June 16, 2003


Every time I go to Hollywood Video, I end up fuming about what a disgusting mass of filth and stupidity the human race is. This happens because each time I enter this part of Springfield, I either nearly get run over by a 12 foot tall 4x4 pickup truck, or get drag-raced by a 16 year old in a pimped-out 1986 Honda civic with neon lights illuminating its undercarriage. I think that public transportation is a good idea not only because it will save the environment, but more because the majority of human beings give every indication of being too goddamn stupid to drive automobiles like civilized individuals. Arrrrgh.


On a happier note, the lab I am joining is going to buy me a laptop. The PI is encouraging us to wait until Apple introduces powerbooks based on the IBM PPC 970 chip. Various rumor sites predict that these notebooks will be released sometime between this month and March of 2004. I am giddy with anticipation.

Posted by doug at June 16, 2003 10:23 AM

A laptop? A badass 970 laptop?


Posted by: Jacob at June 16, 2003 11:09 AM

Indeed. While he hasn't specifically said he would buy me one of the 970 based notebooks (he may be thinking that the iBook will be upgraded at the time of the product release) I am determined to insist on a 970 powerbook. I have been enamored with the ti Powerbooks since the first time I laid eyes on one, and I have determined that I will surely die if I don't acquire some kind of metal laptop. Even if the PI only pays for part of it (perhaps an iBook-level portion of the price) it will be mine.

Posted by: Doug at June 16, 2003 11:46 AM