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Back to square one...

July 26th, 2007 (11:21 pm)
annoyed

current mood: annoyed

Long story short: my reseller for the Compal made an untrue statement to me today in email regarding the system's pricing. I discovered it was false, took exception, and cancelled. Say "no" if you want, but don't lie to me. I'll deal with the headache of hunting down a new primary system and/or reseller this weekend. In the meantime, Mokkun is now on order and will hopefully arrive sometime next week. (Apparently payment is to be done over the phone, so I have to call that in tomorrow. *blink* ) The new desktop however, will arrive this weekend. ^_^

I'm still debating getting the IFL90 as it's just about ideal for my needs, but with all the delays in orders, it's going to take time to get hold of the system. If I do go for that system again, I might wait for it to show up domestically rather than go across the border again. :/

Mokkun is a reasonably powerful system for it's class (13.3" system) but runs Vista, so I'm not sure if that might create issues for me. Shall see. I'll also have to remember to pick up a 2GB chip for him so that he can think rather than have Vista eat all his system resources. >.<

Otherwise... am I bad for liking ep 2 of Hotaru no Hikari? What I thought was a scene where she'd thrown her back out was actually her dragging herself along the floor because she could no longer stand after being greatly shocked. Next ep. has the turtle woman IIRC. ^^;; Looks like they're going to make a play on ~-onna every ep. :P

I have a headache (actually eyestrain, don't know if it's this computer or the weather...), so enough for tonight. :/

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 27th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)

Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: Maria (reynardine)
Posted at: July 27th, 2007 11:26 am (UTC)
himitsu

am I bad for liking ep 2 of Hotaru no Hikari?

No, because the series is a really cute light romantic comedy and is hilarious. I especially love Hotaru's "duck and slowly back away, then run!!!" reaction to things. I am so shipping her and her boss. ;-D

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 27th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)

Ep 2 surprised me with it's comedy and humour. Watching how Hotaru and her boss play off one another is hilarious! And the end to the ep was great. (I just love what he told her at the end of the night. ^^;; ) I think a lot of women will be able to identify with Hotaru's actions/reactions. ^^;;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: July 28th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)

Wai! You're coming back! We've missed you!


Long story short: my reseller for the Compal made an untrue statement to me today in email regarding the system's pricing. I discovered it was false, took exception, and cancelled.

What a way to earn loyal customers, no? Sucks that you had to go through that.

*pets Mokkun* Was there no option for XP at all?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 28th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)

Hopefully Mokkun will arrive mid-next week. I already have a tracking number so just a little longer on that front. ^_^

Yeah, I wasn't impressed. :/ Mokkun, like the IFL90, is on the new chipset which has certain features that are aimed at Vista (including a DX10 capable video card). Asus has been seriously pushing their systems to Vista, so it's the only supported option. I haven't heard of people downgrading for this model to XP. :/ On the positive side, the desktop is still XP. ^_^ (I have heard of people downgrading to XP on new systems, but it sounds trickier than I want to try tackling. Slipstreaming drivers into an install disk??)

I'm going to wait until the IFL90's initial demand dies down and will re-evaluate then if it's still my best option or if there are other options available (maybe Lenovo or HP will have a new business machine out that is on the new chipset but still uses XP). As it is, there are very few new systems that still support it. *sigh* That's why I've been so focussed on the IFL90, it has full driver support for XP (at least for all features that are supported by XP).

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: July 28th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Who wants to play?--Made for Kracken

Nice! We gets to see you again! ^_^ Hmmm... at least Mokkun ::squee!:: ahem, sorry, just love the name and the character attached to it, has the option of XP.

I prefer XP to Vista myself--I don't think the kinks are out of the new Windows Operating System just yet. Oh well.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 29th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)

Worse still for Vista is that SP1 has supposedly been delayed, so I really don't want to go with it right now. I went with XP when it was ~2 months old and it had its share of problems too. :/

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: July 29th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)

*sigh* You know, there's no winning with computers it seems.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: July 29th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Shoumyou - spin

*pets* Stoopid resellers!

Good luck with Mokkun! (I confess, I'm disappointed, though, since you'd mentioned the temptation to buy a white macbook & name it Mokkun. *sigh*)

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: July 29th, 2007 08:08 am (UTC)

Mokkun! *glomps*

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: July 29th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
GH - Lin

Lin! *glomps* ^_~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 29th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
yawn

^^; I'd been unsure about the MacBook as it has integrated graphics. That's probably the only thing that kept me from buying the MB let alone from buying it much earlier during the wait. As it is, I bought the Asus W7S. I'm looking forward to its arrival. ^o^

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