Wednesday, October 6, 2010
havent been on here in a while. i guess i need a new blog since ive about moved along from this model train stuff.. maybe just a life blog. ive picked up guitar within the last year, and ive gotten good with it. now i just need a place to let the vibrations out of the cage that is my guitar.
Posted by atsf general purpose terminal at 5:23 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
my older dreams have once again been aroused. though this was almost a week ago, I thought to mention it to my small audience. I am going to have a go at becoming a pilot. this was my first "instructor flight" with Rex Damschroder as my instructor. this is a cessna 172 skyhawk, the most widely available rental plane and is the most produced aircraft. this was the plane that made cessna roll around in money. though the 172 is small, it doesn't get shoved around much in the air. it's got a nice sturdy feel to it and is very forgiving. with this of course, comes another endevour on the computer. I've been playing Microsoft Flight Simulator X for a little while now and I enjoy the sim very much. though not real life, it definently provides a realistic simulation engine coupled with powerful graphics and detail capability. it even runs on this thing! for those non-computer types, this is pretty low tech by today's standards (which change every second), and rather slow for my liking, but it will eventually get things done.
4 CPU at 2.00 Ghz
40 GB hard disk space
512 MB RAM
32 MB Nvidia GeForce 400/440X AGP graphics card (that's the killer, really limits what I can do, although it does handle FSX at a decent frame rate, even online with all the other guys buzzing around me)
1 sony CD/RW drive 52x/32x/52x (actually pretty hard core for an old disc drive)
1 Memorex DVD/R/RW/RAM/ROM/etc also reads CD's and some other crazy formats.
1 floppy drive (not sure the last time it's been used, might actually be elegible for a museum transfer in a couple years if it continues to function)
the old 1.1 USB slots
MAG CRT montitor (perty big'un)
some action in FSX...
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Posted by atsf general purpose terminal at 5:34 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
you'll never guess what came today! my SD40-2 and my GP9M! I'm very happy they came, and they both run very nice. They are both very heavy and are well capable of pulling all by themselves. the yellow and black locomotive is the SD40-2, and the green and orange one is the GP9M. I also got some grain cars and a new boxcar today.
Posted by atsf general purpose terminal at 12:56 PM