Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas Cheer

Wow. It's been way too long since I've updated. I'll probably start lots of posts this way.

It was a good Christmas. Looking at the gifts I got this year, I'm beginning to suspect that some of my friends and family think I'm a bit of a geek.

My girlfriend got me a new keyboard, as the cord on my old one was frayed and I had to splice it together. It worked, just looked really ugly with a big wad of electrical tape wrapped around the cord.

She also got me this:

It's a Spudtrooper: Mr. Potatohead working for the Dark Side! She was a little puzzled as to why he was holding a masher, but what else would rebel potatoes fear more?

And like any good minion, he stores his extra equipment in his ass:

Oh, and I got a digital camera and a photo printer from my mother. After fighting for a couple of hours trying to transfer pictures to my computer in KDE, I gave up and tried Gnome. Worked like a charm the first time. I haven't tried the photo printer yet, but I will.

I don't know if this was a KDE thing or an Ubuntu thing this time, but although I love KDE's customization I find it to be a little flaky in a lot of things. It won't detect all my multimedia keys properly while Gnome does, power saving works, sort of, sometimes, and it doesn't always remember what default programs I want it to use.

Looks like I'll be trying Gnome again for a while.

My sister got me an LCD monitor, which is beautiful. I felt really bad, because all I got her was a half tube of used lipstick and a pack of Tic Tacs.

And I swear I won't do this regularly, but I had to take this picture of my stupid cat stuffing himself in a box:

No, he's not jumping into a fishbowl, but I'm sure he would if I had one. Even if it was full of water and fish.

I will be back with other compelling, fascinating posts, so keep tuned.

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