Wee... getting a few new toys
I’ve been doing computer related work professionally for some time now. I’ve had a few “servers” in my basement for as long as I can remember. So yes I do have a lot of computers, but I’m not your typical computer nerd. I’ve never really played computer games. My newest computer is 5 years old, and just a few months ago I retired my very first computer (AMD K6II 350). It actually seems like everyone I know has a computer that’s newer and nicer than what I have. Well… that’s all about to change. Oh yea, big daddy’s getting a new ride. Yesterday I ordered a Dell D620. It has 2gigs of ram, a 1440x900 display, and Intel’s new quad core chip known as the Merom. I think Gentoo will run quite happily on it. I also got a new cell phone. This is a good thing as my current phone is so old that the battery can hardly last a single conversation anymore. Next I need to replace my boxes in the basement. They’re really old and I fear I might loose my precious svn and maildir data if I’m not careful.
I should also mention that I suck at carpentry. Today I put up some trim in my family room. How hard can it be to put up trim? Wood, nails, a few 45 degree angles… what’s the big deal? sigh