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Started: 2005-03-30 22:34:38

Submitted: 2005-03-30 22:52:41

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After killing my computer Monday night, I contemplated my many options. Kiesa pointed out money in a previously-sacred account that I could reappropiate in the interest of marital harmony (two people don't work very well with only one computer), so I went shopping.

Tuesday night I wandered to eBay and bid on a T21 Thinkpad. FedEx says it's going to arrive Saturday. (Home delivery apparently does strange things.) I think I'm going to name her Illyria (I dug up old Angel episodes; it seems to be pronounced ah-LYR-i-ah), but I'll reserve final judgement until I see her in person and determine her actual personality. Kiesa isn't quite sure what I'll do with a computer that thinks it's superior to me, but since it has only an eraser pointing device, I think it's appropriate. (I do have a USB mouse I can use when I get desperate, but since everything I read tells me erasers are superior once one gets used to them, I figure I should be able to handle it.)

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000