Car Show -Steve
There was a small car show at the Peanut Farm (local
restaurant) about 50 cars in
attendance, here are a few of my favorites:
& Cruises -Steve
We are trying to spend as much time as we can hitting all the local car
shows and cruises this summer. I'll post pictures from some of the
events as they happen but the BIG shows are in August so stay tuned!!
Death Of A
Race Car -Steve
Most of you will remember my friend John's race car I showed you last
year in May:
Well, after a custom paint
job and a few runs in the 8's, John wrecked his car and what you see
here is the aftermath. Ouch.
The good news is that, even
though the car was a total loss, the driver walked away with no
injuries...aside from a broken heart. Damn shame to see the car end up
like this but John already has another car ready to roll this coming
Ever wonder what it looks like on the inside of the car while you are
doing donuts in your car? Well, thanks to my camera man (my son
Sebastian) you can get an inside look at a donut in progress:
As promised, here are a handful of pictures from our road trip around
the great state of Alaska. Enjoy!
Road Trip -Steve
I'll have pictures posted from my 10 day vacation / road trip this
weekend. We took the Camaro on a road trip across Alaska to stretch its
legs and see the country side from a 35 year old classic muscle
car. Stay tuned!
I upgraded my workstation a bit, added three new 22" Samsung
monitors to replace my aging 20" monitors. The added desktop real
estate is nice and so much easier on the eyes. Here's a link to the
new office picsand a picture of my new monitors:
We attended a mass swear-in during Military Appreciation Day at a local
baseball game. The governor and mayor were both on hand for the event
and the turnout for the new recruits was good (except
the Army). My daughter
joined the Air Force as a Mechanical Engineer.
O.K. we have everything back on track now so expect regular updates now
(that everyone will be able to see).
We have a bunch of stuff to catch up on, I want to talk about the Halo 3
Zune we got last month, pretty damn spanky and definitely the Zune to
get if you are planning on buying. Check it out:
Most of you that are [H]ardOCP readers know we have been moving our
servers from one facility to another, etc. etc. etc. Look for regular
updates to Hypothermia to resume starting in July. I apologize for the
lack of updates and content but, as you can imagine, it is hard to
update while we are moving servers.
So it looks like all the updates and news for May are a total wash but
the good news is that we know that letting the domain expire was the
reason behind the update issues so all is good now.
So, after all the tweaking and the lengthy late-night
"find-and-fix" sessions....I finally found out what was wrong
with the site and why a whole month worth of updates hasn't showed up:
I accidentally let one of my
domain names expire.
Anyone trying to hit the
site on that name was getting broken images and no updates. Everyone
else was just fine. SO, please make sure you update your bookmarks to www.hypothermia.us
or www.stevenlynch.net and
you'll be fine. I am in the process of fixing everything else as I get
the time but it is going to take a while. As of today (May 10th) I have
most of the front page issues fixed, shoot
me a line of you find anything out of whack.
Thanks to the guys at Folding@Home, I have my PS3 folding proteins 24/7.
For those of you that might not know this, we have the number
#1 folding team on the planet...we even beat out Google for
the top spot. If you have a PS3...join
team #33 and be part of the number one team on the
Been driving the car on the weekends, roads are almost nice enough to
take a nice long road trip for the weekend.
My review of the PlayStation
3 is live, my only real complaint is the insanely high
price. My review unit, with an extra controller, two games and component
cables came to almost $810 at retail pricing....that is just too damn
much for ANY console.
The more I think about it, the more I have come to realize that even if
the person responsible for trying to boost my profile rank doesn't
apologize to the crew at 360Voice, I need to. C'mon you guys, we have forums
with 82,500 members, at any given time there are 2,000+
members in our forums posting, if you want to be messing around
somewhere, do it there.
One of you guys have caused a lot of problems for the people
over at 360Voice and it just isn't cool at all. Artificially boosting my
rank in any online "popularity contest" is lame and only
reflects poorly on us as a whole. Making
matters worse, it is someone that lives up here .
