|SHE BANGS!||[Nov. 22nd, 2004|08:30 pm]|
Talk to me, tell me your name
Talk to me, tell me your sign
Well if Lady Luck
She bangs, she bangs
Talk to me, tell me the news
Well, if it looks like love
Man, if Lady Luck
Now that we’ve gotten that over, let’s see what’s been happening in Alex’s world.
Over the weekend, I was able to finish up my Webpage Authoring Flash Portal redo from the first school quarter. I’m using SWiSH v2.01 to make the site since I want to get it done quickly, and I can’t be bothered to learn Flash. I have Macromedia Flash MX2004 Professional just sitting, installed, on my harddrive. I’ve toyed around with it, but I really haven’t been able to use it very well. I’ll keep experimenting with it and see what I can cook up.
Well, I’ve currently got a B/B+ for my first quarter Webpage Authoring grade. I think this automatically tosses me into the Honor Roll here, which is always good. I think I’ll end up staying here. As long as I can do well at this school, I can make up for the so-so record that I left behind at ISB.
I’m thinking about building a new computer. Yes, I’ve been thinking about it since I was in Beijing. Yes, it’s been a while and I don’t have any progress to show. However, I am sure that I can get something done providing that I can maintain my grades. As long as I can keep my parents happy, I can get what I want. I’m looking for something with the following processor:
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor – OEM $260.00 Newegg
I’m planning to put everything into this case:
Shuttle XPC Black Barebone System Socket 939 AMD Athlon 64 CPU, Model SN95G5, nVIDIA nForce 3 – $319 Newegg
I purchased Need for Speed Underground 2 for the XBox over the weekend. I must say, it completely blows away the first game. I just have a stock Mazda Miata MX-5 right now, but it’s fun just to cruise the streets of the virtual city. Got back the XBox v1.6, and it plays pirated games now. I think they mistakenly stuck a modchip into it when we told them to get rid of it. Oh well. Either way, this is great. I told the guys at Ampang Park to get 2 copies of Halo 2 and an additional copy of Halo: Combat Evolved. I’m surprised that they ran out of most of their games.
Westwood Online is back online! I got accused of cheating first thing while playing Renegade on the non00bs.net server. Kind of sucks. The moron wouldn’t listen to me, so a frequent player in the server backed me up by saying that I didn’t cheat. Of course, a semi-heated flame war started.
Telekom Malaysia hasn’t upgraded our Streamyx bandwidth yet! When are they going to fulfill their promise to their customers? The internet prices here for 1mbps lines are plainly stupid, and the connectino speeds aren’t that great. I was looking through Counter-Strike screenshots that I took while playing in servers in Beijing. What type of ping did I get on local servers? About 12 ms. So fast I might as well have been playing on a LAN. Over here? Anywhere from 50-150 ping. Just stupid.
Lele，外公，and 外婆 should be coming soon. I haven’t heard anything from 小阿姨, so I’m unsure whether or not they got plane tickets yet. I’m hoping they did.