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Restate my original assumptions: Our existance boils down into humanity attempting to arrange and organize a naturally chaotic universe. This makes sense, as our entire existance is collecting information, and arranging it for use later.

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Don’t hate PCI Express. The current PCI bus has a peak bandwidth of 133 MB/s for all devices to pool. This is a serious bottleneck, which has brought about the AGP bus. (As ISA bottlenecks spawned PCI) It looks now, like AGP was a temporary fix to a greater problem, as the PCI bus is still limited. Rather than having specialized buses, Intel is going back to a standard bus for all devices, with a scalable bandwidth, dedicated to each device.

Also, nVidia (which is dead to me after last years sales fiasco) is trying to make a comeback on my company, ATI with this new card. It impressively runs its memory at 1100 mhz, and hit 12,000 in 3DMark03.

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Music Midtown looks like it is shaping up amazingly well this year. If you only go to one concert this year, this should be it. The line up is amazing so far. I can’t wait to see Damien Rice, Finger Eleven, Foo Fighters, Fuel, Gary Jules, Kansas, Puddle of Mudd, Tantric, The Doors, The Offspring, and Ween

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Anyone who is an audiophile will appreciate that I burned a CD this morning in 2 minutes 03 seconds. I find this amazing. It seems like this is approaching hard drive speeds. Haven’t seen any burners out there faster than 52x though, I guess the technology has capped already.

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Day Three Using Debian

I have 4 of the Big 5 in terms of computer applications down. Office Productivity, Email / Instant Message, Image manipulation, and Internet. The one that eludes me still is 3D acceleration dependent applications (read that as games and slacking off). Apparently there is MESA which is software rendering – GROSS. And there is DRI which is the ATI equivelent driver software. Also there is no “Double click and play” 3D API for Linux. Everything is more difficult on a laptop too. I am at a point where I cannot find the answers to my questions online, so I will ask Linux-Guru-John for help. Hell, I come in to VS for something useful huh?

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I have started to read “The Universe in a Netshell” by Stephen Hawking, and my suggestion right now is for everyone to read this book. Chapter One outlines how to build a nuclear weapon, and Chapter Two jumps straight into quantum mechanics. From what I understand, a nuclear weapon draws its power from a comparingly insignificant amount of matter. If the matter in the human body were to be destroyed, it would be an apoctalyptic event for Earth. Of course, we posess neither the scientific equipment nor the power to accomplish such a feat. A good read for anyone curious about the universe in an untraditional sense.

Feeling scholarly, I also showed Darren Aronofsky’s Pi to Matt. You might remember him from such films as “Requiem for a Dream” (also fantastic) We were discussing Hawkin’s works earlier and theorms and the Tora’s code.

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Well, the Regular Guys Show has been canned. They are the latest victims of the Macarthy-esk FCC crackdown on “indecent content”. When will this tyranny end? There is now a gap in morning shows. I made a desperate attempt to listen to the 99X morning show, and it was a mistake. They are completely immature and just rude. Not funny, just obnoxious. I have been robbed of my morning routine, and I would encourage everyone to write your congressmen, about the FCC’s actions.

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The basement is in a state of neverending upgrades. I dont feel like it is my place yet because all of the stuff that is out is not where I would put it. MY dad does some electrical work and leaves 50 tools out on my desks, and the contractor unplugs my rear left speaker. I must have organization damnit!

Question – If you are “trying a product” and it is great, would you want to know what other comepting products out there are like, or would you be content with what you have?

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We got Diablo II up and running on 5 computer at the house tonight. I opened the portal to Tristham and the server crashed. Teamspeak is kinda sucky over a wireless connection. It sounds like trying to order something at McDonalds through the drive thru.

Well, I have a flash animation due in 45 minutes.

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Well, several things have been going on lately. First off, I am sure that you have seen the MAJOR CSS problems I am having. I have the PHP working, however all of my styles are GONE. I will ask John if he comes in today, since he is the .css master. (I hope)

DAY 2 OF USING DEBIAN

Yesterday smoothed out a lot of the bumps in the road. I am now comfortable with directory structures and basic manipulation of files through a terminal, however the more knowledge of advanced functions would have been nice. I tried a text based ftp client for about two minutes before I moved on to “gftp”. Some things are just easier with a GUI, no matter what anyone says.

tk-Seti@home is up and running and pumping out results every 6 hours (beating my home computer which has a 2600+ CPU
Sylpheed-Claws is configured to manage my emails, and GAIM does instant messaging.

I have also decided that I am going to make a walkthrough for anyone who wants to experiment with Debian on a laptop. There is a lot of stuff you have to know to do (unlike sticking a Windows CD in and waiting). It will be on my left sidebar under projects. Check it out from time to time.

Debian aside, the shower has been installed in my basement, and within a week (hopefully) I will have my very own bathroom in the basement. And everyone knows what that means… LAN PARTY!!!

And to top of this Faulkner-esk blog post, I am happy to say that Longhorn was a pleasure to be at last night. After, that is, the Depp bashfest was countered with cracks about Johnny Cash’s new CD stopping at track 7 because he fell over dead. 🙂

I’ll shut up now…