Hello, Reach

Those of you in the gaming community, regardless of affiliation to Playstation/Microsoft/Nintendo, know that tomorrow Halo: Reach will be released upon gamers at 12:01am  (technically Tuesday).  I’ve been able to procure enough money to purchase the limited edition console, which is the newest model of Xbox and two controllers.  But enough about what the system comes with more about what is going down that night for me.  I’ve invited a couple of my friends over to play an all nighter, at least it will be for me..  I’ve let them all know that we are going to be playing the game until as late as possible and then switch over to multiplayer for some good old-fashioned LAN carnage, or if we are so daring to test the houses connection we will switch over to Xbox live mode to for fun.   Now for the most important part of the whole thing.  I want to stream this over the internet.   Not everyone, because that would be a whole other feat to get all of the tv’s hooked up.  I just don’t want to deal with it.  So what I’ve planned is to use my laptop to focus on my screen, and send what it sees over the internet , for anyone that wants to watch what happens.  I’m lucky enough to have a LCD monitor that is 1440×900 to share with myself (not really sharing :] ) so that it’s as a good of a stream without having a capture card.  Anyone that has a desire to be up that late and cannot play Reach, can watch my twitter, @Prof_Mumbles , to try to catch some if it.  I’m not sure of which site to use to play the game via but it will be a grand time for a great beginning to the end of the Bungie led Halo franchise.

In other news, I’ve decided to start being a nerd again, and focus my efforts in computing in the right direction.  I’ve taken my laptop, a HP DV3-1075us, and installed one the most fun Linux distros on it.  Gentoo, which I’ve played with on and off for about 6 years.  It can be a bit challenging, some nights it takes hours to compile programs, or figuring out conf files or settings, but it’s always worth it in the end, to have something that you want installed that isn’t filled with unnecessary applications or settings.  I’m Looking at you Ubuntu & Windows 7.   Don’t get me wrong, those are both fantastic OSes, but they just don’t teach their users much beyond, this is what you get.   I’ve also finished setting up the dual-boot for windows/gentoo on my desktop, and my laptop.  I have to dual-boot for 2 reasons.  First I don’t always have the time to tinker stuff to work (laptop/desktop) and two I play StarCraft II, and sadly don’t like playing via WINE.  All that said, im currently stuck on a few things.  XBMC wont install due to a block of SAMBA package via the CIFS package, that’s going to be fun :\.   And getting PulseAudio working on both machines is going to be fantastic 🙂

Aside from those fun things, I’m going to school, learning so java, and working, making some java (see what I did there?) 

Any who, follow me @Prof_Mumbles.  See Ya later internet

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