jdotmi: (pr0n)
Feb 23, 2010 3:54 PM
Delivered WHITMORE LAKE, MI


That sound you just heard? That was the sound of a grown man SQUEEEEEEEEEE-ing. Just in case you missed it...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
jdotmi: (Pissed)
Okay FedEx, MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!

Feb 23, 2010 8:17 AM
At dest sort facility ROMULUS, MI

Feb 23, 2010 7:41 AM
On FedEx vehicle for delivery ANN ARBOR, MI

Feb 23, 2010 7:07 AM
At local FedEx facility ANN ARBOR, MI
jdotmi: (Default)
FINALLY. My shiny new Alienware computer has shipped. Granted, FedEx has no idea what I'm talking about when I plug in the tracking number, but Dell swears it shipped and will arrive on the 23rd. 19 days after I ordered it. Okay, okay, 14 business days. Still. Last one we ordered? Had it in 5 business days. For real.

I, uh, might be sick next Tuesday. I'm just sayin'....
jdotmi: (William)
So, here's the scary list of components in the new computer I ordered.

Pruned list, of course. Cuz, really, who wants to know that I didn't get a monitor with it?

Of course, the only real problem is the estimated delivery date of 3/9/2010...

Alienware Aurora Desktop
Intel Core i7 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB Cache)
6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3
Dual 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 - SLI Enabled
500GB - SATA-II 3Gb/s 7200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
Cosmic Black, Alienware Aurora Chassis, 525W PSU
Alienware 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
AlienFX Color, Plasma Purple (Of course the stylings matter, it's an Alienware!!)
Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Alien Red Glyphs
World of Warcraft Preinstall Edition (one less messy install for me)
Alien Red Glyphs (yeah, it's listed twice. no, I don't know why)
Alienware High-Performance Liquid Cooling
Feb. 5th, 2010 08:42 am

Woot!

jdotmi: (Default)
Tax refunds? Posted! Check for the back bills the roomie owes us? Depositing it tonight!

Shiny new computer ordered? Oh yes. Granted, they say it won't be done until MARCH, but it's ordered. And I'm hoping that it's done faster.

I'd post the specs, but I left them at home.
jdotmi: (Bag on Head)
Apparently I only post when there is bad news lately. :-p

My computer finally gave up the ghost and died last night. I had been able to get it to boot up by unplugging the power, popping the case, removing the CMOS battery, holding the power button for 10 seconds, putting the battery back in, closing the case, plugging it back in, and holding the power button for 5 to 15 seconds.

Now it just blinks at me mockingly.

And, yes, I discovered the above fix on Dell's support forums from several other users with the exact same problem I was having. Dell apparently has no clue what causes it, but replacing the power supply or motherboard typically "fixes" it for a while.

I'm getting my tax refunds in a few days. Do you really think I'm buying a mobo or power supply for a computer that was bought as a refurb 2.5 years ago? Yeah, no.

In happier news, my 360 (3rd 360) works beautifully, and Mass Effect 2 is still awesome, so I'm gonna keep playing that for a while.
jdotmi: (William)
After getting out of work yesterday, I went to join [livejournal.com profile] satyr_mi at our friend's place where we partook in a new hottub, which was nice but it was way too cold out, and had a weird (but good) fake chicken (vegetarian) dinner. We also watche District 9, which was awesome (but not while eating) and one of the Futurama movies. "Bender's Big Game" I believe was the name. Either way, hillarious movie and well worth watching again. We wound up staying out way too late, so when we got home I had the munchies, which I took care of, and then promptly passed out (around 2am) until the kitties decided it was time for me to feed them at 7am. I was not amused.

In other news, my computer is dying a slow, apparently commonplace, death. It doesn't like turning on unless I disconnect everything, pop out the CMOS batter, and beat it with a dead chicken a few times. Apparently the symptom (yellow flashing power light) can mean the CMOS battery is going, the power supply is going, or the motherboard is going. Gotta love highly specific symptoms like that, eh? Well, when we get our taxes completed we'll use the money that doesn't pay off my old dell bill to buy me a new computer methinks.

Well, back to destroying the lives of Sims now.

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