Cinema Sins

Hit the new Harry Potter flick last night; spent half of our time watching commercials before the coming attractions started. I used to love going to the movies. I even loved the pre-show trivia and sponsor presentations. But, if I want commercials, I'll stay at home and watch network television. If they let us in for free, it'd be a different story, but we spent a total of $25 on tickets and a cherry slurpee. Might as well have waited for the Special Edition DVD in a few months, eh? At least, that way, we'd own than a memory – and probably a fatter wallet. It's getting to that point, really. Although, recent disc rentals have also sported the “sit through this preview before the main attraction can start” routine. My Fast Forward button has almost worn clean through!

Fan Fair

Well, blow me down! A very important fan on my mobo decided to quit this weekend. Actually, it started short-timing the system yesterday – giving up entirely before noon today. Instead of spending even more time trying to locate the proper part and installing it, Eric and I decided to call in a mobile professional in the area. Rates were all over the map, and some businesses couldn't see us until tomorrow morning. We settled on SpeedyTech for pricing and availability. They appear to be a “local” outfit, friendly and (indeed) speedy. Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh… everything's perfectly alright now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

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