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Expecting a new arrival soon!


Well, since the cat's out of the bag, I might as well 'fess up - I bought a new computer! w00t. It's a not-quite-the-lowest-low-end Dell, but the price was right and I souped it up so that it ought to run City of Heroes quite nicely. Many, many thanks to my big brother Joe, jsciv (the other Joe), and tdilliga for their advice (even if I didn't take it, it was still mucho helpful!).

I ordered it last week and was expecting it to be shipped yesterday, then I got an e-mail yesterday saying it would be delayed (seems the monitor wasn't in stock). But then I got an e-mail today saying it had been shipped, and they upgraded me to overnight! (I wish they'd given me a discount instead since the same machine is significantly less this week than last week, but oh well - either way I'm happy.)

On the downside I had trouble registering my pre-order copy of CoH (yes, I bought it almost a year ago and got the full copy last July, but I couldn't play it until now), so they say they have to nuke my account in order for me to get things straightened out (I get a neat special effect if they do). I had already gotten Colonel Snark and PastyPaleWhtBoy off the ground, but they're not high enough to really matter. And then I have to recreate Green Starburst and Giganticus on my own account (The Red Avenger and Black Victory I think I'll just delete and try some different things with them).

Do you think all this has anything to do with me having a dream the other night that Quincy and I were superheroes? :D

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jkusters
Mar. 9th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
*puts on tech hat* How is the new machine set up for network connectivity? Will it have built-in wireless, or will we have to add a wireless card? (They're pretty inexpensive, and I can buy one and let you use it if that would work better for you.) *removes tech hat*

Congrats! What's her name gonna be?

JOhn.
mroctober
Mar. 9th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Mazel tov on the new pc! Have fun defending justice!

I had a weird sex dream last night. Very odd.
jkusters
Mar. 9th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
That was a non-sequitor, right?

JOhn.
mroctober
Mar. 9th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yep
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esprix
Mar. 9th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
Well I was going to ask them about it today, figuring I could use the delayed shipping as leverage. Unfortunately, they beat me to the punch and not only shipped it, but shipped it overnight. Still, I think I will talk to them about it.

And, um, you kind of freak me out, ok? :P
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esprix
Mar. 9th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
I do, but that doesn't mean your freakiness doesn't freak me out once in a while.

:P
mike14780
Mar. 9th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
yay for new computers!
... maybe I'm slow... haha, ok... not maybe... :D

I just now realized that CoH (City of Heroes) is kinda like comic book related? :D Yea, I should have dyed my hair blonde... that would have been hot. :D

esprix
Mar. 9th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: yay for new computers!
You're so pretty! Just like Yudi! :P

Yes, City of Heroes is an MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) where you create your own superhero and fight crime in an online world with dozens of other people. You team up, get new powers, go on missions, etc. It's really a lot of fun, especially for comic book geeks. :)
minotaurs
Mar. 9th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yay! Shiney new toys! I'm almost seduced by the 1GB keychain drive for $90, except that I have no idea what I'd use it for. It's just *cool*.
esprix
Mar. 9th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
We are geek - hear us squee.
suba_al_hadid
Mar. 10th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Use it to back up your hard drive, of course!

And of course, to make the geeks go wild.
esprix
Mar. 10th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's an excellent idea!
suba_al_hadid
Mar. 10th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
Heh - I have a 256MB one that I got specifically to back up a few things. It's pretty cool to be able to work on my own stuff at work. In my case, I use it mainly to carry my budget and my private journal - I don't want to leave that on a computer at work, and finally decided that even private LJ entries have to go through the company network to get to the LJ database and I wanted to be comfortable that my private journal was reasonably private.

Or were you talking about the geeks going wild? It would make a great pick-up line: "I have a 1-Gig pocket drive. Wanna see it?"
esprix
Mar. 10th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
I meant backing up your hard drive. I'd been debating about how to back up my laptop, but now I think I have a solution. :D

And yeah, geeks are teh hawt. ;)
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