February 27th, 2003

mutts earl

planning for buyer's remorse

i might buy a laptop today.

i was going to wait until july when the surgery loan will be paid off and just take out a computer loan but i'm thinking i will put it on the credit card and then see about making large payments for awhile starting now instead of later.

see i'm going to buy the thing anyway and the interest rate on a loan isn't that much better than the one on my credit card so why wait. don't you think?

anyway i am trying to decide if i want to be reasonable and get an ibook or unreasonable and go for a G4 powerbook. the difference is about $600 which could buy me things like digital cameras and new printers.

both have dvd/cd-rw drives which are my minimum requirement for a new machine. the ibook is 800MHz and the G4 867MHz.

i'm thinking i will go to the computer store and play with each and see if the ibook is fast enough.

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mutts shadow

one born every minute

it's too late. i bought the powerbook. it was such a sweet deal! $100 off and it came with a printer and an airport card and the extended warranty that no one ever uses but i have it now at no extra charge.

i must learn OS X but of course all my software is for OS 9 so there won't be much point to knowing it right off the bat. i also have to figure out if i'm going to partition my hard drive and if so do it soon before i start installing things and saving documents and so forth. i think for the time being a copy of BBEdit is all i will need for text processing on the road.

thus at the moment i have a powerbook to run a text editor.
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