I’m going to DIE after this long weekend…

Tomorrow is a public holiday in this part of the world. I should be chilling at home… but I’m not. To start off with, it’s my graduation ceremony this evening. And no, you can’t come. I’m only allowed two people to accompany me. Then, there’s another CTI LAN this weekend. It starts on Friday – there isn’t a set starting time, but it’s pretty much whenever they reopen the roads from the Comrades Marathon. The LAN ends on Sunday at 11:00, but I’ll be leaving on Saturday night as I have other commitments on Sunday morning. Then, I’ve got my weekly church service on Sunday night. Nothing unusual in that regard, only that we’ve just learned a new song, and I have to sing it. On my own. *shudders*

If you’re a gamer in the Durban area reading this, and you want to come to the LAN, it’s at 36 Essex Terrace in Westville. Entrance is R40, with R10 refundable when you clean up your mess when you leave.

A lady friend of mine did ask me if I wanted to see a movie with her, but I had to turn her down. Firstly, I’d already made my plans for the weekend, and secondly, I’m quite shy and socially inept. Particularly when it comes to the opposite sex. I suppose that one day I’ll have to do something about that…

Since I mentioned computer related stuff later on, I may as well update you with my “build the biggest, baddest gaming rig” project. I’m about to order my processor (Athlon 64-X2 4400+) and RAM (2GB Corsair XMS Pro – 2 1GB modules). As far as the power supply goes, yes I went to NCST, no they couldn’t help me. I did some Googling and found a site that sells all sorts of power extension cables (including a straight 24-pin to 24-pin and a 4-pin to 4-pin, which are the two that I need). Problem is that this site is in the States, so I’ll have to get it imported. I can’t find anything on the local sites.

I may not be keeping that 500W power supply in the first place. My original plan was to get a massive 500GB hard drive, but now I’m thinking of getting several smaller capacity drives and connect them in a RAID array. My motherboard supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1, so I may as well go for it. RAID 0+1 looks very tempting, as it has both increased performance and fault tolerance, but you need four hard drives to make that work. Now, I can afford those four hard drives, but there is no ways that a 500W PSU is going to be good enough for all those hard drives, my DVD writer, my processor, and the graphics card that I will eventually get. So, out goes that and in will come a 700W PSU, which is the biggest that I can find. A friend of mine is also building a machine, albeit of lesser specification, and he has expressed an interest in my 500W PSU. So don’t bother posting in the comments if you want it, because you’re not going to get it. Sorry.

And yes, I’m still waiting for za.net to update the nameservers. I’m just about ready to send a nasty e-mail to the relevant administrators. Anyone want to help me write it?

Oh, one more thing. We had paintball games recently (there’s a paintball arena not far from CTI). Staff vs students. You don’t want to mess with these colleagues of mine…


The students won, by the way. We would probably have done a little better, but my gun jammed and I didn’t realise it (was my first time playing). So there I was, firing blanks and wondering why I was aiming directly at these guys and not hitting them…

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2 Responses to I’m going to DIE after this long weekend…

  1. James Varty says:

    http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/index.php?cPath=73_227
    There you go, they got cables for your psu…. and its local.

  2. Morne says:

    Hey Ron if you want ill take the girl of your hands lol. Just give her my number and give me hers. The wannabe leet script kiddie just gets rejected all the time lol. And he goes and he smses my ex for what reason i dont want to know. Now my ex is smsing me asking for her stuff back but im trying to be nice so im just ignoring her. My mom always told me if you cant say anything nice dont say anything at all lol.