The mashups have been taken down for now, and I’ve put up a collection of ambient tunes that will chill you out, enlighten you, and generally put a smile on your face. It’s relaxing music that is perfect while working, as it doesn’t distract, but complements your mood. It’ll cheer you up when you’re down, relax you when you’re stressed, and provoke positive thoughts. The Ambient Nights series are a sample platter of tasty tunes that takes you on journeys of the mind, heart, and soul. Give it a shot
Kimberly just got back from going around trick or treating, hording a lot of candy, and she decided to dump all of it on her bed. While she was eating some reheated dinner, Buddy apparently decided to go in her room and see what all the goodies on her bed was.
When I go to get something in my room, he came trotting out of Kimberly’s room towards the living room. The way he trot told me he had something precious in his mouth, he looked very excited, so I followed him and snatched something out.
It was a Kit-Kat bar. The little rascal found a morsel he just had to have. Five minutes later, and we found a couple other candies, one lying on the couch, another tucked inside the loveseat half-in, half-out. It seems the Kit-Kat bar was what he was looking for, as he was about to chomp down on it if I didn’t snatch it away. I found it all very amusing, as did Buddy, but Kimberly wasn’t amused one bit.
Valve Software released the Lost Coast update for Half-Life 2 that showcases HDR technology. The last time a technology impressed me for PC gaming was when FSAA and anistropic filtering cleaned up the image in our games. Now HDR promises to render realistic light in the environment, even stimulating how your eyes adjust in dark and bright areas. The future of PC gaming looks bright, literally!
More screenshots can be seen in the Games category on my Flickr page.
It seems the older I get, the more I appreciate being able to retain a good mood throughout the day. Today I woke up with no expectations, wondering if it was going to be a good day, or a bad one. So far it’s turning out good. Here’s why:
- Got my $40 wireless gamepad back. Ordered it back in March and put off returning it until last week. Now I can play games that require a gamepad.
- Got a nice dinner planned for tonight. I love cooking good food.
- Got Civilization 4 to play this weekend.
- Nice cool weather outside. Hello fall season! Summers down here in Florida is brutal.
- The sore under my left armpit is going away, and I’m not in pain.