Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Laptop

I got a new laptop! I paid a good amount of money for it, but I think it was worth it. It is such a sweet machine.

Intel Core i7-720QM (1.6 GHz quad-core with hyperthreading and Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz)
nVidia GeForce GT 330M with 1 GB dedicated graphics memory
16'' widescreen
DVD RW optical drive
Dolby Advanced Audio harman/kardon speakers
Windows 7 Home Premium
500 GB HDD, 7200 RPM
Integrated number pad, webcam/microphone, touch media buttons
5-in-1 Media Card Reader, 3 USB, 1 SATA, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA
Synaptics Touchpad with all kinds of functions

For those that are less technically inclined: the laptop has one of Intel's fastest processors for laptops without costing a fortune (and it'll be faster if I add more RAM - it'll take up to 8 GB), one of the market's best graphics cards, and the best speakers I've ever heard on a laptop. In short, I am pleased.

Seriously, though... that Core i7 is a monster. I can't make its processor consumption jump above 30%.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

3:20 AM

I'm not sure what to do right now. It's 3:18 AM and I have a flight to catch at 8, which means I should be at the airport latest 7:15.

If I sleep for 2 hours, I'll be incredibly tired when I wake up at 5:30 AM. I might be too groggy to function.

On the other hand, if I don't sleep... I'll have pulled an all nighter. AFTER finals. WITHOUT anything due the next day.

And that's just lame.

Lame vs. Tired...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Life in a Day

"Life in a Day" is a project by Kevin Macdonald, in which the millions of YouTube viewers filmed some aspect of their lives for the 24 hours of July 24, 2010. Kevin and his team will edit these thousands of pieces of raw footage into a feature film documentary, to premiere at Sundance 2011.

I participated! Here is the link to my channel on YouTube where you can find the videos. There are seven, each starting with "Life in a Day".