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For the retro gamers of Nintendo
Looks like we might be playing Zelda this holiday after all—just not the one we expected.
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I like that the controller is wired and has HDMI unlike the Atari retro systems.

Atari's wireless is IR and HDMI would integrate better with modern home theater systems.

Hopefully this will cause Atari to step up their game.

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Thought I'd share a pic of my rig since I just posted that cool looking Asus system for DIY'ers.

The lights in the case slow cycle though the rainbow, except the video cards stay green.

One of the favorite things about this pc is actually the monitor. 34" 21:9 I love having such a wide screen so I can split windows how I want instead of running dual monitors with a forced 50/50 split. This way I can have a window about 16:9 and then use the remaining space for a browser or help file. Particularly handy if I'm doing tutorials and needing the app open while I'm reading/watching the tutorial.

The case takes quite a hunk of desk real-estate but it runs very quiet and cool with lots of large fans running at slower RPMs.

The HOTAS are for Elite Dangerous, but I have other priorities right now than games. I leave them on it to encourage myself to play games and take the time to relax.

Diablo doesn't take so much commitment to play like ED does, so that's been my vent as of late. In fact that's Diablo II toy on the case in the background. He was part of the DII Collectors Edition I got in '99.

What workstation would be complete without a husky den under it? :-)
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Great day for a Tahoe ride.
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Really cool game art site.

http://deadendthrills.com/
abstract · action · aliens · apocalypse · beards · castles · cities · color · colours · creepy · cyberpunk · derelicts · desert · dragons · elves · fairytale · furniture · girls · gore · groups · gunishment · houses · ink · iphone · minimalim · minimalism · monsters · nightlife · noir · parkour ...
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Google Search Tip:  Keeping your search down to info from the last 2 months.

You know that you can search by websites that posted in the last day, week, month, year right?  If not, click the Search Tools at the top.  Then click ANY TIME and pick one of those time periods that drops down.

But lets say you want more than a month, but not a full year...

When you do your search for data within the last month you'll notice ..."tbs=qdr:m"... in your address bar of your search results.

Just add a 2 right after the m "tbs=qdr:m2" and it will search 2 months back.  

This works for day, week, year as well (d#, w#, y#).

Hope this helped.
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Hi Everyone.  Yuki will be on Fox's Cause for Pause, a Thanksgiving Special on Fox, hosted by Hilary Swank, and there will be a number of other actors and actresses on the show.  Be sure to tune in as your favorite little shiba inu, Yuki is on the show.  And one of my videos is up for an award on the show. Find out if Yuki wins by watching the special on Fox Thanksgiving night 8/7c!
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V-Ray for MODO 
V-Ray is a complete interactive lighting, shading and rendering toolkit, giving you full control over the entire creative process, from real-time look development to the final frame. V-Ray for MODO seamlessly integrates production-proven rendering capabilities into MODO's native workflow.
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This is a cool idea, but I'm not digging the single video card for today's systems driving 4k (or more) monitors with some intense 3D games. It's definitely cool though.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3076832/computers/meet-avalon-asuss-audacious-tightly-integrated-vision-for-the-future-of-diy-pcs.html
Asus ROG's Avalon concept PC makes a compelling case for rethinking the basic bones of computer design.
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Interesting, but it seems like a solution to a nonexistent problem to me. That may be because I don't mind routing cables myself.

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Psybient Radio on Google Play is my favorite music to work to and to fill the home.
Also referred to as psychill, psybient is a genre of electronic music heavily influenced by world music and psychedelic sounds. Wherever you are, these songs will take you somewhere else.
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Been finally digging into #Modo. Love it. I bought it at version 8 but was too heavily distracted with life to get too deep into it.

I just updated to v10 and been going through the familiarization process with the new stuff. So far #Meshfusion is the most stand out feature for me cause I love to use booleans and this is a dream come true. This came with Modo in v9.

MeshFusion Overview: Real-time booleans, but the parts used remain actively modifiable in real-time.

https://vimeo.com/82778571


More details: 3 part tutorial shows more of the wow factor in detail and reveals more than the teaser about the way the real-time parts are always on hand in a tree.

https://vimeo.com/85143354
https://vimeo.com/85143355
https://vimeo.com/85143356
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My gamer buddies probably already knew about this coming. I been out of the news for a while lately.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/05/nvidia-gtx-1080-1070-pascal-specs-pricing-revealed/
GTX 1080 will cost $599 and launch May 27, with GTX 1070 following June 10 for $379.
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Yeah it sounds that way. I'm looking forward to the reviews.

NVidia has been rocking it lately. I been quite happy with the tech I been buying from them for the last year and half. 

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Hi Everyone.  Yuki will be on Fox's Cause for Pause, a Thanksgiving Special on Fox, hosted by Hilary Swank, and there will be a number of other actors and actresses on the show.  Be sure to tune in as your favorite little shiba inu, Yuki is on the show.  And one of my videos is up for an award on the show. Find out if Yuki wins by watching the special on Fox Thanksgiving night 8/7c!
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Happiness is the key to success. Success is not the key to happiness.
Introduction
Visit my website www.JamesStudioGallery.com to see my photography, 3D, and more. For fun I enjoy speed, G forces, driving or motorcycling.  Playing games (Forza, Diablo, Fallout, Borderlands), nerding out with new technology. Movies.  Camping, kayaking, guns (not hunting, just sniping targets at the range), archery, ham radio, photography, 80's arcades, and training my dog Tenshi. I enjoy art, spirituality & living and learning more about quantum science and philosophy, with spirituality to gain enlightenment. I am an INFJ personality type. Be sure to watch Yuki the talk Shiba Inu video, she's become a viral video on youtube with a record of 197000 hits a day!
Work
Occupation
Project and Product Management, Planning, 3D Graphics, Technical Director Lighting & Textures, Photo Editing, Technical Art, Content Development - (TV (Emmy), DVD, Theater, Web, Software, Magazines (Product Art, Photo Editing, Copy, Product Reviews)), Data Center & Workstation builder, User Experience Designer.
Skills
Project Planning, Risk Evaluation, Production Management, Resource Management, 3D Graphics, Photography.
Employment
  • IGT
    Technical Artist, 2008 - 2016
  • Wet Cement Productions
    Production Manager (Promoted from Technical Director Texture & Lighting), 2005 - 2008
  • James Studio Gallery (self employed)
    3D Production Planning/Bidding, Photography & Fine Art Prints, 2002 - 2004
  • Play
    Manager Engineering Services, (Promoted from: Creative Director Content Development; Originally hired as Lead 3D FX Animator & Interfaces Designer), 1995 - 2002
  • Alpha Video
    Lead 3D FX & 3D Trainer, 1993 - 1995
  • USAF
    Civil Engineering, 1986 - 1992
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