Monday wasn't incredible, I did mostly WoA type stuff, some programming and in the evening we played Poker (no real Money) as a family. It was a nice day and I also did very well at Counter Strike. Today I woke up as usual around 0900ish, as usual I had no real desire to get out of bed. This changed rather abruptly when I was told that my new computer had arrived. Well, I was downstairs so fast that I got laughed at (actually, doing most things in my family will get you laughed at, you just gotta live with it). The new computer had indeed arrived and it's very nice. To put it simply, the one I had been using (which shall be referred to as the 12") was a nice computer, it did what I needed it too and only took about 15 seconds to boot up my MSN and Firefox, maybe a little longer if iTunes was playing music. This new one (which shall be called the Macbook) boots up MSN, Firefox and iTunes instantly. Better yet, it has a working DVD Drive and so while I am MSNing and WoAing, it's ripping DVDs to the Hard Drive (converting them from the DVD to the Computer itself), better yet, the Hard Drive is 4 times the size of my old one. It gets better. I now have a built in web-cam, so I can run a 2nd MSN client with webcam support alongside what's already happening and also play Flash Games. Before, running nothing but Firefox I could play a certain Flash Game, minimum settings at about 5fps, now it barely dips below 30 on maximum settings. As I type I've finally found a way to push both Processor Activity bars up to 100%. I'm converting 2 movies into new formats because the format they're currently in doesn't play properly. Dinner was very nice and involved me eating a stick of Broccoli and a Brussel Sprout. Overall, it was a very good day for all. Well, all but the Brussel Sprout and Broccoli stick.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Thursday, Friday and Saturday were to say the least, a little dull blog wise. I spent a lot of time programming, playing CS:S and WoA. Sunday however was much more interesting. I Went to church and it was much more interesting. Kevin Adams, the old pastor from when I first went there, he spoke a little about how the church was when he was there and about how the Youth didn't have somewhere solid to meet yet grew to up to 50 people. Jon talked about the Sluggard from Proverbs, he tried to get in some digs at students but we all know what he's like and he was happy to admit that he likes to have a lie in. It's really good that Jon can poke fun at himself because you can connect with him and realise that though he's the one at the front teaching, he's not perfect either. After the service I gave Emma her Birthday/Christmas present and apparently she'd told me before that she really liked Toblerones (and I'd gotten her one) so was very happy. I cannot recall her ever saying that but just nodded and smiled. After Church I got home and did some WoA, some programming and then my Mum showed me how to make Parm - ee - yays (okay, I cannot spell it, it's probably French). I took said tasty food to a New Year's eve party at Jon and Becca's house. It was really good. We played Taboo, the object of the game was to tell someone what a word was but you were not allowed to use that word or a set of other words. The best part came when I had to get across Potato. I managed it VERY fast. "It's something round and I'd give it to ladies instead of a rose" Emma yelled out Potato as she knew the story behind it and everybody just looked at her and before we went onto the next round I had to explain the story. After the New Year arrived we young-uns sat down and talked to John (Emma's step father) about stuff, or more accurately he tried and failed to have a go at us for relying on Calculators too much. We mocked him a lot, he mocked me a lot (and sometimes the other young-uns) and we all had a good time. I told him that maybe one day he'd get over his fear of computers and use the internet, apparently he's already done that so maybe he'll stumble onto my blog and leave a less than constructive comment ;) I cycled home and played QWERTY Warriors, if you're looking for a way to improve your typing, this might be it. I enjoy the hardest difficulty, so if you use the computer to type as much as me, it'll be interesting to see how well you do, I've yet to die so I can't tell you my high-score ;) Note that I've accessed the SWF object directly as on my computer the page lags with all the adverts the site has.