Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Laptop going back and forth between semi-reliability and rebooting every 45 seconds or so. I successfully backed up everything I currently have onto a freshly acquired 100G external drive, so the idea of sending it in for repairs is at least palatable, as much as I wouldn't love being without it for an extended period of time.

Also found "The Meaning of Everything", a book about the making of the OED, in the bargain bin at barnes & noble's, six bucks down from $25 list. It's cute, light reading, very much slanted towards biography of a pile of affable crazies who decide to dedicate their lives to making enormous dictionaries, who subscribe to education journals in their early teens and make snarky comments in the margins in Latin, and who die in their 30s of quaint, 19th-century diseases.
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