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Any Way You Want It

My brain is stuck on an earworm of 80s hair bands. Shoot me. Please. After a couple of decades in radio, my favorite genre of music is most often “Silence”. Dangerspouse, you know what I mean. Unless required to do so, when you walk out of the studio you don’t want to talk, and God knows you don’t want to listen to music. 15-ish years later I do okay listening to stuff on YouTube, but…

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Holy Processor, Batman

I heard back from Dell. As expected, they couldn’t find a computer to match all the specs for my dying one. Also as expected, they offered a compromise. The picture at top of page is the model they’re sending. Click here for all the nitty gritty on the Dell site, but in general: Alienware x17 R2 UHD NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 1TB PCie (SSD) drive 32GB DDR5 RAM WIN 11 Home Intel Core…

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‘Puter Saga, Part Five-Million-Two

As expected, Dell can’t find a refurb option to match the specs for my current glitching machine. Except instead of offering alternatives, they’re extending the timeline to find one. First it was 48-72 business hours; now they’re pushing it out another 24-48. Which means in a couple of more days they’ll get back with me, even if it’s to say it’s going to take them longer. I’ll give ’em props for communicating when they say…

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The Weak in Review

Jiminy Christmas – glad I don’t live on the East Coast. Or anywhere near the Gulf of Mexico. Or in Cali, Washington, or Oregon. For my friends who do, I hope you’re safe, dry, and well away from the wildfires. Yeah, we’re ready to ditch the desert when I retire, hopefully in a couple of years. But any tangential thoughts of a beach home, however remote, took a hike after the past few weeks. If…

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