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November 06, 2005

Returning the Favor

James Winter was a guest blogger in July; he asked me to be a guest blogger for him this month, on Sundays. My entry there is up; it's me mulling over the fact my PC is three years old, which means it's near death.

Absolutely unrelated: This is the 1234th entry on the Whatever since I switched to Movable Type in 2003.  

Posted by john at November 6, 2005 12:24 PM

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Steve Brady | November 6, 2005 04:51 PM

Happy, er, Cardinal Ordination Post.

My desktop is pushing either five or six, but still going strong. Though lately I've been itching to replace it so I can catch up on gaming, as I doubt it would handle Half-Life 2 or Doom 3.

John Scalzi | November 6, 2005 05:09 PM

Mine can handle both, although just barely. Anything beyond this generation of games and I'm going to be SOL.

Rick | November 6, 2005 10:27 PM

Movable type, eh? Welcome to the 16th century.

John Scalzi | November 7, 2005 02:42 AM

Thanks, Rick. Gutenberg sends his regards.

Primate | November 7, 2005 08:02 AM

9 years old, upgraded from Windows 95 to Windows 98, and online with a 28000 baud modem! Can anyone top that?

John Scalzi | November 7, 2005 08:10 AM

Heh. Why would anyone want to?

Steve Brady | November 7, 2005 12:12 PM

I wished I could downgrade to Win98 from Windows ME. That thing swallowed my soul.

Primate | November 8, 2005 08:15 AM

I am rather glad to have missed ME, myself, although XP looks like a fairly stable version for when I finally do get a new computer.

Of course, now I'm kinda drepressed that with all of Whatever's daily readers, I actually am the bottom rung user. But only a little. My little beastie does what I need it to for now. And nowing is half the battle.

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