The latest on AMD. I read yesterday that dual motherboards supporting Palominos (the next rev of the Athlon core) will be released June 4. These will be server-oriented boards, and thus very pricey. It’s an interesting strategy, because I would think Dual-AMD configurations would be more popular in the enthusiast market and the pointy-haired bosses are leery of putting anything but Intel CPUs in their server closets (better not tell ‘em their Sun, SGI, and IBM RS/6000 servers ain’t Intel-powered, huh?). More on that in a second. The rumor I heard (and most of this should probably only be counted as rumor) said the boards will require 450W power supplies with a special supplemental connector, similar to the P4′s extra connector. No idea if it’s the same as the P4′s supplemental connector, but that would have made a lot of sense.
Superbachelor rides again. A certain someone called me up to heckle me this week. He was leading into a story, but he prefaced it by saying, “Now remember, you’re the one who keeps his phone in the fridge.”
Hey, this is cool! After the last couple of weeks, I just felt like listening to Echo and the Bunnymen. I like them when I’m down, because their recent stuff is good to listen to when you want to feel less alone, but it’s not like listening to Joy Division or Sisters of Mercy, which can drag you down further. And Ian McCulloch isn’t afraid to turn to God in a song, sometimes for comfort but often to ask a really tough question. And of course I like that for some reason.