Ok, so I had a stint with blogger for a bit, however I didn’t like it much, so here I am.
It’s been a little more than a month since I’ve last touched this thing, but it looks like its still thriving pretty well. In the last month or so I’ve:
- Bought, beat, and traded in Fallout 3.
- Learned to use water colour paints a lot better than I used to
- Updated to the NXE
- Gotten an Acer Aspire One netbook
Ok sooooo Fallout 3… that was an amazing game. The single best part of it, was going into V.A.T.S, shooting a mutant in the head, and watching it explode hahhha. It’s the kind of mindless fun you need sometimes. There were a lot of reports of bugs and freezing issues associated with the XBOX360 verson, but I didn’t experience anything bad. The graphics are really good – if aren’t too close to the screen you’re playing on. At first, I was actually pretty pissed off at the game cause I kept getting my ass handed to me by every single enemy I’d encounter. This went on for a few days tillI I made a build focusing on explosives, small guns, and intelligence… then I freaking owned. There are a few situations where you can choose to kill people who wronged you, so when I got the chance I never hesitated to lob a grenade or two.
Irene has introduced watercolour painting to me recently and I can truely say that its one of the few things that calm me down. I’ve always had the urge to draw cartoons based on things I learn in school, but I’ve never had the means to do so – until now. She showed me a few paintings, and just seeing the way watercolours look sold me instantly. I’ve got this small sketchbook now with a few paintings, a really noob paint kit, and a decent brush. I’ve taken a small hiatus from it though since I’m currently in the middle of exam season (which reminds me, why am I not studying right now?)
NXE came out a while back, and I like it a lot. The menus are slick, and easier to navigate than before. The avatars kinda seem like a rip-off of Mii’s but oh well, they do what they’re supposed to do quite well, and the level of customization was impressive. I woun’t go as far to say that its a “New” experience, but it is a nice change from the old blades UI they had before. I can def. see how family-oriented this new UI is.
I’ve been eyeing netbooks for quite some time now, but a few weeks ago I finally cracked and got one. I went to the local Canada Computers (www.canadacomputers.com) for about $430 + tax. The reason why it was more expensive than the models you see in bestbuy or futureshop, is because this one came with a 6-cell battery, rather than the 3-cell. This makes a HUGE difference in the battery life as I can go as far as 6 hours before it shuts down. With wifi on and brightness to 1/2 (which is still very bright), I can average 5 hours. The screen is very sharp, the computer DOES use the internal fans a lot, which makes a slight hummm/whine noise (not too bothersome), and it doesn’t seem to get very warm. it is powered by a 1.6 Intel Atom that I find is more than enough for what netbooks are supposed to do. It has 1GB of ram, which is upgradable, however doing so will void the warranty (major fail imo). The hard drive is a convential notebook one rather than a SSD usually found in netbooks, and is 160GB compared tot he 120GB of the previous AAO model. The main reason I bought this was to have something I could browse the web with like a notebook, without the notebook weight. I was sick of browsing on the iPhone, and although very cheap, conventional laptops these days are 15 inches and are heavy like bricks. I am very pleased with this little one (hehe)