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04 July 2009 @ 07:15 am
New 'Puter and Fun Links  
After Monday's fun session of 5 crashes while I tried to post MBC,  and Wednesday's episode of senile computer forgets it has a modem again, I got totally frustrated to the point of wanting to drop kick my laptop across the road. So, instead I went to Wal-mart Thursday morning and bought a Dell Inspiron Mini, the most darling little thing you'd ever want to see. It's a baby computer smaller than a piece of paper but with a nearly full size keyboard.

I'm going to mainly use the old laptop as a backup in case something happens to this and, since this doesn't have any sort of CD or DVD drive, as a way to copy disks onto this computer.

Now, I just have to move bunches of files around.

Of course part of moving files is finding stuff you saved and forgot about and a big category of that is bookmarks. Here are some fun ones. 

You know you have ADD when...


http://www.fdisk.com/cgi-bin/add/youknow.pl

A list of signs you have ADD mostly posted by people with ADD. Examples: 
You know you have ADD when...Your spouse asks you when the day is ever going to end and you think to respond that we're halfway there, and then Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi pops into your head and without ever responding to his original question you say "I wonder whatever happened to Richie Sambora"

You know you have ADD when...you put a frying pan on the stove to heat it up for breakfast, walk away, then come back 10 minutes later to the sound of the smoke alarm and discover you put the burner on "HIGH", and the smell of burnt teflon

Some of the posts are obviously jokes or by people making up something they think sounds ADD but I recognized myself in far too many.
The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test


http://www.springhole.net/quizzes/marysue.htm

Wondering if a character is a Sue/Stu? This will give you a good idea. Interestingly enough I did this with Kagome who is often accused of being a Sue and she passed with flying colors so I tried again with Inu himself and he failed spectacularly. Which goes to show that authorial fantasy fulfillment characters aren't necessarily bad.

Looney Tunes Sounds

http://www.nonstick.com/sounds/


If you just want to hear clips of sound effects and snips of dialog it's fun but you can download them and use them to customize your computer sounds too. If you remember how to do it, 'cause I sure don't. I didn't really need Porky saying "That's all folks" as the sound that plays when I shut down windows anyway.
Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes


http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/P0/
Flying penguins and aliens landing in England don't even make the top 10.

 
 
 
Nightfalljenevastorme on July 4th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, some of those Looney Tunes clips will make wonderful ringtones... ;-)
Too Many Voices In My Head...: IY/Kag_Fireworksalterfano on July 5th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
I have a mini HP and i love it. though sometimes the screen size is a little annoying. worth it for the portability tho! congrats!
ranuelranuel on July 5th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

You aren't going to believe this but I took it with me to the family BBQ yesterday and somehow managed to slice the power cord in two in the car door even though I'd put it in a bag.

::headdesk::

It is my destiny to keep handing computer companies all my spare money.
Too Many Voices In My Head...: Grrrralterfano on July 5th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
damn! was it trying to escape?
ranuelranuel on July 5th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Hee! I hope not. I've been petting it and telling it how cute it is.