Archive for April 2012
Plugged both the mini and my desktop into a DVI switchbox. Installing TF2 and DoD:S, then going to bed.
The fireball made me tear up: a dirt clod hit me right on the nose. Video later.
Joe and I prepped 800 rounds for the rifle we use for press.
Under 30 rounds were fired in something like 4 hours of trigger time.
They still connected with targets at 400+ yards; the third shot was a hit for one that had never fired a rifle at something that far away before.
Less-than-good times involved having to get between two sets of people that no longer get along; I wonder if stress caused by this argument is the source of my gastric distress this weekend.
Regardless, the river is rushing by my balcony and I can’t get back to sleep; maybe time to clean another rifle? It’s been great seeing two of my three kids this weekend, which makes all the hassle worth it.
Less than 24 hours before I hit the road, I picked up some gut bug that’s making today miserable. Hopefully Mr Immune System manages to kill whatever it is, soon.
In 2005, when I went to work for Microsoft, I bought a new LCD for cheap. Seven years on, I finally bought a small upgrade – mostly so I can go back to a dual-head setup. What strikes me most is how very, very yellow the older monitor is. This may be a feature of LED versus LCD, or it may be a feature of age; whatever the reason, I can hardly look at my older monitor now. At this point, I’m keeping it on my desk because it has an integrated USB hub and the replacement monitor doesn’t; I’m sure, in a few weeks, I’ll reclaim the space used by the monitor. In fact, I think that day is the second of May, or perhaps the evening thereof.