Saturday, December 29, 2007
mac mini came to home instead of iMac
It's a long story.
I have a friend who work at the electronics store. He is from the same province as me and is the same Carp fun as me. This winter, the poor baseball team came into a boil. Two star athletes considered leaving from the Carp by using FA. I discussed it with him.
I: "I believe Mr. Arai and Mr. Kuroda. They will decide to remain."
He: "Impossible. They are in two minds. It means that they don't have the reason why they remain. They will leave from the Carp. So the Carp will be end."
I: "They are really hero of Hiroshima, so they will decide to remain and will become the winner as a player of the Carp at the next season. Bet your butt. If Arai or Kuroda will go, I will buy high-price computer from your store. But if both of them will remain, I will buy nothing from your store next year."
And, both of them have gone. There is no justice in the world.
By this promise, I had to buy a computer with 200,000 JPY and greater. I promised him to buy iMac with 198,000 JPY and went to his prefecture. However, he said that his store can not handle Apple products. "Tell me first!"
Instead of iMac, I had to buy something as much as 200,000 JPY, to keep faith with him. Such electrical appliances are few. My choice was sony HDD/Blu-ray recorder. After a few days, I bought a new mac mini to exchange with PowerPC mac mini/XP, because my budgets were slashed.
This new mac mini has enough CPU to better my life, but the graphics spec is GMA 950 and only shared 64MB VRAM. The shader model of GMA 950 is 2.0, but it doesn't have VertexShader and emulates it with software. For not less than a year, I can't pursue GPU programing in my home, because I'm too busy from next month to March 2009. So the poor GPU spec will not be a big problem. But I'm sorry that I can't play rich PC games like Crysis.