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It happened so suddenly.

She was only 4 years old, i rescued her two years ago and she was one of the great loves of my life.

All of a sudden, her blood-pressure skyrocketed, she became lethargic. The ER couldn't do anything to bring it under control. She didn't suffer, but after a full day of getting worse, the decision had to be made.

I said good-bye...cried a little bit...she was blind by then, the pressure had affected her eyes, but she heard me, and moved a little at the sound of my voice...i will miss her so and i think she responded in her own way.

rest in peace Pepper, the last 2 years will be remembered for a lifetime.

It is done....

spent all day friday building up my new puter. it's beautiful, everything worked right out of the box. i couldn't get my old x-fi to work, but apparently there's lots of problems with it and 64 bit OSes....oh well, the onboard sound will do for now.

playing every game at max settings without breaking a sweat. i'm back!

Finally pulled the trigger

placed my orders after a lot of tweaking and reading reviews and checking prices. Hope to have this built up in the next week.

1xWestern Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

2xG.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBXM

1xMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full

1xASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

1xIntel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400

1xRosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

1xXIGMATEK NRP-MC Series NRP-MC702 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

1xMSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

1xMSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Hope to be back to gaming real soon!


An oldy but goody

A professor stood before his philosophy students with some items in front of him. When the lesson began, he picked up a very large and empty glass jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes'. The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

'Now,' said the professor. 'I want you to recognise that this jar represents your life. The golf balls represent the important things like your family, your health, your friends, your passions, the kind of stuff that if all else was lost and only these remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, there will be no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.'

The beer? Well there's always room for a couple of beers.

Oh Noes!1! Soemone stoeld my megahurtz!!1!

So my beloved gamingPC has finally died, she gave me many years of great service, but over the past 6 months it's been a chore to keep her up and running and in shape just a little while longer.

So now i'm back on the hunt for a new gaming rig.

Here is what i'm thinking, although i'd be happy if anyone has any suggestions for improvement in performance and/or savings.

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400$194

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $179

APEVIA X-DREAMER3-GN Black / Green metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case$55

EVGA 01G-P3-1380-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $199

XIGMATEK NRP-PC702 700W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $75

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $50

What is a Sugar Glider?

And why would my girlfriend insist we get something like that for our one bedroom apartment?

at first she said it was like a squirell, but when i asked how they taste, she got all mad at me. so now i'm thinking i'm aboot to be spending money on supplies for some sort of small animal that isnt a dog or a hamster...both being super cool animals.

Summer Deals Galore!!

Holy cow, Steam and Impulse are going to bleed my poor bank account dry. All these deals on games i've been putting off for months are just stupidly cheap.

So i've bought about ten games for the $5 to $10.00 range, i wont ever have any time to play them all. Especially with the gf always wanting me off my computer to do stuff with her...pssshhh...whateva.

Got to get back to the game...it's a matter of principle now!


It's snowing in Austin!! It looks like a big snow globe! hoo-ray!

Haven't had a good snow like this since 1983, imma gunna go throw snow at people!


I don't use salt, but i love Pepper!

Early last year i had to put down my beloved Weimereiner "Aspen". She was a good girl, a little too smart for own good and stubborn as hell. I miss her terribly, but i know she is in a better place.

Time heals all wounds, and now i just recently rescued a 3 year old Australian Cattle dog from the pound, named Pepper (see? my title's end up going places, you just need to be patient!).

Now i've always been lucky in that every pet i've ever had has been pretty smart, but Pepper takes the cake. I took her to my parents house for Xmas dinner, and when she noticed she wasnt getting any attention, she would go room to room, silently beckoning each person into the living room. Once we were all there, she just sat in the middle of the room and watched us....ayep..she herded us. My mother has some issues with her, it seems Pepper loves Daffy Duck as much as my mother as she was constanty snatching stuffed Daffy Duck dolls from the master bedroom and running off with them, i'm sure these important women in my life will learn to get along.

It feels good to have a dog again, Pepper doesn't bark very often, she was abused before rescued by the shelter and her feelings still get hurt very easily. But she's learning to adopt me. She's feircly independant, but as she grows more loyal, i'm seeing that strong will really turn to me.

Time to leave work, Pepper will be patiently waiting under my bed when i get home for me to walk her. It's good to have a friend like that again.

I have returned!

Long story short:

Moved from one apartment to another ( a much nicer one).

Moved my entire office space at work ( a much..erm..different one)

And just plain lost time alltogether.

But, things are slowing down, myopportunities to fool off during work and during long gate camps in EVE have given me time to revisit Gamespot.

hoo-ray for me!