||[Nov. 20th, 2004|01:13 am]
This week was good -- forgetting all the work I actually got done this week, I won a raffle that was a result of my participation in some things at work. The result was an amazon gift certificate, and sometime next week an Xbox along with Halo, Halo 2, and some other games will be showing up. Can't wait to try that out on the Big TV with the 5.1 speakers where they should be (the North Lab never seemed quite right).
This evening I finally got around to doing something about the machine that blew out a power supply a few weeks ago. Given that its hard drive has also been making fun click click noises for the last several years I decided to move the data into the case of one of the vice servers I'm no longer using, and upgrade it to XP. I'm finding the act of losing my last Win98 machine vaguely sad. I think it may also be that that machine has been with me (as a single windows install, with almost zero hardware changes beyond memory upgrades -- though with several different names including mars, bsod, and nsp) since the middle of my senior year of high school. So, I think I'm going to miss it.