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19 November 2004 @ 01:30 am
I have tried to be a good boy, Bill  
Since I want the option of telecommuting to work, I needed a genuine copy of Windows XP, SP2. I could have put this off for a long time, but there's a LAN party tomorrow with some coworkers that I would like to go to, and I can't get Unreal 2004 working on the Linux machine, so that sold me yesterday.

I am dumber than shit.

Not only did I buy Windows XP expecting an install that might actually work without moving heaven and fucking earth, I also bought a video card to replace the Radeon 7k I've been using since it was new. When I got home, I found out I had grabbed the PCI version.

Repeat: I am dumber than shit.

I'm probably not going to the LAN party at this point, which is a shame, since I would like to socialize with the people I work with outside of the test equipment room. But the new computer is hosed to hell and back, the old computer won't play the game, and I have a video card that makes me want to cry for not reading it more closely to see the letters "PCI" on it.

Damn, what a night it's been. I'm going to bed.

PS - The upside to this is that I have vacation for all of next week, and I will be in the Twin Cities for all of it. Any recommendations on things that should happen, let me know.
Current Music: That lame-ass Korn cover of Floyd in my head
Moxie Crimefighterdrowdancer on November 20th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC)
you should come to MacCon.

wooooooo (spoooky voice)
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 20th, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
I will, just not right away. I need to bring stuff to the other LAN party, first.
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on November 20th, 2004 09:24 am (UTC)
If you come to maccon with your machine, I'll get it set up.
though she be but little, she is fiercehilabeans on November 20th, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC)
What you did is the sort of mistake that happens with trying to upgrade; hell, I'm so used to having an AGP slot that I often forget they even make PCI video cards anymore, and Windows XP? Don't get me started. Dumber than shit is buying a CD-RW drive and expecting to install it yourself despite the fact that you've barely even seen the inside of a computer before and have no idea how to even set the jumpers on your drives, nor that they even exist.

Yeah... four years later and I'm still embarrassed about that one.