Archive for November, 2005

DCRP traffic hits record levels

November was the best month in the DCRP site’s eight year history. The site had over 2.8 million visitors, with over 3.2 terabytes of data transferred! Can’t wait for my bandwidth bill… thankfully revenue goes up during the holidays as well!

Own a PS2? Buy this game!

Finally there’s a game that lets me fulfill a lifelong dream: to play lead guitar with Boston doing “More Than a Feeling“.
Guitar Hero is a rhythm game for the PS2 that has a very unique controller:

This plastic guitar has five “strings” you can play and there’s even a whammy bar! During the game the notes come toward you on the screen, like so:

When the notes get to the bottom of the screen you hold down that “string” and strum the guitar! Sounds silly but this may be the most fun I’ve had with a video game in a LONG time. You really are playing along… hit the wrong note and you’ll hear it in the song! Keep screwing up and you’ll get booed off the stage. The harder the level, the more notes you have to play, so at expert level you’re pretty much playing all the notes in the song.
The only downsides I can come up with are the sore fingers that it gives me, and the fact that the songs are all covers of the original (albeit very good ones).
This one’s going to be a major time waster! Thanks to Mark for turning me on to this awesome game!

2005 SF Int’l Auto Show

For the third year in a row I’ve got pictures from the show floor of the SF International Auto Show. Visiting this show has been a tradition that my dad and I have kept up for nearly my entire life. Click the link to see the more interesting cars that I saw at the show. I have to say that taking pictures there is difficult, even with a great camera like the EOS-5D. The white balance is really tough to get right.

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Glad I had my camera

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I was walking off the BART train in Rockridge tonight during a great sunset. I happened to have the EOS-5D with me, having been at the auto show (those pics coming soon), so I went down to the end of the platform and took the above photo. It was such a nice sunset that others were doing the same, though most were stuck with camera phones instead of a real camera.

Cool pic of the day

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you know that I love taking photos of the Golden Gate Bridge. Here’s one I took tonight right around sunset with the Canon EOS-5D.