Monthly Archives: February 2009

One more media milestone

Finally have all the audiocassettes – all the ones I’m going to bother with, anyway – recorded onto a PC as 16-bit, 48KHz WAV files.  I have an awful lot of audiocassettes that I’m simply not bothering with.  They’re mostly … Continue reading

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Dead Drives and ranting

Here’s a picture for you: This is a Western Digital Raptor 150GB, 10K RPM drive, about 2 years old.  It was not a cheap piece of kit when it was bought, but it was also nice and fast and one … Continue reading

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A Winner Is Me (Again)

After scoring a free copy of Braid last December, I didn’t expect to be winning anything again any time soon, much less from a contest I didn’t know I’d entered. See, I have a JCB card.  JCB being, basically, Japan’s … Continue reading

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I’ve, uh, covered wars?

So, I have one of those friends. You know, the ones that get new gadgets when they come out and then shows them off and makes you go all ooh and ahh over their shininess and then you somehow wind … Continue reading

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You don’t frighten us, English pig dogs.

If my mother played videogames – which, let’s be straight up here, she used to be quite fond of Asteroids and Ms Pac Man… If my mother played tactical RPGs, which she doesn’t, at least as far as I’ve seen … Continue reading

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One month with a new OS

After moving my desktop from XP Professional to Vista Professional at the beginning of January, I decided to leave it mostly software-free and just install things as I needed them, keeping a log as I went.  The results were, well, … Continue reading

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More Kool-aid

I have used, for the last couple of years, a Logitech G15 keyboard.  It’s an awesome keyboard, really, with a built-in-LCD panel and 18 programmable function keys, etc.  It was most useful when I was playing Everquest because I had … Continue reading

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