April 25th, 2006


Good to see you again, son.

It's amazing what a full eight-hours of sleep will do for the human body. I feel alive, awake, excited...fantastic even. Or perhaps that's just the coffee?

Everything that follows is a result of what you see here.

Took the wife for Indian last night. She had the minced curry lamb, I had the hottest thing on the menu, Lamb Vindaloo. Yes, my brow was sweating.

I'm sorry. My responses are limited. You must ask the right questions.

At work we're considering the possibility of building a robotic version of one our guys out of bluetooth automatic handset lifters and power bricks. The Jayson, our mad-scientist of the group, is scribbling the details on napkins now. I'm just afraid he's going to have the robot do his evil bidding, instead of just deploying laptops.

I trust your judgement.

I still need to learn IPchains and configure my new slackware 'router' at home, but have been so busy doing everything else, its kind of fallen to the wayside. What I require is more time.

But then our interactions have never been entirely normal. Wouldn't you agree?

I have no idea what today will hold, but it has been eerily slow here this morning. If the entire day passes in the same thread, I won't be upset. Today will be the second day in a row of NOT watching The Sopranos, as my wife enjoyed her sleep so much last night, that she wants to try again tonight. She doesn't feel as if she's quite caught up yet. We finished Season Two, so the next episode will the season premier of Season Three.

I'm sorry. My responses are limited. You must ask the right questions.

I'd also like you to meet my new best-friend: Pro Truth. He's pretty cool, as he has a xanga site he doesn't post on. Rather, he goes around passing righteous judgment on people whom he disagrees with, threatening them with hellfire and damnation! What fun! Recently, he attacked ProfessorTom, so I felt justified in defecating on his site! I love how by simply following some asshole's link, you can enrich your own life. It's not that I oppose attacking Tom, quite the contrary - it's one of my favorite pasttimes! But for some stranger to do it? That riles me up. Might I suggest some of my readers check out my new best-friends site as well?

That, detective, is the right question. Program terminated.

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Also, I just returned from Best Buy, and yes, I picked up Dungeon Siege II!

Blast from the past:
(Found on Tom's Blog, dated 8/22/2005)

drax0r loves intellectual debate. He is also the most generous, selfless person I know, who gives without any thought of reward. He is fiercely loyal and very well read. He can speak intelligently on any number of topics and is well versed in poetry and literature. His Star Wars persona: QUI-GON JINN. Tony loves cats, walks on the beach, and quiet nights fragging unknown assailants online. drax0r is very impulsive and embraces self-improvement. drax0r is a: REALIST

ehowton prides himself on being well travelled and uses the basis of his experience as the guide for his future decisions. He calculates his every move by contemplating the outcome of every possible scenario before acting. This is quite tedious and frustrates often the impulsive drax0r. ehowton's Star Wars persona: STORMTROOPER. ehowton loves cats and spending what little free time he has with his wife and children. He makes tough sacrifices for the betterment of his family. ehowton is an: OPTIMIST

The Second Age of Aranna

Installed Dungeon Siege II this evening. Even found my old gaming partner was willing to agree to my rather strict terms on when we could play online together (only between 2200-2300 weekdays) but alas, he was no where to be found this evening *single tear* Oh stick boy, where are you!

I was impressed with the similarity of game play from the first game, however...and not that I'm entirely sure about this, but in the old game I'm pretty sure we used right-click to move, and left-click to attack. In this game, it's reversed. Perhaps I can use 'settings' to adjust accordingly.

There's not nearly as many boxes & crates to bash open. That's good, because there were too many in the other game and I found it tedious. Their absence in this game, however, is noticeable during the more boring passages.

Oh, and I need a better video card. When I built this computer, we picked up the sole PCI-X card they had in the store - adequate for our needs at the time. drax0r chose to update his card when he began playing World of Warcraft III but according to recent AIM session, that card ...gamed for shit. So here I am. My XP box is a 2.8Ghz Hyper-threaded Intel proc w/1GB dual-channel RAM & a 10k rpm Raptor SATA drive. It's a fast box, but I need a video card that won't set me back the price of a used Cavalier. Any suggestions?

Another nice aspect of this game is the ability to import single-player characters into multi-player games and vise-versa. Though truth be told, when I finally begin my nightly game with danzigfied, I'll likely create an identical character. That reminds me, I haven't logged into the mud lately.

I have a PCIe (PCI-Express card, not a PCI-X) card, although I can't remember if it's an x4 or x1. I'm guessing the latter since it was a brand new form factor when I bought it.