For a while I was living in Abita Springs. No internet, and really, no computer in the house anyway. I figured I’d get enough of both at the office during the day. Last fall, I moved out to a house north of Covington. Way north, not quite to Folsom but about 6 miles from town, and about 12 from the office.

It was a nice place. Very pleasant. And there was internet. So I broke down, and at Christmas, gathered all my resources and located a nice laptop. I shopped around–a lot. I finally found one, for the geek among us, one with a dual-core AMD Turion64 processor, 15-inch screen, 2 gigs of RAM, a decent, though built-in video card (ATI X1250), a slot-loading dual-layer DVD drive/burner, a built-in camera and to seal the deal, an HDMI output port.

It’s a Gateway, and Best Buy had them advertised on sale. I headed on down, and there was one left, the display model. After some haggling with the geeks, it was mine for $649.00. I was very happy; I was expecting around $900 or so.

I’m telling you all this because I really don’t have a whole lot to write about and haven’t posted in a week. The big news is that I’ve moved again. To Mandeville proper, and only 5 miles from the office. Today Charter came in installed teh internets. I bought a wireless router, a D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme-N Gigabit Edition sucker that’s really cooking.

WEP enabled, no prying eyes or suckers like me (I glommed onto a neighbors connection last night, fool had the admin password still enabled). Think I’ll do some downloading tonight.

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