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Wednesday, October 06, 2004

The Sun Returned, Ever So Briefly

And when it did it was that lovely mid autumn light that I love so. It's been a hectic old week already and I don't feel at all like I've had any holiday what-so-ever. Spent most of Monday and Tuesday rebuilding my main PC - I took it out of its cheap and nasty case and installed it into a nice spanking new Antec Sonata case.

I've been hankering after one of these for a while. I like the idea of a quiet PC. I have added features to the old sub £15 case I had, but I've never been able to run a case fan as it just doubled the noise. This beauty has a nice big 120mm fan to exhale the heat, and coupled with a very quiet PSU and a Zalman flower cooler on the CPU then its at present as quiet as the old PC, but unlike the old PC its 10-15ºc cooler, and not sat on an improvised acoustic vibration suppressor (an old fluffy towel). If I can get a silent cooler for the graphics card then I think it will be even quieter by half again.

Its also got a nice new 160gig HDD. My 50gig music partition had filled up with only about 700mb left. That's about 9000 tracks. All my CDs, all the stuff I've bought off All Of MP3.com to replace my old vinyl and tapes, and a load over other stuff accumulated over the years. I now have a 100gigs of storage for my music, which means I shouldn't fill it to soon given its taken me about 15 years to get the bulk of the stuff in the 50 gig drive.

Anyway, all this madness has kept me away from the PC and other things. I spent today ironing Elis' clothes and have about 2 and a half hours of ironing my clothes to do. I have the little man tomorrow as Mrs Dio is back in work. I'm taking him to town to get his (and my) hair cut - I've never taken him out for the day on my own so it will be a nice challenge. I will be that person with the pram I always hated.

In between PC building and housework, we got out to St Fagans on Monday. Against all the odds and weather predictions the sun was out, lovely light and shadows. I found some interesting walls to juxtapose with the lovely blue and fluffy sky. Here are the better ones.

Oh yes, and we went down to the farm.

Posted by Dio Bach at 23:33


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