New DELL computer!

Happy shiny new DELL PC arrived yesterday. It came with Windows XP Professional… after 10 minutes of futzing, I managed to make it look like it should instead of looking like “OS for motards”. And once again, I realized that Microsoft hasn’t changed a damn thing with any of their operating systems except the cosmetics.

Anyhow, I am currently transferring huge amounts of data from multiple systems to this new one. And this one has a CD-RW, so I’ll be able to conveniently archive my data for a change. Though I still haven’t received my package of CD-RW discs from DELL yet, I guess because it had to ship separately. No matter. There’s still plenty to do just moving files around and installing software and such.

In other news, the weather is shit outside. It’s eight in the morning, and it’s completely flat, rainy, and dreary outside, almost greyscale. Perfect climate for staying inside and playing with the new computer.

On the apartment front – Tom and I figured out the cable system last night and hooked up his TV to it. At some point I’ll need to discern how TiVo will hook into this beast of a system. Digital cable officially has Too Many Channels ™. I’m sure it’ll be too much for my poor little TiVo, so I’ll have to save up for a big old eighty hour Series II. This will be after I get a receiver to power my speakers though. And neither of these is going to happen until I have steady income… sigh.

I’m also looking at being in my first Shakespearean production come the end of March. It’ll be “Love’s Labours Lost” and it’ll be taking place in Higgins House at WPI. I’m trying to convince Tom to join in the production with me. Round-table casting is going to take place this Saturday – I’ve never read the play before; are there any fans of the playwright out there willing to recommend a role for me?