R2D2 is Here!

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"Y'all pop the trunk, I pop the hood (Ferrari)."
Kanye West / Good Life

Posted on April 01, 2004 6:12 PM in Computers
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Holy crap. That's all I can really say. Katie called me up at work today and told me that my new computer arrived. My first thought was, "what did I do to deserve such a mean April Fools' joke?" (given that I was told by Gateway not to expect it until a week from today). However, she was quick to assure me that this was no joke – my computer had indeed arrived.

Since I got home tonight I have been shuffling things around in the office to make room for the little guy (good things come in small packages). I've dubbed my new 510X "R2D2," since it's small and silver, and promises to be a reliable, trustworthy little companion for years to come. My mind is still racing trying to think of all the software I need to install (not to mention remove...*cough* AOL *cough*). I haven't even installed Firefox or Thunderbird yet, so I'm writing this post in IE6.

I am so glad that I put the extra money into upgrading the sound system, because the speakers I received today are sweet! Winamp 2.91 was the first piece of software I installed so that I could tune into HitzRadio and hear my new subwoofer bump. Man does it ever sound good!

I could go off right now about how much faster R2D2 is than my old computer, Yoda, but it really isn't very fair at all. This new box is a machine...and I'm not speaking literally! I swear the windows show up before I'm even done with my second mouse click. This day has been a long time coming, and I have to say it was well worth the wait. I am in hog heaven right now, floating on cloud nine, pinching myself, and grinning from ear to ear.


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