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Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Back to school! Back to school to prove I'm no fool!

That's right, I'm starting out this summer semester taking C++ Algorithms, to start up where I left off eons ago, on my path to enlightenment. I may never get there, but at least I can spend alot of money and tell stories about how I sat around the house eating Cheetos and skipping class.

Wish me luck.

Chris 2:40 AM [+]

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Well today has been interesting so far. We spent all this morning replacing the beams to a rotting out porch deck patio thing. It was only 10 years old at the most. Someone forgot to spray on the Rustoleum or whatever.

It was easier than I thought. Building things ain't all that hard. Bob Vila sucks.

Chris 1:01 PM [+]

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

I can't stop spending money.

I now have a webcam.

I now have a wireless keyboard and mouse.

And now, I have a new 5.1 speaker set with a subwoofer so loud it blows the clothes off of women (hey to Seth Green).

I'm turning into a woman at a shoe store.

Is there any hope for me?

Chris 5:22 AM [+]

Sunday, May 18, 2003

On the first day the computer parts were ordered from discount dealers on the Internet. And Chris looked upon the order confirmation printouts and it was good.

On the second day the orders were processed and sent to Fedex and UPS. And Chris looked upon the confirmation emails and it was good.

On the third day Chris noticed the order for the ASUS motherboard had the wrong address listed. Chris called up the customer service number on his lunch break and fixed the problem, and then it was good.

On the fourth day the Fedex and UPS tracking numbers were in the inbox of Chris and he checked their status for the first time, and noticed that the delivery dates were good.

On the fifth day the ATI Radeon arrived, as well as the Antec case and the Sony DVD drive. Chris opened the packages and stored them neatly in the closet, all good.

On the sixth day the rest of the parts arrive except the motherboard and the CPU. It was so good it was almost perfect.

On the seventh day the motherboard and CPU arrived, and it was a day of rest and celebration. The Silicon Sabbath, Sunday Building Sunday had arrived. Chris molded his computer out of dust, breathed life into it and was glad, and gave it the computer desk to live its days in and be prosperous and fruitful. And AMD was content.

But AMD was lonely, and needed a companion. So while AMD was asleep, Chris took a small digital rib and loaded XP to keep AMD company. And AMD called it "Windows" as it would be the beginning of all computing to come in the Desktop Of Eden.

Chris 5:04 AM [+]

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

RAM, hard drive, DVD all arrived within the last 18 hours.

Only thing left is the motherboard and CPU, which is scheduled for tomorrow.

As Al Bundy would say, let's rock.

Or was that Ted Bundy, let's eat?

Oh I forget.

Chris 2:15 PM [+]

Monday, May 05, 2003

Ok, just so you RSFCKers know...

My news server is having major poopy problems right now, because Everest KC the low budget cable company here in KC is low budget and they rent out Usenet service from whatever newsgroup service that is that pastes those gawd-awful ad signatures on my RSFC posts... I lost this sentence somewhere, but the point is I can't get in except for Google which um, I can't stand when I have Xnews sitting here with nothing to do but whine about "411 no such news group"

So anyway, the KC tornadoes did not get me at all, if you want to pass on the message that I did not perish in an exploding mobile home Deke Arndt skateboarding shit storm, I'd appreciate it.

PS some FedEx guy just delivered me the ATI Radeon card, the rest of the parts come in tomorrow and Wednesday. Double w00ts.

Chris 5:44 PM [+]

Sunday, May 04, 2003

Well Saturday is the last day of the week for my new 'job. It's easy. Easy money. I'll be living happy for a while now.

I got a Playstation 2 last weekend, used my training check for that. I haven't owned a game system since the original Nintendo back in 1988 or so. I'm amazed at how good I am at some of these games. I haven't played them at all and the complicated controller the Playstation 2 has now seems very natural to me. It's unsettling. Maybe it's my relatively young age, part of the generation of technically minded kids, perhaps it's just good luck showing up in the most useless avenue of life: computer games you play by yourself late at night.

Anyway, I already have NCAA Football 2003 and I'm enjoying using KSU to smack the everloving Baby Jesus out of the unnameable 1-AA teams on it. Yeah, the game has 1-AA teams, with made up colors and mascots, just to accomodate KSU customers such as myself. EMAW, baby... EMAW.

This past week I also finally ordered the parts for my new AMD box. I can finally ditch this dinosaur in the ocean where it belongs. Toshiba laptop gonna sleep with the fishes. Well, not really. It's gonna sleep on the family computer desk. I will have the system that rules, they will have the system that dr...(HD trashing noise)... oo.... (more HD trashing noise, more grinding this time) .... lll .... (real slow screen redraw as the HD trashes) ... s. (screen finally shows the letters I typed in on the keyboard five minutes ago).

Flame away.

Chris 2:22 AM [+]

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