Comments are Fun

After the last few days at work I can only thank the GNU gods for giving me:

find . -name "*.h" -exec grep -H "SOME_DEFINE" {} \;

Sparsely commented files bring loads of fun. If you ever find yourself thinking: “My code documents itself. Who needs comments?” You need to be hit with a cluestick.

8800 GT Launches!

NVIDIA has launched their 8800 GT this is a DX 10 midrange card that currently performs about as well as the higher end 8800GTS but costs significantly less. The suggested retail is between $200-250 for a 512 MB model. Don’t go buying these on at the moment since they’re gouging the early adopters. Fry’s, Bestbuy and any regular retailer should have these in the $220 or so range if you can find one in stock.

I’m considering getting one for my system but I’m not sure I want to fork over the cash quite yet.

Quad Core!

Well I decided upgrade my Athlon 64 3000+ to an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, on an NVIDIA 680i SLI EVGA mainboard. I also ended up going with Microsoft Vista Business 64 bit rather than XP for the new setup.

There is one downside to the new setup. Unfortunately, my 7800 GTX just locks up once Vista starts. It seems that once any 3d stuff kicks in the card hard locks. Luckily, a friend of mine was willing to loan me a 7900 GTX to use since he’s planning to upgrade soon.

The nice part of the new setup is that I can game, watch an HD movie, and extract a large file all at the same time with no real slowdown.