Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth image - CT_01

So I'm not one to fuss when I have an ache in my jaw. Usually if a tooth is soar it'll go away in a couple days or so. I tend to clench my teeth in my sleep, so it's probably different for other people. This time was a little different for me though. I had a dull ache in my back right wisdom tooth for a couple weeks and finally brought it up to one of my coworkers. They had the doc take a look, and turns out that I had two impacted wisdom teeth on my lower jaw. There was nothing really wrong with my tops, but since I was having the lowers out I opted to have the uppers yanked as well.

Snow Day

First snow day at my new place.

Snow Day image - 01

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Life, Snow Day

Foster the People : Crystal Ballroom

Was invited to go see Foster the People at the Crystal Ballroom for a friend birthday.

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6 Degrees of Alicia Keys

Ok, so this is one of those random life occurrences. Every morning (unless I'm under some kind of deadline), I get up, dick around on the internet, then start my day (shower, food, work). Well one of the 'dicking around' sites I frequent is DeviantArt. I have a set of artists I've added to my 'watch' list, and like to keep up with. Well, Alvin Lee posted this in his blog area.

6 Degrees of Alicia Keys image - AlvinLee_post

Mazda RX-8

Updated: 2010-12-01

Finally got around to the door handle, and all the lights. All that's left on the body is the gas tank, and some re-working of the front fender. Started modeling the interior, and playing with some textures. Gonna have to tackle the wheels real soon too, those temps just aren't cutting it anymore.

Mazda RX-8 model image - Model_24a

Mazda RX-8 model image - Model_24b

DIY - HTPC

I've been running MVix boxes for a couple years now, and they've handled my basic media needs. About a year ago a friend of mine built a pretty sweet home theater setup and was using XBMC for his UI. Ever since then I slowly became more and more unsatisfied with the UI for the MVix box. So one day I downloaded XBMC (Camelot build), installed it, and started playing around. After getting all me media loaded into the database, customizing the skin, and changing my pants after my nerd-gasm I decided that it was time to figure out how I could utilize this awesome tool.

After some research I found that there was no way to add XBMC to my current MVix box. With that knowledge I began the undertaking of building a HTPC. A couple days later of research and I had decided on the parts that I wanted. I knew I wanted to buy components that'd be somewhat future proof, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so with some comparison shopping, and choosing parts more in the mid-range I came up with these.

  • Case - NMediaPC HTPC 1000B RT
  • Mobo - ASUS M4A78L-M 760G AM3 RT
  • CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 550 AM3 3.1G R
  • PSU - Seasonic X650 GOLD 650W R
  • GPU - BFG GTX 260 896M
  • RAM - Crucial Ballistix 4GB, 2x2GB, DIMM 240-pin, 800 MHz
  • HD - 500G WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD5000AAKS
  • LCD Panel - NMediaPC PRO-LCD-B
  • Remote - AVS Gear MG-IR01BK Windows Vista/Window7 MCE Infrared

DIY HTPC image - Parts_01

1. CPU, 2. Programmable front-panel LCD for the case, 3. RAM, 4. Remote

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