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new tech!

I have to squee-l about my new computer and router I've set up: yay! Yay! Hoo ha!

It's extremely fast (a nice improvement over the older, slower desktop I'm passing down to my husband) with a nice, crisp 19" flat panel display. The D-Link router is working great guns, and after struggling for two years to figure out why the Netgear wouldn't work properly, why it seemed to not want to renew the IP addresses after a few hours, this effortlessness is *oh so niiiice*. If spouse wants to go to sleep, I can hop out of the bedroom and stay connected on my laptop. Spouse can either use his laptop, or connect on the old desktop in his office. It's such a relief. Yay!

I have since joined mymusic.com for a pittance, and have acquired more music files to add to my collection. (And, it's a mystery to me, but I *swear* it's almost *exactly* like Napster, same kind of file sharing software, same protocols, nearly identical. And yet this is legal. I'm still scratching my head over this, but hey, I'm not complaining. Ignorance is bliss.)

On another note, I'm delving back into Stargate SG-1 fiction, lots of Jack/Daniel. Been years since I've read much of it, so there's a wealth of it to plunder. Woo-hoo!

Spouse is home for a week, then off to Alaska, then New Jersey, for a two week ride. Since I don't do the grass, summers are always interesting around here. The lawn goes from *manicured* to *hay* and back to *manicured*...you can always tell when he's home or gone. I enjoy watching the change from the lounge on the deck, palm or laptop nearby. *g* Meanwhile, I'm glutting on *fic*.



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May. 31st, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
New toys are so much fun. lol
Sounds like you are enjoying yours.
May. 31st, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
I *love* new techie toys. I think I was programmed that way. When I was growing up, my mother (we're talking 60s now) had a subscription to Popular Mechanics, among other "male" periodicals. My father bought a new car every 2-3 years and spent the time inbetween looking at new ones. My brother and I have a decided love for all things mechanical and techie...and he supported his by getting an engineering degree at Johns Hopkins. But when he was a teenager/20s, he worked with stereos, etc, and managed Radio Shacks. This was all back before the computer era, really...if he were growing up in the 80/90s, he'd have been out in Silicone Valley, no doubt.

Me? I remember taking computer programming with *punch cards*--BASIC, FORTRAN, etc. Crossing your fingers that a)you didn't DROP them once you were done, and b)they didn't crash the main computer when they were run. LOL Everything I know in the "modern" era I've taught myself by reading and doing. and, well, screwing up occasionally. heh.
May. 31st, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'm confused, too -- mymusic.com looks like a regular store, where you buy CDs and they ship them to you? I didn't see anything about dloading music? What am I missing? *g*

May. 31st, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oops. It's mymusicinc.com -- forgot the "inc". If you read the legalities, it appears that the file sharing protocol itself was ruled legal...it's just that you are only supposed to share what's in the public domain --not files of major artists, like Madonna, etc.

Riiight. Uh-huh.

What I like about this network is that they have all sorts of files, not just music. TV shows, movies, etc....you can search for anything. I found a bunch of SGA eps for download when I looked. Cool.
Jun. 1st, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Ah, that makes more sense. *g*

Looks cool! I'm already hooked up to a lot of torrent sites for shows and comics, which I dload a lot more than music. But I'll have to keep this in mind! I've wondered where to do for music since the winmx network got shut down, too.
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