May 6th, 2001

nanowrimo 2010

Hungry and tired - I still can't sleep


Awake since 23:30 (yes, I did go to bed at 20:00 — got to sleep sometime). It didn't work.

I've been reading poetry all night. I have a book of Poe's poems and am going slowly through them. I am interspersing it with some interesting stuff by a young man named Sidik who writes in Arabic of some sort then translates it into English. It is a bit bleak but has the same appeal as film noir … it is more of an intellectual appreciation of the message than of the medium in which it is expressed.

  • Current Mood
    frustrated frustrated
nanowrimo 2010

I got the DX50 Blues. . .

It's been a long day so far with no end in sight. I'm afflicted with a 486DX50 and can't remember most of the windows 3.1 conventions. Working in DOS is still worse. I'm setting up the 486 for my parental unit who has become addicted to solitaire. I may just have to bite the bullet and buy a real computer. Anybody out there know if a 486DX50 (basically a 33 overclocked) with 32m of memory will run windows 98?

  • Current Music
    Wes Montgomery - Jazz 'round Midnight