January 18th, 2006

Ctrl+Alt+Del - Scott & Ted

Stream of Thought - the best method (at least for me)

It's so early that almost no one is up. Go me.

Let's hope this sleeping at night thing doesn't become a habit again. I rather liked staying up all night.

First class of English Composition II went well. I'm tempted to get a laptop now and bring it to class. I'll have to avail myself of my GameHavoc advice privileges to see if the local rent-to-own store is actually giving a decent deal with their rent-to-own laptops.

I had company yesterday afternoon, which is why I didn't get back to sleep after the Orkin people left and I finished the mailing list. Company needed to talk and I certainly wasn't going to turn them down. Well, I did turn them down just not that way, but we're not going there. ;-)

I wonder if my math teacher would let me bring a laptop into class... I guess I'll find out this evening. My math class is from 5pm to 6:30pm Monday and Wednesday. Not hard at all, no? :-P

We talked about Sophocles in class last night and he's an even better perfectionist than me. I can't seem to be better than anyone, at least not in my eyes. I get arrogant about trying, but in the end I'm always out-shined by someone.
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South Park Self, Disappointed

No impulse buying here. No sir.

So much for impulse buying. =\

The laptops that Rent-A-Center have are pieces of junk that they want lumps of gold for. They want $1200 for a Dell Inspiron 1100 or $31.99 a week for 12-18 months ($1535.52 - $2303.28).
Uh, no.

I found a sweet little deal on NewEgg for a good Acer laptop for less than $1000 after taxes, but the only way I could afford it is if I could make payments on it, at least for the first three months. I tried doing the BillMeLater with no payment for 90 days option, but they apparently refused me.

*sigh* So much for having a laptop without having a huge lump of cash to hand over.
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Linux, MySQL, LAMP, PHP, Apache

Laptop Purchase; to or not to

With the start of classes, and an English Composition class at that, I've once again become very tempted to buy a laptop. I mentioned this to my sister and she has agreed to try using her credit to help me out here, since BillMeLater, at least at NewEgg, has a 90 days no payment no interest option. I have $90 a week coming in from the business and if I put $60 of that toward the bill I could have it paid off in a little over three months. If I wait the 3+ months to save it up this semester will be almost over by then.

Not only would I like it for school but I'd love it for around the house as well. If I could lay on the couch and work or lay in bed and code, I think that'd be really great. No more slaved to the desk and sitting in the chair to be on the computer.

The desire to have a laptop (it's pretty much my biggest desire, at least as far as monetary things go) and do those things is really warring with my desire not to get in debt. I know I could pay it off but that's isn't really a "smart" thing to do. But I want it! >_<

Poll #655318 Laptop Purchase

So. Is it really worth it, or am I just rushing it?

It sounds like it will be worth it, go for it
2(22.2%)
It sounds like it will be worth it, but you should probably wait anyway
2(22.2%)
You're rushing it, just keep waiting
3(33.3%)
You're rushing it, but go ahead and get it anyway
2(22.2%)

Pie! (gratuitous text)



*drools over laptop specs*
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