Monday, August 27, 2007

the rough thing about working with computer hardware...

My new job is working in a company that assembles custom computer hardware setups.

The thing there, is that EVERYONE seems to have an awesome home gaming setup...and while I used to think my home PC was respectable, now I'm finding that it's severely underpowered.

(yeah, it plays most of the games I want well enough, but I have zero bragging rights! Not like that's really important...)

Anyway, gotta try and not get suckered into a "keeping up with the joneses" complex, as that might get expensive quickly....

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on the topic of the written word

Really plan on doing more reading/writing; but really, my reading is mostly focused on working through the stacks of RSS feeds that I get every day; and writing is limited to the occasional email to friends.

Writing in this blog could be a good way to get back into the habit of regularly creating content.

I suppose that I could put my picasa and flickr accounts back to good use and REALLY keep updating things; there certainly are pictures from China shows and now here that could be shared; and perhaps appreciated by the few people who ever read this... :)

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Also, while I'm on the topic of "cool things for mostly free that I used to take for granted", I've been pretty impressed with the library system in the area as well!

Haven't really had a chance to do much with our new library cards, however - haven't had much time to do a lot of reading (and there's a little backlog of books that I own but haven't read through yet)...

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props to radio

Due to accidentally leaving my ipod shuffle in my pants pocket and having it washed, I've had a lot of time to appreciate the radio situation in Seattle.

Much better than I can compare with the FM radio scene in Minnesota, as I can recall. Without question, it is much superior (in my opinion) to the radio in China, from the little I heard of it via riding in taxi cabs.

I haven't found the University of Washington equivalent to the U of M's 770 Radio K, however - which I found to be excellent and a great introduction to a LOT of cool indie bands before the mainstream caught onto them.

Anyway, in Seattle, lots of cool stations; we can actually use 20+ of the available radio memory slots on our stero in home, and I think a lot of those are actually worth listening to repeatedly!

So, the fear of being stuck in traffic with just the radio as a friend isn't really there anymore.

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