Anticipating the move
Posted by Alex Jordan on
A new Development Diary will come as soon as I find the time to actually do some honest-to-God programming.
I currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Old Town. It's beautiful down here, and fairly quiet, but good lord is it far away from the city. In exactly two weeks I move to Pentagon City, a section of Arlington that's just across the river from DC. It's a nice neighborhood, a bit more is happening, and it'll shorten my commute wonderfully. Actually, wanna see my building? Here it is! Bottom rightmost building, down the road. Thanks, Wikipedia!
It also means I get an excuse to buy things! My gaming and development gear right now consists of an aging desktop computer, a new laptop, my Xbox 360, and plasma TV. So there's a couple of things I'm considering, so long as I don't complete lose my gourd and spend more money than I deserve to:
- New desktop monitor: my 19" CRT has served me well, but jeez do I hate moving the thing. Gonna replace it with a 19" LCD from my roommate's defunct desktop.
- A DVI-HDMI adapter from Monoprice so that I can occasionally (permanently? I already yoinked the LCD monitor...) just develop or game from my PC to my TV.
- Or, better yet, an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ with native HDMI out, for the same purpose.
- But then I'd need another gig of RAM, at least, to get me up to 3 gigs for my desktop...
- And I'd be bottlenecked by my motherboard and my old AMD64 3800+ dual core CPU...
- ... and, of course, I'd need to get some sweet games to play with the new setup...
- You know what, forget it. This stream-of-conscience bullshit just cost me, like, $500. James Joyce could only pull this crap off because he wasn't a consumer whore, he was too busy talking about cows and prostitutes and worrying about burning in Hell.
- I'm out, I'm just sticking with the LCD monitor. Fine, whatever, I didn't want all that crap anyway.
I guess this turned out to be a good exercise for me. Jesus Christ, the GeForce's price even increased since I last looked. C'mon!