New Computer

I got my new com­put­er in the mail the oth­er day. I saved around $500 by pur­chas­ing it through my employer’s dis­count pro­gram. Some specs past the jump.

It is a Dell Insp­iron 6000 note­book with a 15.4″ WUXGA mon­i­tor, 1.6Ghz, 1Gb of RAM on 1 DIMM and 80Gb HD, inter­nal wire­less and an 8x DVD/RW CD/RW. It weighs 12.6 pounds. I’m pleased with it on all counts but the one I described yes­ter­day, in regard to the sys­tem disks. I thought I was going to have to make my own crossover cable to trans­fer files from my dinosaur desk­top to the note­book, but I man­aged to scrounge one up from the tech guys at work. After I got it run­ning cor­rect­ly [I had to redo most of the net­work hooha] the files just zipped between com­put­ers. There was some error­ing since I was copy­ing too much at once, so I had to go back and do it all again in small­er chunks.

Live and learn. My apart­ment is full of wires, ran­dom instal­la­tion disks, and old decrepit tech. I found saved ver­sions of most of my old site designs, which I’ll take screen shots of and post here even­tu­al­ly, and every one of my col­lege papers on some zip disks. I’m going to be get­ting rid of so much crap by the time sum­mer rolls around. I also final­ly bought a frame for my Spencer Tunick print and hung it on the wall. I’ve obvi­ous­ly been focus­ing more ener­gy on Tremon­ter as of late. OMGWTFBBQ, the lady in the cube next to me has been cough­ing like bron­chi­tis for two straight days.

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