Strip Tease…

January 13, 2006

No, not that you dirty little bugger…it’s just a chance to show off your comic strip chops using Strip Generator.

Disclaimer: the text is not all in English so I don’t know exactly what everything says…


Game Realism…

January 6, 2006

With the much (over?) hyped release of XBox 360, I’ve had a resurgence of interest in PC gaming. Not that the 360 is bad or anything, I’ve stood at the game display in Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Fry’s for quite a while marveling at the near photorealism of the graphics, I’m just not willing to shell out the $400+ for a premium system when I know it will be taking a good hit in the price in the next year or so. Plus, I don’t have a HD box to plug it in to so it really would be a bit of a waste until then.

Since my brother James moved back to Dallas and brought with him Battlefield 2 which, along with Empire Earth II (beats Age of Empires III hands down in my book), really has gotten me back into my PC for gaming. I got Battlefield 2 and the Nostromo SpeedPad n52 (my review) for my birthday but had to upgrade my system so that I could run the game – the game is pretty beefy in it’s requirements, and am still working out the kinks of the upgrade but, like the 360, I am just amazed at the level of detail and the graphics that games have now. Be it a flight simulator for the next version of Windows or a FPS like Battlefield 2, things are just getting better and more realistic. Made me nostalgic enough to play the old school games – like the ones for the Atari I recently got on my iPAQ (PocketPC). 🙂

File Upload Solutions…

January 3, 2006

Happy New Year to all – just needed to get that out of the way.

A little while back, I was looking for a free file hosting solution. I settled on a choice but was not thrilled – turns out they kill the file after a certain period of time without activity (something I managed to miss in reading the EULA). Since my files are cetainly nothing that’s going to be getting any high traffic, I was a bit irritated that I would have to re-upload my file every 14 days (or write something that automagically downloads it to keep it active). Lo and behold, someone else has done a little research and shared it with the world – here’s the list of free services and their basic terms.

Not only that but it looks like this guy’s blog may be a valuable source of info as I attempt to learn the new Adobe CS2 that I got. </drool>