26 September 2009

Morning Vent...

PC Mission

Well, yesterday's PC expedition was a partial success: One PC wiped, one PC schlepped here to try to install a modem, one PC sped up ever so slightly. Gave up on trying to eradicate the AOL dragon on one PC, tho. I didn't want to meddle with the registry on someone elses's PC... The extravaganza took 5 hours. Afterwards, we tried to reward ourselves with some Sonic, but some flashlight-waving douchebag twice waved us off the carrier approach. We didn't want to park, we didn't want to eat in, we wanted drive-through. And we were denied!
After some debate, we decided to try Leo's... It's just an amazing place. We stopped at the Wappingers Falls location, just across from the Renegades Stadium. I had the eggplant parmigiana, and it was fantastic. Today is gaming day, so I hope to rank up a few more levels on my current prestige on World at War. There are rumors of a birthday cake being brought to celebrate another milestone in my ever-accelerating decrepitude, so I'm really looking forward to that.

Halo: Combat Evolved

I'm probably not alone in thinking that Halo: Combat Evolved was the best of the Halo franchise for single player and multiplayer. One thing Bungie could do would be to make the game functional on Xbox Live. Right now, you can play Halo: Combat Evolved using the software emulator, which has some annoying glitches and slowness, but you can't multiplayer over Xbox Live without some hacker-level kludges. Infinity Ward is supposedly making the XboX Live Arcade version of the classic Call of Duty functional for multiplayer on Xbox Live. Why can't Bungie do the same?

WTF is it with printers?

I'm trying to find a cheap monochrome printer for infrequent printing. I want a laser printer with a small footprint for printing resumes, Google Maps directions, lists, etc. Why isn't there such a thing instead of bloated multi-function pieces of crap?

[Update] Well, I went with the Brother HL-2140 Personal Laser Printer from Amazon for $60 + tax, shipped. We'll see how it goes.

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