November 19th, 2006

Moa: The King of Destruction

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For those who don't keep up with my dream journal, Curt scouted Best Buy and several other stores early this morning and decided waiting for a Wii wasn't going to happen. So I'll keep my ear to the ground for the next few months and try to get one later. I spent the money on some new work clothes that actually fit me (although I could have done with larger shirts), an Intercooler for the XBox 360, and the two Capcom Classics Collections for the PS2. I've given the Intercooler a bit of a test run, and the system seems to run considerably better. Over the course of the morning, I played some Enchanted Arms (that nurse Golem may be mainly for healing, but she's got a kickass attack), and noticed all the usual stuff - battles took a few seconds to load, during which the TV would almost always lose signal (I think that has to do with the A/V switcher, but that's mounted under the 360, so it could be a heat issue), and I hit at least two disc read errors. I finally gave up and went for Dead Rising instead. After installing the Intercooler, the video signal was constant, and I didn't hit any read errors at all. Someone at work said that their Intercooler eliminated the read errors, but I didn't have high hopes. It remains to really stress test the system and give it a try with Ookami - that lost video signal during some of the transitions from color to sepia, which is why I blame the switcher.

The Colts lost, and then we had dinner at Steak 'N Shake. Those were in the opposite of the intended order, but since Curt was the one who wanted an early dinner, I expected him to tell me exactly when he wanted it. Apparently, my psychic ability works about as well as the Colts' winning streak... it was good enough until today.

Having taped The Simpsons, I think I'll take a shower, watch that, and go to bed. It's been a long couple of days, and I need lots of sleep. Or at least lots of lying awake in bed.