Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Jeff's Wedding - New Orleans, LA

Well I just got back from New Orleans, LA for a wedding. Jeff Grant, my boy from high school, just got married one day and he graduated from Tulane Law School the very next.

Go ahead dog!!!!

It was a good time. Even though I didn't get much sleep, me and the fellas squeezed in some time to check out the new Star Wars joint. Of course we got a chance to chill down on Bourbon street in the French Quarter, but I left all of those photos out. ;-)

Here are some more joints from the wedding though: PHOTOS

Softball - Week #3

Another rough outing. We ended up loosing to a team 8-12. We were alot better than the opposition, but we couldn't come through. I felt like I had my worst softball game ever. I made an error and I also didn't get a single hit the entire game. The only way I got on base and scored a couple of runs is because of errors from the other team.

These are the stats for the year so far: STATS

We should have a pretty easy game today, since we play a team that lost 1-33 last week. But you never know. I thought the Spurs would sweep the Phoenix Suns as well. :-(

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Cheap Gas - Chicago

Another cool site showing maps of cheap gasoline: Cheap Gas - Chicago

Chicago Crime Map

This is a link to a pretty cool map that shows you all of ther reported criminal acts on a Map: Check it out!!!

Another Rough Softball Game

I think that this game was more painful than the game we lost last week 14-40. Last week we were leading the entire game, then all of a sudden the last two innings we stopped hitting and playing defense. We were the visiting team and we gave up the winning run in the bottom of the last inning with two errors.

Here's a look at the stats for the year and the last game: STATS

Monday, May 23, 2005

Good News for MOT stock for once!!!!!

It looks like Motorola stock has been doing pretty well lately. It must be all those late hours that I'm putting in. ;-)

But it seriously might be about that time to flick some of those stock options that I get every promotion. I don't see myself holding onto those things for the long-term. I'll seriously have to look into it tonight.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

New PS3 - March 2006

Originally uploaded by jwt9478.

This is a pic of the new PS3. Below are some of the specs:

- 1 CELL running at 4 GHZ, providing 256 GFLOPS power (1 PPE, L1 cache 32 KB, L2 cache 512 KB, and 8 SPE each one having 256 KB).
- There is 2 I/O (input/output) on CELL, to communicate with other parts of the console, the first I/O of the CELL has the main purpose to communicate with the unified shared (between the CELL and the GPU) XDR Ram memory (from RAMBUS) at a 50 GB/s bandwidth (4 * 64 MB = 256 MB of memory)
- The second I/O is called FlexIO (flexible input/output) and this allow the CELL to communicate with the next generation NVIDIA GPU at a 76.8 GB/s bandwidth (this GPU with 190 million transistors will run at a 600 MHZ, with a 32 rendering pipelines, associated with 16 MB of Toshiba Embedded DRAM of 256 GB/s bandwidth). The CELL will help the GPU in creating advanced physics for particle effects.
- Retro compatibility with PS1 (emulated by the CELL) and PS2 (emulated by the CELL)
A Hard Disk of 160 GB, Ethernet port (no modem this time), wireless, USB2 port, and a flash stick memory duo-pro support.
- The controllers will not so much differ from those of PS2, with the main difference that they will be WIRELESS, and with better analog buttons and more varied vibration effects.
- If the first CELL IBM produced prototypes are using 90 nanometer technology, the first SDKs containing the CELL that developers will receive after 2 months will be produced with this technology, but the CELLs that will be used on PS3 (and later SDKs) will be produced with the 65 nanometer technology, allowing sony to decrease the costs of PS3, and to tackle the problems of HEAT.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Our Softball season stats after week #1

It was a nasty game. We ended up losing 14-40. We actually gave up a 23 run inning. That's what did us in. To say the least we were a bit rusty. ;-)

Here is a look at my team's stats.

Monday, May 09, 2005

New Xbox-360 Pic

Originally uploaded by jwt9478.

646 Adams Ave., Oak Park, IL

Originally uploaded by jwt9478.

I got the chance to check out this new condo development in Oak Park this weekend. It's pretty nice and in a nice neighborhood. I'll have to keep my eyes on this one. ;-)

Monday, May 02, 2005

Re-Building Together Volunteering Day

Re-Building Together Volunteering Day
Originally uploaded by jwt9478.

This is a picture of the volunteer team along with the lady who owned
the house. It was a long day of painting and cleaning up, but it was
all worth it. The lady was really happy with the work.