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Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta

By Wyatt Earp | December 14, 2009

Zino 400So, I received my Christmas presents early this year and I have to tell you, I have never been happier. I finally joined the ranks of the technologically efficient by purchasing a new desktop computer. Our old desktop was going on five years old, and to give you an idea of how obsolete it had become, its hard drive was a mere 40GB. Yeah, its start-up process took longer than Rosie O’Donnell’s bowel movements.

After begging and pleading with the wife, I finally got my wish, and with the invaluable help of Code Monkey, we are the proud new parents of a Dell Zino 400 (top left). This CPU is about one-third the size of our old tower, and light years faster. Hooking everything up would have taken a week with an idiot like me, but Code Monkey – who helped me build the desktop on the Dell site – walked me through it. The desktop came with Windows 7 which, while different, is still awesome, and enough memory to store a lifetime of babe photos.

Inspiron 1545 LaptopNormally, that would be enough for the run-of-the-mill blog addict. Not for me. I also purchased my very first laptop (at right) on the same day, and I have to admit; laptops kick ass. It’s a Dell Inspiron 1545 and also has many of the same specs as the desktop. Code Monkey joked that once the wife uses it, I’ll never see it again. A few days after it arrived, she was proven correct. No worries, though, since I get plenty of use out of the desktop as it is. Life is good.

So, what did I do with my old desktop, you ask? You can see below the fold.


Topics: All About Wyatt | 13 Comments »

13 Responses to “Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta”

  1. Jon Brooks Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Now with your upcoming purchase of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, your computer experience will be complete:) Many nights now the virtual equivalent of my boss, criminals, people at work, bad drivers, French, politicians, Taliban, Al-Queada and the whole host of issues and people over which and whom I have no control, and sometimes frustrate me to no end, are “Fried..Died..Laid to the side”. I often wonder what will happen when the power goes out, muhahahah.

    Just kidding:)

    Enjoy your new ‘puter.

  2. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    that movie never gets old. :-D

  3. Woody Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Congrat’s Wyatt. I just upgraded my own self.

    I want one of them there Zino’s for my theater, but outta cash at the moment… so I guess I’ll have to wait for Republican’s to take bakc our government.

  4. metoo Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 10:22 am

    So, Wyatt, how many TB’s? I just got a new Dell with two TB and thought that would last me forever, but we download way too many movies. They are an awesome piece of machinery, though. Congrats!!!!!

  5. proof Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Ah! You recycled the old one! Good for you!

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Jon – Every time I feel stressed out, I play Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on PS3. Nothing relaxes me more than using the force to throw Jawas off a cliff.

    Smite – It is always funny.

    Woody – Hopefully, it won’t be long.

    MeToo – Not sure. I’ll have to look when I get home.

    Proof – Yeah, it was easy! Heh.

  7. CaptainAmerica Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Hope you have better luck than me. I’ll never buy an HP anything again.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Captain – Code Monkey steered me away from there and to the Dell. So far, so great.

  9. RT Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Enjoy all of the new technology! :) New toys are fun.

  10. Code Monkey Says:
    December 14th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    If I remember right, it was a 320 gb drive. He never saved anything before so it’s kind of like moving out of a 500 sq ft apartment to a sprawling mansion.

    4 GB of RAM on the desktop though. I don’t remember what we got on the laptop.

    I still can’t believe he got Win7 before me. I’m so proud! ;)

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 11:38 am

    RT – The laptop rules. Can’t believe how I lived without one.

    CM – If you wrote the words “external hard drive” or “backup,” I was banning you! :)

    Thanks for all the sage advice.

  12. Randal Graves Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Nice wheels. The Zino looks cool. Did you get a new monitor?

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Randal – No, not yet. The old one still works like a charm, but we may buy a new one soon.