So, I’m trolling the comments on my YouTube videos, and I get one on the Quake 4 gameplay that says “wow you suck at this game”. Of course I suck at the game… it was recorded from an Xbox 360. Not only did I have to play in crappy standard resolution, but I had to [...]
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Apparently OCModShop went down either last night or this morning… The server that runs the OCModBlog went down, and was a hardware error, because the server was making all sorts of annoying alarms, and flashing red on the front panel. I couldn’t find anything in the server logs that points to what went wrong. This [...]
Working at an electronics store that sells TVs, I run in to this problem all the time: folks coming in who have been told by other salespeople that 1080p is the only way to go, and you are a loser if you buy a plasma. I guess if you’re buying a LCD TV, this isn’t [...]
It seems like videos are everywhere on the internets. I have lots of videos from several events, but haven’t uploaded them because of several problems. For one, it take a lot of time to edit and compress the videos. I was familiar with old versions of Premiere, but mucking around with this software is no [...]
So it took a good 15 hours from start to finish with Server 2008. This is why I don’t really like to do upgrades unless I absolutely have to. I finally nailed down a configuration of Server 2003 that doesn’t crash or give me headaches, and here I am upgrading again! To add insult to [...]
I can be such a dumbass sometimes. If you read my previous post, you know that I’m trying to install Server 2008 on a spare server. Well, I’ve had quite a fiasco that I haven’t experienced in a long time…. I created several boot DVDs, but I couldn’t get the server to read any of [...]
For those of you who don’t know, my daughter has Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP for short). This is a very rare genetic disorder that causes her bones to fuse, and any new injury is “healed” with bone, and will eventually turn her into a living statue. We have a website for her (http://www.cureerinkate.com) running on [...]
This quarter is almost over for me, FINALLY!!! Test after project after paper after reading… UGH! I am definitely ready to be done. The next quarter starts just a week after this one finishes, and that is going to be hard. I’m going to have to change my work schedule once, maybe even twice, in [...]
Have you noticed that a lot of long-standing businesses are going under lately? Not all of them are directly related to the economy. All across the country, several newspapers and magazines like the Electronic Gaming Monthly, Seattle Times, Rocky Mountain News, and many others are closing their doors. Many thought that some of these giants [...]
That’s right, contrary to all of the evidence suggesting otherwise, I am a Real Man. It all started this past Saturday. My wife had pre-paid for a Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament with friends, and I wasn’t looking forward to it. Even though I had pre-registered for a LAN Party on that same day a month [...]
I’ve been wanting to add flash movies to OCModShop for a while, but there was a lot of work involved, and it didn’t seem worth doing. One of the reasons I moved from an expensive datacenter to FIOS is so I could start delivering high-bandwidth content without spending an arm and a leg. Well, SouthPeak [...]
One thing that just irks me beyond belief is the phrase “Read on to find out” at the end of news snippets.
For one, this sounds almost like the “call within the next 20 minutes” command on TV informercials, to which I respond by immediately changing the channel.
DUDE! FINALLY! I hate buying a new cell phone and then having to buy all new chargers… home charger, car charger, extra charger… GRRR!!! Check out the article here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16622-convenient-convergence-makes-phone-chargers-universal.html
I love downloading games from Steam, because you don’t have to deal with DRM and having to find a game disc every time you want to play. So, I downloaded Silent Hill Homecoming from Steam, but I am forced into a low resolution. I have a freakin 28″ 1900×1200 monitor, and have a ATI 4850 [...]
I consider myself to be abnormal. I’m a gamer, I’m into cars and motorcycles, I like electronics, and I don’t think sex gets tired and lame over time (except with a certain ex-husband of mine), I’m not obese or emo (like other chicks that have my interests), and I’m a musician. So. If you are [...]
My wife runs an in-home daycare. When she’s sick, she doesnt’ get a day off, and she doesn’t get to take vacation days whenever she wants to. Well, she was feeling a bit under the weather and asked if I could stay home from work to help her out. She asked that either I watch [...]
Some PR firms have special reviewer kits of their products that they send out to journalists like the fine staff here at OCModShop. We are initially impressed, as we should be, because there is a lot of fine swag in these kits. But we’re here to give you an honest review about what you’re going [...]
I spent the last 11 years of my life gutting and building computers. Computers and gaming have always been two of my favorite hobbies, so when I decided to go into the world of gaming and hopefully become the next Ken Levine, I was told that to get there, I would have to start near [...]
More and more I’m seeing webmasters slap “beta” on top of their website logos. WTF is up with that? I can understand that this whole “Web 2.0″ thing is supposed to be “web applications” but a website is a website. Microsoft Word is an application. Many websites have a lot of dynamic features using Ajax [...]