posted on Sep, 3 2019 @ 12:09 AM
The new computer is ordered and should arrive tomorrow afternoon/evening. (Not Amazon.) I'm hoping afternoon as I have to be up on time for work the
day after that and won't get as much time as I would like with my bright and spangly new PC! (It started out nice and cheap and then I upgraded half
the system, a tweak here and a nudge there lol.) And I bought a new monitor too because it would be nice. I got a 24 inch monitor for 130 euros. The
last time I saw it was closer to 1000 I guess. This feels like a fairer price point. And besides, it's the first PC I've bought in almost 20 years.
Everything I have now has been donated to me in one way or another. I bought a hard drive, possibly two or 3 when they died outside the conveniently
short guarantee period but everything here now is recycled and old. So I bought new instead of second-hand as planned.
When I was a young man, no components involved in the construction of a PC had any kind of lighting. It was a component, it did what you wanted and
was totally absent of internal or external "cool" illumination, anywhere. Now the world has gone mad, many components are "decorated" with various
colours, electrical in origin. Cases look like fairgrounds these days and sometimes the contents are visible due to having a window in the case. The
RAM modules I upgraded to; the better faster ones, have RGB (think: all the colours of the neon rainbow) LEDs attached to them. They may possibly
animate the colours too. This adds no value whatsoever to the function of the RAM but hey, LEDs. The cheaper PC case I upgraded from had some awful
glow emitting from it somewhere from inside or outside in the picture. I do not want a light or a neon disco. I got one with no lights,
colour-oscillating or not. And no plastic see-through window in it either! I may have spent more but I don't want a light. Do I sound old and
/me waves at the lurkers.
The radiator is singing a gentle watery lullaby even though it's been turned off for months. Good night John-Boy.