HAPPY NEW YEAR! [Dec. 31st, 2004|09:43 pm]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | distresseddistressed ]
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It’s simply that time of the year again. Get your drinks out of the fridge and go eat food. Talk with the family. Have fun.

I’ve just discovered that I can barely drink at all anymore. It’s kind of funny. While I was living in Beijing, I could drink anything I wanted to. I had alcohol tolerance similar to that of a bull. At least that’s what I liked to think. Now, after taking down a single can of Carlsberg and a single Heineken, I was already feeling woozy. The feeling spread in gradually after the first beer, but it built up a bit more. I drank some water and now the feeling is gone again.

What’s happened this year?

– I boosted my GPA from last year by about 0.6
– I moved to a new location in Asia
– I lost practically all interest in Counter-Strike due to immense lag issues in Malaysia
– I upgraded my computer a bit more (Graphics card + harddrive)
– I got a new wallet 😀
– I got a new camera
– I got a new set of headphones
– I got an XBox

Ah well. I can’t think at all. I have to get to work again sometime soon. It’s just too much homework that I have to catch up on. I’m so stupid for procrastinating so long and wasting so much time. Dammit. Along with that, my computer is bogged down by video capturing and editting.

XBox 8)

XBox 8) [Dec. 24th, 2004|11:29 pm]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | surprisedsurprised ]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | Lostprophets – Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja ]

It’s Christmas Eve for one thing.  Went to Carrefour today and got yummy food, along with 2 cases of beer.  It seems that everyone is buying beer today.

I’m pretty happy with my report card for this semester.  It’s really about time that I’ve gotten good news from school.  I end the first semester of this year with a GPA of 3.90.  It’s a drastic improvement over the crappy grades that I got last year, and I hope to have the average GPA for this year to be as close to a 4.00 as possible.  Then rewards will start coming in =P

I spent the bulk of my time today working on getting the two XBoxes at home working again.  Today, I backed up the v1.4 to get ready for a swap to a larger harddrive.  I’ll be able to perform the swap in due time, but I’m happy with what I’ve been able to achieve so far.  After backing up game saves and other important data, I proceeded to format the harddrive and to reinstall EvoX +3935 using Slayer’s EvoX Auto-Installer v2.6.  I’ve tried to use the installer several times in the past without success, and I thought that I’d be able to pull it off this time.  No such luck.

After two hours of troubleshooting, I eventually swapped the evoxdash.xbe with a fresh one from xbins.  It got everything working all over again 😀 I reimported my skins and UDATA over to the harddrive and now it’s sitting in the living room, ready to be used again.  The same story applies to the v1.6 XBox upstairs.  I figured out why the XBox wasn’t booting to the Microsoft dashboard – it turned out to be nothing but an unlocked harddrive.  After locking it again and FTPing the correct evoxdash.xbe file to the XBox, everything worked.  The funny thing is that we got a refund for the modchip that was installed into the v1.6.  It’s still in there, working away.  Their loss, I guess..

I’d celebrate, but I don’t know what to do right now.

Update :D

Update 😀 [Dec. 8th, 2004|10:02 pm]
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Wow, it’s been a while.  I guess it’s because semester exams are coming up soon, and I have to study and do my schoolwork correctly.  Don’t want to slip up on those.  Yup.

I have to finish up the final project for Webpage Authoring.  I have to get Flash movies onto the site, but I don’t have any made yet.  I won’t have any made at all with the current time contraints.  I have to submit the work by Friday, which is somewhat ridiculous considering the point that I’m at within the project right now.  I hope that I can get a good grade with what I can do now.  I’m currently downloading Macromedia Dreamweaver 2004 Trial Edition.  I’ll probably use it for a while just for fun as well.

Lots of work to be doing.  Got a router for the internet connection, but now I can’t access Hotmail, Yahoo, or Google.com.  How stupid is that?  It defeats the purpose.  I want to be able to research for schoolwork while my siblings use the internet for their schoolwork.  Stupid stupid stupid.  I’ll get the issue resolved over break.

Dino Crisis 3 for XBox is really good stuff.  I like it at the least.  I got maybe 10 minutes into the game when I decided to go work again.  ILA project due tomorrow, everything’s in a mad rush.

On December 5th, I got a pair of Philips SBC HN110 headphones.  Good stuff.  Made a review of it on The Share Forum.  So go read it.  Download some cool stuff while you’re at it.  Highly recommend the headphones, I personally love them.

Grandparents and Lele are here 😀