Tuesday, August 09, 2005

News of Travis

Hey guys!

Dad and I have been looking into getting on at the Postal Service and I got letter yesterday about that. The test day is set and now I just need to study, study, study. *grin*

We are getting ready to start school here in a week or two.

I am wanting to play some paintball really bad now that I read Jake's post.

I have been thinking about doing some computer upgrades. Right now I have a:

Athlon XP 1600+
256 SD RAM
Geforce 4 MX 440, 64 MB, AGP graphics card.
80GB hard drive
CD Writer

Some upgrades I have been think of are:

Athlon XP 2000+ or Athlon 64
Geforce FX 5600, 128 MB, AGP

Or I thought about getting a laptop, however those seem to be to high for my budget at this time. Hey, what are the specs of you computer? Leave me a comment and let me know. *grin*

I have been trying to beat the computer at Axis and Allies, but I have not as yet. They keep blowing me away with tanks and bombers and the like. Oh well, I guess I shall defeat them someday.

That's all for now!


Alex King said...

Hi Travis!

I've got a

* 731 MHz Intel Pentium III
* 320 MB of RAM
* 3dfx Voodoo3
* Yamaha DP-U50
* Dell 17" Flat Panel
* CD Burner
* Windows XP (Home :( )

You'll notice I've got two video cards, that's because I'm set up with two monitors. Very helpful. And that Yamaha sounds card is external, and the size of a VCR (seriously)! I really need a faster processor though.

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

All the computer stuff went way over my head, but I still like your blog! :<) Yeah, I totally want to go paintballing too!

Possum said...

Just involuntarily re-worked my system...was running 98 and had some serious core programming issues that I could not fix and thought I had a corrupted HD.
-2ghz atahalon
-upped ram from 128 to 2x256 ddr2700 (tot512) for $40 bucks
-found a steal on 160 gig hard drive for $40 (after $80 rebate), so now I have 260 gig of hd space
-moved to win 2k pro free from my tech guy at the office, which also fixed the windows problems

noticing a huge performance difference now, and I'm digging firefox at this point, but it isnt' perfect

I'd love to upgrade to xp pro, but really don't see the benefit in the $200 tag to do it

SecDef said...

Hi, this is SecDef. One more quickie....the Harpoon Classic Demo includes a scenario where you defend Iceland against a Soviet air and naval assault, and one where you have to stop Soviet subs from entering the GIUK gap (the sea between Greenland, Iceland, UK). They are tons of fun!

Anyway, to your post....regarding paintball, I would encourage you to also take a look at airsoft. Besides being cheaper and having more authentic-looking guns, they are a whole lot more accurate (from what I've heard). But that all depends on what you plan on doing. :)

SecDef said...

One more thing.... (:D) Shrapnel Games is offering Windows Steel Panthers Main Battle Tank (WinSPMBT) for FREE download. It is an awesome game, and is not that bad in terms of realism. It lets you fight with individual tanks and helos and such. A lot of fun. :)