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New computer AND internet access, yay!!

So, yup, I broke down and gots me a new computer. I could hardly resist, as I don't give a hooey as to whether or not I get Windows Vista for a LONG time, and all the non Vista computers at work went on clearance PLUS an additional hundred and fifty off.

- 1 gig RAM
- 200 gig hard drive
- lightscribe/dual layer dvd burner

I would also tell you the processor and the graphics card, but I can't think of them right now - just woke up from a nap, you see, where I dreamed I kept popping into nothinganything and sonatamoonlite's to wash my face, which was totally covered in sticky caramel, but I kept getting sidetracked by a playing Paul. Eventually, they had to leave and Heather looked annoyed that I wouldn't use my own bathroom to clean my messy face.

But, anywell, I got the tower/keyboard/mouse for $369. Yes, that's right. Three hundred seventy bucks. This blows my old computer out of the water. I went to hook up my old 120 gig internal harddrive when I took it out of the box, but the inside looks a lot more daunting than I anticipated, so I refrained. Maybe I can give dispossessed ten bucks to do it? huhhuhhuh?!?

I also managed to mostly rehook the internet up the way it had been before my brother had attempted to rearrange everything (Hercules apparently put twisted the cable wire onto the splitter upstairs, so I managed all but that) so I seem to be back. The internet is still slow as fucking SIN (which is quite slow, I'll have you know.) so I'm wondering if a call to Comcast is into the works. Our internet has been uber slow (well, for the boys upstairs, who actually HAD internet), and especially with my computer being brand spankin new and hardwired instead of wireless, there is zero reason why it should take eight years to load a page. This is also the second stop since I went online (the first was to download firefox) so I haven't had a chance to infect it with anything yet ;)

What all did I miss? Methinks I shall screen the comments so that you can all fill me in on all the gory details of what occured in your lives over the last week.

I misseded you.

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bigstusexy
Jan. 24th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
Umm... didn't your brother just give you his computer??? I know this one has to be super fast compared to anything old but... but...?

Yeah insides should be differnt and the new system would probably have an SATA Drive instead of PATA

Best wishes
Stu-
aubkabob
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
i wouldn't know a sata drive from a peta member ;)

my bro did give me his old computer, but it was terribly cluttered with a ton of stuff and the price on this one was too good to pass up... to have a sparkly clean brand spanking new computer? i've had screwed up rebuilt crap except for the gateway idiot i had back in 99.
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akteri
Jan. 24th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Hmmmm... gory details eh? The only thing gory about my life details were from travelling halfway across the country and back in the last 10 days.

But to fill in those details would take more than a reply to your message. You can read about the whole sordid mess on my journal if you want to.

Other than those horrors, I had a totally fantastic, uber relaxing vacation and spent time with the single most amazing man I have ever met - well, amazing without causing a Hero or Idol complex to those around him.
aubkabob
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
that sounds like SO much fun. i haven't been on a road trip in forever.. hell, it clicked the other day that i haven't even left the portland freaking metropolitan area since i went to the beach... in july of 2003!!! before i moved here in april of 03, i used to go places all the damn time, so i was completely shocked.
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aubkabob
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
Yup, i hadn't been able to do squat online for the last week. i'm surprised more people didn't notice, or maybe they were breathing a sigh of relief? ;) i mean, i could use my bro's upstairs, but online was so freaking slow that it almost wasn't worth it to me. i also have a "thing" about hanging out in other people's bedrooms, even if it is the brother i grew up with. i always feel like i'm interfering, even if they aren't home.
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leighblack
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Holy crap! I should look for a new computer this week!
aubkabob
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
if you go through officemax, i can get the order number for you/everyone else. it's like a secret sale or something, as we never got any notification for it, and such. daniel and i bought the last two at my store, but there were still 140 of them in the delivery center as of yesterday.

not to say that it's the only deal out there, but yanno. what was funny was that my brother had bought one for me for $200 more that had a slightly better processor, but i'd rather save the two hundred bucks.
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nothinganything
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Would it KILL ya to use your own sink?
aubkabob
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
Apparently, it would.
dbaxdevilsfan
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
I misseded you too! Glad to have you back!!!!!

YAY for new computers!
aubkabob
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Aww, I misseded you, too!!! It's good to be back, though I'm already spending entirely too much time on this doom machine.

Now that the internet isn't working dreadfully slow (though still sluggish, but I don't want to bash my head in for how long it takes to load a page anymore) I'm able to get my computer customized back to where I had it on my old one, with iTunes, my music, etc.
kiwi
Jan. 24th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
I started my new job! And caught the flu! Not in that order, fortunately. :)

And turned in my nursing school app. But we won't talk about that. The above is all I can think about anyways.

Yay new computer! Welcome back!
aubkabob
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
That's so fantastic!! I know how important it's been to get into a new employment place for you for oh so long now!!

And thanks for the welcome back, missy!
idioscosmos
Jan. 24th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
:-)

I might be being strong-armed into doing this WoW thingie. If I do I'd love to "play" with you sometime. :-P
aubkabob
Jan. 24th, 2007 06:58 am (UTC)
yanno? i just might start playing again if you were there. which server? i want to say i was on lothar, but i can't remember for certain.

i do sort of miss it, though.
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imnotbob
Jan. 24th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)
Yay! Welcome back. I missed you :)

No go look at my pictures.
aubkabob
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
hee hee, they were wonderful! I kept grinning from ear to ear at how ADORABLE YOU TWO ARE OMG.
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macmanchad
Jan. 24th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
Try using http://www.opendns.com/ for your DNS stuff in your computer and your router (if possible). That should greatly speed things up for you. Comcast's DNS are insanely slow.
aubkabob
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
I shall have to look into this. I glanced, but my head is about ready to esplode from a headache so I shall come back to it later. Thanks so much!
operatic
Jan. 24th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Hey, congrats on the new computer! :)
aubkabob
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! Now I finally have something that can multitask! It's a beautiful thing, really.
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