I've been compeltely away from LJ for a couple of months now. I won't be attempting a full catchup, cause that just ain't gonna happen, and I suspect I may need to trim the read list down a bit if I don't want to get that sinking "oh my god I'll never catch up" feeling (which leads to staying away as a non-solution to the problem) too often. If I missed anything that you remember wanting me to see, feel free to drop me a line/comment.
Update on me: Not that much. I joined Distributed Proofreaders
, which I think a fair few of you might enjoy. I recently decided enough was enough and bought a replacement for my now over a decade old 17" CRT from Iiyama (they obviously made sturdy stuff in those days..), and as of today I'm now looking at a 20" TFT made by Samsung which has 1600x1200 pixels in it. It's Big. At least for now, now I'm not yet used to it.
Also, my 3.5 year old computer is getting a major overhaul -- everything but the case and the hard drives is getting swapped out. The new one (for those who care) features, alongside the supershiny TFT:
- Asus P5B-E Plus
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
- Scythe Ninja Rev B
- Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300/C3 2x1GB kit
- Asus 8500GT Silent 256M
- Corsair 520HX modular power supply
- NEC AD-7173S DVDRW, SATA
The bits are in a temporary case, I get to find out if it boots tomorrow (because I'm just not up to it today). With a little bit of luck, with a littl' bit o' luck, it'll play nicely at higher-than-rated frequencies to give a speedy little machine.
Also today, one of the dividing fences between our yard and a neighbour's (6 foot high roughly, real dividers) has been torn down, and monday will bring a shiny new hardwood pretty one, instead of the old bodge job of half-demolished little walls and planters and rotting wood and.. blergh.