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Gabe / on Fri, Jan 16 2004 at 6:21 am

Wireless!

I know I should just ignore him, but it’s hard! He’s so fucking crazy!

Alright on to really important stuff. I moved my xbox downstairs a few weeks ago and I got sick of having a 50 foot network cable running down my stairs. So I picked up one of those Xbox wireless adapters yesterday and it’s awesome. I figured there might be some of you out there who are thinking about getting one of these guys and you might like to hear that it actually works. Not only did they just drop the price by forty bucks but there is an additional forty dollar rebate on it when you purchase an Xbox live starter kit as well. Not a bad deal.

As you know Tycho is the computer dork, not me. I don’t know a fucking thing about networking or hubs our cross over cables. At least when I have a wire hooked up to a wall and the other end going into my computer it makes some sense. I imagine the internet arriving at my house the same way water does. Then it gets fed through a tube into my thirsty computer. The idea that the air in my home is actually filled with tiny bits of internet and that my Xbox is able to latch onto those tiny particles and give me silky smooth online game play with full voice, well it’s a bit too much for me to get my head around.  I sat there playing Crimson Skies just staring at the little flashing device perched next to my Xbox, trying to imagine it disassembling my voice and controller manipulations, then firing it up through the ceiling into my access point which then sends it down into my hub and then off to my modem before finally making it’s way into my DSL line. I feel like some ninety year old man mystified by his microwave oven. Come to think of it…what the hell is a microwave, and how does it make my soup so fucking hot? Truly we live in the world of the future!

-Gabe out


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