February 28th, 2003

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer


I got my federal tax refund today. It'd be more exciting if I had any fun plans for the money but I'll probably just use it to pay for getting my rear brakes replaced.

One of my coworkers was asking about buying a new iBook for his daughter. He'd stopped by Computer Renaissance and they wanted over $600 for an old clamshell 366MHz machine with 800x600 screen. I recommended he consider a brand new one for $1000 with substantially better specs. I also showed him mine which I happened to have in the office while testing our VPN issues. Yesterday I got an email message from him asking if I'd be interested in selling mine to him. I did a little research and came up with what seems like a reasonable price considering what they're currently selling for on eBay and what a new or refurbished machine would cost him. I haven't heard back yet, but assuming he's interested I may be getting a new iBook or Powerbook to replace this one soon.

Girl Scout cookies are here today (no, I don't think they're made from real Girl Scouts).

I've been enjoying watching Starcade with the new cable setup along with plenty of other shows. The extra capacity in the TiVo really is nice. I should have upgraded my old one but I never wanted to deal with the hassle of it (or pay for not having to deal with as much hassle.)

Supposedly some students from my high school were planning some kind of reunion in March or April but I haven't heard anything back from them in over a month. I'm currently assuming nothing will be happening.

It doesn't seem like too much is going on right now. My cleaning efforts have stalled and really need to get started again. I'm still going to the gym three times a week and I'm actually using more than just one machine right now (although I still haven't started doing any real strength training yet.) I might try and see The Two Towers this weekend.