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Get more performance out of your netbook

And this applies to ANY computer, regardless as to what it is. But it's mostly netbooks that need these kind of tweaks because most of them are pretty underpowered. Now this doesn't apply to the Linux variety of netbooks because I don't have one that runs Linux. Just Windows here folks. Nothing against Linux of course, just that it doesn't need much in the way of tweaks to run well.


And just got another notebook.

Nothing special, it's a Dell Inspiron 1100. 2ghz Pentium 4, 256mb of RAM, 20GB hard drive, CD Burner with a 14.1" XGA screen backed by a pathetic Intel graphics chip.

But it only cost me 80 bucks and I need something that's somewhat expendable to haul around in the car for my job.


Just got back from a Collective Soul show.

Say what you want about the band considering they haven't really been noticed since the late 90's, but they put on a damned good show. It was at Herrinfesta Italiana and about an hour and a half long. The singer is amazing in the fact that he actually sings the songs better live compared to how they sound on the CD. The lead guitarist is amazing, and something that I like a lot they interacted a lot with the audience.

And they didn't do a cardinal sin that a lot of bands I've seen do.  Some of them (mainly Puddle of Mudd) merely show up, sing the songs and leave. So, yeah, all in all Collective Soul was a good show.


5 failed McDonald’s menu items

I was surfing the internet the other day and i found this article "5 Failed McDonald's Menu Items" i was curious so checked it out. The article is by Jane McGrath and can be found at: http://money.howstuffworks.com/5-failed-mcdonalds-menu-items.htm, this is my take on the article, if you wish to read the original article please click on the link i just mentioned.

Have you ever heard of the hula burger? Well you probably have unless you were around when it make its entrance into the world of fast food in the early 1960's. Ray Kroc the founder of McDonald's was trying to solve a sales problem he encountered in regions with large catholic populations. Back in the 1960's many American Catholics still followed the trend of abstaining from meat every friday. Well Kroc's ideal to boost sales was the invention of the Hula Burger. The Hula Burger consisted of a grilled pineapple served on a bun with cheese. Its opponent was the filet-o-fish sandwich; which had was created by a Catholic franchise. The Hula Burger was widely unpopular where as the Filet-O-Fish sandwich was huge success.


I just got …

I just went to Wal-Mart on a whim and snagged SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 for the PS2. Yeah yeah yeah, I know they released it for the Wii and PSP ... but I don't have either of those systems due to lack of interest.

The disc includes Art of Fighting, Baseball Stars 2, Burning Fight, Fatal Fury, King of the Monsters, Last Resort, Magician Lord, Metal Slug (which I already have on the Metal Slug Anthology for the same system), Neo Turf Masters, Samurai Shodown, Sengoku, Shock Troopers, Super Sidekicks 3, The King of Fighters '94, Top Hunter and World Heroes.

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Mario Kart 64 - Not a whole lot changed from the previous SNES outting, but still a hell of a lot of fun.

I originally wrote this review on Gamespot, but I decided to put it up on here and update it a little bit. At least here it'll get lost in my own content rather than the typically horribly written reviews done by the people who tend to frequent that site.

Mario's 2nd kart racing game is a blast to play (especially when you get 4 people going) and has stood the test of time exceedingly well. But if you haven't played it yet, and you've already got the Gamecube rendition of it, you won't be seeing a whole lot different here than on any other version of the game. Including the SNES. Other than the horrible dual character mechanic on the Gamecube version.