Friday, December 22, 2006

Metallica - Seoul Korea

I was thinking today that it would be nice to listen to the Metallica show from Omaha Nebraska, but a search on my work computer was fruitless. I went to the website and noticed that Metallica had sung a new song at Seoul recently so I downloaded the 'album.' Overall the show is pretty good. It is similar to the Omaha one that I attended but in a good way. Metallica can still rock hard. As for the new song aptly titled 'The Other New Song', it is pretty good. I am not sure if this is completely accurate, but it reminds me of Motorhead: fast, raw, and with some melody and feeling that was missing from the St Anger album. Here's a link to the song list and a picture of the show (pdf) in booklet form from the livemetallica site. The one thing that I noticed is that there is little crowd noise. The energy level at Omaha was intense and the singing and screaming was awesome, my only guess is that they had less people attending - but if not then shame on them!

Anyways when I got home I found my backup of the Omaha show, and am now able to enjoy both shows. They will also make great road cruising music while I travel during Christmas. Now the only question is if I want to download the other new song Metallica played at Berlin. Robert Trujillo is THE MUTHA FUCKIN BOMB ! He was with Zakk Wylde, and still is with Metallica. I just wish they would've played Orion at Omaha. The last thing I have to say is that they only played two songs off of '...And Justice For All' which in my eyes is a disturbing development.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

new linux install

Recently I re-acquired my AMD 1900+ XP of yesteryear. It had been away for close to two years, but now is back. I installed FC6 and bricked it after doing a hard shutdown when I noticed the temps rising because I forgot to plug in the CPU fan after cleaning the dust off the heatsink. An install later and hear I am. May that be my vote of recommendation to setting up lm_sensors and the gnome panel's Hardware Sensor Monitor -- at least I didn't fry the cpu! I went from consistant >130 degrees fahrenheit to 114 now. This heatsink from a stock 3200+ XP is a great heatsink for the 1900+ XP. Especially when dust free.

Anyways, FC6 is a solid release. Bricking the box might have been my fault and after trying to resurrect via a Rescue CD I gave up and just reinstalled. I had my data backed up so it wasn't too big of a loss. The point of the post is to give props to and their hosting of the Enemy Territory for linux install. No juke and jive, just an easy to get link to a download -unlike and others. Also, the Radeon 9200 had 3d acceleration turned on by default in the X11 config. I can't say if this is because of Xorg but it probably is, I haven't had this box for a while so coincidentally I wasn't able to notice when 3d became auto-configured. Also I've started to play Wesnoth and may consider doing some development with it soon. I noticed on their site that in August they had a call for more developers.