Holiday gift roundup

Yep, time for the lame blog post about what I received for my birthday and Christmas. "Lame" because it’s kind of a blogging cliché, and mostly it feels like bragging. But something is better than nothing—especially around this blog lately.

Let’s see…

  • Birthday and Christmas money and a gift certificate
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson
  • Just After Sunset by Stephen King
  • A couple of PS2 games
  • A growler of Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • A beer of the month club subscription (3 months worth)
  • A nifty sampler-sized English-style pint glass
  • A custom-embroidered handkerchief
  • An Acer Aspire One netbook computer
  • The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray
  • Handmade gifts from the kids
  • A Food Saver vacuum sealer (more of a household gift)

I think that about covers it.

4 thoughts on “Holiday gift roundup”

  1. Don’t forget the flowers I tried to send that the flower shop totally screwed up and sent you Christmas style flowers instead of Birthday.

    You should describe those ornaments instead of just saying "ornaments"

  2. I got an Aspire One netbook as well, and I love it. I can’t believe it does everything my laptop does except play CD/DVDs, and I can get around that by putting disk images on it and simulating the disk with Daemon Tools. I can even play videos fullscreen. And the screen is so bright and sharp!

    I put a Bluetooth dongle on it and that worked too.

    Do you have AA1FanControl on yours?

    Other utilities I find really handy are UltraVNC so I can control it from my laptop, and Synergy so I can control it with the mouse and keyboard of my laptop.

  3. The Acer is pretty sweet, so far… I’m also amazed at the full-functionality of it. I don’t know about AA1FanControl, so I’ll tentatively say "no". 🙂

  4. I love it too! I think I’m using it more than him, but then again, he’s playing his games on the other puter

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