Archive for September, 2009

School

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Today was mini-Elbeno’s first day at school! He actually went in yesterday for an hour with Mrs Elbeno to get a feel for the place, but today was the first real day being dropped off and spending the whole morning there. He had a great time!

In other news, Mrs Elbeno picked up The Beatles Rock Band today, and since we didn’t have all the instruments already, we got the big pack with drums, guitar and mic. It’s pretty cool and mini-Elbeno stayed up a bit later than usual playing with us. The family was singing while I played guitar. Haven’t got around to drums yet. Fun!

New PC

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Today I put together a new PC. I was due for an upgrade since it’s been about 4 years since I upgraded, perhaps 5. Here’s the specs in brief:

  • Intel i7 920
  • 12GB RAM
  • 2 x 640GB HDD
  • nVidia GTX 275

I went for a decent multicore CPU (i7 920 represents the best price/performance point of the new Intel line) and extra RAM for doing intensive tasks. Everything is fast now!