• Category Archives General Geekdom
  • 1-900-Nerd-Girls

    Nothing like randomly coming across a horrible yet somehow still kind of hot fake video. I love the premise of this video, giving geeks a 900 number to call for the dirty geek scenarios we all dream about and wish we had a woman who would act them out. Seriously, how often are you going to be able to get your woman to dress up as some hot character from your geek fantasies besides a Halloween now and again? Even then are they really going to live up to your masturbation fantasies? Or is that just me, excuse why I cry in the corner looking at her.

  • Buy a videocard, replace majority of the system

    Newegg is great and evil. Why you ask? I will tell you, they have their Shell Shocker deals, which can actually be a great deal on products. A couple of weeks ago, I found a sale I couldn’t refuse. I have 3 different computers that are powered on and running all the time. Hey I am a geek so that’s actually low from what it has been in the past. So anyway, I have a dedicated gaming machine, a TiVo storage machine, and my other computer that I consider my main one that is the one everything else is done on. We will call it Mordor for the purposes of this post.
    Like I said, Mordor is the pc that is the catchall machine, email, videos, pictures, day to day web surfing, etc… So last year I upgraded the machine to Windows 7 and due to the old hardware, it constantly shit itself and froze. So I finally break down and buy a new motherboard w/built-in video card, CPU, and ram. What do you know when you have 4gigs of ram and a new Athlon II X4 635, the system runs like a champ again.

    Fast forward to about a month ago, being the genius I am, when I reimaged Mordor, I did an upgrade from XP 32bit to Windows 7 32bit, now I want to add more ram to get more speed out of this pc. Unfortunately since I am running Windows 7 32bit, it won’t recognize any ram over 4gig. Way to go Microsoft! Bastards. So now I must actually reimage my computer with 64bit Windows. No problem, I do the usual backups to one of my many external drives. After all this done, I’m running 8gig ram and the system is definitely running better, awesome!
    My guilty pleasure is playing Sims 3; I am manly enough to admit that. Onboard video card can handle the Sims 3 and I have 8gig ram on this bad boy, no problem. Too bad Mordor had a different idea on running this game. It shit itself every time I try to play the game. Ok, then time to get a new video card, so I start looking for that awesome deal. Low and behold Newegg has just such a deal a few weeks ago, a brand spanking new Sapphire Ati Radeon 5870 2gig Eyefinity video card. I’m set now right? Wrong.

    Holy shit this is a big card, so big in fact, I can’t use my first PCI-E slot on the motherboard because my sata ports are in the way of where the end of the card goes. So now, I have to use my 2nd PCI-E slot but first I have to try to shift the hard drives (I have 3) around so I can fit this big bastard of a card into the slot. 30 minutes later and plenty of cursing trying to remove and reposition the hard drives so they aren’t in the way. Finally, all done! Connect everything and I’m ready to boot this bad boy, getting epeen wood thinking of the uberness that is this card! Hit the power button and all I hear is screaming from Mordor because I’ve exceeded what this power supply can take. Fuck me, off to Fry’s Electronics, new power supply gotten, go to install this bastard, fuck me again. Power supply has a fat arse and won’t fit into the case because of the top of the case fan. Keep in mind, the video card was 200 bucks and new power supply was 90, so now I’m 300 into this bastard. So I make another trip to Fry’s to get a new case, too bad they are shit at keeping stock of good cases. Alrighty, online I go and get another virtual stiffy at the new case that is now mine. Ok, I have now spent 450 for a damn video card, power supply, and a case.

    Finally, have it up and running and working like a champ. Too bad that isn’t good enough because now with the Eyefinity, I can run two monitors as one monitor that spans both screens but it would look even better with a 3rd screen. So that’s where I’m at now, searching the interwebs for that awesome deal on another 24″ monitor. Why is it that even after all this and enjoying my new video card and case, it’s still not enough and I want to add a 3rd 24″ monitor? What say you, any minor upgrades turn into several days and/or much more money spent then intended?

  • I’m back my geek friends

    Well I guess I should say I am actually going to try to start updating on a regular basis. I mean CES just happened a few weeks ago and that definitely got a rise out of my epeen. I mean seriously some of those TVs were awesome (no not the 3D ones). I don’t think I need to link to any of the news because if you are a geek or even geeky or nerdy, you have seen and read all. Hopefully next year I will be able to actually be there to visit the consumer mecca.

    What you should expect on here going forward. Well there will be a lot of talk about my change in career. I’ve always been an IT geek but now I’ve taken a job that is a bit more specialized which brings all new sets of challenges. Everything from actually managing domain environment with enforced group policies, daily interaction with SQL servers, and digging into cisco iOS, and managing a datacenter environment (not to be confused with Apple’s iOS, crap like I need to tell most reading this). Aside from my experiences I encounter with my new job which I will always need to be a bit vague about it due to not divulging anything specific to where I work and keep a bit of anonymity to the interwebs (ya right like that’s possible anymore). Aside from my job, I will start again with general geekdom from movies to shiny new toys. What else would you like to see? I am a geek of all trades when it comes to geeky stuff. I’ve done the pencil and paper DnD, played the mmorpgs, think time spent on finding awesome computer deals is not time wasted, complete gamer geek from FPS to rpgs (playing Red Dead Redemption now), and just about most other pursuits seen as geeky (except for LARPing, just never could get into that). There are some other sites I can’t go even hours without reading so sometimes I will point you there because there are always gaps in geekiness that others can fill that I don’t, like anime, just not my bag.

  • RZA’s Wu-Tang Vs The Golden ¨Phoenix Movie Trailer

    I can’t even put into words the sheer awesomeness of this video. I will be first in line with my ninja suit and nunchuckas ready to wu-tang someone’s ass.

    I found these on io9, they give the background on this. You can read it there, as for me I’m just going to watch this ass kickery again (yes kickery is a word in my book).

  • Singularity- looks good but not enough information

    This is one of those games that everything I have seen I am thinking it is looking very promising to be a good game. It’s another game that takes an alternative path with history like PS3’s Resistance games. There is a new video for the multiplayer, that I have to say looks awesome. I for one will be picking up the game as soon as I can after it is released on the 29th. What say you? Look interesting or just another shooter uses time travel as it’s hook to set it apart from BF: Bad Company 2 or Modern Warfare 2?