Coming When It’s Done

To be united by hatred is a… fragile alliance at best.
-Kreia

On December 6, 2004, Lucas Arts published a game developed by Obsidian Entertainment: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. I quickly sunk my teeth into this game which I received as a birthday gift from my Tia Myrna who also purchased Prima’s Official Strategy Guide for the game. The game was much darker than the first Knights of the Old Republic and the game had an overall atmosphere of foreboding. You played as the Jedi Exile as he (in my case) sought to unite the lost Jedi Masters in order to fight a mysterious Sith threat which struck from the shadows. This game’s ending was more anticlimactic than the original, but I took it as the artistic license of the story writers. It was only a year or so later when on a Knights of the Old Republic forum that the idea of the game being incomplete came to my attention.
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HaxBox Hard Drive Upgrade

When solving problems dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
-Anthony J. D’Angelo Pima Community College

Even though I had gone to bed at 2AM and woken up at 6AM, I felt ready to tackle upgrading the hard drive on my Xbox. These consoles originally came with a 10GB hard drive of which 8GBs were available for storage. I have a 160GB hard drive from my old computer that I want to use in the place of the 10GB drive. Not only will I be able to store all of my ROMS on this drive but I’d probably be able to copy my Xbox games onto it as well. I hear there’s better performance running the game straight off the hard drive than off the DVD. I got to work on that and by noon I had done all the necessary work to prepare the hard drive for the Xbox but then I had to go into work.
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Windows XP Gamer Edition

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.
-Stephen Hawking

I spent the day at a friend’s house fixing his computer. He had downloaded a copy of Windows XP Gamer Edition which was a modified copy of Windows XP which was streamlined for gamers. I was intrigued by the concept but that he had called me for help with getting it removed from his computer told me that it didn’t go well. I arrived at his house and upon inspecting his computer I discovered that the keyboard didn’t work nor did the network connection. I didn’t have a Windows XP install disk with me at the time so I wasn’t able to help him restore his computer to working condition. I’d have to come back the next day.
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A Lapse in Focus

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
-Henry Brooks Adams

I went into work today two hours early because Randy wanted me to help with the dock. Sufficed to say that the dock was ready long before I showed up so I spent that extra time wandering the store helping out where I could. After work I stopped by Walmart to pick up a copy of Xbox Live in order play Halo 3 with Phil and some other people. While I was at Walmart I picked up a copy of both volumes of Kill Bill. I got home, active Xbox Live, and proceeded to have my ass handed to me. My kills were less than satisfactory yet better than usual. Meh.
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