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Food Night and new laptop
Last night, hammond, radam and sigmoidal_suseq came over for a cooking night. It was awesome fun, the food was good and we got some brilliant photos, which I would be showing you right now except that the card reader here REFUSES TO WORK. D: There's a photo of me standing between Hammond and Adders that makes me look like a freaking midget.

I'm catching up with Susie again on Thursday night - gotta get my Suse-time crammed in before she jets off back to the UK. It looks like she'll be back in Oz by the middle of the year. And then she's getting a goat! Happy times! I have always wanted a goat; being a goat-aunt will be close enough to that goal for the time being (I view babies in much the same way).

I am not getting a goat; however, I did order myself a fucking gorgeous new netbook. Having realised I never use my old desktop anymore, I'm relegating it to the role of AudioVisual machine (since Hammond's old one blew up weeks after we bought it - swear to god he boobytrapped it, you just can't trust those innocent blond gay men). I do already have a teensy little functional netbook in my wonderful eeePC, but it lacks oomph - it's only good for writing and portability, whereas if I'm replacing my desktop I need something that actually, well, has a hard drive. Nevertheless, the eeePC has been a flawless machine for the year or so I've had it and if you want something to carry around with you so you can pitch it up and get writing or web surfing wherever you go, it's basically the best thing ever. I'll be selling it when my new computer arrives and I can transfer my files over. Let me know if any of you here are interested. :)

So I've got myself this rather candy-like Acer Aspire One, in blue.... delicious refreshing blue: http://www.bigbrownbox.com.au/products/computers/notebook-computers/pc/aspire-one-blue-windows.aspx

Windows OS, 120GB HDD, 1gig memory, slightly larger keyboard and screen than my eeePC, but just as light at ~1kg. I'm like Reducto from 'Harvey Birdman' - everything I own needs to be miniaturized so it's to scale with, well, me. (Donttouchme!)

My CycloDS card arrived yesterday; now I'm just waiting on the 8gig microSD card I ordered from DealExtreme.com. The wait is killing me! Aaron at work keeps tempting me with his ridiculous overabundance of free games!

We have some major Plans for this weekend. Hammond, Adders, Joey and I are going on a Mission up to the Sunshine Coast: a pilgrammage to the hideous marble statue of Steve Irwin someone foolishly erected at the beach in Mooloolaba, followed by Underwater World where we are going to SWIM WITH THE SEALS. We need to book ahead by phoning and I will probably attempt to organise this tomorrow. So excited! Dogs of the sea!
13 have fought ~ fight the power!
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master_haakon From: master_haakon Date: January 14th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd be interested in your eeepc. It would just be the right size for Marcus.
tania From: tania Date: January 27th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Howdy! Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you - the eeePC is cleared off and ready for a new home now. In the interests of fairness I'm offering it to you first, as you were the first response - I'm asking $200. It's as-new, as I owned it for only a year and only took it out for a spin a few times. All original software in place, but without a box (unless I happen to find the box in the next couple of days, I think it's still around someplace but I'm not sure.)

Let me know. :)
From: dawnstar_au Date: January 14th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm holding out for the new HP Mini note for the next netbook - mmm. Shiny aluminium. There's just so much competition in this space it isn't funny now.
ge_mig_du From: ge_mig_du Date: January 14th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking of getting a eeepc last year but funds failed and joe said it would be hard to use? If you think I'd be able to use it I'd be interested :D
tania From: tania Date: January 14th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Depends how little your fingers are. I get by alright but it'd be impossible for Joe "Bearpaws" Ford to get his fingers between the keys. ;)
regalis From: regalis Date: January 14th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)
i have that same model :} i very nearly offered it up for sale last week when i had a work scare ( hours got cut, hours were replaced, things worked out ) but i'm glad i didn't, because i love it. i realise that it's a bit redundant to have both a 13.3" laptop and a netbook, but it's handy when my laptop is tied up with office work or... the sims ( >> i know )and i need to do other stuff.
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: January 14th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)

i LOL'd

at the Reducto reference!!
stonelizard From: stonelizard Date: January 14th, 2009 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)
GOAT :)

My mum used to keep mini mountain goats back in scotland. Great little pets and wonderful lawn mowers.
From: guirlandes Date: January 14th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Was thinking just the other day that I might have a use for a very small computer... may I please have a close look at your eeePC and see whether it'd fit the bill, even if I end up buying one independently?
tania From: tania Date: January 14th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why certainly! Just give me a holler next time we're both home at the same time. :)
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: January 14th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
*cough* UK. If I ended up in the US I'd be quite pissed off.

Also I want fainting goats - teeny tiny fainting goats.

Also we're making an Obama doll already?
jaywesley From: jaywesley Date: January 14th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought we agreed - first you get the puppies, then you get the chickens and then you get the goats. The goats are a long way off, baby.
tania From: tania Date: January 14th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Suse - OK, you know that was a typo. Also it seems you misrepresenting your goat timeline to me. I feel so betrayed. ;)
13 have fought ~ fight the power!