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14 July 2005 @ 08:27 pm
her electronic owl  
hello from my brand new laptop !! *beams*

Well, I finally got her (him?). I brought it through my Dad who got it at a cheaper price for me. It is a Toshiba Tecra A3 (1.6AGHz), and I've named it Hedwig.

My computer description on the network is "Jade's Electronic Owl" :D I thought that was fitting, as this is my portal to communicating back home (and elsewhere) while I'm away. Just like the owl mail in Harry Potter.

No, I'm not obsessed, why do you ask? ;)

Anyway. Dad has been installing things on here for me and making sure everything is all okay with the anti-virus and microsoft updates etc, although it just occured to me that now might be the perfect time to switch back over to Firefox again. Hmm.

But I wanted to pop in and say hello first :)

 
 
Tags: geek girl
 
 
 
Like a pure white diamond I'll shine on and on: DMB - Twenty threekoocachoo on July 14th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
Last night I dreamed I was in the packing department for the new HP books and I sneaked two copies out but most of them weren't in good condition at all. The covers were red and white; I've no idea what they look like in real life but let me know!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 15th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
*giggles* that's a cute dream :)
I believe the covers are green and black, from the pictures I've seen. I'm not sure if that's the American version or the UK one though :)
grace and elegant treenesstree_woman on July 14th, 2005 11:25 am (UTC)
You should totally switch back to Firefox. Much more secure. :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 14th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
I just installed it :) Now I can't remember why I ever stopped!
Ivana Stabbitch_please on July 14th, 2005 11:35 am (UTC)
Everyone around me seems to be getting new laptops!
Aubreystormvibrations on July 14th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC)
Yay for the new laptop!
♥Lokaha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu♥jupitersiren on July 14th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
Oh...welcome jade's electronic owl. How awesome!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 15th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thankyou! :)
ex_snowcanwa171 on July 14th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)

Oooooh lovely!

My laptop is named PARIS. :D

xo
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 15th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
oooh, gorgeous!!
m.mothlight on July 14th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
"jade's electronic owl"!!! what a great name :-)


yay for new computers!
Full-Pronged Fury!!!!: Cactuar (from lenne__)angerfork on July 14th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
Nice!! Welcome to Laptop Land, my dear!! We hope that you enjoy your stay out here!!

Oh...and I love the idea of it being like Hedwig! What color is it?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 15th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
*giggles* thanks Tim! :)
He is silver. Well, silver lid, and grey/silver underside, black keys. I think I will take some photos soon :)
Full-Pronged Fury!!!!: Vivi (from athena2)angerfork on July 15th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
I most definitely wanna see when you get them!!
signora oriente: sun will still shine ; ronplathsrevenge on July 14th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
oh, lovely! you just got it, that's wonderful. harry potter tomorrow, too. i used to refer to all of my classes as hp classes. maths=arithmancy, chemistry=potions, phys ed=flying lessons, etc. also, i always called the telephone the fellytone, and electricity eckeltricity. it confused people. i have a crush on severus snape. i am going to read harry potter all day today, i think. i am getting very excited now!!!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 15th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
I wish we could really take those lessons!
I am so excited, eeee!
agreeably on July 14th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
how fun!
i've had my toshiba satellite for about two years now and we get along well. his name is toshie.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 15th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
That's cute :D
Ray Duffy: genius at work yoindriya on July 14th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
My David has a Toshiba, and it's great... when my Dell falls apart (not too far away) I'll probably get a Tosh (if I can't afford a super-shiny Apple by then). YAYE, new computers are so refreshing... and definitely get Firefox again!!! I also run Thunderbird for email, which is grrrreat.

Hi! :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on July 15th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
oooh, fabulous, because that was going to be my next question - who used Thunderbird, and how was it! I use Outlook on my desktop computer, but I figured that since I've switched back to Firefox (finally!), I might as well go completely Mozilla.
i'd rather be a mystery: a step behind (by teh_indy)mordainlove on July 15th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
congrats on the laptop! i am jealous... my desktop, bless her heart, is 4 years old now. poor navi. ♥ at least she's been good to me. i still wuv her.

ps: enjoy harry potter, love! i'm sure you will without my saying anything, but, you know. :)
love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on July 15th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
you lucky thing! yay you!
the movement of a handarienette on July 15th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
HP! Yippee.

Yay for new computers!!!!!!!!!! <3
A World of Fragile Things: gilanderson - Numbaussiekitty on July 15th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC)
<3 excitement. When my pc dies I'm planning on getting a laptop. I'd love to be able to type outside on a nice summers day or in bed on a cold winters day/night (now *haha*)

Even the not Harry Potter fan in me, likes the description of the own. How fitting!