I <3 BFGAugust 18, 2008
AKA “The (Hopefully) Final Chapter Of Syp’s Machine Upgrade Saga”
Today was a long day. It was one of those days where you’re just filled with apathy, low-grade depression, and a keen desire to be at home, in bed, watching your favorite sitcom (Arrested Development) for a good six hours without moving — and yet, you have to work for about 12 hours straight, including two and a half hours of meetings. On top of which is my wife who’s sick, which I hate more than anything else. (And yes, ladies, I’m taking good care of her — I’m an expert spoiler when it comes to sickies.)
So it was a nice shiny bonus to a cruddy day to come home and see a UPS box on my front porch. That’s right — mere days after I sent my broken BFG 9600 GT OC away (to Aurora and Wayne’s World), they turned around and sent a new one right on back. WITH a free t-shirt, I might add. I love-a da free t-shirts.
Happily, once I popped it in, it worked perfectly — no artifacts, no BSOD, no infinite looping (knock on wood). I took a spin around Warhammer Online tonight, and it’s no real NDA breaking anything (as if you care) to say that the difference in graphic quality and speed felt like a completely new game.
Tomorrow’s going to be nuts, my friends. As for my part, I’m going to limit myself to three posts, maximum; I suspect there’ll be a lot out there for you to read, and I don’t want to overwhelm you. I think it’s going to be a great day, yessiree.