November 30th, 2001

Hello Time Bomb!

Gam0r, the beast that should not be (awake)

Can't sleep. Need SoulCalibur.

Been looking into DreamCast racing games, too. Sega GT and maybe Rally 2 look good to good-ish. I've played Tokyo Xtreme, and it was okay.

Dunno about Metropolis Speed Racer. Vanishing Point if I find it cheap enough (I'd rather have fun games stocked up first so I can take a break when I get frustrated).

And of course, I need Jet Grind Radio, still.

Probably should get Golden Sun. Of course I think I'll pick up an N64 and Goldeneye at my next convenience. I now have the money for it, and I *know* I can play Goldeneye for hours and days, so I won't need lots of other games. I bet my sucker brother won't even want to deathmatch when he comes home for Christmas. We'll have to talk.
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Please Comment!

I am going to try to buy a new computer soon, at my mother's insistence (now she wants DSL... after sitting on getting cable internet for how many months now?). My computer does not even have the 64 MB required for DSL.

I am most likely going to buy a Dell. What specs should I go for? They have a nice model starting at $900 with 128MB RAM (up to 512 upgradable), 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 (though I really want an Athlon, or do I?), 20 GB HD 7200rpm (up to 120... le drool), 17" monitor (up to 21").

BUT THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY WHAT I WANT. It is just the item on the cover.

Things I want to do with it:
  • I want to get a video card so that I may capture television programs, both video, and stills.
  • CD burner. Do I want a CD-R? CD-RW?
  • Possibly a DVD player.
  • Finally get and use a webcam.
  • What OS should I be running? 2K? WinME?
  • Run two monitors, or possibly three. We have an old monitor from the last family computer lying around, plus the one I'm using now. Think Lain's Dad.

    Things I already have for it:
  • An extra 20GB drive, which I will take out of this computer and put in the new box.
  • A scanner. Not the head-popping kind.
  • Extra monitors.

    I am willing to spend: ~$1500-1800 after extras like the video card and RAM (though RAM is apparently dirt cheap).

    Do not suggest I build my own GodBox. I will not build my own box. I don't have the time or the knowledge of compatability. I don't know why PC components cannot just live and breathe and work nicely together like Mac components, but they can't. Fucking IBM standards. I'd get a Mac, but all my shit is now PC format.

    Please give me as much information about buying a computer as you can. Please comment and do so seriously. I *really* don't want to make another mistake like I did buying this fscking Compaq.

    "You know I really couldn't love her more... even if she noticed me."
  • Grrr!, Dammit!


    Please stop being so darling/interesting/intelligent/sexy/captivating. You are frequently making me lose sleep and late for work with your charms. I love you very dearly, but I think it would be better were I not addicted to you. You know who you are... or do you?
    Thanks to everyone who has left/is still leaving me hardware comments. You are all the most excellent buds I could hope for. I heart j00 and j00 and j00 and j00, not to mention j00 and j00, and even j00.
    This has something or nothing at all to do with my evening tonight:

    Ryan: any backstory preference?
    Vedkar: I had one
    Vedkar: Just the other day
    Ryan: yes?
    Vedkar: I was born in Alsace, shortly after the second world war
    Ryan: that works really well.
    Vedkar: My mother was in the army, and my father was a cook
    Vedkar: She survived, but he died shortly before the war ended
    Vedkar: in an accident with an exploding trifle
    Vedkar: To this day, I still cannot eat trifle
    Ryan: But, could you not name the war, because maybe the time period is not exact. could you just say "a war"?
    Vedkar: His greatest and most horrible creation still survives him; the Turducken
    Ryan: what is this Turducken you speak of?
    Vedkar: He created it to serve the multinational occupying troops during the American Thanksgiving
    Vedkar: (
    Vedkar: My mother raised me as an Andorran/Esperanto bilingual
    Vedkar: Which explains my accent
    Ryan: Eww, someone you know actually ate a tofurkey? those things are nasty!
    Vedkar: No
    Vedkar: she is not my friend
    Ryan: ah. okay.
    Vedkar: So, did you get all that?
    Vedkar: I don't care which war, no
    Ryan: Rarely does my intense dislike of a substance cause me to degenerate into such simple levels of communication but I truly feel that
    tofurkey = suck.
    Ryan: Yes, good story. You say you have the accent down?
    Vedkar: No
    Vedkar: But
    Vedkar: I have two days
    Ryan: And what of your status in society?
    Ryan: how do you get invited to the mansion of the swanky rich folk?
    Vedkar: Oh, I am the heir to the Turducken fortune
    Ryan: ah.
    Ryan: excellent.
    Vedkar: Though I hate to cook
    Vedkar: And fear kitchens
    Ryan: it works.
    Vedkar: Yes
    Ryan: name?
    Vedkar: No thank you. I had one this morning.
    Vedkar: Anders Vostervoohklempftmurray.
    Vedkar: You may call me Dr. V, though I hold no degree that I know of.
    Ryan: That may be hard to fit on the card... we shall see.
    Vedkar: Then simply write Dr. V

    "Leave them-love me-lay above me. Lose your lonely ways for a fine few days."
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