A PC-compatible in a C-64 case. This is damn cool.
...it would not make for a good replacement for my current desktop, but it's damn cool nonetheless, and I think I want one--even if it's just the "barebones" version and I stick a cheapo mini-ITX mobo into it with whatever hard drive I can cram into it.
Looks like it'll be good for showing videos and general use as a multimedia machine, anyway.
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...I keep falling down the Mangareader.net time-suck black hole. Today it's Otaku no Musume-san and Fujimura-kun Mates, both which I found approximately at random and which are highly entertaining.
The former is a story about a nine-year-old girl, sent by her mother to live with the father she's never met...and her father turns out to be a hardcore otaku. Pretty funny.
The latter is a story about a delinquent who ends up with three girlfriends he doesn't want (the three prettiest girls in school). He's the only sane person in the cast, and 90% of the story is him yelling at people to stop being so dense. It's pretty damn funny, even so.
I was so absorbed with that one that I read all extant 29 chapters of it at one go. Shit.
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I'm still covered with bug spray. I went over to Sailor V's place to help him with a couple things, one of which being installing ventriloquism software on his WoW machine so he and I can use voice chat when we team up. I knew from the get-go that I'd have to install that software, because it's kind of a pain to get it working.
...while there I took the rear shock off his ATV to see if there was any way to modify it to increase the spring rate, so it won't bottom out so much; there isn't. The shock is put together at some nameless sweat shop in China, and after it's assembled, that is it.
But living, as he does, in the middle of dense woods surrounded by swamp, the mosquito population out masses all the residents of the area and their pets. I mean, there are so many mosquitos out there that if they learned how to turn into colonial lifeforms, there'd be weird buzzing vampiric humanoids roaming the woods, looking for victims. (On the plus side, that would solve their raccoon problem....)
Regular "Off" doesn't even faze the bugs out there. "Deep Woods Off" works better. But when I'm out there I like to use "Repel" because the aerosol contains exactly two chemicals: DEET and propellant.
I'm not afraid of DEET; I know it's harmless. Give me 100% DEET and I'm happy, because then the goddamned skeeters leave me the hell alone, and I'm much more worried about the kinds of diseases mosquitos can carry than I am over the vanishingly small liklihood that applying DEET to my skin a couple times per year might lead to a slightly increased chance of maybe someday in the far future possibly contracting a minor case of skin cancer.
...so I helped him with a problem he was having, and I satisfied my curiosity about the ATV's rear suspension, and got vent on his WoW machine. And here I sit, still smelling of "Off" and needing a shower, and it's already 1:20 AM.
I logged off of WoW well before midnight intending to go to bed early, but falling into the manga quagmire has been the end of many better men than I, so I don't know what I'm complaining about.
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Tomorrow I've got some chores to do, so I'd better get my butt cleaned up and into bed.