Please, the guys at 360 Voice bust their asses for the community and
work really hard to make sure you have something cool that doesn't cost
you a penny. Trying to boost my profile to the top is totally unnecessary and
you should, at the very least, APOLOGIZE. Hopefully, my profile is
removed from their system completely to keep this from ever happening
again. To Trapper Markelz and Steve Sopp, I
can only say I am deeply sorry for the headache we have caused.
Here's a good trick you can pull on people on April 1st....I did it this
year...turn off you phone, cell phone, PC, e-mail and spend the day at
the park, on a road trip, at the zoo or anywhere else you can avoid
jackasses that want to prank you. It's relaxing...really. In my case, I
had a road trip to make anyway, I have to work while I am on the
trip, but still a road trip.
Does anyone know anything about these MojoPlay
MP_920XB LCDs for the Xbox 360? I posted a link to them on [H]ardOCP
today but not many people knew much about them.
The new Microsoft
Xbox 360 Elite is official. If I was buying a 360 today, it
would be the Elite. Since I have a few 360s already, that new 120GB hard
drive is what I have my eye on. I can't wait!
I am in the process of lining up an interview with the folks at Massive,
the in-game ad people. If you've played Rainbow
Six: Vegas or Crackdown, you've seen their work.
As I said in my RB6: Vegas
review, we feel that in-game ads can be done right...and...if done so,
they will benefit gamers AND companies...but this is what (I feel) needs
First of all, we like the idea of real world products used in games because we feel that it lends a bit of authenticity to a game that is striving for the look and feel of “real-world” environments. While this is a hot topic and some people may disagree, it just feels better to us to see a billboard for a real product instead the "place holder" feel of generic "made-up" products.
With that said, if you are going to use real world products for advertising in your game, two things need to happen. The first thing you should do is add more variety or don’t bother. Having AXE shower gel ads in your game is fine but seeing them three thousand times per level is lame. So if you are going to do in-game product placement, make sure you don’t leave out the variety, otherwise you’ll end up with a game where the whole city of Las Vegas drives Dodge cars and trucks, uses AXE deodorant and Dell PCs.
Next, if you are going to use in game advertising to supplement your development budget, please pass the savings on to the consumer. We know the industry wide standard response to this criticism is “we are defraying development costs” but it just doesn’t seem to ring true. Plenty of developers that are producing triple A titles offer the same price point for their game (and cheaper) without the luxury of the added revenue of in-game advertisements. These games provide an equally enjoyable experience, sometimes even more, for the same price as titles that are generating revenue through in game advertisements.
So, the message here is this: Most people actually like to see a real Coke or Pepsi machine in game versus a “soda” or “cola” machine. The majority of gamers we know like to shoot the crap out of a Corvette, Mustang or Viper versus dumping a clip into an imaginary vehicle like “Dominator 2000”. All we’d like to see is a little more variety and maybe pass some of the savings on to the consumer.
Am I right?
Wrong? Whacked out of my melon?
We did basic maintenance around here, cleaned up the index page, trimmed
it down...archived what needed to be archived and so on. Hopefully that
will help with loading issues some of you are having...at the very least
it will cut down on load times.
For those of you that asked about the contests and giveaways, we might
start doing it again someday but, until I can do them right, I won't be
doing them. Maybe a collaboration or something would be good, who knows.
I'll keep you guys posted.
There are still a few of you out there having problems with the page
updating correctly, I have it trimmed down to about 1% of my visitors
but it still happens and to you guys that are seeing this, I apologize.
I'll get it 100%....eventually.
I've been messing with the PS3 leading up to my review and I have to say
that I totally dig on the hardware and the potential but I have a few
serious reservations about the system and the main one has to be the
price. The complete system review is coming soon.
You guys have got to check out my Xbox 360 custom
chrome case review. If you have a Xbox 360 that is out of
warranty, I highly recommend this mod.
