Saturday, 15 March 2008

BOV Unplugged

I was given an early release from my house arrest, due to good behaviour, no doubt, when my wireless internet thingy was delivered at 9am.

I realised that it would be a little difficult to make sure that it was working properly without a laptop, so I ended up taking a trip to the computer shop. Having spent several hours messing around with setups, and installing all the software I need, I am now sitting on my sofa writing this.

The main justification for buying a second computer was that I spend so much of my time on it, I don't spend a lot of time sitting on my comfortable sofa, or in my nice armchair, but instead on an office chair, the same as I do at work. When I'm reading the paper online, or watching Emilia, it seems a shame not to be able to do so in comfort.

The new machine is more powerful than my other one - that's a year's worth of technological advance for you. It's black with light grey keys - the colour scheme paid no part in my choice at all, I'm afraid.

The main important thing that I've still got to do is to decide on a suitable background. That'll probably take longer than all the other setting up...

53 comments:

Bee said...

I have surfaced for a minute and now I'm glad I did!
FIRST!!!
CONGRATS!!!
It's funny cuz I wanted a desk and chair cuz our couches are so uncomfortable!

For some reason Scarlett isn't showing me pictures did you post one? I'll check out later.

Brian o Vretanos said...

I'm glad you surfaced too. I hope you're feeling a bit better.

It's nice to be able to vary posture. I'm typing this whilst watching Murder She Wrote with Helena. Something else I couldn't do before.

Bee said...

Wow! The screen looks so clear!
My desk has wheels (it's actually called a computer cart) so I wheel it around so I can semi-watch the news. It works out since my chairs is the most comfortable chair in our house.

Is Helena happy that you don't have to fight for computer time?

I felt a little better but then I decided to do housework and now I'm exhausted.
But my house and patio look mah-velous! ;o)

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

Helena does like it, though the next part of my plan is to take Windows off the old machine, and use Linux instead. If something goes wrong with that then we'll both be competing to use the laptop ;-)

You really should have rested - after all, you want to be 100% for work, don't you?

Tracy said...

Geesh, even sick Bee can swoop in for the first position.
I love my laptop. Before I got it, I had to use the desktop computer (which is nearing on dinosaur years) that is located in the playroom so on top of the computer being slow, I kept getting attacked by little monkeys. It was horrible.
But now I can surf the web from the comforts of my couch or even locked in my room. It's wonderful.
Enjoy

Brian o Vretanos said...

Tracy:

Luckily I'm not inflicted with dinosaurs or monkeys, but I know what you mean ;-)

Jean Knee said...

I feel so left out. we only get one tv channel and have one computer and .........I could go on but I won't ..you'll just have to contemplate by utter poveerty stricken exhistance. and lack of spell check on comments.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

I feel so sorry for you - you must live such a depraved life...

Brian o Vretanos said...

Did I say "Depraved"? I don't you's a spell ling czecher eye there.

My CAPS LOCK works okay, though.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Oh, and I'm glad you survived that awful Sea place. Did you wear your swimming gear?

Dan said...

I want one, I had a haliarious post for today but couldn't type it because our only computer was in use.

Jean Knee said...

Brian I certainly hope you're not having fun at my expense

or even free for that matter

Jean Knee said...

I did not actually have much fun at Sea World, the water park was not open yet and the shows sucked .. the rides were fun, the games were rip offs, the food had no flavor and a strange texture. the hotel swimming pool was salty..........................

you're right, I'll just post about it

BEE said...

WELCOME BACK JEAN KNEE!

Jean Knee said...

luv how you slipped that caps lock thing in there, very smooth

Jean Knee said...

hey Bee, I actually have that restless leg type thing only I had it before I ever heard of it so I called it running legs. It's mostly gone now and I have never taken meds for it, but I will if I get bored enough

Brian o Vretanos said...

Dan:

Feeble excuse.

Jean Knee:

Me make fun of you? Surely not! I'm mostly sorry you didn't have a brilliant time, and slightly happy that we'll get a new post out of it.

It sounds like they could have done with putting some of that Mirapex in the swimming pool water to liven things up a bit;-)

Jean Knee said...

"and slightly happy that we'll get a new post out of it."


you really know how to flatter a girl

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

Now you see why women are putty in my hands...

I'll be even happier when the much-awaited post finally hits my screen.

Jean Knee said...

are you sure putty was the right word?

Bee said...

HA HA AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Jean Knee said...

Ha haa HA HA HAWWW HA HA
Ha haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HA
Ha haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HAA HAWWW HA HAHa haa HA HA HAWWW HA HA

Jean Knee said...

he can't do anything about our ha ha's cuz he's sleeepin

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

I wouldn't dream of doing anything about your ha ha's.

I should be asleep, but instead about an hour ago I decided to reformat the hard drive on my main computer and install linux. Who needs Bill Gates?

Jean Knee said...

how,
wonderful.

Jean Knee said...

I've been crafting sweet girlie Easter things

Brian o Vretanos said...

Very good. What do girls do at Easter that's different from boys? Helena's happy as long as there's chocolate involved...

bee said...

holy crackers! isnt it like midnight by you?????

Brian o Vretanos said...

Nearer 1am now - I'm exploring my new computing environment, and working out how I can install all the software I want.

Jean Knee said...

I turn into a pumpkin past 9:30

girls like glittery eggs, glittery bunnies, glittery baskets, pink stuff

and glitter

Dan said...

Are you going to name your new computer ?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Dan:

I don't name my cars, and I'm not about to name my computers...

Bee said...

I’ll name it for you.
We will call it "Venom".
You’re welcome.

Bee said...

Oh and, "Jean Knee:

I wouldn't dream of doing anything about your ha ha's."


BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bee said...

Did you like the name?

Jean Knee said...

oh, the horror.
that one slipped right by me. I confessed my hooha ignorance to EWBL.

shameful

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee and Jean Knee:

I wish I knew what on earth you were talking about...

Bee said...

RIIIIIIIIGHT.

Brian o Vretanos said...

I think I'll go to the pub. Don't have too much fun whilst I'm gone...

Bee & Jean Knee said...

Jean Knee: Knock knock
Bee: who's there?
Jean Knee: Ha
Bee: Ha who?
Jean Knee: it's hoohas, ya dork

Bee or Jean Knee said...

she meant: it's hooha, ya dork

Bee said...

HA-HAS = BOOBS

Jean Knee said...

it's hooha

Bee said...

Ha has too

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee & Kean Knee:

What are you Americans doing to the language????

Ha Ha = laughter in Britain. Or a ditch.

Hoo Hah = trouble, outcry. As in Jennings books: "There'll be a terrific hoo hah when the archbeako finds out."

Bee said...

No, you're thinking of broo-ha ha.

Brian o Vretanos said...

NO! Hoo Hah!

Whilst you were spending your time telling incomprehensible jokes I was doing something much more constructive at the pub - I completed the crossword.

Bee said...

Broo ha ha!

I won't believe it till I see proof.

Did you go check out your joke on jean knee's?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

Okay. Wiktionary defines "hoo ha" as an AMERICAN term meaning "expression of surprise", probably with Yiddish origins.

The Chambers Dictionary says, and I quote:

hoo-ha or hoo-hah (sl) n a noisy fuss. [Imit]

Bee said...

Do they have Broo ha ha?
How about ha has?
I might be spelling them wrong.

Brian o Vretanos said...

You can have bruhaha or brouhaha.

I can't find haha meaning breasts. The nearest I got was hooters.

Bee said...

Okay, I'll say hooters from now on.

Bee said...

I'm glad we had this talk.