Review of Gigabyte Technology NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512 MB

If you are buying this kind of card, meaning one that has good performance for the money, then you must have done your homework. So I won't get into that side of things and discuss performance and benchmarks. Instead, I will talk about aspects you do not see in the typical benchmark reviews and what it is like to own this card.

First off, when you open the package and see the device you immediately notice that it is a quality product and not cheap piece of hardware. It feels well made and that feeling is only reenforced by the shape and size of the fan. It is definitely the bulkiest and most sci-fi looking I've installed in my machine.

More pleasantness comes in when you install it and setup the drivers, which is a synch on Windows.  Even on my Hackint0sh OS X 86 running Snow Leopard 10.6, it was picked  up and was immediately running with acceleration without the need for KEXT changes.

In addition, when you see your games running smoothly (I upgraded from an ATI 2600 XT) you feel you made the right decision buying this.

Now the cons. 

I can't help but notice and be disappointed by two things in contrast to my aging ATI 2600 XT. 

First, there is only one DVI port and another VGA port. So if you have two LCDs you will be disappointed that one has to connect through VGA. I know I can buy an HDMI to DVI adapter and use the HDMI port, but I didn't need to do that on my old ATI card.

Second, the lack of the pleasant anisotropic mipmap filtering for minification. This definitely made a demo I was making look significantly more jagged in the distance. It was surprising to me that the old ATI 2600 XT would be doing a much better job at making everything smoother, especially in the distance.

One other thing that was annoying (though expected) was the noise. The fan is in fact noisy. You will not notice it and you cannot put it in the living room as a home theater machine.

In conclusion, I do not regret my decision. It is great value meaning good performance for the money, and it made my Snow Leopard look pretty again. So no regrets.

The Google Android Tablet with HTC

Just a quick post to pin in time the thought that an Android tablet needs to win, and capture the market at this time.

iPad is an excellent device, but still has the shortcomings of iOS (e.g. Steve Jobs decides whats good for you, multitasking "like" ...etc).

To succeed, An Android tablet should:

  • Be cheaper, or at worst only slightly more expensive iPad at similar configurations (i.e. 3G, Storage size)
  • Not be limited to a market. Be available worldwide
  • Have a very nice, and very smooth interface (Android 3.0 Gingerbread ... this is your holy grail) 
Failing any of these points, will result in anything between a modest success to a lingering failure.

Just saying #justsaying

I exist!

This is a bloglet just to prove that I still exist.

Here is a little story about my iPhone and fixing it. I broke my iPhone and fixed it a couple of times, until at one point I couldn't anymore.

I made the mistake of assuming that the connector on the main board was broken, when in fact it was the LCD and it just happened that the two LCDs I tested were already bad. But thats not the story.

I went to a local shop to replace the connector, and they quickly tried an LCD that they knew was good and it worked. And I bought that LCD.And that is still not the story. The story so far sounds like a story of good service and unexpected expenditure.The story however is that of deep disappointment and once again shot down expectations.

Bad attitude would be an upgrade for the guys at M3 7th Circle, they are definitely rude and a possibly a little stupid.

The worst part is that there is no business oportunity there. My opening a shop there with a better quality of service and better representatives services no purpose at all, as the average customers cares only about the financial bottom line and not at all about the quality of the experience, in my opinion.
What to do?

Windows Phone 7 is really cool

I was just looking at the announcement of Windows Phone 7. I remembered a conversation I had with a Microsoft Project Director a while back.

She protested jokingly on my using the iPhone, to which I replied seriously that if they give me a Zune HD type device that also does phone, then I would not use the iPhone.

I am quite certain that it is this conversation that lead to the development of Windows Phone 7. :-D .. just kidding.

What I want to say is Microsoft really delivered. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these devices.

People should really know this ضروري الكل يعرف هالحكي

ثبت عنه صلى الله عليه وسلم (( أنه لعن آكل الربا وموكله وكاتبه وشاهديه وقال : " هم سواء " )) أخرجه مسلم في صحيحه

cursed the accepter of usury and its payer, and one who records it, and the two witnesses, and he said: They are all equal

We are Avatar

So just came back from Avatar 3D. Recommend you go watch it ASAP.

Avatar is Pocahontas in that it addresses the immoral more powerful civilization destroying another civilization to get the resources which they sit on top off!

It is also the concept of Gaia, in that everything is energy and all life forms are only brief manifestations of that energy.

Avatar also has the best 3D graphics known to man. I loved it and I am not impressed easily with graphics anymore. That however is an old story.

And the acting. 3D models did a much better job of acting than the actual actors. The voice acting didn't feel like voice overs, and emotions felt genuine and impassioned.

Now for the real point.

Standing there after the movie and looking at my tweep friends, I couldn't help but notice the analogy. We are the real world humans that met in the twitter world. We knew each other although we really just met. We are Avatars.

I wonder if anyone else noticed this.

خمسة قيم أساسية و مستقبل حكومة البخيت

بعد قراءة هذا المقال المنشور في عمون  يبدو لي للأسف أن رئيس الوزراء مستمر في سياسات الحكومة الخاطئة ومنجر وراء الحاجة لارضاء الراي العام بدل...