The flight from Hartford to Raleigh is only an hour and twenty minutes long, but as fate would have it, we spent around seven hours trying to get home on our non-stop flight.

Apparently a lot of air traffic from New York was re-routed to Hartford due weather conditions, and if you've ever been to Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT, you'll know it's not the biggest airport in the world. The influx of aircraft to the small airport forced us little CT folk away from our gates and over to another part of the tarmac while the re-routed planes stopped to refuel. We spent about an hour and a half sitting in the plane, on the tarmac, waiting for these planes with no where else to go to re-fuel and depart before we could even return to our gate and deplane.

After all of the extra planes left Hartford, there was the issue of clearing our flight route to NC, which took some more time. Unfortunately all of the restaurants in the airport were closed by the time we got off the plane (around 7PM), but luckily the airport Sheraton had some food so we were at least satiated by something other than small bags of pretzels. Every other flight from Hartford got their route cleared and was off on their way...except for us. My mom (from Vinney's side), works at AA, so she pulled her magic with getting us booked on a flight tomorrow, but thankfully that wasn't necessary. When all hope was nearing extinction, our gate agent got the call and we boarded the plane destined for NC - about 5 hours later than we did the first time.

All in all I can't really complain, it wasn't that bad, and it was a lot better than driving down I-95 to get down here; it's good to be home. As I mentioned earlier, we've got tons of house related meetings down here. I also have to fix some problems with my parents' computers/network (something always seems to break when I'm not around). The Xbox/PS3 piece is basically done minus some polish and a few pretty pictures, it'll go up tonight so I can finally be done with that.

I'm fairly tired but I've got a bit more work to do before I feel I've earned the right to turn in for the night. Luckily my first meeting isn't until noon tomorrow, so I should be able to get just a lil bit of sleep.
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  • AShavedGuerilla - Sunday, June 26, 2005 - link

    I Think a lot of people are overlooking another point. To the best of my knowledge, I wouldn't be able to dust off my old PS1 games and play them on an X-BOX 360...

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  • Anonymous - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    Ok Yea! I found the article. So i retract and applogise for saying he missed todays yeatredays deadline.

    I had expected a link to it in the blog or may be something on the front page of the site. But i found it by a search O.O
    Any way heres a link for any one else having trouble finding it.

    http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2453

    Thanks
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  • Anonymous - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    I must agree, over and over again he gives a deadline and then misses’s it. It wouldn't be so bad if he or the member of the team responsible for publishing it said Ok were not going to make it. (I say this because may be he is not responsible for it being put up on the site.)

    But instead we’re left in the cold, But though he said he was going publish tonight, claiming he couldn't before Thursday because of a NDA , he said yesterday it only required fishing touches - polishing. So may be i should have known that it meant it was not finished at all and is still not finished. Who knows because they never really tell us.

    To be honest he, the author is most properly in bed right now. so no response can be expected till Friday Oh! Its Friday now!

    It like been given quotes for time of completion from a dodgy plumber.
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  • Anonymous - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    where is the article????? we keep on waiting patiently to no avail, but still nothing. at least tell us how much longer. you have us like donkeys with a carrot, hanging in our face, just out of our grasp. Reply
  • Darkon - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    torturing Reply
  • Darkon - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    Anand stop toturing us post the goddamn article already Reply
  • JoeS - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    Anand,

    Any chance you'll include some input from developers working on both platforms?
    Reply
  • JoeS - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    This from teamxbox:
    "So far, developers working on both platforms tell us that hardware wise, the PlayStation 3 is more powerful than the Xbox 360."
    http://interviews.teamxbox.com/xbox/1190/Xbox-360-... (Top of page 5)

    I wouldn't think the guys at teamxbox would be Sony fanboys, but you never know. But honestly, has anyone seen an article where a developer states the Xbox is more powerful?
    Reply
  • hohoho - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    guess this is not the night! hehehe... Reply
  • wj - Friday, June 24, 2005 - link

    WTF! Anand I'm getting impatient. Reply

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