Monday, September 24, 2012

nVidia Driver Writers

Over the years I've had occasion to make some harsh statements about the folks who write the Windows drivers at or for nVidia. I'd like to be able to tell you that's changed. That after all these years they cleaned up their act. That the stopped with the crack cocaine.

I'd like to. But I can't. As an enthusiast I check for driver updates on a regular basis. I was pleased to note that the latest revision - 306.23 - actually lists my card in its supported category. Of course when you try to install it, it says that compatible hardware can not be found.

As usual the solution is to download a file from the Internet. If you need them search for nVidia gtx260m 306.23. It's a matter of updating 2 files and running the install.

Crack cocaine I say.

I understand that my chip is now more than 2 full revs back. I understand that support work costs money and can't be maintained for ever. But if you could stop saying it will work when it won't.

Too much to ask? Maybe.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jon Rocks

Assuming this works normally, this should cross pollinate.  And then I will have achieved the tri-fecta.  And broken my own personal habit of posting once a quarter.

Ha ha.


Vanity Searches

I'm a fairly vain person.  I'm also prone to publicly admitting my faults in an attempt to illicit sympathy, but lets try to stay focused.

Have you ever done a vanity search?  That's when you put your name into Google and see what comes up.  When I do this under my full name, I come up fourth.  Actually my Facebook comes up fourth, which doesn't say much for my readership.

It never occurred to me to do the search for my gamer tag.  Until today.  Today I tried to open a twitter account (I know, behind the times) as MrPoody, assuming that would be a slam dunk, as usual.

It appears I have been beat to the mark.

Anyways I can be followed @MrPoodySpeaks.  Close enough.  Probably better actually.

As a side note, an alarming number of cat videos on youTube are associated with the name MrPoody.  Who knew.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Castle Games Presents Fleet Admiral

Ish. Near as I can tell the manufactorum is putting on the final touches. This means I should be able to do my first official box opening video. I always wanted this to be a vlog anyway.

Keep an eye to the sky.