My system is built!

Woo! My system is built, and it is awesome!  I love it!  We even took the time to make sure all the cables were out of the way inside. Air Flow is actually cool in the system, and to top it all off, it is quiet!  So I highly recommend this system.  I did update the bios and remove all but 2 gig of memory to get it setup, but as soon as I had the 64bit Vista installed, I dropped in the other 6gig of memory, and it all runs perfectly.  I would rather be running Linux, but this is my game system, so I will just set up my old system at my desk to continue to run Linux for me.  It can be my old reliable.

The system scores in the Windows System Experience are all 5.9 except one, which is 5.7, which makes my system score a 5.7.  Not bad, not great.  Of course, that is with everything on my system running during the test. I had the web browser open, the virus scanner working, and pretty much everything else happening just like usual.  So I am very happy with my system!

Got my new monitor.

So I got my new 24″ Monitor today.  Man, it is awesome!  I never dreamed this would be so good.  There is one pixel with a problem, but it is in the top edge, so not really a problem.  NewEgg seems to have a 9 dead pixel policy, so I could not return it even if I wanted to, which I don’t!

I played Conan a little bit in it, and it is just freaking awesome!  I can not wait until I have the faster system and faster and better Video Card.  This thing will be jaw dropping.  I can not wait!  Well, obviously I *have* to wait, but I do not want to. 😉  It really is impressive how different it is at a 1920×1200.  So much real estate in the game and out.  I can have two windows open at once side by side and it has plenty of room. Really cool!  I never really thought how much better it would be, but after seeing this, Emmy is thinking how nice it looks… We will have her one as soon as we can afford it probably, and I would not blame her a bit!  Knowing me, I will be encouraging her to start. Heh.

Ordered my new System!!!

So we decided we had a bit of spare money, so finally got around to updating my 6 year old computer system.. It was so old, we just replaced it. Although, it is still working well, so I am going to keep it around to run Linux on. The new system I will start out running mainly Vista 64 for gaming. Everything important will stay on my old system and Linux. Here is the new system.

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So I am now officially in my homeland, Cimmeria. I am running around and helping people do the usual chores. Everything from helping the lazy apprentice recover his saddlebags from the wolves who ate his horse, to bringing inheritance weapons back to a family from a veteran who fears he will fall in battle. The land is huge and awesome. The hills of Cimmeria are sparse and hostile to the uninitiated.

Sadly I still do not remember my entire past. I am however relearning skills. I have become adept at many skills, such as Hide, Fast Run, Recovery, climbing, bandaging and several others. I increase my proficiency in these skills every level. I also receive training in my feats every level. These are special battle skills. They seem to help a lot.

I notice myself becoming more ferocious in battle. More blood spatter, and faster deaths. The blood actually comes up in my eyes on occasion when I fight, but as any good barbarian, I love it! I have also learned to stop noticing the level on the weapon so much. It is the attributes and quality of a weapon and armor that matter, not the level.

It feels good to be back home in Cimmeria, however, I fear for my homeland, it is at war as usual, but there are many hardships I must help my people face. I can not help everyone, but it seems everyone needs two or three things done. The one person who seems to think they can help me remember who I truly am refuses to help me until I get more experience under my belt. The Kurr!

I leave now to return to my chores of earning the trust of my people back. I fear I am like a stranger to them, but I hope one day to encounter someone who remembers me from my youth and can remind me of my days of glory. If not, I am sure I will return to my path of glory shortly enough! To Battle! Join the War!

The Job thing..

So I was reminded by someone who reads my blog recently that I forgot to post the results.  Basically, I did not get a full time job.  They decided they did not wanna pay what it would be worth for a full time person in that position.  So the Doctor decided to put off hiring anyone full time for now.  They did however say they really liked me and said they would like to hire me full time when the doctor decides they need someone full time.

So no go for now..

Age of Conan

So I am addicted to a new MMORPG. It is pretty awesome. The graphics are cool, even in the slimmed down settings I have to run in because my computer is like 7 years old. 🙁 I am strongly encouraged to upgrade so that the game is much more playable.

The graphics are truly amazing. Some of the battles, even in the single player missions are truly epic. I have enjoyed what I have played so far greatly. Sadly, the slow computer makes it frustrating to play for any real length of time, so I play a while, log off, play a while, log off.. I can not even move at night when the servers are real busy. It is a truly awesome game. You can read more about it in my MMORPG tab.

My one real disappointment was that I was completely unable to get it running in Linux. 🙁

Applied for a real Job.

So my mother called me up and told me the doctor she works for was looking for an IT person. She described the job to me, and I thought, why not? It is close. We been thinking it would be nice to have a retirement plan, some benefits etc. So I called them up, and they had me come in for an interview. It went pretty well I think. They actually run Linux, on some servers, which I found really cool. I was actually excited about that. They also seem to have a lot of interest in staying current with technology. One of my favorite things to do! 🙂

Now, I am just waiting to find out if I got the job. Always the worst part for someone I guess. I should hear something tomorrow. Wednesday 4/30 will tell. Wish me luck. I am not counting on it, but the job sounds like it would be perfect for me. I would really enjoy playing with the new technology and a nice network as well. I will try to remember to post and let everyone know how it works out. Wish me luck!

Picnic today..

Well, it is getting to be beautiful weather here in Florida, so we have been doing more outside stuff.  Today we took Aunt Susie down to Hudson Beach for a Picnic.  It was a lot of fun.  The breeze was a bit cool under the pavilion, but just wonderful in the sun!  Tomorrow should be just as much fun.  We are heading down to Venice beach so Emmy can finally look for some more shark teeth.  She has been wanting to go down ever since her Dad was here and we went down there.  It should be fun!

Great day!

Had a great day! Emmy and I went and seen “The Golden Compass”. We then went out to dinner at Carrabba’s. It was a really good day! We decided to do an early Valentines Day, but Carrabba’s was actually very busy as a lot of other people seemed to have the same idea. This is the first time since Bleys moved in with us that we went out to dinner or to the movies without him. I actually felt somewhat guilty, but figure for Valentines Day, Emmy deserves my full attention.

We then come home and Emmy gave me a foot rub! Was really nice of her. On the way home we did stop off and get some Ice cream for Bleys. We also picked up some Lottery Tickets and Scratch off Tickets. We gave one to Bleys, and got a scratch off for each of us. I won $4 and Bleys won $25, so he did get lucky for Valentines Day! Better then nothing I guess. 🙂

Getting in Shape.

So as some might have realized reading my blogs, I have been trying to get in shape. I recently started riding an exercise bike. In January or so I decided it was a good way to start out the new year. I started out riding 5 miles a day for the first month. I do a few other exercises as well. I am doing the curls and shoulder presses every other day or so also. Well, over the last week, I have been ramping it up a bit. I am doing between 10 miles and 25 miles a day now. Feeling pretty good too.

I have learned in the past, if I can make it a part of my daily routine, as long as I do not have anything break it up, I get so I actually crave the workout. I am getting to that point now. I actually WANT to ride. I actually want to do my curls and such. I look forward to getting in better shape!