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  1. Twiggy
    April 5th, 2013 12:16 AM
    Mousing around the desktop using the Razer Orochi... who knew that smaller can be more comfortable? I think it's all in the shape. The shorter cable also helps a lot in reducing clutter - the Microsoft mice was designed for desktops, and hence have a cable length too long for laptop use.

    Now to figure out how to "fix" the laptop's Bluetooth to recognize the Razer Orochi 2013 properly. (I also got a new mouse mat to go along with it.)


    I need to get used to high DPI settings without any acceleration in CS:GO fast. At least it's tied to applications, so on the desktop, I can still use it comfortably with the exact same precision and acceleration.

    For some reason acceleration settings in Razer Synapse 2.0 also affects the laptop's trackpad.
  2. Twiggy
    December 18th, 2012 12:01 AM
    It's been forever since the last time I downloaded NVIDIA graphics drivers.
  3. Twiggy
    December 11th, 2012 09:19 PM

    Since I can't find HTPC cases here, I guess I'll have to settle for a laptop.

    But, hey, full-size laptops are awesome for the bang for your buck. Core i7s + a dedicated card = OMG
  4. Twiggy
    December 4th, 2012 08:37 PM
    Funny thing.

    Seems like I'm going to go for a recent Core i5 that's not ULV, then.

    This is gonna get interesting - a laptop can be easily carried as carry-on luggage, while a mini desktop or HTPC might be stretching it. Individual components, though, should be a sure-fire as long as there's not too much of them.

    *wonders about salvaging the 500 GB WD in his dead desktop*
  5. Forever
  6. Twiggy
    December 2nd, 2012 11:39 PM
    Time to head out and looks for deals in person again.

    I still think that WEI can be a bit handy when you can't access the usual methods of testing... or when you're using a showroom computer.

    When it comes to OpenGL performance, has AMD always had the advantage over NVIDIA, and especially over Intel?
  7. Twiggy
    December 2nd, 2012 10:12 PM
    One of the things I've noticed with my laptop is that video transcodes seem to take forever.

    I think I'm going for mixed usage here, with emphasis on gaming performance at 720p (yes) and transcodes.

    If I go for Intel, it'd mean better CPU performance for the most part as long as I have something with at least 4 threads, but I'd also need to shell out for a real graphics card.

    Comparing WEI scores, anything is going to be an upgrade for the CPU anyway.


    Man, this is tough.

    I think I can get away with a compact desktop. Not full towers (nowhere to put) - Slim cases on horizontal or HTPCs only.

    If I go desktop, though, I will need to either relocate the wireless router for it to be within easy reach of an Ethernet cable or pay extra for Wi-Fi. Bluetooth might be a consideration, too.
  8. Twiggy
    December 2nd, 2012 06:44 AM

    Get a Core i5 laptop, a Core i7 laptop, or just fudge it and assemble a Trinity APU micro-ATX desktop?
  9. Sodom
    November 20th, 2012 04:46 AM
    That is indeed me on PS server!
  10. Zeffy
    November 18th, 2012 12:41 AM
    dat archer stealing vrai and stoof

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Posted October 17th, 2009 at 02:47 AM by Archer Comments 12
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Quote originally posted by Eon-Rider:
Australia doesn't have any of those stores. All normal retail stores in Australia carry MicroSD cards such as Target, Big W, Myer, Dick Smith Electronics (duh?) etc.
Quote originally posted by Aaron40:
Your attitude isn't helping, I am not surprise you are from sydney, I am from Melbourne so be a bit more respectful with your words.
Yes, because Melbourne is clearly superior to Sydney and demands greater respect.

You made my day. Well, sort of.

Posted July 18th, 2009 at 09:30 PM by Archer Comments 4
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Stilll on the way home from the shops, but the connection tour was great.

I met up with Eon-Rider there and we took on the various mini games that were part of the MotionPlus series. I've got to admit, the games were mostly great and intuitive, although the Virtua Tennis was really clumsy. Quite literally, the players occasionally trip over without warning. Maybe that was just me - Eon-Rider thrashed me. XD

I have to say the best games were the Fencing, which was a...

Posted April 14th, 2009 at 03:02 AM by Archer Comments 3
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Okay, I want to start making blogs again, so Imma start with a Platinum Log, as it's holidays and nothing interesting is happening :D.

Beginning - Load from save in Canalave Gym

I entered the battle with Byron expecting it to be a tough battle, so I had my Magmortar sitting in the wings to roast his Steel Pokemon.

Archer VS Gym Leader Byron__________________________________...

Posted January 23rd, 2009 at 01:02 AM by Archer Comments 2
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Well I went to a friend's the other morning, so I wasn't online yesterday.
Pretty awesome time, though. We (there were four of us) sat in a boat on their dam, for ages with coke and chips. We did a few other crazy things, like jumping of the roof into the pool and playing with fireworks.

Also watched a few movies: Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Boogeyman 2 (lol, it's pathetic, considering it's supposed to be horror.)
Yeah, it was all good.

Posted January 20th, 2009 at 08:43 PM by Archer Comments 4
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Uh, that was just to get your attention. If it did, post a comment saying so. :D

Um, it's raining, which is good - it keeps the weather cooler. (It was ~40% Yesterday.) Um, boring day at home. Yeah.

I might be going to a friend's place tomorrow, so that'll be interesting, although I won't be here. Hmmm. I might actually get a name change to my real name, if only it wasn't already taken by some noob with 3 posts and no activity since 2004.

Hmmm... I've achieved...
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Posted October 17th, 2009 at 10:04 PM by Archer Archer is offline
Lulz, Gummy.
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 10:08 AM by Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 09:21 AM by Eon-Rider Eon-Rider is offline
Quote originally posted by Eon-Rider:
Who's Gummy?
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 07:47 AM by Gummy Gummy is offline
Good job for posting...
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