It’s So Quiet Now

Today I swapped out the Crossfire video card setup in Sarah’s comp for a single Sapphire X800 GTO2. What a difference in noise level! The nice thing about the Sapphire video card is the TriXX overclockers utility that allows me to overclock and underclock the card. I put it in silent mode, which slows the fan to 20% of maximum speed and drops core speed by 30% and I couldn’t hear it anymore! Sarah is so much happier with the setup. Now I just have to decide what to do with two X850XT video cards.

Sarah and I went for lunch with Stephen today. We showed him our favorite Taiwan noodle house, call Taiwan Beef Noodle House. Carl and I discover this noodle house a few years back after our trip to Computex in Taipei. I tried some Taiwan noodle there and fell in love with it and had to find a place that serves that stuff in Vancouver. While Carl no longer goes for Taiwan noodles, Sarah and I make it a point to have it at least once a week. If all goes well for Stephen, he’ll be joining us for more noodle runs in the future.

Before dinner Sarah and I checked out a 1 bedroom condo that just came on the market. The unit recently underwent $20,000 of renovation. The asking price was $169,000. This same time last year, a unit like that would have gone for $139,000. Which goes to show just how crazy the market has become. We’re looking at another 1 bedroom condo tomorrow.

Our reservation for West Restaurant has been booked for Thursday night at 7:45PM. I’m really looking forward to it. West is one of Vancouver’s “Big 3” restaurants. The other is Lumiere and C Restaurant. This will be my second time dining at West and I know just what I’m going to order. Foie Gras is good grub!

3 thoughts on “It’s So Quiet Now”

  1. Carl says:

    Your use of the term “noodle runs” reminds me of why I don’t eat there anymore.. ugh…

    I’m sure it’s fine now.. but still, every time I consider eating there, I get flashbacks of.. well, you don’t wanna know..

  2. Rosie says:

    I heard a rumour that Lumiere is going to close!

  3. John Chow says:

    Lumiere did close for a few months, for remodeling. Since then they have been booked out. West beat out Lumiere last year for Restaurant of the year and Rob wants that title back. So he shut the place down for 3 months and spent almost $1 million redoing it. When Sarah and I went to check out the new Lumiere after it reopen, it looked almost the same as the old. Turns out he spent most of the money in the kitchen.

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