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2006-12-02 - 10:04 a.m.

I am such a freaking dummy...


oh, why this time? (so goes the sarcastic response from me to me... and if you think I might by a bit biting in my humor in my writings outside of my head, you'd need titanium tough skin and an asbestos aura and a strong security suit to live inside my head, but that's just a distraction from the answer to the confrontational question I just asked myself about the thought that opens this entry)...

computers...

I mean, the lack of one... I mean, I have a few computers and a couple might even work and one actually does work well enough for me to wander around the web and, at times, upload thousands of words a day, but not one of my computers can bring me the music on myspace... that's right, for all the bands and artists I have on my friends list, the only ones I've heard are ones I've heard live (a few dozen) and the ones who have alternative sites where simple mp3 files and simpler players might be found when I had a few moments to search and listen and this computer cooperated (lots of variables there)...

and videos are even more challenging...

the freaking dummy part of all this is that I love music and enjoy videos and crave more music in this life I loosely call mine (yes, in spite of all the concerts I go see, I crave more... insatiable, that's me all over)... and like a good little fool I pay my bills every few months (when I remember or the company calls and reminds me, which is how I choose my companies and credit cards, by the way... no joke... I call the customer service line before I sign up and ask if they will call me to remind me when I owe them money and if I pay them during that call, even if they charge a late fee and I pay that too, will it not be reported on my credit report as late... I get a lot of silence when I talk to customer service) instead of splurging on a newer computer that can actually handle playing myspace (and other music)...

heck, I even have T-Shirts from bands I never heard just cuz I liked the T-Shirt... and here I always thought I was always so well represented by the T-Shirts I chose to wear (wearing a printed T is an art, you know... just ask the guys from Plain White T's)... in fact I am very selective in what is on the T-Shirt I put on this body... I mean, putting on a printed T-Shirt is like turning the body into a billboard and I wouldn't want to be shouting out something to the whole world that does not reflect something I actually want to shout out to the whole world, ya know?...

adding to my dumminess at the moment is the fact that I just over-crisped a slice of pizza I was warming up in the over (over-crisp is the technical turn for that state between really crisp and ummm, that's burnt dude, in case you were wondering) and now it is too hot to eat so I must let it cool (well, not that I actually must, but I will let it cool cuz there's nothing quite so annoying as that little flap of skin hanging down from the upper palate as it heals from a scorching... not to mention the painfulness when eating anything hot or spicy for at least a day or few...

but that's beside the point...

the worst part about over-crisping is when the cheese gets stuck to the aluminum foil and will not separate and therein becomes wasted cheese... unless, of course, you are into chewing the cheese off the foil and then carefully spitting out the foil so as not to get metal poisoning... kind of like not drinking the gas when siphoning (or huffing) I suppose...

but that's beside the point too...

so it is seriously time for me to ponder getting a new computer again (dj vu?... naaa, this happens too often to call it dj vu... it's more of a habit)... but which brand and model and what features... there are so many configurations and parts and accessories and peripherals and nick knacks and doodads to choose from it's the fifth level of consumer hell for anyone on a budget that suggest keeping the cost under a thousand dollars... good sense suggests that price range as well because the computer you buy for $3000 this month will be worth $100 in six months and $100 in a couple of years... maybe less...

I'd like a hundred terabytes of RAM please...

yes, I have computer dreams (and you thought maybe I only dreamed of falling love and romancing ...? well, we'll let you fill in the blank this time as I wouldn't want to be considered any more obsessive than I am cuz that might be construed as mental stalking and I wouldn't mentally stalk anyone who did not want me to mentally stalk them... but you can find a list in Libboland if you know how to get there... though Libboland needs an update as libido fantasies of 2006 have not been added and there's always some movement in the rankings and once again I am wandering from the point of this entry... dummy)...

I really ought to make time to read some techie bulletin boards to get an up-to-date idea of what's best for the price out there today... I mean, I want a true 64-bit processor, but do I really need one? (or two, for that matter)... and can computer operating systems really handle 500 gig or teragig hard drives?... and should they be partitioned for optimal performance?... and if so, just how?... and what about video cards and sound cards?... which one is really the best?... and how much exclusive video memory is really needed to keep the GDI from crashing all the time?...

we aren't even getting close to the software questions...

and security, what about security?...


yes, I need a techie god to guide me through the valley of techno-crap for I fear no evil, but I do fear my own ignorance cuz I know just enough to know just how screwed up a computer system can be if the right components are not included... can we spell c-o-m-p-a-t-I-b-I-l-I-t-y boys and girls?... so if you are out there, dear techie god, feel free to step up and be worshipped...

uh-oh... I think I consumed one of the little pieces of aluminum foil I peeled off the bottom of the overflow cheese... yes, again, besides the point, but one can never be too careful with one's anus, you know... consider it a public service announcement from the TMI files... that's Too Much Information, in case you didn't get it... and remember kids, dont try this at home, I am a professional pizza consumer after all... on the other hand, maybe it would be better to try it at home as opposed to trying it in a public place... all that shouting from the bathroom might disturb the other patrons...

the worse thing about over-crisping the pizza is losing the fun and tastiness of munching on the perfectly cooked crust, especially for someone like me who does not like the taste of burnt anything... so keep your burnt offerings to yourself when you come to bestow gifts and worship here (which should the techie-god get all the worship, right?... I am a close personal acquaintance of the babble-gods, after all)...

I think I am losing my mind, or at least drifting far enough from the point to wonder if there ever was one in the first place... I mean, did I really come here today to write yet another lament about my lack of fundage and lack of technology and lack of a love life and lack of anything better to write about like I do every other day?...

I casually glance around to see if anyone noticed I just wrote that...

ever notice how GOD is really close to GDI?... how about GPS?... what's with all these all-knowing all-seeing all-powerful concepts all starting with a capital G, anyway?... and speaking of rearranging letters, ever notice how GOD is kind of a mirror image of DOG (well, in some mirrors, ok?)... anyway, there was no vanity in this paragraph, in case you wondered or had some concern for my immortal soul or afterlife or something... get it?.. got it?... GOOD....

I should probably get some sleep one of these days...

I am probably not making much sense to anyone who does not live in my head... and speaking of those who do not live in my head and of money and computers (cuz we were, kinda), if everybody who owed me money paid me I'd be able to buy a really great computer and monitor and whole system... and that's just counting the few in my top friends here... come to think of it, if everybody I ever loaned money to gave it back I could retire and life really well for many decades... and that doesn't include the fortune in books and comic books and baseball cards and other stuff my mother threw away when I left home... millions, I tell ya!...

ah, kids and their wacky dreams, aye?...

got any? J




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PPS... and perhaps by the end of this weekend a dozen or few entries will get us back on the road to catch-up with real time here in life in black and white behind the candoor, but until then you have this entry and if you want to know where I've been babbling lately, it is here here and a bit of here last, but not least, a touch of everything old is new again that candora would surely love, here...



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