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Posted on 2006.05.19 at 12:18
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My job is to build galinda822 a computer for her home office. She's going to order DSL, we already have a monitor, and we're working on making her desk. In previous posts, I've identified the parts we need for her computer, and they run about $125. Then we can get started. However, in a stroke of brilliance this morning, I've decided on something far more fantastic for her future home-office: The Mac Mini.

That's right. With bidding starting ~$150 on eBay these days, she can surf the web in style and free herself from the bonds of XP. I don't have to build anything, either ;) Anyway, I'm pretty excited for her, and I hope you are too! And, no Tom, I will NOT be installing Opera for her. She'll be using Safari, and is prepared to ignore your every comment on the matter. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

My weekend just got a lot busier. I'm receiving a FedEx shipment of an HP wintel server to rack-mount this weekend to expand the quickly diminishing space of our existing email server. Fun, fun! Oh yeah, the wife doesn't know about that yet. And seeing how tonight we're drinking margaritas and grilling for movie night, I sure as hell hope I'm able to answer the front door by 1000 tomorrow.

At home I run Photoshop CS on my 1200x1600 display. That's a lot of real estate. Imagine my frustration trying to finish up projects at work using Photoshop Elements on a 1024x768? Grrrrrrr.

So, I've pretty much decided I'm going to do everything I need to do on my linux box. I'll use my laptop for Outlook and the few times I need to launch IE. That's really about all it's good for. The linux box is an unbuntu install on a Dell Optiplex SFF with a 3GB P4, half a gig of RAM and a 7200rpm SATA drive. I couldn't ask for a better box on my desktop here at work.

Yahoo! Mail gives me 2GB for my email space. Each site I've been at gives me nearly unlimited email space. The company I work for however, a technologies company, gives me 110MB, and bitch if I don't archive. Nice. You know, I would archive - if I hadn't had 10 computers across 4 accounts the last six years. There are some things I will never understand.

Got to de-rack a Solaris box and tear into it this week. The highlight of my week, as usual; back to my roots. The power-supply had blown and I will likely be here this weekend replacing it.

*sigh*




Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-19 20:22 (UTC) (Link)
sux to be you.

The wife is definaltely goning to put you in a gentical cuff now.

oh and Intel doesn't make 3 GB processors. Discuss.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-19 20:27 (UTC) (Link)
This is a neural-interface gel-pack chip released in small quantities to non-profit corporations such as my clients. I did misspeak, its pipe is 3GB/sec with the SATA drive holding 50 gigaquads of data.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-19 20:28 (UTC) (Link)
nice. Just admit that you meant 3 Ghz and we'll move on.
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-05-19 21:23 (UTC) (Link)
I've decided on something far more fantastic for her future home-office: The Mac Mini.

This is such a fantastic idea! I'm excited for galinda822 and her impending switchification.


And seeing how tonight we're drinking margaritas and grilling for movie night

Good times!


Imagine my frustration trying to finish up projects at work using Photoshop Elements on a 1024x768?

I feel claustrophobic every time I go from my 22" monitor'd PowerMac to my 1024x768 iBook screen. I feel your pain.


So, I've pretty much decided I'm going to do everything I need to do on my linux box.

Congratulations. I'll let you know how I manage with my OSX 10.4.5 on a PC install. I think that could be an excellent opportunity to move Mac to the workplace. Provided nobody seems to mind the whole 'software piracy' thing.


Yahoo! Mail gives me 2GB for my email space. Each site I've been at gives me nearly unlimited email space. The company I work for however, a technologies company, gives me 110MB

I bitch about this every day. Why is it that total strangers are willing to give me 2 GB plus of storage on their mail servers while my own company provides less storage for my mail than my first USB thumb drive? That's just dumb.


photograph

As always, the very vision of loveliness.
galinda822 at 2006-05-19 21:25 (UTC) (Link)
What would I do without a friend like you? Hopefully, I won't ever find out!
Bonus - less for you to do too - Hooray!!!!!
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2006-05-19 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
Hoorah! Galinda gets a brand-spanking new computer! Who could ask for more?!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-19 21:34 (UTC) (Link)
Well, a pre-owned slightly busted-assed version of a new computer anyway.
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Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-05-19 23:32 (UTC) (Link)
*Is excited for your wife*

There are some things I will never understand.

You and me both. What do you use that takes up so much space, though?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-20 01:44 (UTC) (Link)
galinda is not my wife, rather, my wife's best friend. Best I can deduce from this missunderstanding, is schpydurx's comment above about my wife putting me in a genital cuff; probably in reference to the fact I have to work on Saturday.

What takes up so much space? There's probably nothing near as exciting as a full iso in my mailbox, but the fact that I've been with the company six years and have kept all but the largest of attachements. Furthermore, I get approximately 100-emails a day across both my work accounts. This adds up. And when I was getting automated, it was 300-per day.

One time, I cleaned out my old emails, and three weeks later was asked for some proof of something eight months old I'd deleted. I don't do that anymore.
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-05-20 20:29 (UTC) (Link)
*Is in awe* Wow, I never dreamed of getting 100 emails a day for work. I must say, my respect just keeps growing for what you do. I can also understand why you keep everything, too- better safe than sorry.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-05-20 00:28 (UTC) (Link)
Just don't advise her to use an optical mouse on a glass table and try to trouble shoot it yourself and wonder why it's not working!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-20 01:37 (UTC) (Link)
I was DRUNK!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-20 10:16 (UTC) (Link)
I'm assumming that the photograph is of Galinda, right?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-20 14:13 (UTC) (Link)
And I'm assuming that there's a reason there's no caption. Hmmmmm.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-25 04:13 (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it.
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