Finally

Finally

I purchased a new motherboard to replace my previous one due to some weird USB issue. I suspect it was software related but I got so frustrated that I decided to just update my hardware. I decided to get the Asus P5Q3 (much to the disappointment of my friend) that supports DDR3 memory, built in WiFi, two lan adapters, and a feces-load of other features. First thing that caught my attention right out of the box is how racecar-like the motherboard looks. I mean, it’s a stationary piece of hardware with no moving parts, but it looked like it could do zero to two hundred in 2 seconds flat. Second thing that impressed me is the Express Gate feature. From boot to web in 5 seconds (practically it’s a little longer but impressive none-the-less). Third thing that caught my eye (and the reason for the title of this post) was what Asus calls a Qconnector. Very simple concept really. Its a seperate module that allows you to connect all front panel and chasis cables to it which then connects (very easily) to the motherboard. It’s two-thousand-freakin-nine and they just thought to do this? One of the things I hated the most when building was connecting those microscopic little plugs. I can’t believe it took the industry this long to come up with a (simple) solution. How they haven’t standardized the plugs into one universal connector is beyond me. They (whoever ‘they’ may be) are so caught up on making us consumers buy new RAM and new CPUs every 6 months that they miss the simplest details. Ho hum… What...
Promises

Promises

Yes I know it’s almost the end of Feburary, and the typical excuse is work got the better of me, but to be honest… it did. I actually forgot that this blog existed; it’s been out of my mind for a long time. Three days ago I got fed up with everything. This has been the worst month for me as far back as I can remember.  I have never had so many things go wrong within such a short time frame in my life. I’m starting to think that there is a higher power out get me for all those bad things I did in 2008. All I can say is… I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON! PLEASE STOP! I know that my problems are absolutely nothing compared to what other people must be going through. It makes me feel petty to complain about my problems, when there are people in Africa dying from hunger and people in the Middle East getting killed by bullets. It’s all relative I suppose. I really can’t relate to those people as I only have my experiences as a benchmark. That, however, doesn’t make me any less sensative to the pain and suffering that exists in the world. Putting it in that perspective, I suppose that I really don’t have any problems at all, but I digress. So the point of all this is, I got fed up. I made all these promises to myself when the year changed but they went out the window when they became too difficult. So I’m taking a step back. My first priority will be my health,...