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Geeks with toys

Tuesday, July 29, 2003 Comments

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This past Saturday night, three of our team members (Greg, Sam and I) got together for a social event at Sam's house. Of course, we talked about .Net topics like Rotor code, the ASP.Net Portal and Community Starter Kits, and Enterprise Services. I brought my latest book purchase .Net Enterprise Services by Clemens Vasters. It's written in German -- its been over 10 years since I have read German (in college), but this will be fun to get some practice again.

By the end of the evening, we were all talking about how much we wanted to get new computers. Greg wanted a multimedia desktop, Sam wanted a Mac, and I wanted a new laptop. On a whim, we decided to head over to CompUSA to see what trouble we could cause.

Geeks on the loose in the candy store
Greg bought a nice Sony desktop with a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, 1.0 Gig RAM, and a 160 Gig hard drive. I got a Compaq laptop with a Pentium 4 2.4 GHz, 512 Meg RAM, 60 Meg Harddrive, 16" screen, and DVD/CD-RW combo. Sam didn't get his Mac that night, but went back on Sunday and picked up his new dream machine.

I spent most of Saturday night way into Sunday morning getting my laptop set up. I quickly kicked Windows XP Home and installed Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 (compliments of my MSDN Universal) on a couple of partitions. The rest of Sunday was spent installing other software and moving data from my old laptop.

Geeks or what?
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