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Friday, August 6th, 2004
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Not much to talk about. I still don't have doom3, but even when it arrives, I'm not sure how much it's going to like my 1.3GHz t-bird.

I finished reading The Bug last night. So completely great. It's about this bug, starting out like any other annoying bug, slowly driving the programmer to madness as he tries to fix it. This is the second book I've read with a hacker as a main character, only unlike Cryptonomicon, he is really the main focus. There's also excerpts of C code, unix commands, etc. which were icing on the cake for me. I got a big kick out of this book, but I'd hesitate to recommend it to anyone who isn't interested in programming or computers a little.
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[User Picture]From: axiem
2004-08-07 02:57 am (UTC)
Sounds interesting. Who's the author?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-08-08 02:37 am (UTC)
It's by Ellan Ulman, who you've probably never read before since this is her first novel.
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[User Picture]From: axiem
2004-08-08 02:54 am (UTC)
That is indeed true. However, it sounds like an interesting book. I'll have to check it out.

And oooh. A h4x0r ch1x0r author (4uth0x0r?). Even more intriguing.
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From: aerasin
2004-08-07 05:41 am (UTC)
Oh man - upgrade upgrade upgrade. I'm running the game at 640x480 just so I don't have to deal with stutter when the action gets good. I've got a 1.8, btw - its the biggest bottleneck on my system right now.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-08-08 02:48 am (UTC)
That's what I was hoping *not* to hear ;) I decided to just download the game and see how it plays, so I can get my new CPU order in bright and early on monday. Bittorrent says I'll know in about 16 hours :P
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From: aerasin
2004-08-08 05:48 pm (UTC)
Do you have GeForce or a Radeon? I've heard the nVidia cards run the game much better.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-08-09 04:22 pm (UTC)
Radeon 9800 pro. So I'm not too worried about the nvidia advantage :D
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From: aerasin
2004-08-09 04:58 pm (UTC)
Augh - I'm jealous. I've only got a 9600 xt :(
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