Archive for August, 2010

BioShock 2

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I’m playing through BioShock 2 on the PC. This is one of the first PC games I’ve played in a while – I’ve mostly been playing on the Xbox 360 the last few years. I’ve been enjoying the game, but I’ve reached a point where it just suddenly stopped being fun. The whole game is […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-29

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Working in Flex is so much more fun than working in Java. A big part of it is it feels like me and the framework are on the same side. # I keep Visual Studio around for keyboard macro recording and playback, a feature they nailed about 10 years ago. # The RAID volume is […]

Google Maps Routing

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Check this out: Routing from one arbitrary destination to another isn’t easy. Think about how long it takes your in-car GPS navigation device. “Recalculating”. And Google is doing it on every mouse move. Wow. (Sorry about the video quality – YouTube mashed my video. And apparently if you upload a video that isn’t in the […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-22

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

i7-930 tjmax is 98 degrees. Ouch. My cooler is keeping it at ~70 under load, which is plenty of headroom but still seems hot. # Good Oracle vs Google analysis: # I'm surprised nobody's released a tablet to compete with the iPad yet. # @derekcunningham Thanks Derek – doesn't look like they support Java […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-15

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Building a new PC from scratch. First time in a few years. CPU coolers have gotten a little silly haven't they? # Bell 3G. 1 bar signal. 6mbps down, 400kbps up. This level of service deserves more than 1 bar. # @travelmop Not an overclocker, but I want quiet. A bigger cooler with a large […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Woke up with a killer sore back today. # Looking to buy a monitor. U2410 looks good, but Dell seems to play Sears-style pricing games. Gotta buy it on the right day. # Is the Apple 27" Cinema Display really the only LED-backlit IPS display 24 or higher inches? It's the only one I've found […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

@DonMacAskill try a different browser in reply to DonMacAskill # Tim Hortons on Garden Ave in Brantford has a Cold Stone Creamery counter. That's a bizarre mashup. # Looking up restaurants featured on Kitchen Nightmares shows a lot of them go on to fail anyway, despite the happy ending. #