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You guys are the swellest!

Look what you got me for Christmas!

See, I brought my muscular desktop computer across the Atlantic, but not my funky old monitor. I promised myself a nice big flatscreen — as soon as I made enough money to pay for it. And now (thanks to what Uncle B laughingly calls my t-shirt empire) I have.

I intended to wait a little longer, but the big P’shops I’ve been doing for print are straining my poor old scruffy Thinkpad to its limits. Oh, and umm…sorry if I burned out anybody’s retinas. The screen on this laptop is so dull, I had NO IDEA how painfully I’ve been super-saturating color on the merchandise. Thank goodness the blog is in monochrome.

Anyway, thank you all very much. I’ll lay off’n you guys now. My next store is going to be aimed at crazy cat ladies.

Oh, yes. Yes, I am that low.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 30, 2009, 5:59 pm

I hooked up the desktop machine to another monitor and fired it up a couple of times (to make sure it made it across and to get TurboTax off of it). But, really, this is the first time I’ve sat down to the machine in a year.

Really spooky. It’s like a time capsule — and a real lot has changed for me since then. Year old To Do lists. A DVD in the drive (Howl’s Moving Castle, fwiw). I don’t remember what half that software does.

Weird.

 


Comment from Schlippy
Time: December 30, 2009, 6:07 pm

I did the same restarting my old beast from 2000 with it’s heavily patched copy of Win98. Amazing what a decade old couple of hard drives worth of music and pics and proggies can store that makes you go ‘Huh! I remember that.’

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 30, 2009, 6:42 pm

I fired up my first computer — a Phoenix-based XT clone — years and years after I retired it. Worked fine, too. When you hit PageDown, it S-L-O-O-O-O-O-W-L-Y revealed the next page.

Of course, that’s nothing compared to firing up Uncle B’s old Osborne 1 — but, since it didn’t have a hard drive, there was no fun, ancient software to play with.

 


Comment from Joan of Argghh!
Time: December 30, 2009, 6:49 pm

Makes me miss my Kaypro Lunchbox. . .

 


Comment from iamfelix
Time: December 30, 2009, 7:00 pm

My next store is going to be aimed at crazy cat ladies.

Oh goody – That means you’ll get me twice! 😉

 


Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 30, 2009, 8:46 pm

Your desk looks entirely too neat…it definitely needs some mussing.

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: December 30, 2009, 8:56 pm

Neat! It’s a view into the inner sanctum of Stoaty’s burgeoning web-empire.

Say, it that the MST3K logo/moon in the upper-left corner of the screen?

I just bought Photoshop CS4 online last night. I can’t wait to get it fired up and see what I can do with it too.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 30, 2009, 9:17 pm

Points to Enas!!! I was just about to give you guys grief for not picking up on that. I have a longstanding habit of running MST3K (among other things) in a little window while I work. This is the first time I’ve had a widescreen as my main monitor, though, and that is sweet.

Shit. CS4 must have put you back a bit. My current CS2 is legal (because my old job hasn’t replaced me and it was a standalone license), but I am *dreading* having to get on the Adobe treadmill with my own money.

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: December 30, 2009, 9:30 pm

Yea me! 😉 Actually, I was able to use the rest of the Cristmas monies I didn’t spend on my bad-ass knife to pretty much cover it. I was able to find a pretty significant discount on-line. And they swear up-and-down it’s a real, honest to goodness, full retail copy for only $300! By Grabthar’s Hammer – what a savings!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 30, 2009, 9:33 pm

Yeah, I’ve heard of people buying the last version on eBay and then upgrading. Supposedly legal.

You would not BELIEVE how much more they charge for shit over here, though. Several times the US price.

(I saw your knife when you Twittered it. It gave me such a pang of longing, I went knife shopping online).

 


Comment from EZnSF
Time: December 30, 2009, 10:00 pm

I had an old desktop that had been talking up valuable real estate for the last few years. I kept meaning to hook it up, reboot, delete, etc and donate it somewhere.

Recently a local school had an ‘environmentally friendly’ computer recycle day. It was a drive-through drop off. I gladly watched as they ripped it apart before I even got back in the car.

Right now some Chinese bureaucrat is sifting through nationally sensitive porn and photos of my driveway. The weird thing was, I had to show my drivers license and sign a clipboard before they would let me throw it out. MMM

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 30, 2009, 10:13 pm

I’ve always wanted some nice Alienware gear, but those fuckers are EXPENSIVE with a capitol E…..

 


Comment from mesa in Texas
Time: December 30, 2009, 10:54 pm

I paid for about .00045% of that monitor*. More if you count the cheaters who copied my secret santa gift.

Heck, some intertubes folks even bought some of my shirts.

*the recipient of the ss gift really liked it — http://pupster.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/imga0172.jpg

 


Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: December 31, 2009, 11:04 am

And you’re the bestest weasel blogger in all of Southeast Britain! May your New Year be magical.

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 11:36 am

KNIVES?

Here’s my preferred carry piece.
http://www.thekershawstore.com/Kershaw_Blur_Red_Plain_Knife_p/k1670rd.htm

A fine blade, a killing tool.

On a completely unrelated note, may I wish each and all of you, and speciallimus you Miz Stoatyness and Uncledude, the best New Year evah. God bless you and keep you all.

Dave, esq. emeritus

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 11:37 am

WTF? IMINTHE SPAM FILTER! AIYEEEEE

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 11:42 am

test

http://www.thekershawstore.com/Kershaw_Blur_Red_Plain_Knife_p/k1670rd.htm

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 11:43 am

WTF WTF WTF???11!!111!

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 11:48 am

FREESPEECH HOSERS!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 31, 2009, 12:33 pm

Ew, Dave, there was a Viagra ad in the spambucket rubbing up against your leg.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 31, 2009, 12:37 pm

Did I tell you guys my Laguiole vanished, probably stolen by somebody who looked to buy my house? So I was Laquiole shopping.

Yeah, look, I know they’re French, but they’re awful purty.

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 12:45 pm

>> Ew, Dave, there was a Viagra ad in the spambucket rubbing up against your leg

No shit?

That makes me feel awesome.

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: December 31, 2009, 1:05 pm

Aw, that sucks Stoaty. I despise thieves. Those are nice looking knives tho. Nice looking price-tags on them too! 😉

 


Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 1:13 pm

FRONCHY KNIVES?

 


Comment from Deborah
Time: December 31, 2009, 1:19 pm

Wait. Wait. Did I snooze and miss the info? Your house is for sale?

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 31, 2009, 1:20 pm

No, no…the house in Rhode Island I sold last year! No, they’ll have to pull me out of THIS one feet first.

 


Comment from Deborah
Time: December 31, 2009, 1:24 pm

Whew.

 


Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 31, 2009, 7:02 pm

The thing I hate about flatscreens these days is that to get acceptable vertical resolution you get into a whole new price bracket. I’m a software engineer, which means I scroll documents vertically a lot more than horizontally (big source code files, for example). So I’d rather have a 1600×1200 CRT than a 1600×1080 flatscreen. Of course what I really want is the Apple 30″ display (2560×1600!) and a Mac Pro to drive it but unless I rob a bank or win the lottery that’s a pipe dream. I might spring for the 27″ iMac if my finances hold up. That’s 2560×1440.

And boy, weren’t those big CRTs heavy? I had a 21″ Misubishi Diamondtron which weighed about 60lbs. Getting that up three flights of stairs was no joke.

 

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