About time for one of these posts, I think.
Iâ€™ve found a new place in downtown Seattle that Iâ€™ll be moving to next month. My current complex is honestly not that bad except for two problems:
- The ISP choices are terrible (I currently have 1.5Mbps DSL, which is the highest speed available)
- There isnâ€™t really much of anything within reasonable walking distance
The new place has a supermarket on the ground floor (yay) and a few restaurants within walking distance. The ISP is Comcast, which may be dubious to some but Iâ€™m willing to go through the annoying setup process if it means I get a download rate from this century. The only downside is that Iâ€™ll either need to take a bus or a company shuttle to work, but eh, I need to start getting up earlier anyway. Getting all my stuff moved over is going to be a pain thoughâ€¦the number of my possessions has increased considerably since I moved to Seattle.
Speaking of Internet, I braved uTorrent a while back to watch some fansubbed anime, namely the first two episodes of K-On! I like it, but I probably wonâ€™t be able to watch the rest of it since BitTorrent basically nukes my connection (for reasons I havenâ€™t figured out yet).
Still waiting for Sony to patch in PS2 support for the Madcatz SF4 sticksâ€¦I figure if it doesnâ€™t come within another few patches I may just sell this to buy a HRAP3 (which does work for PS2 games). As it stands I need to use my old Tekken 5 stick over an adapter, and going from the awesome Sanwa joystick + buttons to the decent-ish Hori stick and buttons isâ€¦well, itâ€™s like owning a Ferrari and driving a Honda instead, if you get my drift.
Installed iPhone OS 3.0 last week. My phone seems to be a lot more responsive now, so itâ€™s obvious theyâ€™ve put some work into performance. I donâ€™t use copy/paste much, but the push notifications have been very handy â€“ I finally installed an IM client (Beejive) on my phone thanks to this new feature. Of course, if the damn thing supported background tasks in the first place this wouldnâ€™t be an issueâ€¦
That said, I kind of wish AT&T didnâ€™t want $400 from me for the 3GS. That new camera and faster CPU are really enticing.
I took out my guitar for the first time in months today, and all I can say for now is â€˜wtf I suck.â€™ Hopefully this will change.