Friday, July 27, 2007

Klick! Poof!

Last week I was reading some news in cyberspace while waiting to go to a job interview. My computer, which has been commonly known to the Astromen! community as the Milennium Falcon due to its overworked nature, proceeded to make a series of clicking and spinning noises similar to the title of this post. The tired laptop then slowly shut down and upon trying to reboot I discovered that the hard drive no longer exists, which was later confirmed by my friendly neighborhood computer freaky. I lost some recent image work and other miscellanous data, so remember kids to make back-ups often, particularly if you are prone to existential crises.

For an economical amount of Eurobucks(tm) I have purchased my very first new and fancy desktop robot overlord. My girlie-friend contributed with an enormous flat screen monitor and a case with windows, neon lights, and vents that look like Airbus 380 jet engines. The thing looks like some sort of spaceship and I am concerned that a scene like the attached photo is going to develop in my apartment when it transforms and starts battling the toaster oven.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+, 1024MB DDR2 RAM, 250GB Hard drive, NVidia 8600GT 256MB Graphics card
Running Ubuntu 7.04 exclusively as the operating system.

P.S. - I am back online, will be returning electronic mail again, and looking forward to any opportunities for Astromen! sponsered gaming events.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I finally saw Akira Kurosawa's 1990 film "Dreams" this evening, and thought it was unique and terrific. Though I am confused as to why Vincent Van Gogh was portrayed as an English speaking American.