left 4 dead is awesome fun.

i wonder how well it will work at a lan party, how tournaments will work with it, etc.  with mpcon 24/g4g2 is a couple months away, these details should be sorted out by then.  maybe some co-op mode for fastest finish.  most zombies killed.  pistols only, etc.

Categories : geek

as requested


tux fitting?  check.

Categories : events

nvidia physics on a cheapie card?


nvidia claims you can use your “older” 8, 9, or 200-series video card for physics processing.  it doesn’t have to match your main video card.  only requirement is that it have 256mb of ram.

what if you don’t have a sli-enabled motherboard?  what if you want to do this with, let’s say, a pci or a pci-e 1x card 8400gs w/ 256mb ram?  anyone know if this works?

Categories : geek

for learnin and vpnin


with some help, i picked up a pix 506e for cheap.

following this article, i put a p3 800mhz cpu in that i had laying around.

first boot shows it at 600mhz.  neat.

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(5)
Cisco PIX Device Manager Version 3.0(4)
Compiled on Thu 04-Aug-05 21:40 by morlee
paranoid up 1 min 9 secs
Hardware:   PIX-506E, 256 MB RAM, CPU Pentium III 600 MHz
Flash E28F640J3 @ 0x300, 8MB
BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

threw a 256mb stick of pc-133 ram in.  single density double sided. it wouldn’t boot with double-density single sided.

hopefully i can get pixos upto v7.  hopefully we can set up a site-to-site vpn with work.  hopefully i can work out a usable understanding of the system and command sets.

Categories : geek

just dont.


i generally don’t like holding babies.

don’t ask me to hold your child. seriously.

Categories : about



camping/hiking left me stricken with an allergic reaction to poisin ivy.  more on that later.

otherwise it was fun 🙂

Categories : events  fun  photography

mccolo afk


mccolo getting shut down had a nifty impact on spam at work this week..

smtp connections fell through the floor this week.

spam scores over the week too. highspam is 99-100% spam. this is after we throw away 80k msg/hr due to invalid recipients.

Categories : geek

adobe’s lightroom


rules.  speeds up the process of touching up images without being cumbersome like photoshop.  most shots just need some color and exposure correction.

students should pick it up with their student discounts.

thanks greg for turning me onto it.

Categories : photography  reviews

don’t tell me what to do


soligar (soligor) 500mm f8 reflex/mirror lens for nikon.

Categories : photography



one of these is not like the others.

seriously though, it should be a fairly exciting four years.  let’s see how the next 2.5 months fare.

thanks for the image tmbo.

Categories : events  OMG DUDA WTF