03.03.07 -Steve Crackdown
is the new CRACK!!!!
Don't have it? GET IT!!! Do not mind the crappy commercials and trailers
for this game...they are not representative of actual game play. Trust
me on this one. Full review coming soon!
Today is technically my anniversary. I know you are wondering what the
hell I mean by "technically"...well, don't get me
wrong, there isn't a day that goes by that I wouldn't marry my wife all
over again. I say "technically" because my wife and I
were married on February 29th (Leap
Year Day). I actually thought I
was being slick by having an anniversary that comes only once every 4
years but it backfired. Not only do we celebrate on the 28th, but we
celebrate on the 1st as well. Ouch!
My article on complete custom Xbox 360 case replacement will be online
soon...I'll post a teaser picture soon!
If you have never had the opportunity to see World Champion Gemma
Nguyen in action, you need to watch this. Matter o' fact, I
recommend that all of you search her name on YouTube and watch this
amazingly talented girl in action. How she is not totally famous by now
is beyond me.
Six: Vegas review is online, check it out....you'll be glad
O.K. I have a rant / something I want to get off my chest. First of all,
most of you know...I'm 38 years old and I've been married for 18 years.
I have a lot of female friends (young,
old, big, little, famous, gamers),
each and every one is beautiful to me and I value their friendship. Some
of these ladies play games on Xbox Live with my son and I and we have a
complete blast but there are times...and this is the subject of my
rant...there are people on line that act so poorly towards women that I
am actually embarrassed to be a member of the male
I am absolutely astounded
how many times my friends and I can go online, look for a server to play
on and the minute we get there it turns into a free for all harassment
of the women online. It usually starts out with the "Hey
<insert female gamertag>, are you really a girl?"
comments. When the answer is positive, it quickly turns into requests
for the female player to join their team OR they bypass the formalities
altogether and just start in with the crude remarks. God forbid she is
BETTER than them because then it gets downright nasty.
Anyhow, if you are a guy and
you wonder why all the girls are playing with A.)
other girls B.) crusty old married guys C.) 12 year old boys...it's
probably because we aren't hitting on them, insulting them or pestering
them for private chat all night. Believe it or not, they might be
actually trying to play the GAME. And one more thing...before you let
the word "bitch", "ho" or "slut" fall out
of your mouth, try to remember that the person you are playing with is
somebody's daughter, sister, mother or wife. Imagine someone talking the
way you are to your mom. Not too funny now is it? Anyhow, that is my
I am simultaneously working on my Rainbow Six: Vegas review and a
complete Xbox 360 case replacement article as we speak, the RB6: Vegas
should be up soon. As always, if you see either Hypothermia or HConsole gamertag
online playing, hit me up so we can play.
Happy Valentine's Day! Don't forget the chocolates & flowers! If you
are married....don't forget the jewelry & day spa (to
go with the aforementioned chocolates and flowers)!
After seeing the pictures of my office I posted on the 15th of January (see
below) everyone keeps asking my
how big our projection screen is. The technical answer is 160"
diagonally from top left to bottom right. The easiest way it to give you
a size comparison:
I have put a complete collection of professionally graded X-Men comics
online from the very
first issues in 1963 thru issue number #166 published in
1983. Over the last five years I have built a complete X-Men collection in the highest NM (CGC graded) condition I could find. My collection is finally done, which leaves me with an almost complete collection of CGC & PGX graded comics left over that I am selling on eBay.
My chrome Xbox 360 Case came in today. The fine folks at Decal
Girl offer this case for under $50, so if your 360 is
already out of warranty, I highly recommend you grab this case as it
turns your 360 into a work of art! Beautiful, don't you think?
My interview with the Xbox 360 HD-DVD development team is online. If you
ever wanted to know how much blood, sweat, and tears went into
making the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player, read my
interview at [H] Console and find out.
