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29 January 2008 @ 02:10 pm
Whee for new computer!  
My credit card bill may never be the same,


I have a new laptop!!! Given it has a 17" screen it's not so much a 'notebook'). but it's beautiful and it's fast and it has plenty memory. And look, I have already managed to set up wireless, install my virus stuff, make a recovery disk, and get back on LJ! :)

oh, and it's a Blu-ray player as well. *SQUEE* (now if only Universal will drop stupid HD DVD and put BSG on Bluray instead, oh would that be yummy)

I have named her Morwen, because she's black with a little silver. Yes, LotR naming conventions die-hard, heh. I very nearly named this one Sauron, but thought that might be tempting fate...

So, wheeeeeee!

Now to dl Firefox and all the other things I can't live without. And then - oh god- transfer my music files...
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
mrsdrjackson: *glee*mrsdrjackson on January 30th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)

Morwen, excellent choice. Good luck with the music files. :P
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 30th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)

Haven't poked my nose at the music files yet. I think I know how to do it (in less than forever), I'm just worried I'll lose all my permissions on the protected files. That would suck.
mrsdrjacksonmrsdrjackson on January 30th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
That would def suck. At this point I would usually advise you but...I've got nothing.
Mayhem Parva: (nicole9514) Rachelraincitygirl on January 30th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Congrats on Morwen.

So, um, what the heck is the difference between HD and Blu-Ray?
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 30th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Specifically, all I know is that Blu-ray was created by Sony and one of those disks can carry more information than a HD-DVD disk. More generally, the studios have been split on which format they support: some release on both, but some release only on one format or the other. It's been likened to the Betamax/VHS war - which Sony lost last time but it seems like they might be winning this time. Universal released BSG S1 only on HD-DVD, so I'm hoping they see the light and release it on my new format because it would be very pretty in high-def. *crosses fingers* (and as we know, I am all about the pretty... *g*)
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on January 30th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)

And, er, Morwen conjures thoughts of practical witches with cats, for me...
lizardbeth: Teal'clizardbeth_j on January 30th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
that works too I suppose. *g* In Tolkien Morwen means = black-lady, so it fits. It was, among others, Theoden's mother's name.

/random Tolkien trivia.
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on January 30th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Mwahah. Of course, the naming schemes at the Madhouse are all over the place. Roomie's scanner is Stryfe and her computer is (was?) Maddie, and the printer is Scott. The laptop is Captain Jack, and my mp3 player is Ianto, and--

There are others, and I'm sure we'll get Get Backers/Gintama names now she's gotten more into them. *g*
mrsdrjackson: Book loversmrsdrjackson on January 30th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
I also thought of that Morwen first.
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on January 30th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
I've always had a thing for practical women with cats... *g*
mamaboolj on January 30th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
Squeee for your new computer. I'm getting jealous of all these new computers my friends are getting ;)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 30th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
She's SO nice... *pets*
Rosierosiethehobbit on January 30th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)
Love the LOTR computer names. My home computer is Eregion, and my husband's is Gondor. My office computer is Hobbiton. Other office computers are Bree and Fangorn. Are we seeing a pattern? hee
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 30th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
my previous laptop was Celebrian. So yes, pattern. :)
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: cylon dancesabaceanbabe on January 30th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! *twirls you and Morwen*

Heh. My new 'puter is Vinnie.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 30th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Vinnie? hee. Sounds like a hitman for the Mob...