first off… the eagles lost. That was a dark day in sports.
secondly, my computer problems are fixed, at least for now. Putting up my spare Duron 1.3 in the place of my Athlon 900 (rather than get an entirely new machine) is a little like trying to stem the flow of blood from an amputated limb with a Band-Aid, but I’m back online, nonetheless. I’ve learned, however, that a well-built machine lasts a long time, as my 900 lasted 3 years and 4 months with very few major problems (the HDD failed once, about 5 months ago and that’s about it, I think). Software technology just isn’t advancing fast enough to warrant the purchase of a new machine every year like it was during the bubble, and for poor folk like me, I think that’s a good thing.
Thirdly, my workout schedule has gelled, and its going okay. Nothing special, but at least I think I’ll be able to maintain this level of (in)activity when I get a real job. If I get a real job. I should run, this I know, and if it becomes a habit, I’ll definitely talk about it here because it will be such an odd thing to happen in my life.
There’s more to be said, on the subject of Venture and the Patron Project and life in general (just wait for pictures of the kitchen as Katie paints it), on friends far away and on the state of my financial picture, but I think I need a little more perspective on the situation before I say anything else. Its all premature anyway.