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Well, just someone from the Northwest that hops about here and there. Hey there hi there.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

What to do...

The last 2 years I spent christmas working but it is a sunday / monday combo this year so I won't have to work. And the way things are I doubt they'll need any overtime. I am not used to this... the truth is that I really don't have any family so without work to goto christmas may be a very lonely time.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Onion on New Consoles

See their detailed analysis

Stop the insanity!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Well I went to class in the morning, watched lost in the afternoon and went bowling with coworker Gabe and his wife Tracy, Nova came out (yay!) though she had some trouble navigating the roads. (She lives on the east side)

Gabe totally owned at bowling (though the 2nd game he only beat me by 10) and we went after to his place (I'd never seen it before) and hung out for a bit, drank tea. We watched the village and played mortal combat for a bit, which was painful for me because I never beat him even once! I was soooo got and mortal combat 3 but his version is so much different none of the tricks were the same.

Anyway I need to make something for food tonight I'm thinking elephant ears I found a recipe, I can just use Roomie's deep fryer I'm never used one before but we'll see how that goes.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thoughts on Dave

I haven't been to the sunday gathering in a few weeks. The first time was because I had hurt someone and didn't want to face them maybe because having me in their life would just twist the knife some but more accurately because I felt guilty / ashamed.

Yeah I did goto mount olivet, and instead of going to the sunday gathering I went to a men's community group-like thing that I'd been involved in at mount olivet. In my mind I felt justified but not really in the heart. Anyway, I think it has been about 3 weeks and I've always had an excuse. Last week it was because my sleep schedule was messed up (I didn't bounce back to days too well so I was exausted). This week I did the mount olivet thing and also didn't bounce back to days (until today I woke up at 2am on my days off).

Excuses are like butts, everyone has one and they stink. The reality is that we make time for what is important to us. One thing that Dave said at community group was that there was a teen who he was ministering to that worked a job, saved up enough money and was all stoked about buying an Ipod. Dave challenged him to instead give the money he was going to spend on that to charity / missions or something like that. Something that would make a difference in the world. November is comming to a close and my buget is getting somewhat tight. I spent a good chunk of money on building a computer. The project was a bit more expensive than I planned.

James 4 talks about people that make these plans... plans to go and trade and make a profit and how they are fools. Dave really echoed the heart of this passage when he started talking about how we focus on what we need to stop doing. However, 'to him to knows how to do good but does it not, to him it is sin' I wonder if the things I do are making a difference, if I'm missing out. If I'm being a good steward of my time. Ginny was asking me last night how I was doing on my quiet time, which I'm not doing a good job, I felt really convicted today and ploped on Dave's mp3 on james4 and read the passage he preached on.

One of the things that punk Dave has said a few times is this:

If we were reading our Bibles, things would be different.

Yeah, way to meddle there, I hardly ever read like I used to. Wordly speaking I'm doing ok, I'm caught up in the rat race... I'm doing well but it is meaningless. God doesn't care if I have a good job, if I drive a nice car, own my home live ritsy. I checked Terry's blog a while ago and he posted this thing about income and what percentage we are, I don't know how accurate it is but it said that I'm in the top 1% of humanity. That made me feel like I really sucked how I need to get it together.

Monday, November 20, 2006

New Computer pictures

Isn't she beautiful?

Yeah baby yeah!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The answer to the meaning of life

Well, some people at work said that I could just plug it in to half of the slots and just leave the other 4 open. Knowing what I do about electronics that bothers me, it may work but as a rule of thumb, all nodes should be connected to something otherwise they tend to float, which is how an antenna works.

So, someone said I could get a adaptor so instead of spending $90 on a new PSU (this project is already more expensive than I wanted it to be) I can goto PCH cables in hillsboro and spend $3.35 when I have time. The Core 2 Duo is not as power hungry as the pentium D's that the 4x2 connector was designed for so I'm not too worried about splicing it putting too much of a load on the power supply.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Picked the wrong PSU

From the datasheet on the mobo that I got it says: Power Supply Connectors
The board has three power supply connectors:
• Main power – a 2 x 12 connector. The board requires a power supply with a 2 x 12 main
power cable.
• Processor power – This connector provides power directly to the processor voltage regulator
and must always be used. Depending on manufacturing options, the board will contain either a
2 x 4 or a 2 x 2 connector for the processor voltage regulator.
• Auxiliary PCI Express graphics power – a 1 x 4 connector. This connector provides the
required additional power when using high power (75 W or greater) add-in cards in either or
both the Secondary PCI Express x16 (electrical x8) and the PCI Express x16 (electrical x4) bus
add-in card connectors.
Regardless of the connector type (2 x 4 or a 2 x 2), the Processor power connector must always be
used. Failure to do so will prevent the board from booting.
If the board is equipped with a 2 x 4 power connector, you must use a power supply with a dualrail
2 x 4 Processor power cable. Failure to do so may cause damage to the board.

So on the old motherboards the processor power has always been on a 2x2 plug (12 volt rails) but on this new one, processor power is a 4x2 plug. I didn't know anything about no 4x2 plug, the PSU has a 2x4 but the above says plugging in 2x2 into a 2x4 could damage the board.

Monday, November 13, 2006


Worked all night for most of last week, after work I didn't sleep well on saturday so I only slept about 4 hours, worked another twelve hours, when I got off work I was all zombfied, I stayed up a bit playing Lunar Eternal Blue (amazing RPG btw) then went to sleep, I woke up to a phone call about 4:30. The person that called could tell I just woke up, I said I needed to get up anyway for church, but I ended up going back to sleep til 8:00 pm, another friend called and I went over to hang out til about midnight, I went home, went to sleep and woke up today at about 4:00 am.


Friday, November 10, 2006

Terrorist Training

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wow, what will they think of next

5 Gadgets you don't want to be seen wearing.

That is one gnarly scarf you got there sir.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Mario Night

Monday night Tori and Nova came over (they'd never seen my place before) and earlier that day Mike wanted to play Mario Bros but we couldn't get super mario all stars to work for SNES but we hooked up that grimy old thing and got mario world working. Anywho, everyone joined in the fun and there were cries of distress cheering for sucess, it was a lot of fun.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

highschool stereo type

You scored as Loner.









Drama nerd




Ghetto gangsta




What's Your High School Stereotype?
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Saturday, November 04, 2006


Reel Big Fish is tonight at the Roseland!

Also, stalking jane is playing at the Fez I want to go see both but they are on the same night :( I might sneak out of reel big fish and catch the tail of Stalking Jane, they are releasing their first CD tonight and it is their 1 year aniversary.
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