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New computer at work

Last week, I got a new computer at work -- some Dell P4 machine. They must have come pretty cheap to compare favourably with getting separate components. It's a black mini-tower, rather un-inspiring to look at. It took me the better part of the afternoon to get it all set up like I wanted, and still it doesn't do everything I want. Luckily, our sysadmins know what they're doing and they're often quick to fix any problems.

I also got a new monitor, a beast of an LCD monitor. It runs at a resolution of 1600 x 1200, and the wallpaper that I've been using for the past 5 years is getting stretched too far to be anything but ugly. So I set forth on a quest to find a nice wallpaper at that size, but so far I haven't really succeeded. Does anyone have any hints?

The headphones I had were broken as well (one side didn't work anymore), so I bought a new pair as well. I got the cheap Philips ones -- there was a Sony headphone which was twice as expensive, but which was better at the lower and higher tones. I'll be using those headphones to listen to MP3s, so audio quality isn't really a big issue anyway. And to my untrained ears, things tend to sound pretty OK to me while the connaisseurs are cringing.
And so, I am once again listening to music at work again. I find that I missed that. However, once again people are asking me questions all the time -- comes with the territory, I guess. This means that I have to give focus to WinAmp and press the pause button (or press 'C' on the keyboard)... I might make me a snazzy WinAmp Port Control to pause it at the press of a button. And later on I might even add an LCD screen to get track information or something like that...
Perhaps I'll drop by the Technica for some nice-looking buttons and a nice housing.
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