Archive for December, 2010

Just another day..

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2010 by dreamphase

I recently purchased a Logitech Wingman Extreme 3D pro. I always liked flight sims and space combat sims, so I thought it might be nice to play one again. I’ve played through a bit of Freespace 2. The game is still completely amazing, and it came out years ago. I was looking at newer games. The HAWX 2 game looked cool, but the DRM is crazy, and I would never buy something that required me to have an internet connection. I downloaded the demo to the HAWX game, the first one, because the DRM wasn’t as crazy on it. Sadly the game crashed my computer. Intel graphics cards are worthless for 3D gaming. Video playback – they are amazing, but they really need to fix the game handling.

Today at work, I was asked to fix someone’s computer + router(Linksys wrt54g2) + wimax modem. Two other people tried, and weren’t able to get it working. I tried a bunch of stuff with the configuration files. I got the computer to work with the modem, and I got the router to work the modem (after updating the firmware), and my computer would work with it in the middle, but only on a wired connection. After playing around with it for a while longer I tested it with another router. It turns out that the router was bad.

I will say this. After playing around with settings on that Linksys router, I never plan to buy one. Sure the product was faulty which is why it took me a while to fix the thing, but the interface was horrible and impossible to use compared to the D-Link routers that I normally use.

“Negative. It didn’t go in.”

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2010 by dreamphase

I mentioned before that I ordered the nokia n900. I got it and tried it out. I was disappointed because while the device had a keyboard it was useless for anything other than text entry. It seems all anyone cares about these days are touchscreens. Thankfully Amazon let me return the phone. I did pay for the return shipping, but $5 was worth it to try out the device.

So I’m back to using the n810. I’m happy with it for the most part. It would be nice if the keyboard were a little better. The other day my dad got issued the Casio GzOne phone.

I must say, the keyboard on there is amazing. Sadly the software Verizon stuck on it is horrible and makes it worthless because you can’t do anything with the keyboard. The main problem with the n810’s keyboard is the top row. There isn’t enough room for you to press the buttons because the edge of the screen sits so close to the top of the keyboard.

Also today is an awesome day, and I don’t really have a reason why. 😛