I went to an art show preview on Monday, how cultured of me. Okay, admittedly it was just because it's was Harriet's, but still, I looked at art, I even left a comment, a random one of course :-) Afterwards Helen and I went to Pizza Hut, wow, see, that's like having a life or something! Pizza Hut is good.
Tried to play Max Payne and it wouldn't work, it kept closing itself, which is what the Prince or Persia demo kept doing too, so that's helped me with my decision to build a newish computer (using some new parts and parts from my computer: Simon and Rob's older computer: Leon). Of course this has left me with a fresh dilemma. What should its name be? I mean what part of a computer constitutes it's personality? If I use the motherboard, processor and RAM from Leon and the hard drive from Simon and the graphics card from Leon which I already have in Simon now in a brand new case, with probably a new sound card then would you say it's partly Leon and Simon? Or does it have a new name, is it maybe the child of the two of them? I could combine the names, Silon is the best I could come up with :-) or I could just give it a totally new name. I'm tempted to keep the name with the case for each computer. I don't know if that makes sense, really name should maybe be associated with the motherboard or processor. However, as you replace parts in a computer you don't tend to change its name (well, apparently some people don't name them in the first place, but that sounds just plain crazy to me) so are we naming based on the container? When I'm left I'll still have the case Simon was in, and he'll still be a working computer (well, he might not, depending on if I leave enough parts in, I could leave a hard drive in, or I could take both out for the new computer) so he should maybe still be Simon. In fact he'll be more like the Simon I originally bought, without the extra DVD drives. Hmm, that's a point, if I take out both DVD drives and the floppy drive that'll make him pretty useless, oh, I can put the CD writer back in. Not like I'll have a monitor or anything for him anyway.
Random observation of the day
I have realised that I have a talent for something. I have yet to work out what possible use I can make of this talent, but if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. You see I am able to find the slowest moving queue at the supermarket every time. If there's a queue that has a trainee checkout operator, chances are I'm in it. If the till breaks, or there's a complicated query, I'm the person who's just loaded the shopping onto the conveyer belt behind, I'm never the person who still has the shopping in the trolley and so can just nip to the next queue, or if I am then that queue also develops a problem or 10 people manage to beat me to it. I'm not sure if this is something I was born with. I don't know if I'm just bad at spotting the signs of a queue that will move slowly, maybe that's it. It seems to be getting worse lately though (or better, depending on the way you look at it). I think I'm particularly bad in Tesco for some reason. That's where I really began noticing it. The talent isn't usually so bad if I'm with other people, maybe they cancel out the effect or something.