Archive for July, 2007

Every Wing Commander game made

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

What a cool idea for a contest prize.  Win Every Wing Commander Game for Every Platform.  And this includes the consoles that the games ran on!

I like how they included a Gateway Pentium 1 to run the Dos & Windows games because a new PC would probably have some incompatibility problems.  Of course they could probably include a VMWare image with everything installed on that… 

Owning a nice little piece of history like that would be neat.

HD video decoding benchmarks

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Anandtech has an article with some benchmarks from HD video decoding.  Interesting to note that the nVidia 8600 is faster with HD video than the 8800 because of a dedicated decoding chip.

HD Video Decode Quality and Performance Summer ‘07

What PC games I’d be playing if I wasn’t playing WoW

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

WoW is such a time sink.  It sucks you in, and you don’t realize where the time went.  It not only takes away from your normal life, but it also takes away from your normal game playing time as well.  It ends up being the only game you play.

We were talking about good PC games to play, so I was thinking which games I’d be playing right now rather than playing WoW:

- Age of Empires 3
- Black and White 2
- Battlefield 2
- Civilization 4
- Dungeon Siege 2
- FEAR
- Half-Life 2: Episode 1
- Lego Star Wars 2
- Oblivion
- The Movies

Indiana Jones

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Here’s a teaser movie on the set of filming the next Indiana Jones movie

Indy Arrives 

I had my doubts whether Harrison Ford could pull it off again.  But he looks pretty good for an old man!  Must be a lot of makeup…

Measuring network bandwidth

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Was trying to maximize my gigabit ethernet today and wanted a simple utility for measuring bandwidth. Searched and searched until I remembered reading about it in Coding Horror a while back. Making a note of it now so I don’t forget:

Gigabit Ethernet and Back of the Envelope Calculations

Also, since disk speed is a big factor with network throughput, I’m linking this as well, cuz I refer to it very often:

Choosing Anti-Anti-Virus Software