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bear by san

Ahh, my bohemian writerly lifestyle.

Up at 6:30 on a Sunday, and off to work. This wasn't in the promotional material. Tomorrow, Must Mail Taxes. Which means, today, after work, I must balance my checkbook. Alas. Whose idea was this, anyway?

In other news, huh. Gmail seems to have increased their storage capacity, since it's telling me I have 2 gigs now. (It may have done this weeks ago; I'm not sure the last time I noticed the little % thingy on the bottom. Soon, I'll be able to store my entire hard drive online.

*pauses for a moment of fond remembrance, Commodore 64s with tape drives. Moves along, because it wasn't that fond.*

All right. Gotta get into the shower if I'm going to make it to work by 8. Cheerio!

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*pauses for a moment of fond remembrance, Commodore 64s with tape drives. Moves along, because it wasn't that fond.*

At the time though...getting an Atari 800XL computer and playing Zork was definitely a quantum leap up from puttering on the 2600.

Gmail started increasing their storage capacity last week. Until yesterday, they had a steadily increasing counter on their front page that showed how much you had, down to something like the ten thousandth. I'm glad they took it off -- the counter interfered with something and made it so I couldn't log in from work.
ah hah.

I never look at the front page. *g* See how much I miss?!

damn, damn, damn

Well, it's gone in Firefox, but when I got to work today and tried to log in using Explorer ... crash!

Fie.
that, and the need to but food to feed the cats.

darn cats.
The tape drive storage for the ZX81 wasn't all that fondmaking, but I did like that computer. Tho' the fondest part might be that I knew I'd put it together myself.

---L.
it always tastes better when you make it yourself.
*pauses for a moment of fond remembrance, Commodore 64s with tape drives. Moves along, because it wasn't that fond.*

In my first job (in the dard ages, around 1973), we had a mini-computer from IBM : memory of the thing? 12k
My (new) digital camera has more storage than that ;)
"64K is all anybody will ever need."

*grin*
I remember that someone actually "said" that :)
The guy from the Commodore company, I think?
No wonder nobody has ever heard of him since :)

Worse

Bill Gates!

Re: Worse

Really?
I didn't know that!
I wonder if someone puts it in his face, from time to time.
I think it would do his ego a world of good :)
I didn't notice the increase either. Very cool.
I have more computing power in my desk drawer than I think existed in the world when I was born.

And it's not all that high-powered a calculator.
Ah, yes, I remember with (not-)fondness my Atari 400 with cassette-tape-drive. Had to load the OS with each startup. Gosh do I not miss those days. Gimme a pen with 256MB USB flash drive, FTP backups to websites, and a CD burner, and I'm a happy camper.

Chris
*dies laughing*