Archive for October, 2007

Gaming, Life in General

And So It Happens – RRoD

With an Xbox 360 that dated back to 6 months after launch, I figured it was only a matter of time before I got the Red Rings of Death that so many others have. Today was that time. Just before lunch, my wife called and asked what it meant when the rings around the power […]

Life in General, Tech

The Tale of a Small Biz Server Upgrade

In my spare time I am an IT consultant for a remodeling company here in town. They don’t have a full time tech, so I do all the stuff they need with most of it happening remotely. They run SBS, but I’ve been putting off their upgrade for too long now. They are (were) on […]

Life in General


Today was one of those days where you were busy all day and then all of a sudden it was 5pm and you feel like you didn’t get anything done. Not to mention I feel like I was run over by a truck.


A Week In the World Of Win32

I spent most of this week away from my comfort zone in web development and deeply immersed in the world of desktop application development. One of my main roles at work is to build and maintain an application for tracking our jobs. The details of which are unimportant at the present time. One of the […]

Entertainment, Gaming

The Orange Box for GoTY?

Most nights I stay up way later than I should working on freelance coding projects. Last night I opted to take a break from that and spend a little time relaxing with The Orange Box. The Orange Box is Valve’s newest release and comes packed with essentially 5 total games. 3 of those games are […]

Life in General

The Importance of Data Backups

We live in a digital world and the conundrum of simplicity versus reliability is going to continue to be an issue. What I’m talking about will become a little more clear in a few minutes. Friday night as we headed to my sister-in-law’s football game, she is on dance team, my son whipped the digital […]

Life in General

Pat On The Back

I’m pretty proud of myself today. After many failed attempts at this blogging thing I think I haven finally gotten the hang of it and stuck with it. Hopefully the continued writing drastically improves my writing skills. I have faith that it will considering the abomination that is my first written game review back from […]

Entertainment, Music

Here Comes The Snowball

The RIAA has had a death grip on the music scene forever now. The antiquated business model they use was made obsolete when the internet became a mainstream reality, but they held on. They’ve held on and alienated their customers by suing first and asking questions later. It never occurred to them that the reason […]

Entertainment, TV

I Have A Problem

They say that the first step is to admit you have a problem. I have a problem. My problem is not drugs or alcohol, but Chuck. I’m a Chuck-oholic. NBC has lured me in with this super spy computer geek combination and I can’t get away. I know that TV is largely trivial in the […]

Internet, Life in General

Gone Dark

The internet is a fascinating thing. It empowers us to feel connected to other people without actually talking to them. It’s the avenue with which most of us communicate with one another. It’s the lifeblood of the newer generations. That said, our friends at the Texas Department of Transportation took that away from me this […]

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