Just Checking In

I finally got some time to get on the computer to make a small update. We have been busy walking the endless halls of CES. I estimate we walked a total of five miles at least. And we’ve seen less than 10% of the displays so far!

The party last night was a huge success. Everyone had a great time and I had way too much to drink. I’m sure some of the guests who were there will be posting some very interesting photos on their blogs in the next few days.

Tonight, the partying will continue with me in the Build Your Own PC Race for Charity. I will be donating the computer I am building to the BC Women’s Hospital. If I win this race, the hospital will receive $10,000 in addition to the PC. Wish me luck!

We have a bunch of other parties to attend after the PC race. Many are running at the same time. Luckily, three of them are in the same hotel, so we can just hop from one to the other before hitting the other hotels to attend the other parties. Look for photos and videos tomorrow.

35 thoughts on “Just Checking In”

  1. Blogosis says:

    Well then, enjoy, and I’m glad to see you do something for charity. Good luck with that.

    Justin Dupre

    1. Same here, $10,000 to a hospital goes a long way in helping patients 🙂

    2. I remember in the beggining when you first started blogging you were donating some of the money to charities. Are you still doing this? What charities are you involved in?

    3. Good luck in the race John and I’ll look forward to checking out your pics and vids tomorrow. :mrgreen:

    4. Alan Johnson says:

      Definitely a nice gesture John, you just have to love competitions such as that one, the best of luck to you 🙂

      Alan Johnson

  2. Lori says:

    Good luck! That’s really awesome of you:)

  3. Neil Duckett says:

    Getting thirsty just reading about it.

    1. my thoughts exactly.

  4. BTW…Good luck! 🙂

  5. Teresa says:

    Good luck on the PC building Moto!!! I know you can do it!

  6. Will says:

    Good luck john! I’m sure all the women are rooting for you 🙂

  7. Do you have to just build the PC, or build it and install the OS?
    If it’s the latter, go with some tiny version of Linux. It’ll take 5 minutes to install and you’ll beat everybody installing XP or Vista.

  8. Simon says:

    good luck john!

  9. Mike Huang says:

    Good luck to ya John 🙂


  10. I hope you get the 10 grand I really wish you luck and I hope someone donate to save my internet business fund

  11. MoneyNing says:

    Hopefully you can pick your own components since you can just go very bare bone 🙂

    Good luck and I hope you win! The great part is that some charity will win for sure!

  12. Arjuna says:

    Best of luck John 😉

    Hope you win 😀
    Keep us updated on it 😛

  13. ATV Style says:

    In case your competitors try to ply you with liquor before the race just remember, the ram connects to the motherboard, not the power supply.

    Bring it home for womens health!

    1. ATV Style says:

      Oh and a tip, in case you read it in time. I assume the computer must boot up for you to win and that the welcome to windows screen will be the signal (I raced co-workers once, don’t tell my boss).

      If thats the case leave the video card for absolute last and boot up the computer without it. You’ll cut precious seconds from your time by installing the video card as the computer boots. Auto detect will kick in for the monitor afterwards, if it takes its time to detect press the reset button, just don’t shut it down. By installing the monitor/vid card at the same time as the computer is booting up you’ll have multi tasked two steps and be 15-20 seconds ahead.

      Another tip would be to slap the proccessor and ram onto the motherboard before the board goes into the case – theres more room on the desk than inside the case so you won’t lose time fumbling around in small spaces.

      Hmm , you know all of this though right John?

      Good luck!

      1. ATV Style says:

        Can’t resist, another tip. Forget the screws unless they specify all of them must be in place. Put them in your pocket instead!

        One at the top of the motherboard is all you need to hold everything together.

        1. MoneyNing says:

          Haha you really thought about this!!!!

  14. Chad says:

    I’m just waiting for a drunk post!

  15. What is this “Build Your Own PC” about ?? The more pc you build, the faster you build, the higher chance of winning ?? Or is it that you just have to make the one super-duper , ultra-power ❗ , omni-almighty :mrgreen: , speedy-gonalaz 👿 , hyper-radioactive 😳 , smoky-bomby 💡 , m16-ratting, nitro-systemised ➡ , wow!!! look like some kind of machine that can beat Deep Blue in a game of chess.

  16. Tim Spangler says:

    Good luck John. I’ve always heard of PC building contests but I had no idea that people took them so seriously (in reference to ATV’s post).

    Be sure to find a little time to check in and let us know how it goes!

  17. Contest Beat says:

    The Build Your Own PC Race sounds cool – good luck!

  18. b says:

    Keep partying John, you deserve it…What’s your official policy on the subject matter of posting while drunk? 😆

  19. Spiros says:

    Good luck! I know you can do it!!! 😎

  20. derek says:

    Hi John,
    Its good to see that you are doing charity. I respect people like you. Just for your information, do you guys know that 1000+ people died hourly from hunger? That was sad.. With more charity, we can save those kids or people from hunger!!

  21. Liviu Pantea says:

    Good luck with the PC building and can`t wait to see some pictures.

  22. seo audit says:

    Good luck with the contest

  23. Benny Ong says:

    Good luck with the PC building contest and hopefully you will get to earn that money for charity :mrgreen:

  24. Good luck John! Great for charity 😀

  25. David Chew says:

    Good luck to you John. 😀

  26. So nice of you John to do charity. 3 cheers for John chow! 😀

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