Glad to see he's gone...and to see he's really a complete loser.
Anyway, Stratos has been away from his desktop at his Aunts for the last week or so. Today (Wednesday the 6th) is the day he got back and returned to school. But he says it's only a couple touches left for the Shrieker texture, so I'm hoping in a couple days he'll send that to me. I have NO idea what it looks like, he hasn't even shown a preview yet.
As to what I've been up to, I'm fixing for a MAJOR computer upgrade. My PC as of now and previously is a machine with an Athlon64 x2 3800 with 2gb's of DDR1 RAM and a GeForce 8800GT running on 32 bit WinXP Media Center.
My NEW build for that will be an Intel Duo Wolfdale 8400 on a brand new motherboard, with 8 GB's of DDR2 RAM with a copy of Windows 7 64 bit. For that, the old drives (save for a new 1TB HD to replace my old 250 gig) will remain, as well as the 600w PSU and the 8800GT (keeping it because for the pricing it's really still unchallenged enough for an upgrade not to be worth it. I still haven't been able to utilize PCIE 2.0 for the card, so it'll help anyway).
I've got all the components bought and in my room save for the RAM. I got the Motherboard today but discovered it's too tall for my original case, but I found a much larger, excellently reviewed, cooling-optimized case for $50 on Newegg, which is in the mail now.
No doubt my machine will be a damned monster that I'll be able to play, simulate and animate on to my heart's content with the 'cross-the-board quantum leap improvements (I mean, come on: DDR1 to DDR2 with four times the memory, 32-bit to 64-bit, AMD/Intel hybrid to full-Intel with more than double the processor power; Crysis Max settings, here's fucking Johnny) but can I still say it's the same computer anymore?
I mean, before I justified calling it the same machine because I intended to keep the case and everything inside it aside from the new parts, but now I'm salvaging the useful components from the old tower into a new tower and transferring my data into a fresh hard drive, leaving the MB and CPU of the old tower untouched. Is it technically a new computer?
It's hard to tell.