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Friday, November 12, 2004


Is Dell finally going to sell some AMD-based servers and systems? Finally. It could bring further leverage to AMD in R&D and marketing, giving Intel more pressure to finally listen to their engineers and "more-informed" consumers.

Among other things, GamePC Labs has some cool Dothan action brewing here and here. For those not in the know, Dothan is Intel-speak for its latest 90nm 2MB cache Pentium-Ms. And its running on a desktop machine. Sweet. Personally, I think this is what the Pentium 4 should've been, instead of that silly, wasteful, clockspeed-geared, and if you would let me say it, crappy NetBurst stuff they developed. Its cooler, consumes far less power and runs head-and-shoulder better than any Pentium 4 at the same clock speed. How's that for a CPU? :)

(While I am a impressed, keep in mind that Dothan nearly doubles the cache available to AMD's top dog, the Athlon64 FX-55.)

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I picked up Janno Gibbs' "Seven" and Pido Lalimarmo's "Bittersweet" two days ago, and I must say, I'm real impressed by these two.

Janno Gibbs certainly inspires. Much of his music on "Seven" is reminiscent of recent acoustic acts like Nyoy Volante's, but done with a little bit more flair and maturity. A nice album to listen, overall.

On the other side of things, Pido's a wonder. His music is just too good to be passed up on. From "Himala" to "Teach Me To Love", this album satiates the more discerning listeners out there looking for a nice refreshing change from all the pop-fluff modern media bombards us.


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