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Good morning, Live Journal.

We're meeting up with some friends to go see X2: X-Men United. I forced Danielle to watch the first X-Men movie last night. It's fair to say she was underwhelmed. But, y'know, it's a guy thing. Or a geek thing. And she is not a geek nor a guy. And thank goodness for all that.

My favorite computer at home (Snake) decided to quit on me last night. I think the video card may be fried. I changed the fan on it when we got back from Texas, and it had been humming along okay since then, but now I think it's ready to gasp its dying breath. I've been planning on upgrading to a new video card in the near future, but just not so soon. I'd been doing some research on the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro versus the NVIDIA geForce FX 5800 Ultra, and it looks like I might have to go with the ATI. I've always been happy with my NVIDIA cards, and I had some problems with ATI's drivers in the past. But the newest generation Radeon's clearly outgun the disappointing geForce FX. I just don't feel like dropping $400 for a new card this week. I also don't feel like spending $200 for a card I'll need to replace soon.

Anyone out there using the new ATI cards? How's that working out? Anyone running two displays on one Radeon?
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melodysk From: melodysk Date: May 2nd, 2003 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
X Men was GREAT! It wasn't a geek OR a man movie IMHO ....sexy Wolverine PHOAH! Sexy Xavier too !
jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 2nd, 2003 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, try talkin' some sense into my girlfriend, then!
melodysk From: melodysk Date: May 2nd, 2003 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Tsk tsk .....open your EYES woman :)
yellzer From: yellzer Date: May 2nd, 2003 10:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey now.

Hugh Jackman (meow) is hot...no doubt on that.

But the movie it's self...I was throughly unimpressed. Sorry I'm just not a movie based on a comic book fan.

But I love my geek man and that's why I watched the movie and am willing to sit through another.

Plus...he sat through My Big Fat Greek Wedding for me...so I owe him that much I suppose.

melodysk From: melodysk Date: May 2nd, 2003 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not a BIG fan of comic book things ..I mean Superman and the first couple of Batman movies were about my limit , but I found X Men to be more science fiction/fantasy ...and thats why I liked it :)
From: qtkat Date: May 3rd, 2003 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah Jarrett made me see X-Men too, i wasn't impressed either. *laugh*

Hey, we must hang out soon...now that I have a job! w00t w00t! *hug*
yellzer From: yellzer Date: May 2nd, 2003 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)


Talk some sense into my girlfriend...shmeah?

Nice talk boo

jarrett From: jarrett Date: May 2nd, 2003 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Well... y'know... if you can't enjoy a couple hours of Huge Ackman, maybe someone needs to talk some sense into ya! :P
macklinr From: macklinr Date: May 2nd, 2003 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I guess comic-book-movie loving women are more rare than I thought. There's quite a few that I know, but then I hang out with a lot of geeks with geeky wives.
jesha From: jesha Date: May 2nd, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Vid card

I'm running the ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, and felt the same way you do about leaving Nvidia, but so far I'm not sorry. I have only been running it for a week, and this weekend plan on breaking it in with some gaming, but so far, very nice card. I also got the Thermaltake heat sink for it.
Here is the website were I got mine, if your interested.


ps.. Not a guy, nor a geek, and LOVE the X-men movie (although I can't say for sure its not because of Hugh.. meow!)
i_drink_febreze From: i_drink_febreze Date: May 2nd, 2003 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think she'll be impressed by X2. It was very, very good. And it has sappy girl stuff in it!
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