to stop me in the past. My older webpage has a whole bunch of reviews

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I am going to forget owning Xbox 360 this year because Microsoft recalling the entire stock they sold and the shipment back to the customer isn’t suppose to occur until 2006! The CPU heatsink is defective in 33% of the Xbox 360s released in the United States. What’s worse is the Windows partition on the HDD gives critical errors surpassing X360s with the fatal heat sink issue. When the Xbox 360 shuts down suddenly it’s a heatsink problem. When it shows the Screen of Death, it’s a operating system problem.