Monthly Archives: January 2006

NFC Championship!

The Carolina Panthers will be in Qwest Field today to do battle with the Seattle Seahawks for the right to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XL. I’m prepared for the game with a bunch of chips, beer, and my Steve Smith jersey. I have full confidence that the Panther D will shut down Shaun Alexander and throw Matt Hasselbeck off, and Steve Smith will catch a minimum of two touchdowns. :)

Update: Oh, my. Was I ever so horribly wrong…

End of an era: “Pentium” name going away

TGDaily:

Intel has made a final decision to get rid of one of its oldest and most valuable brands, sources told TG Daily: “Pentium,” unveiled in 1993 for its P5 processor generation, will begin to quietly disappear in the current CPU generation such as the single-core 600 series as well as the D 800 and D 900 families.

I was wondering when this was going to happen. Pentium’s had a loooonnnng run as brands go in the tech industry.

Intel should rethink their naming conventions and make it a little easier to identify what chip’s best based on the name. “Intel 57087974541337 OMGWTFBBQ” just doesn’t cut it, IMO.

AMD is better anyway. :)

What a drive…

On my way back to Charleston tonight from a friend’s house in Mt. Pleasant, I had quite a fun drive coming over the Ravenel Bridge, with winds gusting to 50 MPH blowing from right to left, directly across the deck of the bridge. Considering the height of the road deck of the bridge (over 200 feet up), you can imagine it was pretty nutty.

Go Panthers!