Got a good deal on an executive chair with good back support (really need it) from Office Depot – seems tons of items are marked for clearance. They may be closing soon some say…
Cant wait to see the movie X-Men: Origins Wolverine which comes out on 5/1/2009 [USA] He is my favorite character of them all.
Update on Wolverine 5/14/2009:
Amazed to find out the african city where the x-men travel to is LAGOS, NIGERIA !! Also guess what, my tribe [ibo] seem to be [according to the movie] the source of adamantium – the core metal used to make Wolverine invincible – hmm, wonder why l’m not. Sad – my tribesmen and women get wiped out in the movie, such is how most tales mentioning africa go. For more upbeat fealing, listen to Akons Africa song.
Installed Ubuntu 9.04, this install went flawlessly on my HP laptop as well as the updates, wireless card support and nvidia video card support. To get ubuntu to run/play DVD’s, mp3, quicktime, windows media files etc – run:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extra
Finally gave up on working on my stop and go, 2 year old lawn mower – had a choice between a basic new push mower for 149 and and electric (no gas, no fumes etc) mower for 50 more, went for the second. Seems the old one may have some rusts parts in it, and l’ve done the drain fuel/dis-assemble/assemble routine one too many times as well as some creative engineering for the pull rope to work. Now if only l could afford a robot lawn mower and gardner….
NBA: Saw Yao Ming of the Houston rockets at the Starbucks – Pioneer square early last week. He’s 7’6″ and had to bend down to get out of the door. We werent allowed to take pictures, besides seems no one was crazy to see him given that Houston beat the Portland TrailBlazers on the 1st playoff games. Sucks – SAS lost today to Dallas. Hope the Blazers win the next game against Houston. Here are some pictures l took at the Rip City Party on the Portland Blazers getting into the playoffs. Didnt get pictures of the players while at a meeting for work.
Posted pictures l captured as l used 3Ds max 2009 with V-ray at this link.
Benchmarking my system using Maxon Cinebench R10
My results: OpenGL test – 2868, single CPU 2692, Multiple CPU render test: 9374.