My Geekness is Excited and Renewed! :)

In celebration of the expansion pack Soaked! for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 coming out for the Mac in 12 days, I created a new coaster to renew my enthusiasm for the game, and get ready to play it again! You can pre-order on it for $19.99 on Amazon. So in honor, I bring you the Colorado Mining Company Mine Coaster.

Colorado Mining Company
Wild Wild West

Excitement Rating: 6.85
Speed: 53.18 mph
Ride Time: 1.20 minute
Length: 2433.85 ft.
Highest Drop: 104.51 ft.

Created in RCT3
Music: Fun For Me by Moloko

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My Geekness is Excited and Renewed! :)

In celebration of the expansion pack Soaked! for Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 coming out for the Mac in 12 days, I created a new coaster to renew my enthusiasm for the game, and get ready to play it again! You can pre-order on it for $19.99 on Amazon.

Colorado Mining Company
Wild Wild West

Excitement Rating: 6.85
Speed: 53.18 mph
Ride Time: 1.20 minute
Length: 2433.85 ft.
Highest Drop: 104.51 ft.

Created in RCT3
Music: Fun For Me by Moloko

Morning Coincidence

Every monring, I listen to Mix 100‘s morning show, certainly not for their music! This morning Dom and Jane decided to discuss injuries that make you cringe. So callers called in and told their stories. I turned the radio down as I was quesy from the topic, actually wishing for their crappy music for once. I actually thought to myself how I longed to hear Rob Thomas (Whom, I can’t stand!) over this conversation… Wouldn’t you know it, Rob Thomas’ “Lonely No More” was the first song after the phone calls! Well, at least it wasn’t Nickelback!

By qphayes Posted in Humor

Morning Coincidence

Every monring, I listen to Mix 100‘s morning show, certainly not for their music! This morning Dom and Jane decided to discuss injuries that make you cringe. So callers called in and told their stories. I turned the radio down as I was quesy from the topic, actually wishing for their crappy music for once. I actually thought to myself how I longed to hear Rob Thomas (Whom, I can’t stand!) over this conversation… Wouldn’t you know it, Rob Thomas’ “Lonely No More” was the first song after the phone calls! Well, at least it wasn’t Nickelback!

Tax Return Goodness!

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So, with my condo still being on the market, I ended up paying loads in interest this past year on mortgages. So tax time came, and it was a pleasant surprise. So I decided I needed to treat myself just a little bit. Oh, yes, I still got one of my credit cards payed off, but I also still have plenty left to live a few more months in hopes the condo sells.

I have been doing a lot of work in Illustrator and InDesign lately, and have grown tired of how many palettes there are, and constantly having to move them out of my way on my current monitor. So I went out searching this past weekend for a new one. I found this Viewsonic on sale. I can’t believe how much screens have come down in price! My last one, an 18″ NEC flat panel cost me aroudn $850 about 4 years ago. I got this beauty for $349 at CompUSA!

It’s a 22″ HD Widescreen digital monitor. I had been looking at a 19″ version of this at Costco that included a handy iPod dock below the monitor with a USB hub, and media card reader in the side, but this one was 3″ bigger and the same price. I thought the iPod feature was nifty, but unecessary in the end.

One thing about this one, don’t let CompUSA talk you into the extended warranty they sell… I was suckered into it, and am going to see if I can get a refund, as the monitor comes with a 3 year warranty… Better than CompUSA’s. They convinced me as they told me it was a 1 year warranty. It is nice that you can exchange it with them if anything goes wrong, and not have to wait, but… With the rumor that CompUSA may be shutting down some 100 stores, who knows if I will have a store to go into to use that warranty.

Besides the benefit of the extra real estate for my palettes, I must say, playing games on such a big screen is unbelievable! The only problem I am having with my games is they don’t know how to understand a widescreen monitor, so the picture is a little streched. My main game, RCT3 is getting an expansion pack in March, so hopefully that will address this issue.

If you are looking for a good quality, inexpensive large format monitor, I would highly recommend this one! I had been longing for an Apple 23″ display, but finally decided that it wasn’t worth the extra $600 just to get the pretty aluminum enclosure, an extra inch, and the USB and FireWire ports on the back of the monitor.

