Had a mostly good Christmas. I got the nifty new MS mouse which seems to be working fine with 2.2.12, backported USB drivers, and X. I love not having to use a mousepad! Also got some random books, CDs, and Writing Solid Code by MS Press. Only on raph's recommendation did I add that to my wishlist. :)
Brother got a Diamond V770 TNT2 graphics card. Stupid thing kept locking hard during any 3d operations. Found that we needed the AGP miniport drivers and some IRQ thing to fix that. Did that, and it solved the crashing for most things. But now half of the games he wants to play won't work for various odd reasons. Really must reinstall that computer. It has problems. Stupid games never return any error message either. They just drop back to Explorer without a dying cough.
So, I'm getting tired of my old K6 233. Today I ordered an Athlon 500, FIC SD11 motherboard, a new case, and some ram. Should arrive sometime this week. I can't wait. :)