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…

Business is boomin’

Topsail is roaring right along, this month – we have a number of new web design and search engine optimization prospects, and the business itself is on solid footing, for a while, even without new cash flow! God is good. We turned down an enormous, but morally questionable, contract about three weeks ago; I can’t help but think the latest blessings are due to God’s hand on this business.

Annie (my sister, age 22) is going to the ER, tonight, due to ongoing inflamation (and maybe a new infection) from a poorly performed root canal, months ago. Turns out, she never even needed a root canal, but this jerk of doctor did one, anyway. She’ll see him in court…

Meanwhile, I need some sleep – Campus Crusade’s Worldwide Day of Prayer is tomorrow, so I have to report in earlier than usual.