Wednesday, January 10, 2007

On being 35

I've got so many new toys to play with, I hardly know where to start.

The girls gave me some of my favorite candies, a 4 player white board version of Sudoku, a sunglasses holder for the car and several nice cards.

I managed to use a combination of EaseUs Disk Copy and Gparted to transfer my old drives to the new 300GB one. Then I noticed that Maxtor bundles some software on disk that would have done it too. Ah well, I felt triumphant anyway.

Mom and Dad both gave me a little more money for my birthday, so I was able to afford a bit nicer monitor than I anticipated. My 22" LCD is making me a very happy man. I wound up with a Samsung 225bw. All the other screens made me want to vomit. I think Ms Orange is a bit nervous though. I never want to watch TV or movies upstairs now. Good thing that the kitchen is up there...

And of course, there is the new sewing machine. You would be proud. I have been working on some, shall we say, slightly industrial projects and have managed to already break 3 needles. Haven't managed to bog the internals yet so there has been no reason to crack the case.

Putting kids to bed.

Later,