Monday, April 24, 2006

Barbeques - Don't you love 'em!

Saturday was the first BBQ of the year, woo hoo!
The food was pretty good and we had a right laugh.

Unfortunately I left before this happened:

Justin drinks a raw egg

What a nutter!

Roll on more BBQ's and hot weather!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

£20 for a radio controlled helicopter!

I got this this morning. Its survived at least 5 crashes and i've got it to 20ft so far! (too scared to go higher). Its great fun, can't wait for lunchtime. Hopefully it'll survive the rest of the day :)

If you want one (they have now gone back to £30) check out here.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Finally! A quiet and powerful PC that does everything I want.

I've just finished building my PC and am very very pleased. I picked up a cheap refurb Dell 5150 from ebay and chucked in another 3 hard disks (4 in total with a bit of hacking and power splitting) and a dual DVB-T (digital TV) tuner PCI-E card. All running Windows Media Center 2005.

It rocks!

I love this new BTX motherboard format. The PC (even with the 4 drives) is almost inaudible!

Here's the spec for all you geeks:

Pentium 4 HT 630 3.0Ghz (2MB Cache)

160GB SATA drive
plus 2x250GB and 300GB Maxtor hard disks
(960GB in total!)

Terratec Cinergy 2400i dual DVB-T digital TV tuner PCI-Express card

ATI X600 256MB



Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum Pro with breakout (sounds great with my guitar)

Windows Media Center 2005 OS with IR sensor and remote

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