June 6th, 2006
|09:11 pm - Computer Time with Mr. Abbie|
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||WHAT'S ON THE GROUND|
This set will tell you what kinds of things you can find on or in the ground.
||CONGRESS STREET BRIDGE
A walk on and under the drawbridge on Congress Street, with awesome Art Deco abutment caps.
Well, check this out: I have 5 lbs of silica gel! I bought one of these:
I use it for Science! Really!
Holy moses! Is that picture to scale?
Cat litter! I used to use cat litter that looked a lot like that (and claimed to be made mostly of silica gel) when my roommates had cats.
|Date:||June 7th, 2006 08:31 am (UTC)|| |
Would you be so kind as to tell Mr. the Cat that he is (a) quite a handsome sight atop the computer box, and (b) makes me homesick for my own fuzzbucket?
Hey there, Mister Abbie. Hope that other eye grows back soon.
he is of coursE WInking at the Cmera
An eMachine, eh?
I don't think they deserve a lot of the invective that gets hurled at them. If you're on a budget and need a computer, their stuff is actually pretty decent.
However, after having owned two, I will say this: they are generally immune to tinkering and upgrades, many of their components are somewhat flimsy, and after three years or so I guarantee you're going to want a brand new computer.
I'm not saying this to make you feel bad or act all superior, either; just thought I'd pass along my experience.
Oh, and also, that no astronaut babies thing? Totally bogus. There's a rebate for twelve free astrobabies buried on their website, you have to go through the "customer service" section and find the missing pixel. But it's there.
The "not-so-upgrade-friendly" vibe is one I've picked up from multiple sources. I'm okay with that, considering my upgrades usually only consist of extra RAM or hard drives. The computer took my second 200GB drive no problem, which made me happy. There is a PCIe slot as well so in case some day a pile of cash lands on me and I can buy a kickass Radeon, I'm all set.
The big bright blue LED on the case is something else, tho. Last night the computer decided to go into sleep mode, and the LED blinks like a hotel neon sign. When one has taken melatonin and is light-sensitive and trying to get to sleep, one takes notice.
|Date:||June 8th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)|| |
You need more photos of Mr. Abbie. He's the smartest blogwriting cat out there. He also needs a friend. What does one do with all that silica?
|Date:||June 8th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)|| |
You need more photos of Mr. Abbie. He's the smartest blogwriting cat out there and I always like seeing his pretty furry face. He also needs a cat friend to play with. What does one do with all that silica?