November 6th, 2008

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Michael Crichton, one of my favorite authors, has died at 66 after a brave and private battle with cancer.


For those of you that don't know, he was the man who authored the novels Jurassic Park, Sphere, Andromeda Strain, was the producer of E.R. and had a hand in writing Twister. His novels were beyond anything you could even compare it to, not even remotely close to the diluted fast-food entertainment crap the movie versions were. He may have been a science fiction writer but I learned more science from his fiction than any other author.

If you're an avid reader, I implore you to pick up Sphere, and his more recent novel, Prey. Sphere is one of my all time most favorite books ever, and I read the whole thing a few hours. I literally couldn't put it down.
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So I'm getting the giant LG laptop on Saturday! w00t!

I shall call her Leviathan.

This is for lack of a feminine sounding name that means "really freaking gigantic." If you can come up with a girly name reflecting that this laptop is the size of a small car, then suggest away, Leviathan isn't final just yet. It's slightly less ugly sounding than Behemoth or whatnot.

I was explaining to aoitenshi that she's a girl because she runs a Microsoft OS, therefore will behave erratically and unpredictably whenever it feels like just for the fun/sadism of it.

/obligatory etc

The stats:

19 inch screen, 1440 x 900 rez.
Pentium Core 2 Duo 1.8 or 2.0 Ghz
250 or 320 GB HDD, 2 to 4 GB of RAM (I'll aim for at least 3)
Vista Home Premium, no option to switch to XP although I;ll beg / bribe / perform sexual favors on / etc the salesman to see if there's any options there.
Promotional 5 year full warranty for free, which is freakin unheard of.
Weight: 7 kilos, or about 15 pounds.
And all the usual, Bluetooth, WiFi etc.
I'm not sure if she comes with her own wheelbarrow, but I'll ask :D

Sauce etc on the LG India homepag


Along with this I'll probably be buying Kim a new phone. I haven't bought her anything recently and we haven't done anything fun / romantic / etc in ages, and there's a very good reason for that. It's because I suck. No, it's terrible. The problem also is that she's so stoic and easygoing so she won't say anything or complain ever. In all honesty I doubt she minds but I do, because she's awesome and deserves better. So maybe a date or something, let's see.

Meanwhile, in other news, working from home. It's way better than I thought it would be, although my laid back chill out bamboo furniture doesn't lend itself to this kind of work, more like lazing back watching TV as opposed to sitting upright and alert, editing financial transcripts all night. If possible I may buy a new actual computer desk and proper chair rather than this bohemian bamboo nonsense, but let's see if the money allows it. It's gonna be a tight month and whatnot.

Well, back to work I go. Laters etc.