Made it back to the space coast last week and it’s been extra fun since I’ve been here. Cold ride out on a C17 and then immediately switched to working 10PM to 6AM. Yuck. Are we done yet?
Update: As if you couldn’t tell I am disappointed that FC got so close to champs and didn’t make it. However, the below post was made directly following the game in the heat of the moment. I won’t be giving up on FC any time soon nor will any of the items below be retired. Next year Fight Crew, next year!
So there have been a LOT of retirements this year and last year. Retirements from active team skating with various LADD teams. Fair enough. Modern derby is a very tough sport. I’ll miss everyone whether they’re from Fight Crew or not.
However, it seems it’s time for retirement for other things as well.
These (admittedly) NEW (for tonight) socks.
All seem to be ready for retirement seeing as they don’t help my team win. Mothballs here they come.
I guess it’s time I give up officially rooting for a single team and just embrace rooting for the whole league. I do that already, but it was always nice having FC as my primary. Sad panda.
Looks like I won’t be going on this launch. I’ll most likely be supporting from SoCal. Here’s the patch for this launch. Pretty cool.
Holy crap! I’m shopping for a house.
The bricks I am shitting.
The Twinkies they be pink.
Ok so this post won’t entertain anyone other than those looking to not spend the $150 that Xerox wants for their Productivity Kit. The kit from Xerox contains 512MB of memory for the Xerox 6500 /N or /DN printer (which happens to be the same printer used in the Xerox WorkCentre 6505 /N or /DN). I looked far and wide trying to find a spec for what kind of memory plugged into my new printer. Couldn’t find it. Xerox doesn’t list it anywhere on their site.
Maybe no one has wanted to expand the memory. Maybe no one else except me choked at the $150 price tag for 512MB of memory. Mega bytes. Not even Giga bytes. I don’t know. What I do know is that I finally tracked down what type of memory to get for my Xerox 6500DN printer. I had finally found a review that had stated that the standard 256MB of memory included with the printer was DDR2 memory. I then went and actually counted the number of pins of the slot (38 on one side of the notch and 53 on the other side) located on the back of the printer. Once I had it figured out I did a brief search to see what was available. I may have been able to find it cheaper if I’d just kept looking. It would certainly have been cheaper if Xerox had just used a newer standard like 200-pin DDR2 ($15). Since I didn’t shop around that much I shelled out $50 plus CA tax, free shipping, instead of the $150 plus CA tax plus shipping that Xerox wanted to extort from me.
What I do know is that the memory I got has helped with the printing speed for the larger files my wife prints. Thank you OEM PC World.
Oh yeah. The whole reason for this post was to put this information out there. The printer requires a stick of 512MB DDR2 144-pin SODIMM memory. Not 200-pin. Not 204-pin. I got a stick from OEM PC World dot com. Pictures of the labels on the front and back of my stick below.
After doing a bit more reading and perusing the settings in the printer drivers it looks like this printer might actually accept a 1GB stick of 144-pin DD2 SODIMM memory as well. The price from OEM PC World on a stick like that is $100. Still $50 cheaper than the kit from Xerox. I won’t be upgrading, but it might be worth trying by someone else.