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14 September 2006 @ 03:39 pm
Went to Apple store. Massaged various pieces of hardware, including the (rather upgraded) Mac Pro with the 30" cinema display, the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and the astoundingly large 24" iMac. Ah, to have $10k lying around for a 17" MacBook Pro, decent Mac Pro, and 30" Cinema display -- the 24" iMac, while impressive, is still butt-ugly.

Didn't buy a Mac.

Went over to iPod display, where they had the new 8GB Nano (I massaged it briefly -- it's cool, but not something I particularly have a use for, I must admit). They didn't, however, have the new shuffle, nor did they have the new iPods. In fact, they were kind of stupid, advertising the 60GB iPods at $399, when you can get a new 80GB for $349 online already.

Didn't buy an iPod.

Went to the car stereo store, checked out the unit I posted about before.

Did, in fact, buy new car stereo. Also, played stuff off my iPod briefly, so I know it works. Still, using the MP3 CD with the language stuff on it for the time being.
In the mood: busy
Now playing: Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words - 'Venetian Gondola Song'
dragonet2dragonet2 on September 14th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
After Jury Duty Tuesday
in which they kicked us loose around noon (case settled, Tuesday is the day to get called, the clerk said Monday they'd had around 12 dockets to get through and had over 300 people in the jury room!!!! Tuesday was around 100, and we were all grateful to get out. And won't get called for three years.

Well, after that I went to the Mac Store on the Plaza, my flexi keyboard is getting hinkty (and soon I'll buy a new one online, for travel, they're really cheap now) and I wanted a "normal" keyboard to input the Worldcon pre-supports, etc. because I type better on that kind of keyboard anyway. I also was going to buy "Myst" but ended up buying Neverwinter Nights...crack. JUST CRACK. I'm afraid to start playing.

On the other hand, I started Od Magic by McKillip (bought at Worldcon, along with Her Majesty's Dragon, both from Glen Cook.... ) and finished it tonight. I'm gonna write a longer review of Od Magic after I get over going "oooh, aaah, pretty...."
Douglas Triggs: granturismodoubt72 on September 14th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
Re: After Jury Duty Tuesday
Heh. I try to stay away from the digital crack myself.

I have enough trouble with the stuff I've got.