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Icon binge

It's a full-blown case of icon fever! I'm collecting nice ones at a rate of about 2 per day in this LiveJournal and exactly 10 per day in the other place.

In other news: I'm monitoring SlickDeals.net for Fry's-class goodies. I'm been convinced to go with a mid-range (Inspiron 6000) to low-end (Inspiron 1200) Dell notebook instead of another IBM ThinkPad, especially if I can get it with the Complete Care on-site service.



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Jun. 29th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
Icons, eh? I've come to make loads of icons as of late, so if you want a custom one, I'll make it for you. (( the boredom... it burns us ))
Jun. 29th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
Custom icon? Yes, please!
I'd like an AniGIF of any of the following fandoms: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek (especially TNG, Voyager, or Enterprise), Firefly, Dune/Children of Dune, The Matrix, Stargate (either SG-1 or Atlantis), Spider-Man, Batman Begins

If you need me to provide the base, I can do that.

Keywords I still need include: "angry", "message" (getting the word out about something, public service announcements), "happy", "sad", "research", and "computers"

Thanks very much!

Jun. 30th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
Re: Custom icon? Yes, please!
For LoTR, Star Wars and Star Trek I'll need either bases or a place to look for images that you generally like.

For the rest, I allready have a few sites, and I can work with that ^_~

I'll most likely make a few of each keyword, and let you take what you want.
Jun. 30th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
Why, thank you!
Much appreciated!

Jun. 30th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
Re: Why, thank you!
You're welcome :) When I get a batch done I'll comment on an entry of yours so you can access them.
Jun. 29th, 2005 11:53 am (UTC)
How did the Dell win your heart? Is "complete care" the name for the at home repair service?
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Dell: the Price is Right
How did the Dell win your heart?
Well, it certainly wasn't for Mr. Dell's political contribution proclivities. ;-)

Seriously: my criteria, in descending order, are high reliability and durability, good service, high price, long battery life, high screen resolution, and reasonably low weight. IBM ThinkPad is comparable to or better than all other brands on the first two (a little better than Dell on reliability, much better on service), considerably more expensive, lower on battery life, and comparable on screen res (I have 1600x1200, aka UXGA or "sixteen by twelve" on this ThinkPad A31p) and weight (about 7 pounds, which is OK for me in a portable workstation). The price was just too good in the case of these new Inspirons.

Is "complete care" the name for the at home repair service?
"Complete care" actually refers to the on-site warranty service plus warranties for incidental damage (drops and spills). I recently had Earrame, me ThinkPad T21, drop less than 30 inches and crack its LCD panel and keyboard, and last June, dripping water ruined the keyboard of Vingilot, my ThinkPad 600E. The latter was over 2 years out of the 3-year warranty at the time, so I didn't bother fixing it, but accidental damage insurance is good if I can get it.

Jun. 29th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
Why the change from IBM to Dell?
Even though IBM sold their desktop and laptop business, I still dig my ThinkPad, but then I've never purchased my own laptop. And this TP has
never been problematic for me.
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Objective criteria for a notebook computer
See my reply to marm, above. For me, the desiderata, in descending order of priority, are: reliability, service, price, battery life, screen res, and weight.

All my TPs have had HD problems within 3 years (in fact, I've gone through at least 8 drives on 3 notebooks in 6 years, having purchased only 4 of them; one has been replaced twice). However, that is because I treat them like crap - more so the HDs than the TP - and because I am Johnny B. Goode (very zippy and a walking capacitor).

Hrm, that gives me an icon idea! Thanks. :-D

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