February 12, 2003
irrational exuberance

I bought a big box of floppies today. 40 translucent, multi-colored 3.5", 1.44 MB, 2HD, DOS-formatted disks, with a convenient reusable plastic storage case. Ten bucks. I reckon that this is probably the last time I'll ever buy floppy disks, ever, barring some unforseen strangeness. See, in the interest of weight and volume, I weeded out several shoeboxes full of old floppies before moving - backed up some of the recoverable data, trashed most of them, and kept a handful of essential disks that could not be discarded for either practical or *snif* sentimental reasons. Now I find myself in this position: I want to take some really good pictures of something, the camera that I use all the time doesn't really cut it, and my only other working camera uses obsolete storage media. That's right. Okay. You can stop laughing now. Enough!

On the upside, I also got myself a really quiet (theoretically) case fan, so my PC will sound more like a computer and less like a hovercraft, and a tiny little pocket-sized multi-tool, which I seem to have misplaced...

House update: Dropped off most of the required paperwork at the broker's office tonight. Still waiting on the student loan information. Trying to get insurance for the house, but having some difficulty finding someone who wants to give us a replacement cost policy on a 50-year-old wood frame. Stress level is still pretty low, but chronic. Only one minor freak-out this morning.

Health update: Abdominal pain has returned, only now it's sharper, a little throbby, and in two places, and nowhere near where it was before. So, I'm almost positive it's not appendicitis, but it doesn't really feel like gas any more, and it's kind of annoying. But, the personal medical insurance application is underway, so hopefully I'll have a professional poking at my insides in no time. Or, you know, three or four weeks, anyway.

I also did something really bad to the knuckle joints in my right middle and ring fingers. I think I bashed them slightly, but repeatedly, while chopping the chicken for tonight's super tasty dinner. Totally suffering for my art, baby.

I can't wait until I have a permanent address again, so I can start subscribing to worthy publications again. Oh, and build shelves. Totally need more shelves.

(February 12, 2003 12:08 AM)

d00d, I ordered a Fujifilm FinePix 2800 yesterday, so that I can join the freakin' digital picture revolution. Now I just need one of them books on gettin' hot women to pose for you.

My dad's got one of them Sony behemoths, the 3.5 drive was actually a selling point for him (one look at the price of flash memory, and I guess I understand).

Posted by: brian on February 12, 2003 09:24 AM
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