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  1. somecallmeTim

    Simple questions about AV receiver and HTPC

    Current set up is HTPC (AM3, 8GB, SSD, Radeon 4550, Win7 / WMC) with a Samsung 47" using HDMI. Audio is a Logitech 5.1 that I've had for-just-about-ever - 3.5mm plugs from sound card. Pretty happy with the overall set up - everything works and... well it works. What I'm really missing is...
  2. somecallmeTim

    Dang it - going to slip a few places :(

    After all these years, back in the top 70 for the team and in a month, I'm gonna lose three spots... :( Nicolas_orleans (in a bout week and a half) WOLF_TEAM_LEADER and LastLegion passing me by in 3.5 weeks before I over take someone in a month. Well... at least I have an order of magnitude...
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    Open, hackable Freescale i.MX283 based SOC (plug)

    For you embeded folks, thought I would share the latest project from the minds at Crystalfontz. Disclaimer: I work at Crystalfontz ;) -- Okay -- the nuts and bolts is we were developing a system for use in-house using knowledge gained from a previous project. We needed a SOC that had tons...
  4. somecallmeTim

    No ads at work (shhhhhh)

    Regardless of the browser I use at work, there are no ads on either the main site or the forums. At home, we're good to go. We do have Squid running on the main server filtering / tracking content. So yes, visiting the [H] is fine ;) Just odd the ads are blocked - most ads come through with out...
  5. somecallmeTim

    DVI vs. HDMI input

    Looking at upgrading my current monitor set up to something larger. These 45 yo eyes like things bigger. I've found a number of 27" to 28" monitors that are in my price range that have the 1920 x 1200 resolution I'm looking for. Some have VGA and HDMI, but no DVI input. I've always used DVI...
  6. somecallmeTim

    FS: Intel Core2 Duo e6850 CPUs

    These e6850's are functional pulls from machines that were upgraded. These are just sitting around, and need a good home. From what I understand the e6850's OC pretty well. Each comes with a stock cooler from a QuadCore and they work fine with these CPUs. ALL THREE SOLD The "stuff from...
  7. somecallmeTim

    8800GT ... what issues?

    After finding an eVGA 8800GT "superclocked" in-stock, buying it, installing it, I read countless horror stories in here about over heating, fires, death of the neighbor's puppies, driver issues, artifacting, noise, lack of performanace, and so on I was a bit worried. The card got here days...
  8. somecallmeTim

    Patmann Family Fundraiser -- 12/29 - 30 ~ Spokane WA

    Been a while since I posted one of my LANs, but since this one is a bit different I thought I would spread the word. Our December event, SMo-g v6.0 on December 29 through the 30th is not only our 6th anniversary for SpokLAN.net -- we are setting aside all the proceeds for the the family of...
  9. somecallmeTim

    Nations @ War v5.0 (BF2 Mod) released

    It's been a long time coming, it's been in Beta since... well, a long time. They have added a lot of new vehicles, weapons, and maps, maps, maps. http://www.nawmod.com/ Downloads are big, really really big. 1.9 GB due to all the additional content. I had the chance to work on the multiplayer...
  10. somecallmeTim

    Aug 10-12, 2007 - 60+ Seats, Spokane WA (fund-raiser LAN!)

    What: SMo-g v5.8 (more than a LAN party) When: 8 PM Friday August 12 to Noon Sunday August 12, 2007 (40 hours) Where: Crosby Student Center, Gonzaga University Campus. Why: Raise Money for SpoCON - Spokane's Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention What: 60 + spots for PCs, and Console Gamers...
  11. somecallmeTim

    Not seing second CPU

    Okay, this has me stumped... I have a Celestia A2210 dual s940 1U server. The motherboard is an AMD Serenade, rev 3.02 is the best I could do for a model. The manual is very light on this system - tells more how to take it apart than put it together. I got the server as a barebones, just...
  12. somecallmeTim

    Anyone else work with Joomla?

    I've played with several CMSs over the years off and on, Mambo, phpNuke, phpFusion, Drupal, and some other flavors of Nuke. I liked Mambo, but it had a few issues, so I started working with Joomla and so far I'm pretty impressed. I converted my forums from phpbb to SMF first - one, I was...
  13. somecallmeTim

    s939 4000+.. upgrade to?

    Okay, been doing my reading, research, comparison, etc and I think that I have a good idea of which way to go. Here's a summary of the system A64 4000+ w/ big ass Zalman cooler 2 GB Ballistix PC3200 BFG 7800GT Asus A8N SLi-Premium Seasonic S12 550W PSU hard drives and dvd burner So, My system...
  14. somecallmeTim

    Seasonic S12 - I picked good?

