Life's a beach

Fans of Vice City will recognise the slogan, and other’s shouldn’t have too much trouble deciphering it. Today my lemonade fizzed up all over my hands and spilled on the carpet. A couple of days ago, a DVD my wife ordered arrived in the post. Shattered. And last night, I fried my computer… the motherboard I think.

So life’s a beach! Actually, the saying comes from something a read a few years back… a suggestion that if your computer goes down, it’s no big deal. Go to the beach! So we may just head beachward this weekend. Time to enjoy the sun and sand! Or we may stay in, and watch the beach cricket on TV. (Or do both, we can always tape it, or even cooler, timeshift it!)

And how, pray tell, am I blogging if my PC is broken? Well, the ol’ PIII 550 is klunking along, and with an Ubuntu live CD to boot from I’ve got everything I need to get online. Thanks Ubuntu!

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my next phone

OK, it may be premature to be sizing up my next phone when I have 20 months remaining on a contract, but Apple have announced the iPhone and it looks just right for me! It’s not slated for release here until late 2008 anyway, so the timing is right too!

2007 looks like an exciting year for fans of new gadgets, whizzbangs and doodads. Even Windows is getting a facelift with the release of Vista — doubtful that I’ll spend money on that though, I’d rather buy hardware!

Most importantly, we have the Wii! It runs great and Twilight Princess is fantastic. If you are reading this you should stop and go and play it right now!