i think that's the thing about films about love, they make you
feel (well me, anyway) about your own love life, or lack there-of.
and it's kinda weird coz' i just watched this film about this guy
who meets a girl, who's a lesbian, and he likes her straight
away, without knowing this, and they hang out and stuff, and he
falls in love, she, upon hearing this says "how can you expect me
to change, just like that?" etc. but she does decide he's the
one and stuff. so that's really cool, but then he finds out
about her past, can't find an appropriate way of dealing with it
and they break up. then that's about it, but there's stuff in
there that make you kinda well up inside because you've never
known the love they feel, and then they see each other a year
later, they don't "hook-up" (slang). Hmmm... there's so many
important people out there, female friends that i have and think
the world of, and know that you know they'e not "the one" and
stuff, but like knowing that i have had and do have an amazing
friendship with them it makes me feel sad that i haven't met the
person, who is the one, the one that will take that deep
friendship to a whole new level of love.
anyway - since my computer Janet is no longer with me, and Bob
(the computer at my parents house) is waiting for a fresh CPU, I
am reverting to using an Atari Ste connected to a PC monitor,
which handles ST Hi-Res (my Elonex). But anyway, that brings me
on to the subject of the "cost" of PCs. Our Ste when we bought
it was £450 with 2mb, which went down to about £200 when they
were last available. It's still working after 8 years of use -
£200 for a reliable, well built, personal computer that you can
use for years. How is this possible with a PC? The cheapest PC
you can get now is around £400, and okay, I guess, but can you
say that it'll work for 8 years? Pot-luck at that price, a
machine that'll crash at every opportunity, with operating
systems that wish to cause havoc at any time it can. To get a
quality machine, which would have any chance of lasting 8 years
you'd need to pay at least £1000 for a machine from the likes of
Compaq and Dell, yet, can many of us afford to do that? No, we
more often than not, spend £400-£500 on a machine that won't last
much longer after the 1 yr warranty has run out. Just some
ponderings I've been having.
But one thing that bugs me heaps about Amiga and Atari machines
is the lack of pageup, pagedown, home, end keys. Well here I am
using First Word + which took 2 seconds for me to get to OS, and
then another 5 seconds to get to the Word Processor and guess
what I stumble on, if you use shift and right arrow, you have the
end key, and if you use the shift and left arrow, you have the
home key, neat eh? Another neat thing - the monitor's noisier
than the Atari! When is your monitor ever noisier than your PC?
When the PCs off?
Windows 98 Not as much fun as I thought.
One thing I've noted after installing Windows 98, is it's liking
of turning off your hard drive... I find that one turned off
after a couple of seconds of not being used and then couldn't be
waken up! Another I find going to sleep and then ending up with
heaps of bad sectors - so I heartily recommend turning off all
options to turn off the hard drive in Windows 98, and even your
bios, even with systems that have new UDMA 2 hard drives!
Another problem, my parents have a Graphics Tablet, which no
longer work after installation of Windows 98.
And to close..
Well, life is strange, and uncertain, and after an amazing last
week (just gone), I feel strange this week, I always do when I
write these things, otherwise there'd be no point writing them
(possibly), I think it would bum everybody out if I wrote about
nothing, or about how happy I am such on such a day, but I think
that if I do write how happy I am such and such a day, people
will expect me to be happy the next time they see me. Oh yeah,
another thing, if you can pick up an Atari ST (fm or e after the
ST) from a second hand shop or car-boot-sale, then do so, they'll
be at most £30, and you can plug them straight into your TV, and
they read DD PC disks (the STe formats PC-Disks too) and they are an
awesome back-up for when your PC goes down, and believe me, it
will (one day), and you can use them to type some stuff up, and
save to disk, and then when you need to get it onto your PC, you
just take the disk over and load it up.