|Lost and Found
One day a package shows up at my door around lunch time. I look at it and wonder what I could have purchased. Then I remember the three CDs from Amazon. I bring it inside and throw it off into a corner. Later I come back to carefully open the package. Having found the power adapter to my CD player I hook up the player up to the stereo. Presto I have an instant music jukebox! I rip open the CD packaging and savor the sweet sounds of the Beach Boys, Hoyt Axton and the Hallejauh song.
Such went this not so special day. You would think receiving a package is a special day, but that would be an exaggeration.
Listening to the Beach Boys while laying on my couch imagining the ocean roar. I hear water sounds from my feet. I look down and see waves pounding into a cliff as it drops into boiling water. I look up and see my fish tank and realize the water sounds are coming from the water pump.
Contacting friends lost and forgotten while struggling to comprehend this resistance. Life pushes at all directions and escape is gone. The abyss opens coming near. As it closes darkness enfolds me in its precious nothingness.
Today I found out the ugly truth. Not all AGP slots are created backward compatible. I purchased a ATI Radeon 9550 video card today during lunch. When I got home and tried to install it I realized the keys are different on my AGP slot. After reading the motherboard documentation I have AGP Rev. 1.0 which is not compatible with AGP Rev 3.0. So I need to return the video card. Thus my quest continues to find a video card compatible with AGP Rev. 1.0, Windows 2000, and Linux. I have a Nvidia GeForce2 200 MX video card which is compatible with two of the three, AGP Rev. 1.0 and Linux. I have tried 3 different drivers and cannot get it to work correctly with Windows 2000.
I also followed the lead Amber gave me about a video card Brian might have. It turns out he has a ATI Radeon 9600 which is not compatible either. Bah!!!
Tonight I also went to a LSF (Lutheran Student Fellowship) bible study. It was held partly indoors and partly at the intramural fields. I didn't bring my coat, but only shivered a couple times and had a blanket for wind cover. It was nice to get out in the fresh cool air tonight.
Love, sweet precious love, why do you escape my grasp at every turn? Wind blows with your softness and your chill echos my emptiness.
Tonight I went on a quest for a workable 3D video card for my computer. Right now I am using a ATI Rage Pro 8MB video card. I have a GeForce 2 video card which works well in Linux, but fails miserably in Windows 2000. So I need a video card which can work in Linux and Windows. A friend from work, Ross, gave me a TNT2 Ultra, but sadly my computer won't even boot it. I think I'll give it back to him. I called several friends in Stillwater and the most I could come up with was Brian may have one he might sell. Well he wasn't awake tonight to make that decision so I am out of luck for my quest tonight. I'll probably shop around during lunch tomorrow at local computer shops for some sort of ATI Radeon card. I have had very good luck with drivers for my ATI Rage Pro video card.
Now you may wonder why I want a 3D video card. The only games I seriously play are Civilization III and Alpha Centauri. However I am wanting to start playing Dark Ages of Camelot or at least try it out. This will mean I am spending more time in Windoze, but it is a risk I am willing to take on a limited basis.
That is all I am willing to share at this moment. I have shared too much and not enough. With any luck this will be read by nobody yet I hope everyone sees a glimpse of it. Current Mood: blank