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  1. Twiggy
    August 9th, 2012 2:48 AM
    Note to self: Always wipe the system before an operating system upgrade. Mountain Lion ran like Windows 98 SE in all the bad ways possible before just nuking the entire thing and reinstalling Mountain Lion.
  2. Twiggy
    July 29th, 2012 5:43 AM
    Only after I got that 1 TB external.

    No more worries - plug it in, forget about it. (in OS X, at least. For Windows, I'll just manually initiate a backup if it's over the scheduled time - once a week)

    I have the disk partitioned into three parts - 250 GB for Time Machine, 250 GB for Windows Backup + Windows Image Backup, and 500 GB for general storage. The general storage partition uses exFAT for read and write compatibility on both Windows and OS X.

    Oh, and the Mountain Lion upgrade went off without any hitches, aside from the SkyDrive application stopping working. No problem, since I deal with SkyDrive more in Windows anyway. And $20.
  3. Twiggy
    July 29th, 2012 5:28 AM
    Keeping things light on my computer does wonders with backup times. I usually only have to wait 5 minutes per backup. Then again, when your average incremental backup is around 500 MB...

    Yeah, space management skills is a very good thing to have on a SSD.
  4. Twiggy
    July 29th, 2012 2:47 AM
    I somehow have four VMs stored in the OS X partition.
  5. Twiggy
    July 28th, 2012 4:44 AM
    (Did I throw out the receipt? Whatever the reason it might have been, there goes $20.)

    I've noticed that setting the gamma to be one big notch lower in Windows from the default middle setting seems to make it match 2.2 in OS X's Display Calibration Assistant.

    I think the very top is 1.0; the middle is 1.8; and the "click any part of the slider below the selector once" be 2.2. (Clicking it twice gave me crushed blacks on the wallpaper, unlike how it looked in OS X.)

    (I seem to have a VM bug hitting me.)
  6. Twiggy
    July 28th, 2012 4:25 AM
    Does it make you wonder what's in new OSes?
  7. Twiggy
    July 28th, 2012 12:51 AM
    Android 4.x is too slow on my aging phone, so I decided to just go back to 2.3.6. (It's not 2.3.3, at least.)
  8. Twiggy
    July 26th, 2012 6:33 AM
    If they accept camera "scans", make it tomorrow at the earliest (I expect by this Sunday if they do).

    The microphone's crazy stuff when it's recording headphones output with it being essentially stuck on the mic, with nothing in the background producing noise.

    The result sounds awfully close to the original.
  9. Twiggy
    July 26th, 2012 2:48 AM
    I'll just hit up Up-To-Date next Sunday, after I get my receipt back from my uncle's home.
  10. Twiggy
    July 25th, 2012 4:58 AM
    *notices that his receipt is missing*

    It's going to be something that can be done this Monday. Aaaaaargh, Mountain Lion~

    Said missing receipt might be a blessing in disguise.
  11. Gerri Shin
    July 24th, 2012 4:57 PM
    Gerri Shin
    there's been rumor that a 13" retina might be in line to come out along with an iMac upgrade either later this year, or more probably next year at this time. I felt this was a worthwhile upgrade, as my last laptop was an early 2008 MBP. besides, my older brother bought my old pro anyway (he doesn't really care bout latest or greatest as long as it works, which it does)

    Music isn't as big of an issue with me I have all my iTunes music available on my iphone when I want it and I've gotten by with the desktop app for Spotify that lets me listen to any songs I want anyway. (since I have it on my desktop Mac too, it syncs up the iTunes playlists it gathered from iTunes as well.)
  12. Gerri Shin
    July 24th, 2012 6:33 AM
    Gerri Shin
    I've seen those 1:1 hacks, but honestly just using the highest scaling option is good enough for when I really need the real estate. I usually just keep it at the retina setting or the second option. as for space, I find 256 to be plenty for system/apps/current documents. I offload all irrelevant files to my mac pro when I'm not using them and I don't keep music or videos on it either. (media is what the external is for)

    That being said this thing is fast, (even when running Win7 in VMware.
  13. Twiggy
    July 24th, 2012 3:54 AM
    I must be the only person playing Skyrim at 24 FPS and find it good.

    (Heh. I can crank up the texture resolution and actor/light fade safely, and still have my frame rate at least 20.)

    As for Minecraft, though... *mind boggles* How fast is the ATi Radeon X900?

    I find Firefox to be very awesome on OS X. Just like how it did on Windows. Chrome, I'm saving that for the space.
  14. Liliana Vess
    July 22nd, 2012 4:40 AM
    Liliana Vess
    Not many people do puns anything, it's actually kinda refreshing xD
  15. Liliana Vess
    July 21st, 2012 4:01 AM
    Liliana Vess
    Just up the coast for you is further than going from the capital of England to the capital of Scotland here ):

    Oh u so punny

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Posted October 17th, 2009 at 2:47 AM by Archer Comments 12
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Originally Posted by Eon-Rider View Post
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.
Originally Posted by Aaron40 View Post
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 9:30 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 3:02 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 1:02 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 8:43 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.
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Who's Gummy?
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Good job for posting...
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