Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Radeon is Rad-ical

This card could've powered Sputnik.

Not so long ago my birthday made an appearance then quickly went back into hiding. He's a sneaky devil and likes to surprise me only once a year. But he's predictable so I always know when he's going to show up.

This year I was prepared as usual, but surprised when my Suz got me, in a round-about kind of way, a Radeon 512 mb video card for my comp. The card features a good-sized cooling fan which has a nifty image of a girl on it.

I was surprised to find a company would spend extra time and resources printing high quality images on their components when they'll never be seen once placed inside the non-transparent case of the computer.

Anyway, I am happy to find that I'm able to play my most favouritest games, like C&C Zero Hour, with the graphics cranked to the absolute max. Even still, I am finding I must turn the game speed way down to be able to play properly.

Now my buildings can be captured 7x faster, my gattling cannons blown up 6.5x quicker, and my Chinese Nuclear Migs can crash at record speeds while my pilots have mere milliseconds to scream "China going dowwwwwn!"

Oh, and my carpal tunnel can advance 8x faster also.

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Blogger Becky said...

I bought my hubby a video card for his last birthday back in March. We women are getting wise to you.

6:37:00 AM

Blogger patti_cake said...

Carpal tunnel, meh. LOL

9:43:00 AM

Blogger Katie said...

Very cool.

2:01:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

I'm surprised women are okay with this, Becky. It only encourages more time away from you ladies. And I thought you wanted our attention all the time.

12:03:00 AM

Blogger Louisiana said...

my birthday came and went and the 3 days before it and the 'day' itself where one of the most painful and sad days in my life so far. there are all sorts in this world, people who got out of their way to ruin your days or woman like your wife who obviously love you and want you happy and so they give you the presents that would bring a smile or two to your lips. that is love i guess, doing for the other what we know they like. and yes, even when it takes you away from us. i never minded doing similar things for in making another happy we find happiness ourselves. it is kinda cute to see you guys act like little boys and get all excited with your games and such. you are lucky to have married a lady that puts you first..

i'm sorry your wrists paid the consequences though. have you ever tried accupuncture? i have known it to have some pretty good results.

say hi to Jodi for me. i hope all is well at work for you both.

have a great wknd. hugs.

5:06:00 PM

Blogger ZoeyBella said...

Oooooh... faster carpal tunnel... I want that for my birthday too

2:54:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Hey... Christmas is coming!

11:32:00 AM


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