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Life is a Highway
24 June 2011 @ 04:55 pm

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I remembered playing this game on the PC back in the 90s and I spent many hours playing it (or maybe it played me).  I recently had gotten the chance to play Duke Nukem Forever when I purchased it for 50% off the game price from a local electronics-buy store (with the purchase of another game at full price).  I didn't mind -- come on, it was the Duke afterall with the line "I have come to chew bubble gum and kick ass and I'm all out of bubble gum" ("They Live", Roddy Piper).

Anyways, I popped in the PS3 Disc into my console and was immediately informed up a patch-update that was available. So I downloaded the update and it went ahead installing the game onto the harddisk. The installation took about 15-20 minutes before it actually completed, the game box said it would require 4.8GB of diskspace.

You would think that with its installation that took 20-some minutes, the game would race and for the most part, it did, but the gaming sessions were too short and the loading TOO long. You would complete a section of the game and you would then wait for about 3-4 minutes while it loaded the next stage of the game.  This definitely took the fun out of the game itself, to sit there watching the load screen.

It's the PS3, it's the next gen gaming console and you sat there waiting for it to load. The game graphics were good and the gaming was fluid, with all the blood and gore that you're expecting from a Duke Nukem title. I played for about an hour before I couldn't take the wait from the loading screen and called it quits (not quits for the entire game, just for the session). I'll definitely go back to playing another hour or two.

But I guess you might have to be a Duke Nukem die-hard player to have the patience to allow yourself to sit through the long loading periods.

I haven't tried the network-gaming portion just yet. Don't know if I'll try.

 
 
Life is a Highway
20 May 2011 @ 06:27 pm
chromeos-notebook.pdf Download this file

A very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very serious documentation as evident in the language used in this owner's manual.  Users should DEFINITELY read through the documentation thoroughly to avoid any problems.

 
 
Life is a Highway
10 March 2011 @ 11:36 pm

Redbox is the best - you can rent DVDs for $1 a night with no membership fees! You should try it out. If you click on my link and it's your first time renting online, they'll give you a free one-night online rental credit. And I'll get a free rental each time you rent via my link through 3/17/11.

http://redbox.tellapal.com/a/clk/tFQsP

 
 
Life is a Highway

It's become apparent that more and more Maryland drivers are oblivious of the rule when making turns.  Have you notice that people make left turns are no longer staying in his/her lane closest to the turn?  For example: one driver is on a left turn only lane and onto a traffic that has 3 lanes, what does the driver do, he/she turns into the lane furthest away.  This blocks any driver in the opposite flow of traffic that wants to make a right turn, unable to do so because that driver making the left turn would have hit the car making the right turn.

Based on the Maryland Driver's Handbook:

Left Turn: Four-Lane, Two-Way to Four-Lane, Two-Way

  • Get into the left lane on your side of the highway well ahead of the turn.
  • Signal your intention to turn for at least 100 feet.
  • Yield to oncoming traffic including bicycles.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Turn into the left lane going your way.
  • Don’t cut the corner or turn so wide that you get into the right lane going your way.

Of course, the same can be said about drivers making a right turn, but making it so wide that he/she gets into the left lane going your way.

Again, based on the Maryland Driver's Handbook:

Right Turns

  • Get into the lane furthermost to the right well ahead of the turn.
  • Signal your intention to turn for at least 100 feet.
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Be alert for vehicles ahead that are also turning right.
  • Yield to bicyclists traveling between you and the side of the road

 
 
Life is a Highway

I was going through my music library and found this little download and hearing it brought back great memories of the show, especially the time when I witness the last week when live audience was allowed during the show taping.  I got to meet great people like Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, Dan "Fu-Fu" Huard and the lovely Sarah Lane.  I didn't get to me Leo Laporte on that day because Leo had already gone to do other projects, but I did meet Leo earlier at the Maryland State Fair.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the clip.

 

 
 
 
Life is a Highway

Jackson DeForest Kelley (January 20, 1920 – June 11, 1999) was an American actor known for his iconic roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.

Today would mark Kelley's 91st Birthday.

In 1956, years before being cast as Dr. McCoy, Kelley played a small supporting role as a medic in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in which he utters the diagnosis "This man's dead, Captain" and "That man is dead" to Gregory Peck.[4] Kelley appeared as Lieutenant Commander James Dempsey in two episodes of the syndicated military drama, The Silent Service, based on actual stories of the submarine section of the United States Navy. In 1962, he appeared in the Bonanza episode entitled "The Decision", as a doctor sentenced to hang for the murder of a journalist. The judge in this episode was portrayed by John Hoyt, who later portrayed Dr. Phillip John Boyce, one of Leonard McCoy's predecessors, on the Star Trek pilot "The Cage". In 1963, he appeared in The Virginian episode " Man of Violence" as a "drinking" cavalry doctor with Leonard Nimoy as his patient (Nimoy's character did not survive). Just before Star Trek began filming, Kelley appeared as a doctor again, in the Laredo episode "The Sound of Terror."[5] It is not clear whether these portrayals factored into his casting in Star Trek. Kelley played Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy from 1966 to 1969 in Roddenberry's Star Trek, went on to reprise McCoy's character in a voice-over role in Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1974), and the first six Star Trek motion pictures (1979 to 1991).

Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeForest_Kelley

 
 
Life is a Highway
08 January 2011 @ 05:44 pm

Sent from my iPad
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John "Highway" Wu

Systems Administrator/Programmer
http://www.highwayman.org
highway@highwayman.org

Enterprise Management Engineer
Network Solutions, LLC
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Life is a Highway
30 December 2010 @ 01:50 pm
Got this kewl new gift for Christmas and this was the result of my efforts. Yup! Got me a new Belgian waffle iron. The one that rotates so that it cooks evenly.

Sent from my iPad
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John "Highway" Wu

Systems Administrator/Programmer
http://www.highwayman.org
highway@highwayman.org

Enterprise Management Engineer
Network Solutions, LLC
jwu@networksolutions.com

 
 
Life is a Highway
17 December 2010 @ 09:40 pm

The text reads:

There are extra holiday surprises everywhere!

Alicia has some extra gifts and wants to share one with you. Anything could be inside! Would you like to open one now?

But before you click on it, know that it isn’t from Zynga’s FarmVille and clicking on the link can expose you and your computer to unknown risks.