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today in computers

Last night, I went off to NH and finally took the plunge.  I bought a 12" Powerbook at the Apple Store there.  I was waffling when I got there, and found out that my chosen Powerbook configuration was not in stock...  but that they did have the previous generation, which is like this generation, but with a smaller hard drive (only 60G) and slower processor (1.33GHz instead of 1.5).  For $200 cheaper.  This still had me waffling, until they pointed out they also had the demo model of the previous generation.  For an additional $200 discount.

So I bought, what else could I do?

It turns out that 256M is woefully inadequate for a Macintosh computer.  But I knew that already, and have plans to upgrade to 1.25G already underway.

Naming the thing is going to be interesting.  I usually use sci fi starship names, avoiding extremely mainstream ones like Enterprise and Galactica...  I've had Roanoke (one of the EA destroyers from B5), Serenity, Heart-of-Gold, Bistromath, Morningstar and Synchronicity (two ships I captained in various role-playing games)...  I'm thinking of naming it after the ship that is the centerpiece of the sci-fi tabletop game I'm thinking of running.

But that would be a spoiler.

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visage
Feb. 18th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
If you want an endless trove of starship name, Iain Banks will deliver.
crs
Feb. 18th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
true. http://www.futurehi.net/phlebas/text/ships.html has a bunch, and i may use one of those... but it feels like cheating since I've only ever read one of the books, and Permabit used (still uses?) that as their naming scheme, specifically ship names from that source.

My workstation used to be Wisdom Like Silence. (well, wisdom-like-silence, technically).

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