I'll know better than to look at Alienware for anything. Custom-built systems from friends, on the other hand...
BTW, you're going to Genericon, eh? Will you also be able to make it for AN2005?
Nope. It's the weekend before our wedding... Last Toronto con we're attending (for a while, anyway) is Ad Astra (sf lit).
I should go to Ad Astra one of these days, I guess... Do they offer anything like writing courses or stuff there?
Anyway, shame that I'll be missing you in T.O. this year (since I can only afford AN at this point), but here's to a great May marrage!
I don't know how effective it will be, but try talking to your bank/credit union about the Alienware mess. If you didn't authorize that, they shouldn't be allowed to do it, and certainly not without giving you notification of such.
Jesus, $600?! You should go kick their asses. >
Also, I read the updated Scatterplot last night. It made me giggle!
ooooh, genericon. but it was SO LAME when i went. maybe cuz i went with my brother. but still. so. lame. but seeing you would be swell. it is being considered.
Well, it's not the most exciting convention, but there's usually some nifty webcomics stuff.
I'm not completely positive I'm going yet... it depends largely on whether or not Nick can make it. And how the weather is.
Incidentally, have you heard from the con staff at all about webcomic events? I know nothing of when/what events are happening. :|
I posted about this to the Genericon board. The webmaster says he has a schedule and will have it up soon. I'll keep people informed on my journal...
Anyway, even if there aren't (for some stupid reason) any webcomics events, we'll make some ourselves. It'll happen.
aaaaargh, Genericon is so *soon*! and we dont have a car up here in boston. if we had a car, and/or it wasnt this weekend, i would probably go. so, either come and pick me and ian up, or.... have fun without us. *weeping*
Yeah... thing is, we live 10 hours away from Genericon as it is. So, um... there there?
$600... For a processor...
You know you spend too much on computers when. :)
My last CPU was $60 retail boxed, my next one will probably be $190 or so. But then, I usually go for the 2-3 steps-below-best mark.
Hey, we didn't have a choice on what they're charging us. Apparently the proc retails for around $200 these days, which is one among many things that makes this whole ordeal so fucking stupid.
Note to self: Never, EVER recommend alienware to anyone I like.
Recommend them to enemies and annoyances.