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Subject: Editorial | December 23, 2005 - 04:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
While the benefits of working from home and owning your own business are well known to those who don't share in this world of ours, sometimes the problems associated with working at home and/or owning your own business are not. For example, are you eagerly awaiting a box of components to continue testing equipment with over the next four days so you can be ready for an article launch on the 27th? Do you find yourself NEVER without your CRACKberry answering emails and trying to set up meeting times for an upcoming convention even while sitting at dinner with friends? Maybe
Subject: Editorial | December 13, 2005 - 04:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
This past Sunday was my birthday and I celebrated it by sitting in the freezing cold with my girlfiend and dad at the Cincinnati Bengals game and then coming home to nap and watch football the rest of the evening. Is that what living is about?
I have an odd perspective on birthdays and holidays in that I generally don't get too worked up about them. I am considered a "scrooge" through out most of my family and friends though I don't think I really that bad; just not 'peppy' like the others. I do enjoy many parts of the holidays but much of the commercializatio
Subject: Editorial | November 24, 2005 - 01:43 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today, as I sit on the couch having just finished watching the Macy's Day Parade and now viewing re-runs of the World Series of Poker on ESPN, I am indeed very thankful for what I have. Over the past year PC Perspective has grown larger and better than where it started, and I owe that to the many people that are behind the site with me. Jon, Lee, Joe and Jeremy have helped me beyond what I can express, as have the other moderators and admins at the forums. And of course I have to thank our readers -- because without you we wouldn't be
Subject: Editorial | November 24, 2005 - 01:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
From everyone here at PC Perspective, I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday. It means a lot to all of us that you are here, especially on days like today.
If you are sitting around looking for something to do today, you can always check out the PC Perspective Forums and you'll surely find some like-minded people to talk tech, or anything else for that matter.
Subject: Editorial | November 23, 2005 - 04:44 PM | Ryan Shrout
Despite the fact that the Xb0x 360 was being released Tuesday morning, there was something slightly more exciting that I was looking forward to that day.
Play Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Begals in Madden 2006.
I won a contest at the local Best Buy to play Chad Johnson during the Xbox 360 launch at the store.
Of course I couldn't let an oppurtunity like this pass me by without having a little fun...
Subject: Editorial | November 14, 2005 - 11:44 PM | Ryan Shrout
Ever since Amdmb was launched way, way back in the year 2000 I have had the goal of growing the site into one of the top online tech media in the US. When I was prepping to graduate with my Bachelor's Degree in CS and start working on the website full time, PC Perspective was launched in order to provide the platform that I felt was needed for the site to succeed at the levels I envisioned.
Subject: Editorial | October 14, 2005 - 01:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sorry it has been a while since I posted in here, I have just be swamped with work around here and the house for quite some time.
Since the last work-related post I made here the following articles have been published: Asus N7800GTX TOP Video Card Review, NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU Motherboard Chipset Preview, ATI CrossFire Review, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX Pre
Subject: Editorial | October 4, 2005 - 04:08 PM | Ryan Shrout
Rahul Sood, the founder of VoodooPC, has posted a blog entry on the lack of availability of CrossFire products. Even more interesting is the fact that even though his company is listed as a launch partner for CrossFire, they haven't even received samples yet.
When AMD, Intel, ATi, or NVIDIA launch something big, they always try to get companies like VoodooPC to test it ahead of time, offer feedback, and perhaps use it in our review systems.
Subject: Editorial | September 12, 2005 - 06:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in history. Chances are even if you didn't remember it on your own you were reminded by the shows on TV and the flags at half mast. I ran into a suprisingly high amount of people over this weekend that seemed completely oblivious to what importance this date had for us.
Though I don't want to get into a political rant here, but I can remember on the first anniversary of 9/11/01 how the country had changed in the course of one year. In the months after 9/11 everyone was involved
Subject: Editorial | August 30, 2005 - 04:12 PM | Ryan Shrout
As you might have been able to tell from my recent post enews showing the upcoming CrossFire motherboards from ECS, I was recently in attendence at the ECS Editor's Day in San Jose last week. ECS has always been one of the largest manufacturers of motherboards in the world, but they have not been known to be an enthusiast class motherboard maker. Recently, this has begun to change, as you can see by reading our
Subject: Editorial | August 24, 2005 - 11:46 AM | Ryan Shrout
Even though I wasn't able to make it out to this fall's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, I was still able to get a hold of the same information being presented to those in attendance. Intel is introducing the world to a totally new micro-architecture that replace both the desktop NetBurst and mobile Banias architectures in the second half of 2006. This new architecture looks like it is taking the best from both of Intel's current architectures and melding them into one that will be more than competitive with AMD's K8
Subject: Editorial | August 10, 2005 - 09:07 AM | Ryan Shrout
I think the title says it all. If you are going to the best LAN event in the world as well, look me up!
I'll post more when I see or hear it and expect a new product to be announced tomorrow at the show.
Subject: Editorial | July 24, 2005 - 10:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
I've been working on a lot of things behind the scenes recently and have been getting used to the new surroundings at the house. Anyone that has moved into a new home can tell you all the "small" things that suddenly are required to keep on going. I'll have some more updates for you tomorrow as things pick up yet again here.
Just wanted to make sure everyone knew I was here! :)
Subject: Editorial | June 27, 2005 - 12:26 AM | Ryan Shrout
Well, it is day one in the new house, and after a whole day of unpacking and settling and water the grass and answering calls, I can say that...it looks like I have nothing done. The garage is still full of boxes, the rooms seem empty, my office is in parts all across the multiple test tables and I am sitting here wondering what to do next. I think that is going to be sleep, unfortunately.
It took me two trips with a 15' rental truck to make it with all my goods and I didn't bring the second load in to the garage until after midnight last night. I spent all
Subject: Editorial | June 24, 2005 - 09:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
Just one more day until moving day. Tomorrow, bright and early, my helpful friends and I will pack up the UHaul truck and I will hopefully drive it safely an hour and half north to where my new house is finished and waiting. I closed on it nearly 2 full weeks ago, but because of my recently trips and the 7800 GTX article that needed to be completed on time, I waited to move-in. The office is now completely packed up with the expection of this single computer that I am typing on now; its a barren wastela
Subject: Editorial | June 11, 2005 - 11:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
Since May 27th I have not been in my town or residence for more than 18 hours at a time. And that has only been twice since the 27th. Right now, after returning from a trip to SFO, I am getting ready to head out once again to take care of some family obligations for birthdays and graduations yet again. It is really becoming a drain trying to do all the work I usually do at home on a notebook computer, without easy access to all the references and information I need. And it doesn't show any signs of letting up really as some important launches are coming up this month
Subject: Editorial | June 6, 2005 - 03:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
I already knew that June was going to be a busy month for me, with a final walk through on my new house tomorrow and a closing on the 14th. Plus we are planning on moving in by the end of June if at all possible. Other than that, we have birthdays, graduations, outtings and other friend and family obligations that are right in the middle of of everything as well. Did I mention we are going to have a lot of products being announced or briefed this month as well? Both NVIDIA and ATI are going to be touting their next gen GPUs over the next 60 days, so stay tuned for al
Subject: Editorial | May 30, 2005 - 11:35 PM | Ryan Shrout
I guess up until this point, I have been pretty lucky. For more than 5 years I have been attending conferences and shows like Computex without much of a hassle. Oh my, how this year has been different.
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