it’s old. it’s slow. something about something causes the DVD player to vanish when an eject button is pressed, and then the computer says “what DVD player? i have no DVD player! what are you talking about?” and requires any number of complete power-downs and BSOD reboots to get back up again. which i put up with, ’cause i not only have the Zims but also Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which i’ve never been able to watch due to … tecnical difficulties. so i have something that sort of works in an annoying fashion, and therefore i’m obsessed with finding the exact combination of things to do to dance around the weird-ass glitches. i know it can be done.
and besides the internet’s too damn slow and the monitor, while fine for full screen video, sucks at displaying webpages (14″ monitor maxed out at 800 x 600 — no way to surf, man).
i’m sorry about the boring whining.
anyway, it’s helping my house get clean-ish. well, less wretchedly messy at least.