28 December 2006

I Dug Out the Intarweb

Cable internet was installed last week, but the modem lives in the office closet. During moving, the closet doors were closed and blocked by a safe, 2 monitors (LCD and cathode ray), shelves, a stool, and about 16 heavy boxes. Now the door is sort of blocked, so I suppose I'll be digging myself out next.

22 December 2006

Receivers Are Stupid

Lots of people buy video game consoles. Lots of people buy component cables for them. Lots of people buy receivers. So you'd think that receivers would have more than the hd cable and dvd component inputs. But no, receivers are stupid. Specifically, the one about 10 feet in front of me, waving its lack of hi-def in my face. Oh sure, it's got some component inputs. Just not enough. The evil bastard. So exactly one console gets to use component. Since I'm not going to buy the PS2 component cable any time soon, it's out of the running. Which leaves the great Xbox v Wii war. There is already an Xbox component cable in our possession, but not a Wii one. However, at this point in time, the Wii gets by far the most use, with the PS2 coming in second. Therefore, the choice is relatively easy. And, Mr. Xbox, you have Pioneer to blame for your decrease in graphical quality come Tuesday evening.

And somehow, there must be a way to run all sound through the receiver for 5.1 surround sound goodness. It'll happen. It might require 12 more cables, but it will happen.

17 December 2006

Wii Waited

After missing out on Wiis during previous tries, Matt and I left nothing to chance and got to Best Buy at 9:30 to see if a line was forming or anything. We planned on staying through the night, but we went home from 11:30 to 3 for a few hours of sleep when there was no one else there yet. When we got back, we were number 14 in line, for what turned out to be 21 Wiis. The latest someone showed and still got one was around 4am.

So, Best Buy didn't sell a single Wii for three weeks, and every time one of us asked why they were holding back stock, it was always so that they'd have enough accessories on hand when they finally sold them. Want to guess how many nunchuks they had? Three. Uno dos tres. However, they did managed to scrape together nine whole Wiimotes! Then there was the morning manager, who was clearly enjoying her 6am power trip.

Now I must pack. :-( Maybe I can wave the Wiimotes and the boxes will pack themselves? Stupid moving.