Unlike most people, I am REQUIRED to buy all the major
game consoles because it is my job. Having said that, it doesn't lessen
the blow of paying $760 for a 60GB unit, 1 controller and 2 games. With
shipping, it was almost $810...and that is at retail prices. Ouch.
Resistance: Fall Of Man is pretty damn nice, but Call of Duty 3 doesn't
look as good as the Xbox 360 version. I am predicting a rough road for
the PS3 ahead unless they cut prices. Unfortunately, Sony is already losing
over $300 per console, so I doubt there will be a
significant price cut any time soon.
Great news, I finally got a new Wii and Microsoft has agreed to replace
my console (see my post on 11-7-06
below)! There is a new team at MS
dedicated to handling cases like mine where the case has fallen through
the cracks or merits special consideration. Kudos to MS for making a bad
situation good again.
As promised, pictures of the lovely snow we have up here...INSANE!
I'm not sure why anyone actually cares what my office space actually
looks like, but I get about 50 requests a week to see it so I made a
small space that has a few pictures. I'll upload a movie eventually too.
Click the picture below for the link:
(I have just about
everything a gamer could want...killer PCs, 360's, PS3, Wii, Xbox, PSP,
DS Lite, PS2, GC, HD-DVD, HDTV, HD-Projector, 160" screen)
My luck has made a turn for the better, I found a brand new Wii and all
it cost me was a new Xbox 360 core as a swap. Sweetness.
I finally get through to a PR person to get a replacement Wii, the send
me a "loaner" and it arrives (via FedEx) crushed. Ha! How does
the old saying "if it wasn't for bad luck...". Yeah, that's
pretty much me at this point.
Make sure you head over to [H] Console and read our BEST
OF 2006 AWARDS. Let me know what you think.
Still no Wii and still no word on my Xbox 360 getting fixed...but I did
get something really cool for the new year....RECORD AMOUNTS OF SNOW!
I'll post pictures soon.
It seems like only yesterday that it was 2006. Wait a minute...it was.
Here's to a great new year! Maybe I can get a Wii to finish my review
and my Xbox 360 repaired!
To everyone that asked why we didn't do any donation drives for
Christmas or Child's Play this year, the answer is simple (and sad); I
simply do not have the time to do them / run them properly any more like
I used to. Quite honestly, it would take someone dedicated solely to
that here to keep everything straight and I just don't have the time or
resources to do it. Maybe that will change in the future and if it does
I will let you know. In the mean time, I'll just make sure I have links
up for you guys to head over and donate during the holidays.
For those of you that suggested I get an expedited return on my Wii,
here is the funny story behind why I didn't and why I still don't have a
My Nintendo PR rep,
after ignoring me for months, said she would have me a Wii by "the
end of the week". She sent me forms to fill out and FAX back to her
the same day. I returned my dead Wii to the store...thinking I had one
on the way. That was a month ago and still no Wii and you can't find one
in a store. Good thing she doesn't return phone calls and e-mail
Yes, I have no one but
myself to blame for believing her. Ugh.
I have had some of the most unbelievably horrendous luck with consoles
lately. I had one of my Xbox 360s die on me, a brand new Wii go bad
during the first auto update and then the DVD drive on another 360 just
quit spinning. No luck on finding a PS3 at all...ugh. I hate consoles
You know you are getting old when all you want for Christmas is peace
As promised, here is the video of my car...start to finish...being
restored. Every nut, bolt, body panel, interior item, bumper glass, etc.
etc. has been replaced. The 350ci engine and the 12 bolt posi was
rebuilt, all the numbers match but a new 700R4 overdrive was installed,
electric fans and an all steel cowl induction hood were added along with
misc. updated items (Demon carb,
Unilite, RPM Air Gap intake, etc.)
