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Last night, I successfully took the old, clapped-out DVD drive out of my computer, and replaced it with a new one, which worked perfectly straight away! Rah!

I have never done anything which involved physically opening up my computer and doing stuff inside it before, and while I recognise that on the scale of things, what I did was not actually hard, I was still impressed that I managed to do it without breaking anything.

I was also interested to see just how much of what is inside my computer (it is a 'tower' type PC) is actually empty space. How does it still manage to be so heavy? That's what I want to know. I gave it a bit of a dust-out while I was in there, as it looked like it needed it, but only on plain metal surfaces like the bottom of the case: not anywhere that looked important or delicate.

I shall now at last be able to watch Christopher Lee's 1998 film, Jinnah, which I bought on DVD about 4 months ago, and haven't been able to see yet. He reckons it's his 'most important' film to date, so it should definitely be seen. I might just watch it tonight, in fact... It is a toss-up between that and another episode of Gormenghast on video: but either way, I get Christopher Lee ActionTM - yay!


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Nov. 18th, 2004 05:32 am (UTC)
Actually, I haven't heard it yet, although I have seen the pictures, and also video clips from a studio session where he was all dressed up in the king gear for a photograph, and also practising some of the songs while he waited.

I definitely want to hear it eventually, but I am hanging around listening to other people's opinions first, as I am slightly worried about the combination of an Italian heavy metal band and the phenomenon of the Concept Album - on paper, you have to agree that that sounds pretty dodgy! (Until you add in Christopher Lee, of course!).

Anyway, your positive opinion is duly noted, and added to the list of reasons why I will, eventually, buy it. I guess in the meantime, though, there is so much stuff he's done that I also want to see / hear / read, that it's not right at the top of my priorities pile.
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:41 am (UTC)
That would be the blobs of dark matter they're coating SCSI buses in these days.

Yes, I've heard that they're making them out of Dwarf Star Alloy these days... :)
Nov. 18th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
'Tis a slippery slope. My Dad went from not knowing which end of a mouse to click to building his own PCs and extolling the virtues of Linux in a very short time.


*evil grin*

So what did you watch in the end?
Nov. 18th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, in the end I stared at 'Brainiac' for a while, and then went to bed and read, because I was too tired by the time I got home to watch anything I really wanted to pay attention to and enjoy. I will probably watch Jinnah tonight instead, though. The odds are you will know when I do, because there'll be a post about it here!
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