gizmos and tunes.

The Dell XPS M1330 had a number of kinks in its supply change, resulting in severely delayed shipping times. I was expecting it to ship promptly, but calls to customer service led me nowhere. And so, we canceled the order. Boo-hoo. Instead of an XPS M1330, my brother will be getting a 15″ MacBook Pro.

Now we have two MacBook Pros en route to my uncle’s home. He got the low-end 15″ MBP, I opted for the high-end model. Someday pictures will come..

I’m in the midst of packing up and organizing things for my return to the US. There’s so much that I’ve picked up over the years, neglected, allowed to go to waste. I suppose there isn’t any more time to back through it all so most of the effects that I find, buried deep in drawers, will be discarded as refuse. No time to keep looking back. It’s a funny feeling, really.

I found a great way to get all of the music that I want at no risk. Completely free of any P2P networks, without fear of having my traffic monitored by anyone. By avoiding BitTorrent networks and other common P2P applications, I don’t risk getting flagged by the RIAA for my music downloads. I download whatever music I want from a library of over 2.5 million tracks, strip the music of DRM, and toss it into my iTunes Library. It’s hardly legal, and it works.

good things to come!

There’s this good feeling I get when I spend money that isn’t mine.

And wow, I have got to break my phone just for the sole purpose of acquiring one of these suckers. Most beautiful phone that I’ve never seen.

Nokia 8600 at…8600&w=all

I’m in Penang right now, trying to figure out what there is to do here. Back to KL on Thursday, and then onwards to America on the fourth of August. Okay!

mmmmmm, MacBook Pro. 2.4GHz C2D 800MHz FSB, 15.4″ LED-backlit LCD display running at 1440×900, NVIDIA 8600M GT 256MB with support for DX-10, 2GB DDR2-667MHz, 160GB 5400RPM HDD, 1″ ‘thin’, and arguably the best design in its class. Gadget porn will follow in due course.

I’m Feeling: Happy