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6th-Oct-2008 10:57 pm
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer
Well, that was more irritating than it should have been. I decided to upgrade the hard drive on my PS3 tonight (why be stuck with 60gb when you can get 320gb for under $100) and online guides made it sound easy.

Everything worked fine, except for the bit where the screws holding the drive onto the cage are really tight and really soft and I had to resort to the pliers on my leatherman to get them off. Once I did that I was back on track.

So, more of a pain than I initially expected, but it looks like it will have worked in the end. Plus, it's a whole lot better than Microsoft's "If you want more space you'll have to buy our exorbitantly priced add-on drive, unless you want something bigger than 120GB" deal. (I started to write 120GB, then thought it couldn't be that small, then checked online and realized it is.)

One other gaming note- I was at the Roseville Target and they have the collector's edition of GTA IV for the 360 for about $63 on a clearance end cap.

In other exciting news, I went in for my bi-annual physical today and got a flu shot. I'm supposed to go back for a cholesterol test sometime soon, but that's what they said last time and I didn't really get around to making an appointment.

monstersocks and I went out to the Liz Phair show Saturday night. Very good, I especially liked the one new song she did. Not sure when she'll actually have anything new available. We tried out this new thing they're doing where you can reserve a table on the upper level so that old folks like us don't have to stand around. It worked pretty well (after I notified their webmaster that the online form wasn't working) although the staff seemed a bit baffled by the process and it didn't work quite the same way it was initially described.

We also saw two First Ave employees who did fairly good impressions of omaha and rock_moniker. Fauxmaha and Fauxgan were getting trained and kept wandering by our seats.
7th-Oct-2008 04:43 am (UTC)
fauxmaha and fauxgan are the two best evil-twin comic book names ever in teh history of the whole land!
7th-Oct-2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
I have a 30GB HDD.

And people ask me why I don't just torrent things...
7th-Oct-2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Solvable problem: 1TB external $114
7th-Oct-2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
I also don't have a USB 2.0 port, and those PCM cards with 2.0's actually work slower than even a regular USB port.
7th-Oct-2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
None of those, either. i have a regular serial cable... you've gotta remember, this is a computer that came with only 30GB of disk space.
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