February 6th, 2010


This is the modern world

Today, I bought a nice, 18" flatscreen monitor and hooked it up to my old desktop computer. What with it working without fail now, I'm starting to feel a little guilty towards it, as only last week I did seek to replace it with a shiny new notebook...the notebook I'm currently typing this message up on, as it happens. For yay! I now have wi-fi as well.

But that's about all I have; I've still got to (re)install most of my applications and see if I can find a way to recover the music files I lost in the crash. If push comes to shove, I'm sure I could find the time to rip my entire cd-collection again, although I would need about a year; but would I also need to buy my iTunes from iTunes again? As I've always been extremely lacksadaisical as far as backing up my pc was concerned, I'm afraid I've lost the lot.

I must admit though, I do like my laptop, even if it has proved a bit of a disappointment in that it only lasts a couple of hours on the battery that it takes forever to charge. My dream of taking it to the park this summer and spend all day browsing the web and sending out e-mails while basking in the sunshine (yay! for sunshine, so much better than snow and ice) will never now come true...not unless I take the world's longest extension cord along.

I went to see Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law the other day. Cinematographically, I couldn't fault it; and Robert Downey Jr. was brilliant as ever, and yet it failed to satisfy...The fact that a mere 10 days later I couldn't really tell you the plot should tell you all you need to know. Tomorrow, I'll be going to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; as I've been looking forward to it for more than a year, I hope it'll leave more of an impression.