Monday, November 30, 2009

LHC Smashes a Tevatron!

Huh? Ooook... they're smashing particles. Still this article is rather amusing from The Register. If anything I really need to invest in a crowbar just in case!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Behold the sink hole just outside my wall! In just a year or two that sink hole grew over three inches in depth till the concrete slab was ripped out tonight and it gets filled in.

Friday, November 13, 2009

On the Shelf...

So, Bullhoof sits on my dresser right now next to an elf. I did some thinking last night and decided to not condemn him to an eternity of sitting next to an elf the rest of his days. Next month she should arrive I'm guessing and I'll post a picture of them when she does.

Obviously he will still be sitting next to the elf, but she will be on the other side so she doesn't sit next to the elf. ;) Now I just have to find a small keg to put there with them.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's dark, I think I'll shine a Torchlight...

Sometimes a game comes along that is just really good. This is one of those times, like Plants vs. Zombies this game is the bees knees.

Check out a trailer for Torchlight here.

Check out the Torchlight game sight here.

And yes, it plays just like Diablo 1 only much more updated. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holy Ubuntu's Batman!

So today I sat down with my netbook, which is an EEE PC 1000 40G, and I was greeted by an upgrade notice from my operating systems update feature. It told me there was a new version of Ubuntu out that I could download and install. In a nut shell, my little PC would upgrade the whole operating system from 9.04 to 9.10.

Being of sound mind and not wanting to lose anything I backed up everything in my home directory to a USB drive and said, "Ok! Sure!" What happened next is the stuff of legends, something even Microsoft has yet to achieve in all their Windows 7 glory. The operating system downloaded all the files necessary for the upgrade and installed everything without a hitch. I didn't even have to restore from my backup, everything was just there.

Now I realize everyone has different hardware and things going on their systems but for my configuration of hardware and what I was expecting (DOOM) I was really shocked to see it go smoothly. It went better then my Windows 7 install which was easy peasy from the DVD it installed from because I didn't have to wipe the drive or anything.

After everything installed and I booted up things looked different.

I have to say it was a great experience and things look snazy and respond very nicely.