Eve of Hackintosh Day 1
So as some of you may know, I am embarking on the awesome process (hopefully) of making a Hackintosh out of awesome components. With the help of the awesome website tonymacx86.com I finally ordered the parts and will be posting my progress here, with pictures. I am quite the noob when it comes to building computers (first one, but my parents both work in IT), but hopefully this guide helps other noobs like me build an awesome computer.
Here is a summary of my build, some of the components arrive tomorrow.
Processor: Intel i7 3770k 3.5 Ghz (I plan to overclock, up to 4.5).
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH
Graphics: MSI NVIDIA GTX-660 Ti (2GB)
Memory: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance (8GB x 2), DDR3 RAM 1600 Mhz
Storage: SanDisk Extreme 120GB Solid State Drive, 2 x Seagate Barracude 1TB 7200rpm internal drives (I think I want to set the two hard drives as a RAID 0)
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
Case: Fractile Design R4
Monitor: 2 x Asus 22 inch 1080p VS229H
(some wi-fi and bluetooth adapters and a Firewire card and that’s it).
See you tomorrow!
Let it be known
If anyone, ever, at any time needs someone to go to a concert with
my answer is yes.
I don’t even care who it is, as long as it’s in New York City.
Consider this duly noted.
Well early in the morning, about the break of day,
I ask the Lord, “Help me find the way!”
Help me find the way to the promised land
This lonely body needs a helping hand
I ask the Lord to help me please find the way.
When the new day’s a dawning, I bow my head in prayer.
I pray to the Lord, “Won’t you lead me there?”
Won’t you guide me safely to the Golden Stair?
Won’t you let this body your burden share?
I pray to the Lord, “Won’t you lead me please, lead me there?”
When the judgment comes to find the world in shame
When the trumpet blows won’t you call my name?
When the thunder rolls and the heavens rain
When the sun turns black, never shine again
When the trumpet blows, won’t you call me please, call my name!
Every country has, along with its core civilities and traditions, some kind of inner madness, a belief so irrational that even death and destruction cannot alter it. In Europe not long ago it was the belief that “honor” of the nation was so important that any insult to it had to be avenged by millions of lives. In America, it has been, for so long now, the belief that guns designed to kill people indifferently and in great numbers can be widely available and not have it end with people being killed, indifferently and in great numbers. The argument has gotten dully repetitive: How does one argue with someone convinced that the routine massacre of our children is the price we must pay for our freedom to have guns, or rather to have guns that make us feel free?
I was talking with my friend after I got back from Eagle Summit at American University (a two-day orientation I was at thursday and friday) and he asked me how it was. And it was great, it really was. I met some wonderful people and learned some really important things, but the whole time, I told…
You literally just described my high school life, besides the weight loss, theater stuff, and the fact that you’re way shorter than me ;). The large group of friends I consider my best friends I formed in senior year, and a few people that have been with me since freshman year are some of the best friends I could ever have (sitting next to one right now actually). When I first went into college, my first semester, I wasn’t exactly awkward and shy but I just wasn’t the type of person as the people around me, so it was hard for me to find friends. I realized that I was at school and my friends were scattered across the country, and I had no one to talk to (thank God Anthony stayed in Jersey, eh?).
But as time went by things changed and I learned something very important that I hope I can share with you. I was always a strong believer in not adjusting myself to the social scene around me to find friends faster, and eventually I found people that are like me and share my interests (in fact they were there all along!). Especially in film school, for the first time, I was surrounded by A BUNCH of people who loved movies as much as I do. Once you get past the douchey ones and the annoying ones (they’re everywhere in every field!), you find the people that you love hanging out with. I think this will happen quicker than it did for you in high school since a) you’ve been through it before, b) there’s a hell of a lot more people and c) there’s a bigger chance of people sharing your interests if they share your major too.
I guess what I’m saying is dont’ worry too much about the social scene overwhelming Matty, just keep on being Matty and the right type of friends will come along, even if at first it feels lonely.
It also helps to keep in touch with any current friends that you know you can talk to all the time. I can’t tell you how comforting it was sometimes to get to my dorm, pick up my phone, and call someone I know would listen to all the shit I had to say all day but had no one to say it.
Not saying it’s not important to have a certain sense of openness and wanting to meet new people as you get to know yourself more, but patience is key and awesome people like you will find awesome people very quickly.
So excited for you man, hope this 3am rant made sense and helped a bit!
-Your idol (not Scorsese).
Things I remember about my dream(s) last night:
I joined the army accidentally but wanted to stay in boot camp to get in shape.
Josh and I were in the same college/mansion place and he didn’t have lunch with me (but I wasn’t mad).
A modern medieval(ish) man caught his best friend with his wife in the forest near his large house, he was pretty level headed about the whole ordeal. The best friend however. was a douche. He wore a bright green polo and spiky hair.
I saw my college roommate, Ben, inside this giant mansion college thing.
My family was watching the Euro final in a dark stormy place. For some reason there were routers and Ethernet cables plugged into the TV, and a lady came running into our room and yelled “we’re not broadcasting!!!” I fixed it really quick and then she left.
That’s all I remember for now, but for each section there were so many weird ‘scenes’ I don’t recall.