18 Aug 2001 carl   » (Apprentice)

WOOHOO. My mom bought me a new laptop a couple days ago. It's great. It's an HP Pavilion n5440...has a 850MHz P3, 128MB RAM (soon to be 256), 20GB hard drive, dvd-rom, builtin 10/100 card (3com mini-pci -- device dc), s3 savage/ix graphics chip w/ 8mb sgram (max 1024x768 on the lcd but 1280x1024 on a standard vga monitor and also has a s-video output for tvs :)), a modem (winmodem i think), an incompatible-with-freebsd sound card (ESS something...I'm working on this), touchpad, comes with WinME, etc.

Much as I cannot stand WinME I actually installed it over FreeBSD today. I cannot get X working and I can't get the sound to work. That just about renders it useless for my needs but I'd like to some day work on a driver for it. Some day :). Right now it has WinME and I just got Cunning Stunts on DVD to watch. So far the dvd is okay but it could be better I suppose (I'd really like to try it with the TV output but I need a TV that doesn't suck and an S-video cable).

Aside from all that I'll probably only use WinME for about a week to get some usage out of it. Then I think I'll put FreeBSD-CURRENT back on it and perhaps start trying to help out the xMach team a little bit (some code review and whatnot). I'd really love to learn how to get a sound card driver running on this but that'll be a while.

My mom is really pissed off because I bought the Cunning Stunts dvd. I told her what was on it and she was mad. I was laughing so hard at Lars picking his nose and eating it and I was like saying what he did. She didn't think it was so funny. Oh well. =(

I really think she's upset that she can't watch what I'm doing anymore. She has such a huge lack of trust in me. She thinks I'm an evil hacker (I'm being serious) and I'm out to do harm and watch porn all the time. I really haven't been watching too much porn lately but I have plenty to watch if need be. Life sucks when you're fat and ugly and are good at not much else but typing. Oh well. There she goes, off to work...one of these days I'll have a job that isn't trying to rip me off for minimum wage even though I'm doing $20/hour work. I know $20/hour isn't a whole lot but it'd be great for me. I need a job. Time to go job hunting...again. My resume is here.

Later folks. I'm tired. =/

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