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Have been longing for a pro audio card with AES/EBU output

Finally made the move today, bought myself an RME HDSP 9632 with its BO968 AES breakout cable.

Feed the AES to my Apogee MiniDAC by an Apogee’s Wyde EYE AES cable, the difference is rather obvious comparing to my previous cards (EMU 1212m, ESI Juli@) IMHO.

Just came back from Germany

Finally back home, exhibited at the Hannover CeBIT 2008 show for 6 days. Tired.

My PS3 games collection has not grown much

Have only bought 3 games since my last post on PS3 games collection.

My updated collection of PS3 games
– GUNDAM Target in Sight (Asian, bundled or forced)
– Virtua Fighter 5 (JP)
– Gundum Mousou (JP)
– Ninja Gaiden Sigma (JP) + All add on packs
– Minna no golf 5 (JP)
– Shin Sangoku Mousou 5 (JP)
– Folklore (Asian, Chinese/English)
– Folks Soul (JP) + All add on packs
– Uncharted Drake’s Fortune (US)
– Ridge Racer 7 (JP)
– PS3 LocoRoco on PSN (Asian)
– Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (JP)
– Devil May Cry 4 (JP)
– Heavenly Sword (JP)

Co-location fee has raised 40%

The ISP gave me a big surprise by telling me that the server co-location fee has just raised 50% for no real reason, then offered me a 18 months contracts for only a 40% raise, WTF !

Happy 2008 !

2007 is a super busy but not very fruitful year for me, 2008 should be much better.

Wish everyone a prosperous and happy 2008 !

Finally decided, Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Bought it today, around US$50.

The keys on my old one were not smooth already, have put my hand on a Logitech cordless wave keyboard but I still feel that the Natural is better for me.

Microsoft’s “Natural” Keyboard, and PS2 mouse

Have been finding a replacement of my Natural Multimedia Keyboard for a while but not much choices at the moment.

I’ve been using the “Natural” series for many years (since the first Natural Keyboard), but the latest offerings (e.g. Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, or the somewhat alike Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000) are USB only and PS2 connection was dropped.

The only one that is PS2 on MS site is the very old Natural Keyboard Elite (used it before) but it’s no longer available in my country.

Looks like I have to settle with USB and I had only one choice for a Natural Keyboard, or I have to settle with the curved ones like Comfort Curve Keyboard or the coming Logitech Wave Keyboard (not the cordless one).

Finding a good PS2 mouse is similar, all the current good ones are USB only.

It is too bad for someone who still want to stick with the PS2 interface.

The last of my Homgplug power line network node has failed

I have bought a total of 5 Aztech Homeplug nodes (14Mbps x 3 + 85Mbps x 2) + a Tactio power line network IP sharer, and today, the last of the 5 nodes has failed.

Not sure if this is a problem with power line network device, Aztech’s quality issue or I am just bad luck to encounter a 100% failure rate. What the hell !

Kung Hei fat Choi

To those who are Chinese or knows about Chinese, 恭喜發財 !

A good friend of mine recently sent me an unexpected gift, a Playstation 3, which turned me into a next gen console owner, thank you, Chris ! You surprised me.

FreeBSD 6.2 is released

Read from freebsd.org that 6.2 is now available. FreeBSD has been choice of server OS since 1998 and it works reliably on my servers for many years.

This server is still running an older version and I won’t upgrade it until I have more free time. I suppose my other server be upgraded very soon since it is running an even older version of FreeBSD.