Like I needed another computer…

So, this is a bit late, but I finally did it. I know I’ve been talking about it and getting mocked about it, but I finally got another computer up and running right next to my other computer.

The last bit I needed was a second monitor. Since the LCD I’d been using before was my old and non-standard SGI flat panel, I ran into a unique problem. The SGI’s always had weird issues with DVI input, but when I bought a new, inexpensive (yet slightly more powerful than the top-of-the-line card I had bought a few years ago) video card, it just refused to work properly at high resolutions. I was planning on just using an old monitor for the second computer, but since my primary monitor wasn’t working with my primary machine, it was time to upgrade.

I ended up getting a Gateway FPD2275W, because I wanted to get something widescreen that also took video in. This also had the added benefit of component in, in addition to the composite, S-Video, VGA and DVI. It’s very nice and does things like picture-in-picture and autoselecting inputs.

The other component I needed for the other computer was a hard drive, so when I was at Fry’s I also bought an inexpensive, small hard drive. But when I put it into the new computer (with the older motherboard), it refused to recognize it…

And this is where things start to go horribly wrong…

Cold and empty (house)

The low tonight here is 27 Fahrenheit, a.k.a. -2 Celsius, a.k.a. holy wow it’s cold outside.

And Leon finally moved out and Jenny’s wherever Jenny goes when she’s not here and so I’m here in the house alone and it’s cold out.

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 16:43:13 +0100
Subject: You have successfully updated your password
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Dear user ascheffl,

You have successfully updated the password of your Hamusutaa account.

If you did not authorize this change or if you need assistance with your account,
please contact Hamusutaa customer service at:

Thank you for using Hamusutaa!
The Hamusutaa Support Team

+++ Attachment: No Virus (Clean)
+++ Hamusutaa Antivirus -

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    [ Cannot display this part. Press "V" then "S" to save in a file. ]

I have a support team? Who’s this admin who’s letting me know I changed my password? I have a password for my account? Which account? Perhaps I should send an email to for some “customer service.”

I’m guessing I’m not going to be opening that attachment. I doubt it’s a password inside that ZIP.