April 10th, 2007


good news / bad news ...

OK, for those of you breathlessly waiting for me to appear in SecondLife ...

The new RAM (1gig's worth) installed like a charm, just popped it it, re-started, and the "General" tab on "System Properties" showed a nice shiny new "1.5 GB" for the installed memory.


I am already seeing the speed improvement on my system, with stuff that sometimes took a second or two to show up now coming right on the click/hover. That is, needless to say, the good news.

The bad news is (you guessed it) that SecondLife doesn't load any farther than it did before I tripled the RAM. There seems to be a bit more detail in the partially-rendered scene, but it is not closer to my being "in" than it was when I was at 512mb and the "integrated" graphics.


So now I have to ask myself, "do I shovel more money at this?" ... I have conflicting adages swirling around in my brain ... "in for a pence, in for a pound" vs. "good money after bad", etc.

Needless to say, it really pisses me off that this has worked out this way ... PLUS there was supposed to be some cool video editing software bundled with the Radeon7000 board, and I've not been able to get TigerDirect to make good on that ... despite there being no sign of this software in the box, in with the board, on the install CD, or available via a download site! Talk about adding insult to injury!

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Heh ...

"All the cool kids were doing it!" ...

Your Life Path Number is 1

Your purpose in life is to lead others.

You have great drive and determination.
Nothing is going to stand in your way.
You seek out challenges and the spotlight.
You'll take all the work - and all the glory.
Status and success are important to you.
You demand the best
from everyone and everything.

In love, you tend to take a protective role.
You enjoy being the provider in relationships.

You expect others to be like you,
and as a result, you are often disappointed.

A little selfish and vain,
you always put yourself first.

Remember, everyone already knows you're great
- you don't need to remind them!

I just couldn't stand the conformity ...

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