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October 02, 2003

Postponing the inevitable

I've been thinking about this for months. Today I did it. I called Justin at MacEdge and ordered a 40 gig hard disk upgrade and a wifi card for my dear old Powerbook.

I've gotten alot more life out of this machine than I ever expected. It really changed my computing life when I got it back in 97. Although I've never used it as a true on-your-lap-while-on-the-subway machine, I have been an active traveller with it. I've used it on three cross-continent driving trips, and 5 years as my main machine.

For awhile now I've been lusting for one of the new aluminum or white powerbooks. With built in usb and firewire and wifi and a battery that works. But the budget still won't allow that. So I've stretched the old one's useful life as long as possible.

I always figured that when I upgraded to a new laptop I'd install linux on this one. But since I installed OS X there's really no need. All the geeky things I might do with linux I can do with 10. So I guess that is how it'll stay.

In the meantime I'm looking forward to all that disk space and some wardriving.

Posted by jghiii at October 2, 2003 07:27 PM
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