io rising

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2006

sense :: hearing // Nighthawks – Hornflakes Diner

Or perhaps that should be Io landing, because one way or the other, I finally have my shiny delicious MacBook Pro. I was, as I said yesterday, obsessively tracking the package via FedEx, and as soon as the delivery failed (because I was naturally at werk and not home) I called them up and asked to pick it up. Swung over on a late lunch, snagged it, and took it home.

The opening ceremonies were last night and there were many many pictures taken; I’ll try to get around to uploading those soon, if you’re a geek like me, you’ll enjoy them. Right now Io is sitting next to me and I’m installing all manner of software on her. Suggestions are of course, welcome. That’s what the comments are for!

In further geekery, I finished installing a new motherboard in one of my old systems (Polaris, which used to be my main computer until I built Ankaa, the one I’m using now) and felt daring enough to install the Windows Vista Beta last night while I was unpacking and playing with Io. Vista itself is absolutely gorgeous and definitely represents the future of the operating system….but apparently it didn’t take too well to Polaris, or maybe vice versa, and the install itself took forever and Vista threw up a whole world of errors after the installation was finished and the OS started to run. Now it might have had something to do with my installation from an external USB DVD-ROM (since that system doesn’t have an internal DVD drive) but I’ll give it another whirl when I get home tonight. If I still get errors, I’ll just transplant a DVD-ROM from another system into it and try again. The OS looks so gorgeous, I really want a good long shot at trying it.

Okay, okay, enough geekery from me.

In other news, looks like it’s possible to roll your own frappuccinos, which is exciting-I’m curious to try more iced coffee recipes now that the weather is turning warm again.

Also, much much much love to Pastilla, who embraced my garlic fries recipe, made them real with some gorgeous red potatoes, and then posted a picture that’s still making me hungry. I’m going to have to try it with real potatoes now; I’d only done it with frozen fries before.

Man, now I’m hungry.

But something tells me that Burger King is out of the question.

9 Comments for 'io rising'

    March 30, 2006 | 10:03 am

    is that “red potatoes” or “RED STATE POTATOES”?!?!?

    March 30, 2006 | 10:08 am


    Maybe we should try the recipe with blue potatoes?

    March 30, 2006 | 1:07 pm

    :chuckles at potato color remark:

    re: BK “Terri Woody, the restaurant manager, said Burger King officials tried to get the charge refunded. But the bank said the funds were on a three-day hold and could not be released, Pat Beane said.” That is complete hooey. Banks always have G/L accounts to cover such errors. They just don’t want to pay the $ penalty to use them.

    March 30, 2006 | 1:08 pm

    P.S. Looking forward to the slide show of Io (AKA Io Cuniculus)

    March 30, 2006 | 1:14 pm

    P.P.S. I suppose that would be Io Kunikulus (Greek, right?)

    March 30, 2006 | 2:59 pm

    ::giggle:: I think you’re right, I think they’re Ks. 🙂

    Also, really? Is that the case? Ack, that’s something that shoujld have been in the article! O_o

    March 30, 2006 | 4:00 pm

    re: credit card banks Absolutely true. I worked part-time throughout college (at the evil Bank of Montreal) and audited MasterCard reports. Slimy and despicable work. Evil liars. Uck. Uck. Uck.

    : : meditates on thoughts of sweet bunnies : :

    March 30, 2006 | 4:05 pm

    I am becoming worse than a spammer. Sorry. But, it’s important (uh huh):

    “According to the Oxford Latin Dictionary the Latin word ‘cuniculus’ is simply a transliteration of the Greek kuniklos. In modern Greek, anyway, a hare is still a lagos (though I see you transcribed it as ‘logos’), and a rabbit is a ‘kouneli’, presumably from kuniklos.”

    March 30, 2006 | 5:02 pm

    Pshaw! Going from no comments to some has me absolutely thrilled every time I get an email stating I have a new one. 😀

    Also, yeah, one thing I told myself I’d never do was work for a major bank. Strikes me as probably one of the most soul-draining places you could possibly work, in any capacity.

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