Tuesday, March 27, 2007

As the hard drive rotates...

Well, I've resuscitated my older iBook (Blueberry flavor, cute but slow, and much lower resolution these days) and one of these months I'll dissect the late, lamented iceBook and transplant its hard drive (and hopefully its Combo drive) into this one. If I'm feeling really brave, I'll try to reflow the solder on the power connector so it won't randomly go dead on me. If I was also feeling rich, I'd invest in a new battery, but brave is much more likely.

In other computer news, the monitor and keyboard for our family PC (ugh) both went belly-up, so we bought a new LCD monitor (which we use at a lower resolution than its optimum, but nobody but me seems to care), and borrowed a keyboard. The DVD burner we got last year also finally gave up the ghost, so we got another, and we all have some sort of MP3 player and cell phone and yada yada yada. I just bought a LCD screen for the oldest kid's laptop, so now I'll have to figure out how to get that apart. Ugh again. At least we got most of the rassafrassin "service contract" back, which will help pay for the screen it didn't cover. Grr.

It's spring and most of the cows have had their calves, so now we're beginning to brand and move 'em out. Yee ha.

I've been mulling over some thoughts of creating some sort of comic story. More on that if and when.

Two birthdays and an anniversary behind us, four birthdays to go, and a maddeningly wide array of special occasions that call for massive expenditures on nothing of any importance. Family life is existing...