Posted by sean on October 5, 2007 at 7:34 pm in Geek Stuff with No Comments

I finally received my insurance payout from the MoreThan dog. In case you have forgotten, back in August I had a little mishap involving a glass of beer and my laptop. Suffice to say, my old machine is now in Lappy Heaven.

The payout was rather generous – £550 (although I did have to fork out £100 excess). The credit was in a form of a voucher for PC World. I eagerly walked down to the shop, clutching my voucher. As Homer Simpson would put it “I was like a kid in some kind of a store”.

I found a lovely Compaq laptop for only £400 – miles better than my last machine in every possible way – apart from an annoying little application known as Windows Vista, which came pre-loaded; I can live with that, after-all, I’ll have to support it one day.

As the laptop cost only £400, I was left with £150 store credit. What should I buy? 3 Xbox 360 games? My weight in DVDRs? A whole tree worth of printing paper? A Windows XP CD (to get rid of Vista)? No, I bought a lovely, new “Slim & Light PlayStation Portable” with Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

Thank you Mr. Insuranceman. You made me very, very happy!

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