January 20th, 2005



Can't sleep. Going to be so wasted tomorrow. I might even have to (gasp) put sugar in my tea.

And now I'm just being silly.

Want my parts to arrive so I can begin constructing my lovely.. who still needs a name. And a gender. >_> (my current computers are a she, an it, and a she, respectively)

I always thought I'd build a green computer, and name her Midori.. But that's too plain. And it brings associations to stupid anime characters.

Probably.. Matsuri. She'll be a mix of old and new parts from here and there, so "festival" is a good name. And written with alternate kanji, matsuri means jasmine flower. Jasmine is one of my favorite teas.

Then again I have a lot of favorite teas.

But at least it fits with the nifty green case.

I think I need mounting screws. Those things you screw to the case, then attach the motherboard to. From when I built Lorelai, nearly four years ago, I seem to remember them coming with the motherboard, not the case.
That would really suck, having everything needed to build a computer except the screws to attach the mobo to the case.
女暗部 - bewilderment / distress

Well, pancakes.

Snow. I've been awake for an hour, but I only just noticed the blanket of snow outside.. Could be because daylight has just begun seeping into the world.

I shouldn't for a moment have thought that winter would give up without a fight. It's only January. We sometimes have snow until March here. I've seen freak snowfalls in mid-May.

Mustn't panic. It's just snow. Not even a lot of it.
I don't want to go to work.

On a much more pleasant note, my stash has arrived in Oslo. I don't dare believe I'll have it tonight, so.. tomorrow, I guess.
  • Current Music
    Mike Oldfield - [Crises #01] Crises
Ita-chan - Ennui (transparent version)

Note to self:

If you are running so late it's close to lunch hour, don't bother coming to work. There'll be a throng of people smoking right outside the entrance, where it clearly says "smoke free zone".

People's inability to follow simple instructions never ceases to amaze me, although this variety of it has long since. People think that "outdoors" means it's okay to light up whenever. It's not okay when you are crowding the entrance to a building where severely allergic people may be working.

Well, that was over three hours ago. It's quiet here now.. I tried out Sveta Portable Audio (30-day free trial).. It was nice, but lacked important features, so it can't replace the bloated piece of crap Playcenter is. I'd use it in addition, but if I am to pay for something, I'd like it to be better than the free thing on just about every point. I can't even create playlists or sort by album. But it did let me sort by bitrate, which I've been missing from Playcenter. Now I can locate those albums I ripped at 320kbps and re-rip them at half the size easily.

Bored, but it's a bit early to leave. At least I have a book I can read..
  • Current Mood
    bored at work