...and I apologize for that. Rather than make excuses for myself about life after graduation being so busy and work here at PC Perspective dragging me away time after time, I'll just move right along like nothing happened and talk about what's going on with me, personally and with me, work-ally...er something.
At home things are still much the same. After graduating from the U of KY this May, I decided to stay in Lexington for at least another year. There were several reasons for this I guess, mostly because my girlfriend is still going to school here and also because I have made such close ties with all my friends and fraternity brothers in the area. With me still working for myself and not actively looking for a "real world" job, I have the luxury of living where ever I want as long as I have Internet access and electricity. Lexington has both, believe it or not.
My sister is moving into a house with her fiance and my niece and nephew this month. It's actually pretty exciting for me as she was living in a not so nice area of Northern KY and I was anxious to get her out. Financial problems after my nephew Austin's arrival pretty much kept her living options at a minimum but now she and her fiance are doing better and with a little help were able to make the down payment for a nice house I can see them living in and seeing the kids grow up in. I am already making plans with my dad to build them a surprise wooden swing set for their move in. Gee, I she doesn't read these Blogs, huh?
Other than that, I just picked up a new car for myself -- sort of a "Hey, good job putz, you got your diploma" present to myself. You can see the picture here. You like?
On to the work side of things now. Having taken over the graphics card reviews since Sean's departure, my life on PCP (the site not the drug) is much busier. Graphics card reviews, at least the way we do them, take a damn long time to complete. And though the end result is always worth it, and I hope you see it the same way, the journey is always a pain in the neck that takes several days if it all goes well. I do really want to know what you all think of ALL of my reviews, not just the graphics card ones. If there is anything you'd like to see added, removed or changed, I can't promise you it will happen, but I can at least promise that it will be considered and debated.
PCI Express for the AMD line up is coming VERY quickly, much more quickly than we anticipated. It seems the two main chipset contenders, NVIDIA and VIA, have decided to see who can get their hardware out to editor's the fastest. It's going to be close to see who that is, but what is really important anyway is who gets the parts into retail the quickest. After all, the hardware is for YOU to use, not just me. When AMD gets PCIe, I think you begin to see the PCIe graphics cards finally become as popular as Intel would have liked to see with their launch.
I decided to not make the trip out to SanFran this year for IDF, and it turns out that may have been a bad move on my part -- it seems that a lot more is going on there than I anticipated. Dual cores from both Intel and AMD are being showcased and I would have liked to get my hands a set of each. Oh well, all in due time I guess. It's interesting to see AMD showing their dual cores in 940-pin packages and I am guessing they will arrive in 939-pins as well. Will Intel be able to do the same for the 775-pin package, or will we have to go through ANOTHER socket?
That's enough rambling from me for the time being, back to work. Hopefully these posts will be more frequently posted and more frequently read, if they are worth a damn to you all.