New Toys!

I just got a brand-new, top of the line, Dell Inspiron 8500. Suffice it to say that I like it. 🙂 Features:

  • 2.4 GHz P4 processor
  • 640 MB DDR RAM – plan to upgrade to 1 GB soon
  • 15.4" widescreen display with 1920 x 1200 resolution – screenshot
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Office XP Pro
  • 40 GB 5400 rpm hard drive
  • Modular DVD/CD-RW drive
  • And more!

I like it. We also got an Epson CX 5200 printer-scanner-copier, which is also quite nice.

Meanwhile, I found a better spam filter. Spammunition doesn’t work well with Office XP and Norton Antivirus 2003, so I found a filter called K9, which happens to have a much prettier interface and better statistics; it also runs with programs other than Outlook, as long as you’re on Windows 95 or higher, since it works as a proxy. So far, it’s doing quite well.

My dad used a gift certificate to get an anti-bark device for the dogs; we’ll see how it does. It just arrived today

Finally, I think I have my new super-app figured out, in my head. I just need to put it into code and do a ton of testing. First, though, I have too many other things to do, as usual…

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