February 7th, 2004

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Ambling panda

Shamelessly lifted from loganberrybunny, the UK version of the "where have I visited?" map. ^_^ Collapse )

And in other *cough* news - no, this hardly counts as news.. that'd be when I unleash my troupe of genetically engineered latex-clad skunks upon an unsuspecting world. That'll show them!

As I was saying.. despite seeing just how easy it is to replace an original iBook's hard drive (and that's just the first of two pages), I went ahead anyway. Aside from it now thinking it's Queen Mary II, it's doing remarkably well. It's the old 10GB drive Ocelot originally came with, before it was replaced by a rather shinier 60GB version (which, in full accordance with the laws of the universe, is also perennially full) - not just more space than the old drive, but a lot quieter. I'd formerly taken to wrapping a towel all around Mouse when idle (crunching away on SETI@Home data). If anyone offers you a 3.2GB Fujitsu 2.5" drive, scream loudly. They may be able to hear you above the drive. Of course, it's now also back to OS X 10.2.4, so I get to enjoy installing Panther on it again, followed by the 10.3.2 and QuickTime 6.5 updates. After the..

No, I'm not thinking of vicarious, although I do like definition four: "Occurring in or performed by a part of the body not normally associated with a certain function." Hmm.. ^_^

.. excitement of the upgrade, though, that'll be quite a relaxing process. (Boot off CD, (de)select any additional or unwanted portions, like Asian fonts and printer drivers, and have a cup of tea. Lapsang souchong works particularly well)

And as wonderful as the peacefulness of the TV being off has been (the roomie being away in Birmingham, visiting a friend), I did avail myself of its services to a minor degree - a couple Chris Cunningham videos (Autechre "Second Bad Vilbel" and Madonna "Frozen"), and episode 17 of Fullmetal Alchemist, one of the few current series I'm following, and the second episode of Jungle wa itsumo Hale nochi Guu Final, one of the more endearingly less sane productions around.

Breakfast? (Well, first meal of the day, anyway, which can be at any time, I say) Half a pepperoni ciabatta pizza with chicken added (marinated briefly in pepper sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper), some garlic, and a few thickly sliced mushrooms. Really Quite Good. (Plus a quickie side salad of romaine, avocado, and rapidly pseudo-pickled cucumber slats)
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