Figured I’d just edit my last entry, since it’s no longer applicable.
Removing the CD-RW and my D: drive (to be installed by the computer shop in my new machine) went well last night. I was able to get back on the net with a stripped down computer, finish cleaning off my personal files, and prep it for giving to my Dad on Teusday evening.
The new computer’s specs are in: 1.2ghz Athlon, 256 megs, GeForce 3. I have no clue what I’m gonna do with that kind of power since as noted below, I’m a decidedly casual gamer, but I figured it’s better to splurge now and upgrade two years or more away than upgrade a year away. I’ve got the money for it.
That’s the weirdest thing about having a job compared to being a student — even on federal salary I have more money than I know what to do with. I’m sure that’ll change eventually, though, and I’m loathe to get into debt, so I usually avoid spending the money. Mom suggested I go ahead and indulge since I can afford it and my computer’s a central focus of my life.
To anybody who’s now thinking of robbing me at gunpoint, please be aware that I’m at the perfect level to bite you in the crotch.
The new Ultra’s posting will experience a 12 hour delay as a result, since I’m not sure if my e-mail will be up in time to receive it tuesday night. That’s my big fear here; sure, I’ll have the computer, but will it WORK? Will I be able to get it online? Am I gonna get skronked on this like I have the last few computers I got, where some part failed or the memory was bad or the thing just didn’t bloody work? Time will tell.
I’m considering making a pack of skins for The Sims for our favorite sailors. I could even develop a family of them with preset appropriate personalities that you can teleport into your game; I suspect keeping Himei’s mood meters up to the max will be a perplexing task. Would there be any interest in this or should I just focus on writing?
Random DYN: Anybody notice the ‘100% black skin’ effect on Sailor Nothing from episode 7, just like Himei’s dream sequence where everybody looks like Utena blacked-out characters?
Will the computer shop guys notice all the MP3s and pr0n on my D: drive when they install it?
Can I ask more rhetorical questions?