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A mongoose.. with a plastic rectangle. I mean.. BRAND NEW COMPUTER! - Mongologue
May 25th, 2007
12:01 am


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A mongoose.. with a plastic rectangle. I mean.. BRAND NEW COMPUTER!
So, a brief time line of computers I personally have owned:

1991-1998: E.T., a 486SX 20Mhz, 2M Ram (Later 4M ram), 100M HD (later 500M HD), CD. Dos 5.0, OS/2 2.0 to 3.0, 2400 modem (later 14.4 Modem). Purchased new from Easterntech, LLC at a Cogan Computer Fair. Died.

1998-2001: Hippie, a Pentium 90Mhz, 8M Ram, CD, 850M HD. Windows 95. HP Pavillion 3050, 56K Modem. Purchased used at Captain Computer. Given to Goodwill, likely deceased.

2000-2002: Compaq Of Doom. Pentium 120Mhz, 16M Ram, 5G HD, CD-RW, 56K Modem. Windows 98. Compaq Deskpro XL 5120 Purchased used at a Cogan Computer Fair, co-owned by sister. Given to Goodwill, likely deceased.

2001-April 2004: The Beyonder: AMD Athlon 750Mhz, 256M Ram (Later 384), 20G HD, 32M AGP video card, CD-RW, 56K Modem (later Ethernet). Windows 98. Purchased new from Beyond Computer, LLC at a Cogan Computer Fair. Died, resuscitated, given to Slickpuppy, Died again, resting in state in his living room.

April 2004-Present: Emma: Intel Pentium-4 Celeron 2.7Ghz (later Pentium-4 2.8ghz), 512M Ram (later 1G), 60G HD (Later 200G HD), 128M PCI GeForce MX 4000, CD-RW/DVD, Ethernet (later USB-based wi-fi). Windows XP. eMachines t2798, purchased as floor model from Best Buy. Alive and running on the kitchen table.

And introducing..

Snik!: Intel Core 2 Duo e6600 (2.4Ghz), 2G Ram, 200Gig SATA HD, 256M PCIe GeForce 7600GT, DVD-RW. Windows XP [*1]. Purchased in parts from Newegg.com and built by myself. Currently in use.

The only sticky wickets in the current system are:
#1. Moving my mp3 library over, and preserving playcounts and ratings in iTunes. This may require additional software.
#2. Getting the IDE HD (backup) and the DVD-RW to both live simultaneously. This should just be some trial and error settings with the cables and maybe jumpers.
#3. Get one of those 5-in-1 card readers for MemorySticks and SD cards, as Snik is currently lacking. Minor minor issue for now, as Emma is still quite operational.


[*1] Well, Kubuntu Linux briefly too, and plans to dual-run OSes in the future.

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[User Picture]
Date:May 25th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC)
Sounds like a nice machine. SL will love it.
Oh, and for me, SL runs nicely under kubuntu.

BTW, went to the zoo yesterday and saw Dwarf Mongoose(s?). Very very cute, and nibbling on snakeskins.
[User Picture]
Date:May 25th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Yay! They're giving them snacks! :)

Dwarf (Mongooses, or Mongi) are cute little guys indeed. Zoos usually have them over other species- they're easy to breed and active comparably.

Kubuntu involves the second hard drive being in-machine. and a day or two to fiddle. Likely a post-Anthrocon thing.
[User Picture]
Date:May 25th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
Open up iTunes
From the File menu select Export Library and save the XML File somewhere you can find

Then copy that file to the new machine and import it into itunes

Blammo, All your playcounts and such are imported as long as you copy your music to the same place.

Oh, And you probably have 2GB of Memory ;)
[User Picture]
Date:May 25th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Export Library, hmmm. And yes, music is already over on the new HD, so...

Whoops! *fixes specs* ;)
[User Picture]
Date:May 25th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
I challenge you to the FPS of your choice.
[User Picture]
Date:May 26th, 2007 04:41 am (UTC)
FPS? SecondLife. I get 120+ Frames Per Second there at idle, 70 in unpopulated areas, 40 in Luskwood.

..unless you mean First Person Shooter. Where mind of choice is Marathon.
[User Picture]
Date:May 26th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh. Then I forfeit. :(

I had to quit Marathon when I got to the room with the chimneys, and I knew there were guys hiding in the ceiling, but I couldn't tilt more than 45 degrees to shoot them ... so they came down and shot me.

Plus, it was the first and last video game I ever pre-paid for. It came a year later and didn't perform up to my computer's specs. Very sad rat, that summer.
[User Picture]
Date:May 26th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Huh. *noddles* That was the FPS I spent the most time in, because we were a MAC campus solidly up until 1997 (When there was a 50/50 switch) and Marathon was the game. I was never good, but got okay. All other FPSes since I've sucked at. :P

Bummer as to the pre-paid. I've never done that for a video game, meself, to think of it. But I'm a $10-buck-bin raider mostly.
[User Picture]
Date:October 19th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)

I kill games to death!

I played the Demo for 6 months. Used the Mac resource fork editor to change around all the sound effects.

Then played the full game of Marathon. Punched my way through the first 16 levels.

Yes. I could kill the armoured aliens with the grenade launchers.

I was defeated by the gigantic floating things, which required multiple missiles to take down. Couldn't get close enough to punch them.

Then, I discover you're considered hardcore if you get through 10 levels using just the starting pistol. Pfft!
[User Picture]
Date:October 22nd, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)

Re: I kill games to death!

Okay, you win big time.
[User Picture]
Date:May 27th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
I have no idea what this is about. :D Yay for knowing nothing. XD LOL *Huggle*
[User Picture]
Date:May 28th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
The short summary translated for kitty:
"Mongoosie has new shiny puter yush! Mongooise is happy. Mongoosie remembers his old computers too, but new computer is much cooler. <3 *luffs*"


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