I took all the pictures from my four month restoration of a 1972 SS
Camaro and made a video slideshow, complete with goofy music, and
slapped it up on YouTube for everyone to enjoy. It is amazing the things
I have been through with this car (I've
owned it for the last 20 years)
and it was literally inches away from being sold so I could buy a 1963
Corvette when my wife talked me into restoring it. It is now such a part
of my family I don't think I could ever part with it. As soon as the
video is hosted and ready I'll post it here.
Our review of the new Xbox
360 Video Marketplace is live at [H]Console. If you want
high definition TV shows and movies on your Xbox 360, make sure you give
this review a look.
So what is with interview questions that always ask "who is your
hero?" I was recently asked that and the first thing that came to
my head is this:
If you are a parent, you are the hero...don't be afraid to wear the cape.
So this month has been a bad one for consoles in my office. First, I get
the red-rings-o-death (see below) on one of my Xbox 360s. Ms took took
total care of me, and I'm back in action. That same week, I bought a
Nintendo Wii for review...it bricks on my when I do the mandatory
update. I get the dreaded error code 110213 and
the console reboots constantly. I am STILL waiting on a replacement. The
SAD part is, I have a Nintendo PR rep that is supposed to be "taking
care of me" with a loaner that is a complete no show after 4
Make sure you give to Child's
Play Charity this year, whether it be cash donation or a toy
for a child stuck in the hospital during the holidays. The guys at Penny
Arcade are doing a great thing and we want them to know you are behind
Autographed By Asia Carrera -Steve
Want a PS3 for Christmas? How about a PS3 that comes straight from the
lovely Asia Carrera, complete with an autographed picture of her holding
the PS3 you just bought? Now that is a one of a kind PS3 that no one
else can claim they have. Head
on over and check out the auction, it goes to a good cause,
360 Wireless Headset review is live, definitely a must have
for 360 owners. On a sad note, my Xbox 360 came back to me today
unrepaired. I'm holding off on making a big deal out of this, I want to
see how this is going to be handled. I was basically told that not only
was my console not fixed, they will never fix it due to tampering. Other
than a faceplate, nothing has ever been done to this console and the
foil tape on the console is 100% still intact. No need to panic
just yet, this could just be a decision by some low level repair center
employee that can be easily remedied.....stay tuned.
Two weeks and no news on my dead 360.
The Xbox 360 that died on me the other day is still at the repair
center. This console has a pretty interesting history...when I got it
new, it was DOA. I sent it in for repairs and Microsoft LOST it for a
month and a half. When I got it back, it lasted a couple months and then
the red rings of death happened. It must be bad luck because my other
Xbox 360 has never had a single problem.
Speaking of reviews, I have a posted a total of 45 console reviews so
far this year, hit the REVIEWS SECTION
and give them a read. I am extremely proud of the work I've done on each
and every review, please feel free to give me your feedback, good, bad
or otherwise...it is always welcomed.
Wireless Products -Steve
We have Microsoft's wireless headset and wireless steering wheel in the
test labs as we speak, really cool stuff, separate reviews (for each
product) coming soon. Stay tuned!
Getting your hands on a PS3 or the Wii ought to be interesting. It seems
that most people that got their hands on a PS3 only did so with the
intention of putting it on eBay. The funny part is, they aren't selling
for the astronomical amounts ($1000 and up) that people thought they
would. Now that is funny. Anyhow, even review sites are having a hard
time getting these highly sought after consoles. I'll have my Wii review
up fairly soon at [H] Console,
PS3 is still TBA.
Every time I publish a new review, inevitably someone always asks me,
who does all your logos and artwork? The answer is "ME". All
my reviews are done by me, the writing, artwork, logos and screenshots.
So, for those of you wondering, there you have it!
Gears of War
My review of Gears
Of War is online, if you haven't had the chance, you owe it
to yourself to check this one out. Overall, a very good game but there
were a few technical difficulties that need to be addressed for sure.
Head on over and tell me what you think.
