and I went to Microcenter on Sunday to pick up a new motherboard. This meant that we also had to get a new processor and memory, because the slots had changed.
While we were there, we found a 200-gig HD and an ostentatiously obnoxious, shiny black case
for a reasonable price, so we decided to
be reasonable and use the basic case and disk we already had
go for it. To our credit, we did reuse some parts of the old system. Ok, so we only reused the DVD burner. Heh.
Anyway, we got the Stuff home and rialian
spent the evening assembling it, only to realize that the hard disk required an IDE-to-SATA adapter in order to connect the power supply to the disk. Another trip to Microcenter became necessary, which we planned for the following day.
Also planned for that day was a trip to see fishy1
, who live about a minute away from Microcenter, so it wasn't really an extra trip at all, but still frustrating for rialian
, who had hoped to get the system running Sunday.
It should be known that the home of fishy1
is the Land Where Time Runs Backwards.
In fact, they have a clock on their wall which is a mirror image of a normal clock, and it DOES run backwards. While there, the inclination was not to leave to work on the computer, but rather to bring the computer there to work on it. Presently, we called lyssabard
to join us in the timewarp. While scraun23
went to microcenter to get a power supply for their house server, rialian
went back to Rockville and picked up my computer-in-progress. Eventually, they all returned, and my computer was fetched to the Land Where Time Runs Backwards. Meanwhile, we'd been joined by a few more people!
So... here we were at this impromptu event, involving fishy1
's magic cider (this batch is even better than the last batch, and continues to get better), my computer, the resurrection of their server whose power supply had gone bad, jewelry-making by lyssabard
, and general deep socializing about Things That Matter. The Force, the Farce, the Music, and the Geek were strong. Games of Go were played. Servers were resurrected. Computers were built. New sparkly jewelry was created.
Such was the environment where
Teh Shineh achieved Life at about 1:00 am on May 29 2007... We continue to load files and email from other disks - that should be done by tonight.