Archive for April, 2007

Internet radio could be royally f**cked.

Internet radio could be royally f**cked.

Oh, I’m sorry, I meant royalty fucked. According to Ars Technica’s Eric Bangeman, the Copyright Royalty Board shitcanned the appeal to overturn the proposed increase in Internet broadcast royalties. The new royalty scheme will be effective May 15th unless a Washington, DC appelate court will do something. This is a very sad day for Internet […]

Posted in: link and run, music
Xbox 360 Carcassonne preview on IGN

Xbox 360 Carcassonne preview on IGN

Arsian and Gibberish reader Agreschn wrote to me recently and pointed out that gaming site IGN has a preview on popular board game Carcassonne on the Xbox 360. The write up sounded promising, and detailed how the game will be played online. Similar to the upcoming Xbox 360 Settlers of Catan game, there will be […]

Posted in: games
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STOMPER AND THE CAPTAIN!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STOMPER AND THE CAPTAIN!

A belated birthday to The Captain, whose birthday was last Friday, and to Stomper, whose birthday is today!! Happy birthday to two great friends. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish
Faster than a speeding turtle … almost

Faster than a speeding turtle … almost

Something is up with my new RAID array already. It is taking a very long time to transfer data from my “recovery” disks to the new array. I let it run for about ten hours yesterday and I only moved 110GB of data. I thinmkm that’s about 18MB/second, which is just wicked slow. I tried […]

Posted in: technology
Garmin StreetPilot i5 GPS review

Garmin StreetPilot i5 GPS review

I get lost in my own home. It’s sad but true. Lady Jaye used to help with directions, but now that she’s working a “day job” I am striking out more and more on my own. I am going to unfamiliar places, like … across the street. I looked for a GPS navigation solution for […]

Posted in: review, technology
This is a RAID.

This is a RAID.

You know you’re in trouble when the tech support for your hardware replies: Dear Customer, If your controller bios will not see the raid set over there, then you have to create the raid set again over there. (It will lose all the data on the hard drive). Thanks for your patience. Best Regards, Michael, […]

Posted in: technology
I’m dreaming of a white … Easter?

I’m dreaming of a white … Easter?

Woke up to this crap all over the place: It was in the high 80s earlier in the week, now we have snow. Stupid weather machine. It was mostly melted by 10AM, with all of it gone by early afternoon. Here’s Rosie. She loves the snow, and was kinda cheesed that it melted between all […]

Posted in: dogs, gibberish
Freedom costs a buck-o-five (Frank Miller’s 300 review, no spoilers inside).

Freedom costs a buck-o-five (Frank Miller’s 300 review, no spoilers inside).

There are no spoilers in this review, just my opinion of the movie and the verdict using The Patented DrFaulken Movie Prediction System™ Tags: movie prediction system

Posted in: movies, review
910GB of data down the drain

910GB of data down the drain

I installed a Windows Update on my file server last night, which required a reboot. The reboot took an unusually long time, but eventually I heard the familiar “beep” of my fileserver POSTing. I normally make a remote desktop connection to my fileserver from my primary workstation, but I was unable to after the system […]

Posted in: technology
Rock Band is going to make me buy an Xbox 360

Rock Band is going to make me buy an Xbox 360

Harmonix, creators of Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II, have announced what will be the Xbox 360 killer app for me: Rock Band. The game, as the name suggests, allows you to sing, play the guitar, and bang on the drums with your friends in meatspace or online. There are plans to make new songs […]

Posted in: games