The good news is that Microsoft has extended the warranties of all
first-gen consoles, in a matter of 10 minutes I had an RMA number and
DHL will be here tomorrow to pick up my 360.
Red Ring O'
One of the worst things that can ever happen to a console owner happened
today...one of my Xbox 360s started flashing the red ring of death. It
was rather comical, I was getting some game play footage for our review
of Gears of War and the 360 croaked when I turned it on. Pretty funny
(all things considered), here's the video:
11.06.06 -Steve LEGO
Star Wars II is a truly great family game. We just couldn't
put the game down when we reviewed it, plus those of us with kids now
have another game we can sit down and play with the whole
Gears Of War
We'll have a full review of Gears Of War soon, our copy just came...it
should be at your local retailer next week. Reviewing games does have
I've been extremely busy around here lately, well....more like the last
8 months have been insanely busy. Check out my review of the Xbox
Live Vision over at [H] Console, these are awesome little
devices and are extremely inexpensive.
We have posted one of the most in-depth articles on Microsoft's Xbox
Live service ever written. If you want to know how the whole Xbox Live
system works, step inside the Xbox
Live Operation Center:
For all you Half Life 2 fans, our friends over at Valve posted this
awesome idea for a Halloween costume! Nothing like a case of the crabs
to kick things off this Halloween. Headcrabs that is:
Damn it. This is what happens when you procrastinate about putting your
car away in storage for the winter....real smooth.
Friends List -Steve
For all of you that have sent friends request, here's the scoop: My
Hypothermia Xbox Live account is full, I have 99 friends on
it...BUT...my HConsole Xbox 360 is only at 50 people right now so send
your friends requests to that Xbox 360 instead of the Hypothermia one so
I can add you. Coolio? Look on the lower left hand side of the
page for both profiles.
If you don't have an Xbox Live Vision camera yet for your Xbox 360, make
sure you get one. My review will be posted early this week, make sure
you give it a read and then get yourself one.
If you think I have lots to say, you should hear what my Xbox 360 has to
say...the damn thing is waaaay more vocal than I am...and, apparently, a
more popular than I am too!! If your Xbox 360 isn't blogging
yet, you are seriously missing out. All the cool kids are doing it.
In 3 days everyone in my state gets this cool thing called the Alaska
PFD. While most states only tax the hell out of its
residents, our state has no sales tax, no state tax and the state
actually pays us to live here. Once a year, based on dividends our state
earns from oil revenue, each and every person gets anywhere from $600 -
$1,500. This year we all get $1,107 each, so a family of four would get
just over $4,400 for living in this state.
This is a blessing and a
curse. The blessing part is obvious...FREE MONEY!!! The curse part is
that it is quite possibly the worst time of the year to try to shop. If
you can get out the week before and make your major purchases...do it.
Once the payments hit, everybody hits the stores with a vengeance and
snap up every consumer electronics device know to man. I literally saw a
palette of Xbox 360s sold in less than 6 hours. Wow.
It looks like weather is going to hold out long enough for me to get the
car out for at least more weekend before the snow hits the ground. The
worst part about winter is having to put my car away.
After discovering a serious glitch in Saints
Rowduring our review
process, our review is finally online and ready for your consumption. I
also added all our game / console reviews to the
review section. Scroll through them and let me know what you
I need to find a sponsor for two Dell 2007FP LCDs. I don't need the
widescreen model, just two of the regular 2007FP. These are going to be
used for the next Killer Gaming Rig so if you know of someone at Dell or
a company that has access to these, let me know. I can also do some
wheelin' and dealing - trading for two of these if need be. They are
fairly inexpensive (about $350
each online) so maybe someone
might want / need something I have and we can do some horse tradin'. A
nice PC for these two monitors maybe? Anyhow, I am open for suggestions,
let me know
Apparently there are a ton of you that liked the clips of me doing
burnouts / donuts in the [H] Camaro so I thought I'd do another one
before I put the car away for the winter. My son and I took a handful of
his other 6th grade friends out for a day of movies, video games and
cruisin', they seemed to like the burnout as well.
