||[Apr. 13th, 2008|05:33 pm]
Well, the Alienware still doesn't work, but it's together enough that I can move it around. This is good, because it was sitting on the bed in my library, and that bed is going to have to move.
I am never taking a laptop apart again.
Moved one of the torchieres down to the library, and it sheds a level of light just above that of a firefly. Well, it's light, which is better than nothing, and also better than flickering.
I'm going to need a desktop at some point, though... or, since it's unlikely that I'll be watching a video while I'm coding or syncing the Zune, I could always give myself administrator access to the Media Center PC and TS there when I need to do something.
I want to fish the printer stand out of the troll closet and put the printer on it, so it's not sitting on the floor.
Also, updated library records. Still don't have enough shelf space. Moved some of the random crap off of the shelves (posters, models, lamp... lamp?) and put the rest of the old D&D books there. Checked out Craig's List for el cheap bookcases, found a few, but most were those six foot tall types that wouldn't fit in my car. Not to mention, they were mostly "assemble yourself" bookcases, which are fine for paperbacks and hardcover novels, but try to put a textbook or a bunch of gaming books on them and watch them sag.
Yeah, I know, hoping to get a well-built bookcase for under $50 is asking too much.
Bleh. Stupid money. I finally get in the mood to organize, and I can't afford what I need to do it. Of course, to be fair, part of the reason I wasn't organizing before was because we didn't have the money to do it right.
Should really find a lightbulb and awaken the lamp, if it still works. More light would be nice. But if it doesn't work, well, something else to get rid of, I suppose.