It's my favorite time of year... nerds know what I'm talking about... It's the time of the year when the grass and weeds stop growing so you don't have to cut the yard, the air conditioner stops running, football and beer is in full swing... Isn't Fall and Winter great?
It's also the time of year I do major IT projects around the house and this year is no exception. I'm getting ready to flatten a machine that has been faithful for over two years... My MCE 2005 machine is getting ready to get the ole FDISK, FORMAT, Reinstall, do da.
O do da day. :)
Bring on Windows Vista Ultimate!!!
Mars isn't mad though. Mars is getting a new HDTV card and feature I cannot blog about... yet. I also added eSATA capabilities to it and have started prepping for a SAN down the road. By the way, wanna guess what my wife's machine is named? Yep, Venus.
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.
Oh, and I purchased the Creative Zen Vision W 60GB video player I wanted. Expensive little sucker but super sweet. More blog posts on that as I put it through the ringer this holiday. My PSP's days are numbered.
Eat some turkey and go to sleep!!!
Srsly, I desperately want to hear about the HDTV card as soon as you can. I ultimate home solution awaits only having a tv tuner with cable card for media center!
Wow, we are geeks.. I'm getting ready to flatten my new Dell (Dimension 9200... Core2 2.4ghz, 4 gig memory, Geforce 7900GS) and drop Vista x64 on it. My goal is to run a ton of VM's on it and simulate my work network. That way I can play with group policy changes with impunity before going live with them.
Out of curiosity, if you are using an HDTV card, what are you connecting the MCE machine to visually?
Seeing stuff like this makes me wish that instead of building a moster VM box I had played the A/V game.... Almost....
For some reason, however, the ability to run a Virtual Server 2005 R2 instance with multiple boxes outweights the desire for some massive TV capabilities. Probably has something to do with the fact that I cant stand most of the programming that is on mainstream TV these days.
My MCE machine is connected to a Dell 24" widescreen monitor (physically), but is also accessible across the network from my Xbox 360.