children were kept a safe distance from the vehicle and at no time did
they ride in the vehicle during these stunts. All driving was performed
on a closed course by a non-professional driver. Any similarities between
persons living or dead is purely coincidental. No
animals were used during the filming of this video. Please do not
attempt these stunts at home. Hypothermia accepts no responsibility for
the health and welfare of your tires. Smoking tires have been known to
lead to premature birth, low birth weight and irregular heartbeat. The
donuts you see here contain zero calories, no fat, zero grams of Trans
Fat and provide 100% of your RDA of adrenaline.
So I am starting my review of Saints
Row for the Xbox 360 when I realized that the in-game
character creation system can make for some pretty accurate...even a bit
spooky if you ask me. Here is my character compared to a picture of me.
Heh, pretty close, except he is skinnier and better looking:
You have got to be kidding, right? Pirated DVD
sniffing dogs? I would imagine just the smell of my
collection would send these dogs into a coma. We have close to 2,000
DVDs now, this picture here is from last year at about the 1,500-1,600
Movie Ever -Steve
Frankie Muniz's new movie, Stay
Alive, is quite possibly the greatest movie of all time. I
know you might be thinking "Gone with the Wind" or some other
movie but I am here to tell you right now, Stay
Alive is the greatest movie ever...and I'll tell you why: 50
minutes into the movie...check out the shirt this guy is wearing:
That's right, he's sporting
the [H] baby! Yes, we have stars like Elijah Wood, Kevin Spacey and Shaq
that are regular readers. Yes, we have plenty of famous people AND the
lovely Asia Carrera sporting our shirts all the time. But this is the
first time our shirts have ever been in a feature film and it is pretty
damn cool. Oddly enough, the suit of Samurai armor I bought for my wife
a few years ago was used as a prop in Agent Cody Banks II, another
Frankie Muniz movie.
This is just a test to see how well YouTube video works on the site, whether
or not it causes any problems etc. etc.
I did it, I figured it out! The problem behind the page refreshing was
code in the page used to track website traffic. The Google Analytics
tracking code was messing things up, I have it fixed now so everyone
should be seeing site updates as soon as they happen...or, for some of
you...a whole bunch all at once, but the problem is now remedied for
Today is Patriot
Day. It has been 5 years since the attacks of September 11th, 2001 but we have not forgotten the impact those attacks had on our country and our lives. Please, take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives on that day, their families and loved ones. Also, make sure that you give thanks to the men and women of the military, law enforcement and emergency services that are laying their lives on the line every day to make sure we are not attacked again. They are true patriots and this day is theirs.
On the fifth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, we recall the fire and horror at the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. America will always remember the thousands of innocent lives taken by the enemies of freedom that morning. In the face of these unspeakable attacks, we were reminded that the great strength of America is found in the hearts and souls of our citizens. We witnessed firefighters, police officers, other public safety officials, and ordinary Americans demonstrate extraordinary courage, risking their lives to save innocent victims. We saw our country united in compassion as Americans came together to provide relief and bring hope to others.
I am upgrading the three editors systems here in the Hypothermia / [H]
offices. For the last 12 - 18 months we have been using all small form
factor systems and, although they are convenient, they are getting a bit
long in the tooth (AGP slots,
solder sockets, etc.). Thanks to
Kyle, ATi and the fine
folks at Corsair,
we have some awesome new machines going together that should keep us up
to date and our upgrade paths open for a long time.
I am still getting reports from readers of refresh issues, I am
literally at my wits end with this, some people don't see any updates
for a week and then get hit with a weeks worth all at once. I have one
more thing to try this weekend, we'll see if that fixes it or
I have another Killer Gaming Rig coming up soon, be ready for that. I am
gathering up a list of the greatest components known to man for another
super awesome KGR!
Holy cow, September is here already. Damn.