Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Expensive Toys

So I'm sure you've seen that I have those 6 monitors and maybe a TV or two to play with at work. We all know how much those cost, a few hundred per monitor, maybe a thousand or two for a TV.

Anyway, a couple days ago, I got this card to set up in a computer. It's a modulator card that takes some video file input and has the ability to output in various modulation schemes, like 8VSB, DVB, QAM64, and a few others. I was told it was expensive, but I didn't think it was too much. It's pretty cool, because I can set up whatever type of input signal I want. So I happened to find the packing slip with the box.

The packing slip also had the bill: the card cost as much as 3 or 4 (regular) TV's!! Good thing it's safe in the box... ;)

Friday, 12 September 2008

They said it would be around now...

Can you believe it's been 4 months that we've been on PEY?

Those PEY office guys say we'd really start to notice it around now. All our friends would be starting class, and we wouldn't. But you know, I don't think I've quite noticed it yet.

Normally over the summer, I usually don't see a lot of people (besides a few random gatherings). So in fact, since I see so many PEY students at AMD, it's completely not like a regular summer. Anyway, it's been a week of school now. There's been enough dinners and things so far to keep me from noticing.

I admit though, it was a bit weird not going to university on that very first morning, or for F!rosh week. But after being on campus a couple times lately, I noticed that there really aren't a lot of people there (that I know). Perhaps it's just that a lot of people are on PEY, or it's so early in the year. Normally, I'd run into a lot more people on campus.

I wonder when it'll really sink in...