Friday, July 20, 2007

The Fly, Mommy Dearest, -and- Parking Lot Rage

The Fly - squirming larvae pulled from traveler's head
Mommy Dearest - "gang mom" drove teens to murder
Parking Lot Rage - man runs over woman with shopping cart

On this day in history: July 20, 1994 - O.J. Simpson offers a $500,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the Real Killers. To this day, progress remains elusive, although Simpson's golf score has improved somewhat.

Born on this day in history: July 20, 1919 - Edmund Hillary (1919 - ____) mountaineer, explorer. He was the first, with Tenzing Norkay, to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, 1953.

Today's Video: Canon Rock 2

I got a new cell phone. This new Nokia has great anti-theft capability! Click to enlarge.

Phoebe—my notebook computer—died last weekend. She shall be refurbished and go to a foster home soon. She provided me with five years of excellent service.

On Monday, I custom-configured and ordered an HP Pavilion dv9500t notebook. The new Phoebe is expected to ship next Thursday. Here is the configuration of the new Phoebe:

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7300 (2.00 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
511MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth(TM)
17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
8-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
HP Imprint (Radiance) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
1 Expansion Port 3 connector
1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
Notebook keyboard with scroll bar and integrated numeric keypad
3 USB 2.0 ports
IEEE 1394
1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
HP Mobile Remote Control
TV-Out (S-video)
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader
Built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers
Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad

I eagerly await the delivery of the new Phoebe.