I think I’m in a better headspace now. Just needed that time to wallow and such, I suppose. Now the rain is back and I’m starting to feel less rageful about the insurance company being ridiculously stupid. I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that our society is ridiculously stupid, but that might be more challenging. I’ll have to wait and see.

I told my brother I wasn’t going to buy his laptop. It’s just not a good option right now. I’ll look into getting a new computer once I’ve saved up the money to get one. In the meantime, my p3 450 will just have to suffice, however much it hates to run photoshop.

Tomorrow we take the car in to get fixed, and also we vote. I’m trying not to think too much about that. I want to hope for the best, or even not the worst. I am afraid we will get the worst. I will still vote, but the whole situation makes my head hurt.

I have more to say I think. I’m just not going to do it right now. Maybe another time.


  • mandamus

    January 23, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Go to http://www.damnsmalllinux.org and download dsl-2.1b-embedded.zip.

    Then click on the dsl-windows.bat file and it runs in its own emulator inside windows, so you can play with it, and not touch your system. Download new programs/extensions (X-chat for IRC, games, tons of stuff) using the MyDSL icon thingy.

    If you like it, you can download and burn the dsl-2.1b.iso and install it on your system. The reason I mention this is that a number of people have recently been putting this on their older machines and getting quantum leaps in speed, because its only 50MB in size.

    Of course, it won’t let you play Black & White (althought I did check it out and there are a surprising number of Windows games that are playable with the Wine extension now), but of course there is a full Linux port of Neverwinter Nights available 🙂

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      January 24, 2006 at 12:27 am

      How about photoshop CS? I’m not really up to learning a new photo imaging software… I love photoshop…

      • mandamus

        January 24, 2006 at 5:11 am

        I won’t pretend that I actually know that much about such things, but you can check for yourself here: http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=1815

        It appears that yes, Photoshop CS works.

        I’m not sure about speed, but experiment . DSL Linux should actually run at a good speed, compared to some of the larger Linux distros.

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          January 24, 2006 at 9:18 pm

          Wait… are you trying to make me happy with my out-of-date, slow, hand-me-down computer??

          I still want a laptop 😉

          I’ll look into it though. The only speed problems I have are editing 30mb photo files, really. I’ve quit playing games generally, except on Adam’s machine, until I get a new one.