Dell shipping with an AMD chip?

Who knows, but Slashdot mentioned that it just might happen, according to this article on The Inquirer, who quoted this article on’m often asked about x64, and whether I recommend Intel vs. AMD chips in the space. The reality is, I don’t have enough knowledge to recommend one over the other. I couldn’t defend…

Flight Simulator 2004 rocks (part 1)

I suspect I’ll post on FS 2004 multiple times, hence the “part 1” in the title. It really deserves attention, this thing is cool. And that’s coming from a guy who owned zero video games a couple of days ago (I have played them in the past, but haven’t purchased one in quite some time)….


Random thoughts on a Friday

Random thoughts on a Friday.   Last night I ordered a new computer on which I will be running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005. I’ve never owned any sort of personal digital video recorder, so I’m pretty excited. And I’m ready to play MS Flight Simulator 2004 on it too. 🙂 (I heard the…

Gotta love when that book you’ve been waiting for arrives

I just got my very own copy of Introduction To Parallel Algorithms and Architectures: Arrays, Trees and Hypercubes (F. Thomson Leighton). I don’t know what everyone else around here is in to, but I’ve been waiting several weeks for this one. It took some looking around, but I finally found a copy to call my own….