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Computer and storm

I have a new computer! It is fast and fancy and it was a gift from Z who built it himself. Not sure where he learned to do that, but it will be ours to keep when he leaves us.

And it hangs from the ceiling. He wanted to experiment with not having a case. It ended up like a sort of industrial art installation. The strings remind me of ships rigging. They fall naturally into triangles and straight lines. Sailing rigging is considered pretty now, but it was not art at the time but industry.
Also this makes for a free and empty desk, except for the keyboard. It won't stay empty for long. Desks don't, do they? But for now it feels spacious.

In other news, we are expecting a hurricane. It may not come, but we are going to move the car to some high ground in case. If we loose power we have plenty to eat and drink.
The freezer is full enough to keep itself cold if we don't open the door much. The only thing we will def loose is two gallons of ice cream. We may have to call all hands to turn to with that. Maybe neighbors can help.

I will post pictures in a bit, I can't from my phone.


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Oct. 2nd, 2015 12:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new 'cool' computer!

My youngest son, while still in high school, collected and dissected discarded computers from curbsides and thrift shops and assembled his own. (Now he's paid good money to test for and correct 'vulnerabilities'!)

I'll have to check the latest forecast, as we are just outside Boston and may be in the hurricane path. We have had them before and other than a little water coming under the cellar door and lots of small branches falling, have had no problems. We,too, have a full (full size) freezer and we have a large set of shelves full of canned goods. We could easily go a month with all we have stored there!!

What a sacrifice, havimg to eat ice cream!!LOL!
Oct. 3rd, 2015 12:56 am (UTC)
Today I got to try it out, and it is wonderful. He says it can also be overclocked, for even more blazing speed. One thing about having the insides on the outside-- it leads to tinkering. But, after all, it is his project.
Oct. 2nd, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
You have a computer with rigging! What could be more perfect?! I hope it will inspire you to write stories that involve futtocks, nippers and bobstays :) Z seems very handy indeed!

I hope you escape the worst of the hurricane, and the ice cream ;)
Oct. 2nd, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
And maybe some heads and halyards. Not to mention bobstays, (blush....)
Oct. 2nd, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to read it! :P
Oct. 3rd, 2015 12:57 am (UTC)
Looking at Archie's spanker-boom...
Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:38 am (UTC)
Now that is putting thoughts into the minds of blameless lieutenants ;)

keep at it !
Oct. 3rd, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
Horatio is wondering what to do with Archie's spanker boom...
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