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New computer – Friday, November 26, 2004

I bought a new desktop computer and it finally arrived yesterday!

Base Unit PCM Quiet PC Intel Tower Desktop System
Processor Intel Pentium 4, 3.0Ghz Processor, 800MHz FSB, 1MB Cache, HT
Memory 512MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
1st Hard Drive 120GB 7200rpm ATA-100 Hard Disk
1st CD/DVD Drive Pioneer 16x DVD+/-RW Multi Format 4x Dual Layer DVD Writer Drive (Burn DVDs & CDs)
Floppy Drive 1.44MB 3.5″ Floppy Drive
Video Card ATi Radeon 9600 XT 256MB Video Card with TV Out & DVI
Network Integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100 LAN
Keyboard/Mouse Multimedia Keyboard & Optical Mouse
1st Display Philips 107E 17″ CRT Monitor (16″ VIS, 1024×768@85Hz)
Speakers 600W 2.1 Speakers with Sub Woofer

I don’t know what any of that means but it better be good because I paid over a thousand bucks for it. We bought the system without a operating system to save a bit of money so Jen did all the nerdy stuff during the afternoon while I was at work and installed all the drivers and stuff. When I got home I played Doom 3.

I soon stopped playing Doom 3 because the game is too scary. You start off at this underground base in Mars when suddenly Hellspawn rises up and everyone turns in to killer zombies. Dead bodies fall from the rafters on to your head and rivers of blood will surely follow. Seriously, I don’t need that stress. There is this play-mechanic where you can’t use your torch and weapon at the same time. So I just fumbled around in the dark shooting at nothing while these horrific screams blared through my sweet, sweet new speakers.

Graphics are real nice though.

Here’s your weird work story of the day: A woman named Heather phoned up yesterday looking to cancel her service. She bought a new phone with us and after opening the box, refused to use it because…John Howard won the election.

Apparently it gave her bad vibes since she bought the phone the same day. So she wanted all her money back and to get out of the contract, weeks later (me: “not a chance, lady”). She also said the company tricked her in to signing up because we sponsor the Australian cricket team and there was an ad on the tv with Steve Waugh who, in her eyes, is a “man of integrity” and how dare we take advantage of decent unsuspecting Aussies by using his endorsement. I suggested that she contact Steve and tell him. And as for being a man of integrity, I pointed out that more people in the Australian cricket team were accused of match fixing in his tenure as captain than any other team. She hung up.

Where was I going with this? I can’t remember.

Anyway, the upshot of me having a new computer is that I can actually get around to updating the site more often since I’m not having to steal her laptop all the time. So no more having to look at the same old Since Otar Left review.

Oh, and since I can now play PC games made after 2001, if anyone can send me a link to places to download games it would be appreciated.


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Edo currently lives in Australia where he spends his time playing video games and enjoying his wife's cooking.

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