punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

ZZZZZZZ: Part Duex

I ate some Pizza that didn't agree with me, and was up all night Wednesday. That was okay, because I got everything updated on my Seti@BOINC array going. I finally got to bed at 5am, and slept until 1. It was great!

I finally got to sit down and play some GTA3. I got the game over a year ago, and I haven't had time to play games much, so only just now did I get off of Portland Island, and over to Liberty City (by way of boat). Then, apparently I took so long, they repaired the bridge! Doh!

I got a neat Webcam for my birthday, the Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000. My old Black and White cam finally bit the dust, and my Legocam and Quickcam Pro only have drivers for Windows 98. :( I got the Legocam to work in Linux, with thanks to a driver hack for Quickcam Express models, and I have it at work as a kind of rear-view mirror. The QCP 4000 works both with Linux AND Windows XP, so now I can finally do some more stop animations.

Friday hasn't been much busier. I went out to lunch with Christine at Appleby's, then we went to BJ's and Best Buy for party stuff. I went looking for a cheap DVD player for the TV upstairs, and I found one for $30. The salesman told me it was regionless, and even though I never asked for a regionless player, I was both interested and suspicious. This is how he explained it to me:

Punk: I am looking for a cheap, small DVD player.
Dude: This one doesn't care where your DVD's come from. Like you can play DVDs from England or Japan on them.
Punk: It's regionless?
Dude: No... it plays all the regions! Like, if you get DVDs from England, I guess you have no idea what I am talking about, do you?
Punk: I am aware of regionless DVD players. They are common in my line of work.
Dude: See, the world is divided into 7... or 4 regions. I don't know why...
Punk: I'll take it anyway...

Hey, if it's true, bonus! If not, well, all I care is that it plays US DVDs on my bedroom TV. It also plays MP3 and CDs, too (according to the box).

When we got back from BJ's, I went and took a nap.

Yay for boring!

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