Posted by sean on June 24, 2005 at 11:25 pm in Geek Stuff, Movies, Shopping, Weather with No Comments


It’s been a few days since my last update and phew hasn’t it been hot! I really like the heat (although wish I didn’t have to work in it!) as we don‘t get weeks like this too often.

Due to the weather, a lot of people are having problems sleeping at night, I haven’t really suffered from this as I have set my sleeping area up very well. Sleeping on top of the bed with throw, wearing light clothing and in front of the massive, floor standing fan I bought last year.

Last night was too hot for me though, it was so humid. I think I only managed to get 4 hours of sleep! The air was cleared today with one massive thunderstorm, I hadn’t seen one so big since I was on holiday abroad.

Yesterday was a busy one for me, I went off to Bristol to buy a laptop as I have been meaning to invest in one for quite some time. It’s a very cool model – Compaq Presario V2250EA.

Here’s a brief specification:

– Intel Pentium M Processor 725 (1.6 Ghz CPU Speed)
– 512 MB DDR 2700 RAM
– 60 Gig HDD
– DVD RW
– 14” WXGA High-Definition Widescreen Display
– WiFi (wireless internet which is great!)

I bought the laptop from a leading PC supplier, now I know how these large companies work. If you even give the impression that you’ll take up one of their finance option they’ll roll over and shit Mars Bars with delight. They’ll also offer you a sack load of “deals”.

I was offered a nice laptop bag, crappy Lexmark printer, USB lead, useful anti-surge plug, Norton Security 2005 and a 1 months subscription to some support service (which I will NOT be paying for on Month #2)

Originally I was offered all this rubbish for £50 which I turned down. The sales assistant looked shocked I didn’t want to take up this “excellent deal” it looked like he was about to burst into tears! He then disappeared and came back and offered exactly the same package for £25. I took him up on the offer and did NOT take the finance option :o)

So I left the store with my nice, new laptop and a whole bundle of rubbish. It was like I had been shopping at Iceland (“buy a packet of Fish Fingers and get a Sunday Roast, crate of crap lager, 10 litres of ice cream, 5 beef steaks and a Cornetto free)

Apparently the package is worth over £150, I would have sooner left the crap in the store and got an X-Box which retails for £125. Don’t think they would allow that though.

So all in all I am very happy with the laptop, I am actually using it to write this blog entry!

Tonight I went out to the cinema to see Batman Begins. I really liked the 1989 movie and Batman Returns. Batman & Robin and Batman Forever were terrible though. Batman Begins was totally stunning and more than made up for the latter two.

As the title suggests the film is a prequel and focuses on how the young Bruce Wayne progresses into The Caped Crusader and takes on his first real baddie, all with the help of his faithful ally and butler Alfred (played by non other than Michael Caine) The film uses the latest in special effects but still keeps the theme from the early 90s movies.

I seriously recommend this movie, you have to see it!
That’s the lot from me, there were other topics I wanted to cover, but I’ll have to do it in the morning or afternoon. Due to my lack of sleep last night I’m rather tired now!

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