    After reading the sticky, faq's, more reading and research I settled on and ordered the SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-550HT from NewEgg on Monday and should be here either tomorrow or Thursday. My older Antec TruControl 550w has taken one too many hits from a faulty surge suppressor (that seemes...
  15. somecallmeTim

    I would like to thank EA for releasing 2142

    Why do I think the release of BF2142 is wonderful? All the stat whore smacktards are nolonger showing up on the ranked BF2 server I run! The gaming has been fanstastic since it came out... it's fantastic with peeps actually playing the game rather than worrying about 'points' and 'stats'...
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    CPU or RAM issue... maybe...

    Okay, I've been having some annoying system issues as of late - data loss, BSOD, not wanting to boot.. you know, the annoying stuff. Before we get into what all has transpired, here's the system specs: CPU - AMD A64 3400+ (venice core, OEM chip) Mobo - ASRock 939 Dual SATA2 RAM - 4 x 512 MB...
  17. somecallmeTim

    Sir.Mod - v0.8 is out...

    If you need a break from "win win win" BF2 and stat-tards, then this is the mod for you. It's done by the Sir.Community - they started doing stunts with BF'42, and are now doing mods and movies with BF2. They were at v0.4, and after lots of updates, v0.8 is out. It's more stable, and yes, if...
  18. somecallmeTim

    Exerpeicen with DDR2?

    My wife and I are getting a nice upgrade for our oldest daughter's HS graduation (along with other stuff), and I'd like to get her into something that is a little more "future proof" than a s939. We've settled on an AM2 A64 3500+ or 3700+ (depends on price), and MSI K9N Platinum nForce 570...
  19. somecallmeTim

    BF2 Co-Op mode .... weeeeee

    Okay, with some tweaking I loaded up our BF2 server in Co-Op mode with a crap load of Bots set at a fairly high AI (75 out of 100) - and by crapload I mean there are always 32 bots on the server, on a 16 player map - I found it forces to 16 player in Co-Op mode. There were about 12 people in...
  20. somecallmeTim

    So, I install BF2 on my wife's computer...

    Okay, we're a family of gamers. I run a Spokane WA based LAN group, we have 'game night' at the house with freinds, RPG every other friday, and have small LANs at the house. Over the years, the wife has primary played RPGs and SIM type games - rollercoaster tycoon, etc, and puzzle games on her...
  21. somecallmeTim

    Help load testing BF2 Server

    Need your helpt testing game severs for an up coming event Server Name - SpokLAN.net - BF2 Server 1 IP - 66.45.163.43 (you may have to join by IP) 64 Player server v 1.22 (Non-ranked) Need your help stress testing. I may load up a second server if it seems to be handling the load okay -...
  22. somecallmeTim

    FS: NIB MSI K7N2 Delta2 mobo

    Fresh from RMA - everything except the box is factory sealed. This is a COMPLETE New In Box Motherboard - they did not send back a refurb unit, this is "new new new" :) MSI K7N2 Delta2 Product Link This is a Socket A, nForce2 Motherboard all ready to go. Research shows them going for $55...
  23. somecallmeTim

    FRAG-a-THON 2006 * March 11-12, 2006 - Spokane WA

    Okay, so what's a FRAG-a-THON? Well, it's not a normal SMo-g, but it is hosted by SpokLAN.net - and the differnce is it's a 40 hour charity fundraiser. It starts at 8pm Friday the 10th of March, and goes through Noon Sunday the 12th. We only have a total of 52 spots (42 pc and 10 console) - so...
  24. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v4.1 - Jan 13 - 14, 2006 (Spokane WA)

    SpokLAN.net presents SMo-g v4.1 on Friday January 13 - Saturday January 14 (8pm to 8pm) - 24 hours of geeking and gaming. 50 seats total $20 prepay $25 pay at the door with reg $30 walk in For that you get a seat, sodas, snax, goodies by Mrs. Timmeh, breakfast sat AM and Lunch Sat...
  25. somecallmeTim

    FS/FT: 1.8Ghz P4 w/HSF, SOYO P4VTE

    Everything gone... sold to elfletcho. Thanks for looking. After a round of upgrades I have a solid running Intel socket 478 1.8 Ghz P4 and a low profile Arkua HSF that needs to go. Came out of the FTP / Intranet / Redirect server I use at my LANs Could not get the camera to focus on the...
  26. somecallmeTim

    If you have ever doubted BFG's Warranty

    Since we are a typical Geek family, there is always the trickle down series of upgrades. After I upgraded to a 6800GT, my kids got the 5700ultra. The fan on the GPU died, nothing else - card still worked great still so I called BFG and in order to keep the life time warranty I would have to send...
  27. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v3.11 - Nov 12-13 2005 (Spokne WA)

    SpokLAN recovered (almost) from last month's big event over in Couer d'Alene. We're back at our "regular" location and we're setting up for 50 seats and we're going to focus on the gaming and having fun rather than all the competition. Cost is $20 prepaid and $25 at the door with...
  28. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v3.10 Oct 15-16 '05 - 126 seats (CDA ID)