Tax Return Goodness!

vx2235wm_us_eng_lrg.jpg
So, with my condo still being on the market, I ended up paying loads in interest this past year on mortgages. So tax time came, and it was a pleasant surprise. So I decided I needed to treat myself just a little bit. Oh, yes, I still got one of my credit cards payed off, but I also still have plenty left to live a few more months in hopes the condo sells.

I have been doing a lot of work in Illustrator and InDesign lately, and have grown tired of how many palettes there are, and constantly having to move them out of my way on my current monitor. So I went out searching this past weekend for a new one. I found this Viewsonic on sale. I can’t believe how much screens have come down in price! My last one, an 18″ NEC flat panel cost me aroudn $850 about 4 years ago. I got this beauty for $349 at CompUSA!

It’s a 22″ HD Widescreen digital monitor. I had been looking at a 19″ version of this at Costco that included a handy iPod dock below the monitor with a USB hub, and media card reader in the side, but this one was 3″ bigger and the same price. I thought the iPod feature was nifty, but unecessary in the end.

One thing about this one, don’t let CompUSA talk you into the extended warranty they sell… I was suckered into it, and am going to see if I can get a refund, as the monitor comes with a 3 year warranty… Better than CompUSA’s. They convinced me as they told me it was a 1 year warranty. It is nice that you can exchange it with them if anything goes wrong, and not have to wait, but… With the rumor that CompUSA may be shutting down some 100 stores, who knows if I will have a store to go into to use that warranty.

Besides the benefit of the extra real estate for my palettes, I must say, playing games on such a big screen is unbelievable! The only problem I am having with my games is they don’t know how to understand a widescreen monitor, so the picture is a little streched. My main game, RCT3 is getting an expansion pack in March, so hopefully that will address this issue.

If you are looking for a good quality, inexpensive large format monitor, I would highly recommend this one! I had been longing for an Apple 23″ display, but finally decided that it wasn’t worth the extra $600 just to get the pretty aluminum enclosure, an extra inch, and the USB and FireWire ports on the back of the monitor.

Weekly Blog-O-Sphere Tid-Bits – February 24, 2007

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Fastlad brings us a disturbing yet highly comical advertisement for a Dirt Mall.

The Hermit talks about his Hike up Chate Mesa in the snow! He has some great pictures from the hike on his Flikr page, looking at them, it’s hard to believe they’re from Colorado. It looks so different!

Gizmodo links to a video to bring Shut Down Day (a month away) to our attention. March 24, 2007. Can you turn your computer off for a day?

Fresh of finishing Lego Star Wars II, I find anything Lego of interest right now 🙂 Like this handy toilet paper dispenser on Gizmodo, or this fun Lego inspired desk.

Still from Gizmodo, Here is a fun little article showing why the Wii is taking dominance in the US, and from a source that many might find unlikely!

Last week, I had you all send well wishes to Amber and her cat. This week, I am asking you to send those wishes on to Andy and Mandrake over at Spicy Cauldron. Mandrake had to have his leg amputated this past week.

Well, I think that is it for this week. Next week’s Tid-Bits will be coming live from my new site set to debut on Friday, March 2nd, 2007!

Weekly Blog-O-Sphere Tid-Bits – February 24, 2007

blog-o-sphere.png
Fastlad brings us a disturbing yet highly comical advertisement for a Dirt Mall.

The Hermit talks about his Hike up Chate Mesa in the snow! He has some great pictures from the hike on his Flikr page, looking at them, it’s hard to believe they’re from Colorado. It looks so different!

Gizmodo links to a video to bring Shut Down Day (a month away) to our attention. March 24, 2007. Can you turn your computer off for a day?

Fresh of finishing Lego Star Wars II, I find anything Lego of interest right now 🙂 Like this handy toilet paper dispenser on Gizmodo, or this fun Lego inspired desk.

Still from Gizmodo, Here is a fun little article showing why the Wii is taking dominance in the US, and from a source that many might find unlikely!

Last week, I had you all send well wishes to Amber and her cat. This week, I am asking you to send those wishes on to Andy and Mandrake over at Spicy Cauldron. Mandrake had to have his leg amputated this past week.

Well, I think that is it for this week. Next week’s Tid-Bits will be coming live from my new site set to debut on Friday, March 2nd, 2007!