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Kyrina's Fangirl Journey Through Life
Warning: Contains silliness and angst
New computer 
3rd-Jul-2011 12:46 am
Geek Chhhhic - IT Crowd
Not nearly as cool as Much Ado About Nothing stuff, but it's ultimately more important to me.
My stolen stuff has never been recovered, but I was able to (with help) get a computer to let me do my dissertation at home.
It's an 8 year old PowerBook G4 with loose hinges and an external monitor with a broken stand and I'm very happy with it. :D
I called it Type 40 (ancient when I bought it, sort of will require tinkering to keep it going), and celebrated it with TARDIS interior wallpapers.

And here's a picture

Isn't she so cute

I figure it this way. I was really into keeping on top of what Apple was releasing when both of these were new and I probably had a major squee over them when the first came out. And I wanted them both so badly then. Why shouldn't I be as excited to get them almost a decade later?
Comments 
3rd-Jul-2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Yay for getting a computer!!
3rd-Jul-2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
It is nice :D
Oddly, I'm back at the library today... but I do like to work outside my home. I'd just also like to be able to work at 2am without needing to drag myself home at the end.
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3rd-Jul-2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
I have the other issue where I forget how long ago some of these computers were made. At some point, this thing was top of the line! (or at least middle of the line) Apple has had some amazingly sweet computers for a long time, partly because they pick some piece of tech that no one else is using yet and putting them into computers. (they used usb in the first iMac when Windows was still not really able to use it properly, and even though this PowerBook is from 2003-2004, it has built in wireless)

Not my picture (mine clearly is 8 years old and has dents/scratched paint) but here is the model when new

3rd-Jul-2011 10:56 am (UTC)
It looks like you got your perfect computer. :)
3rd-Jul-2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
Sort of :D
It has flaws, but it's certainly so nice (especially for the cost!) I'm so happy with it.
3rd-Jul-2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
Hi new computer!!

So glad you found one you liked :-)
3rd-Jul-2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
It's a very nice and shiny new computer. It's hard not to squee.

I am too :) It has times it very obviously shows off its age... but I'll try to see if more RAM is affordable if it's a problem.
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