    This is a special travelling SMo-g - we're holding it in Couer d'Alene Idaho at the Edminster Student Union Building (SUB) on the North Idaho College campus next to the Spokane River and a stones through from Lake Coeur d'Alene. Crazy enough to be done by us... 24 hours - noon to noon $20...
  29. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v3.8 August 13-14 (Spokane WA)

    SpokLAN.net is hosting another of it's monthly events - 72 spots, 24 hours of gaming and general geekiness. As always, your admission gets you a spot on our network, chili-cheese nachos, sodas, pizza dinner, caffiene, snax, breakfast sunday, entry into SMo-gaments, load of gaming, always a good...
  30. somecallmeTim

    9800 pro or 6600GT

    Alrighty vid card guru's... I have a dilema here. A friend of mine on a tighter budget than myself is doing a vid card upgrade. Currently has a GF4600 128mb (that is about ready to die) and we've narrowed his "upgrade" to either a 9800pro (256mb/256 bit) or a 6600GT (128mb) - both are AGP and...
  31. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v3.7 July 9-10 (Spokane WA)

    Time for the Montly gathering of Geeks and Gamers - SpokLAN.net is having it's July SMo-g (SpokLAN Midmonth omnium-gatherum) on July 9 - 10, 2005 from Noon to Noon. 60 PC gamers spots 12 Console gamer spots Admission: $20 Prepay with registration $25 at the door with registration $40 walk...
  32. somecallmeTim

    Joined the 6800GT club

    Having a mortgage, three kids, etc, upgrades are few and far between. I'd been saving up to go A64 / PCI-e down the road and came across the refurb LeadTek 6800GT (AGP) that newegg had for $210. I did some thinking (I had $225 saved and it's taken me a while) more research (hmm, 6800GT is...
  33. somecallmeTim

    CarBall 2.5 - it's out

    The UT2004 Game Type (not a mod, it's a Game Type.. :) - CarBall v 2.5 was released about 14:00 Pacific time today (5/31) - lots of nice changes, fixes, new maps. Go grab it from the official CarBall site - http://www.carball.org This has been a favorite of our LAN group for a good long...
  34. somecallmeTim

    Why did I reinstall SMAC!... Help me!

    Couple weeks ago when my mobo's IDE controller took out my primary drive I was rebuilding the sytem I chanced across my Sid Meier's Alpha Centrauri game CD, so I installed it for "old times sake" and to see how well it would run on my current system (i've gone through a couple CPU's and at least...
  35. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v3.6 June 11-12 (Spokane WA)

    Spoklan.net announces our 30th event!, AND a milestone birthday for yours truely (which is why it's the 30/40 SMo-g). What better way to celebrate both by having a SMo-g! 24 hours, 60 PC spots, 12 console spots for a total of 72. Prepay is $20 with registration, $25 at the door with pre-reg...
  36. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v3.5 - May 14-15, Spokane WA

    SpokLAN.net is back at it with our 28th event - SMo-g v3.5 "SMo-gorial Day" starting at Noon on Saturday May 14 and ending at noon on Sunday May 15. 24 hours of gaming, food, geekiness and caffiene! We've got room for 60 pc gamers and 12 console gamers and we are about half full. Register...
  37. somecallmeTim

    FS: Intel D865PERL mobos, Chieftec Case, 400W PSU

    Lefttover parts from a "deal gone sour" and I don't want this stuff taking up space - All Parts are either NEW or used for a few hours. (if that) Intel D865PERL Motherboard - Retail, includes all accessories Link to specs Supports Pentium® 4 Extreme Edition processor in an mPGA478 socket...
  38. somecallmeTim

    FRAG-a-THON 2005 - March 11-12-13 (Spokane WA)et)

    40 hours of insanity and fundraising. Help us beat our total from last year of $1,380.00 raised for the Kidz. The event starts at 8 pm on Friday the 11th, and ends at noon on Sunday the 13th. yes, 40 hours of Geeking and Gaming madness as we raise money for Gonzaga University's April's...
  39. somecallmeTim

    FS: Samsung 193P 19" Flat panel Monitor

    SOLD * SOLD * SOLD Mint condition Samsung 193P 19" Flat panel Specs: Panel Type: a-si TFT/PVA LCD Native Resolution: SXGA 1280x1024 Pixel Pitch: 0.294 mm Brightness: 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio: 800 : 1 Response Time: 20 ms View Angle: 178° / 178° (Horizontal / Vertical) Input...
  40. somecallmeTim

    SMo-g v3.2 - February 12-13 2005

    Another "more than a LAN Party" hosted by SpokLAN.net - SMo-g v3.2 "Be my SMo-gantine" on February 12 - 13 from noon to noon. 60 pc spots, 10 console spots. Admission is $15 prepay with reg, $20 at the door with reg, and $25 walk in. As of this morning (Thu 2/10) we are full up with peeps on...
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