Shellcity has loads of great tools for advanced windows users. My favorite is definitely PowerMenu, which adds "Always On Top", Transparency, Minimize to Tray, and Priority options to every window!! Perfect!
Last night I did a bunch of work on SICO. I wrote up a long document on how to play, and added a new piece called a vampire. I also cleaned up the main page and made a new title graphic. This game is done for now...
When I was home over Christmas break I made another album in one day using my laptop and crappo equipment that was lying around the house. It is called Testify In Hockey and it's finally up on the internet. 9 albums this year. That's an assload of songs!
Upgrades have a funny way of turning into more upgrades. For Christmas I got a geForce 3 graphics card (which has rather helped my Quake 3 score!). This card has DVI-out, and, wooed by the Apple Cinema Displays that I saw while christmas shopping for other people, I suddenly felt the need to have a LCD monitor as well. After an amazing (and probably mistaken) price drop from $1500 to $860 on the 19" VG191 I decided to go for it. (Two days later, the price was back over $1000!)
OK, so the LCD is great, but the pivot software (you can turn your monitor 90°, which rules for reading web pages) crashes my computer. So yesterday I took advantage of CMU's Microsoft site license and got Windows XP for $10. (I don't know if it will actually fix the pivot software problem -- they say that an update is coming out soon -- but like I said, upgrades have a way of turning into more upgrades!) The XP upgrade actually worked really well, and the OS also has other nice features like cleartype for typography nuts like myself. I also saw on TV that using XP will get you laid.
Read on CNN a story about a pilot whose plane crashes in the Rockies; he survives with his passengers and then walks 8 miles in the snow until he gets a cellular signal to call police, then comes back on a helicopter which also crashes, and then he survives that and they all make it out. There's one for the grand kids.
As a result of my continuing Livejournal envy, I've added the ability for visitors to comment on entires in the Radar. Just click on the [comment] link below each entry. I also made some very subtle cleanups that you probably won't be able to notice.