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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it's not worth it ...and go and buy a HP


hehe, i bought both. saw a lexmark at wal-mart for 40 bucks and then went to futureshop and picked up a deskjet for 35. the pens were on sale for 20 bucks too, so it was a steal. EDIT: canadian dollars.

plus, i work for hp so i can getting pens for them is easy and hella cheap!

im giving the lexmark to my brother-in-law for 20 bucks. sure, i take a hit, but who cares. he needs a new printer and i dont want to go all the way back to that freak show some call wal-mart.

latez!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are expecting our first BABY at the end of February so we got lots of BABY stuff.

Pretty cool stuff too....

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: The Official What Did You Get For Christmas Thread (TM) Reply with quote

kraylus wrote:
I've no idea... we don't usually open our presents til the evening, but I used to have the tradition of doing it in the morning. So... what'd everyone else get?


Got some christmas spirit, but christmas music really sux.

Happy holidays

P.S. I work on 28,29 dec. :(
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: The Official What Did You Get For Christmas Thread (TM) Reply with quote

antik wrote:
P.S. I work on 28,29 dec. :(


Bummer, I can sympathize since I'm working or worked: Dec 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, then jan 2, 3. (Then one week, and my contract ends at Intel. And the job prospects are not looking so good.) :evil:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: The Official What Did You Get For Christmas Thread (TM) Reply with quote

lemming wrote:
antik wrote:
P.S. I work on 28,29 dec. :(


Bummer, I can sympathize since I'm working or worked: Dec 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, then jan 2, 3. (Then one week, and my contract ends at Intel. And the job prospects are not looking so good.) :evil:


I'm sure many of you can identify with this, but back in the day, I had to work at 7am Jan 1, 2000. That was definitely not cool. Especially being a senior in high school.

Anyways, I got a Dremel, an MP3 player (Creative MuVo 128MB), Hacker's Delight, Scrabble (I'm told it's fun while drunk :wink:), a book about duct tape, some clothes (of course), a Best Buy gift card, and other miscellaneous stuff.

No, I didn't get any hardware or software because I tell everyone not to bother... they'd probably get the wrong thing anyways. Even if I tell them specifically which one to get. Example: a ways back, I had asked for Green Day's Dookie CD. What did I get? Kerplunk. It's not that bad of a CD, but it sure ain't what I wanted. If something like that happened with hardware, I'd probably be a bit more annoyed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was the duct tape book called "duct shui" by any chance?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 9:46 pm    Post subject: New monitor Reply with quote

I got money, the LOTR dvd, applied cryptography, and loads of chocolate.

Then on boxing day my 5 year old 19" monitor broke, so i bought a 17" LCD monitor, which is one of the best purchases i've ever made.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2002 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Linux/Computer related gifts, was the book "Building Secure Servers with Linux" from O'Reilly, and I'm still expecting a cd-rw and a hub.

But my favourite 'gift' is the chance to work on a new ISP as a sysadmin (going to put gentoo in there if this doesn't crap out any more (portage issue)).
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This year, I got:

A collection of drinking games
"Neuromancer" by William Gibson
"Ground Zero" by William Gibson
A flask
A half-dozen O'Reilly books on various subjects (samba, c++, perl, php, etc.)
512MB RAM
UT2003
Icewind Dale II & expansion
Logitech webcam that hates my craptop
cash

I made out pretty good this year
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 5:57 am    Post subject: christmas Reply with quote

I got a hundred bucks cash (american). Now I need to buy a new graphics card to play unreal tournament 2003 :D Any suggestions? (note: $100 or less).
And also merry christmas to all, and a happy new year.
GO Cougs.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all mallorean books, all belgariad books (do a search on amazon for "david eddings" if you dont know these, it rocks). Avalon (the dvd) and... some money, lotsof money :)
not too bad :)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dioxmat wrote:
all mallorean books, all belgariad books (do a search on amazon for "david eddings" if you dont know these, it rocks).



I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with you on that point. David Eddings' books are an excellent fantasy read... if you're 12. Beyond that, you start to notice the fact that almost all his main charachters have the same sense of humor, all but about four charachters are two-dimensional, and his writing has a cookie-cutter style that makes all the other books predictable.

In the two series you mentioned, didn't you notice that ALL Murgos look and act pretty much the same? And the Chereks? Arends? Or the fact that the Malloreon is nothing more than the Belgariad series with a different map?

If you want real fantasy, go get the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpamMonkey wrote:
the normal stuff here.. socks, smellies, clothes and books (Stephen Kings Gunslinger series and two other books he released this year)..

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Is that the Dark Tower series with Roland the Gunslinger, or something else?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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David Eddings' books are an excellent fantasy read... if you're 12. Beyond that, you start to notice the fact that almost all his main charachters have the same sense of humor, ....
If you want real fantasy, go get the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.


I have to concure on the David Eddings series - sort of cool the first one you read, but after a while you start noticing that he really doesn't have any depth to his characters - or more than a few distinct characters.

Unfortunately, while I loved the first few volumes of Robert Jordan's series, I'm starting to get a bit annoyed - for God's sake, time to advance the story - I started reading these things in my early 20's and I'm now in my mid-30's and frankly running out of time for him to get-to-the-point.

Now. Guy Gavriel Kay, there's a fantasy author. (And not just because I happen to be Canadian). I've gotten so that I can tolerate only he and Tolkein. However, George R. R. Martin's work is at least the equal of Jordan's.

Of course, this is only one reader's (and one who spends most of his time reading math texts, at that) opinion, YMMV.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plextor 48/24/48 cdr/rw
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and money
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got 2003 TUX wall calendar, some books, money and self made woolen socks from my grand mother.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

darktux wrote:
My Linux/Computer related gifts, was the book "Building Secure Servers with Linux" from O'Reilly, and I'm still expecting a cd-rw and a hub.

But my favourite 'gift' is the chance to work on a new ISP as a sysadmin (going to put gentoo in there if this doesn't crap out any more (portage issue)).


Cd-RW is already here! :) 48x16x48 with 6 Mb of Cache
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: The Official What Did You Get For Christmas Thread (TM) Reply with quote

carambola5 wrote:
Scrabble (I'm told it's fun while drunk :wink:)


... It is :D

got loads of clothes, a new study bible (really cool), the current Harry Potter books and dvd, the LotR books and FotR dvd, LotR T^3 calendar, Reign of Fire dvd, smellies, and a remote car starter.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KungFuHamster wrote:
If you want real fantasy, go get the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

I think it's ironic that you don't like the Eddings books because of the one-dimensionality of the characters, but you can recommend the Jordan books without hurting your conscience.

To get a little back on topic, I got UT2003, Neverwinter Nights, Best Buy Gift Certificates, cash, clothes, R.A. Salvatore's The Thousand Orcs, Weis and Hickman's Dragons of a Vanished Moon, and the FOTR Special Edition DVD.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2002 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: The Official What Did You Get For Christmas Thread (TM) Reply with quote

antik wrote:
kraylus wrote:
I've no idea... we don't usually open our presents til the evening, but I used to have the tradition of doing it in the morning. So... what'd everyone else get?


Got some christmas spirit, but christmas music really sux.

Happy holidays

P.S. I work on 28,29 dec. :(

I solved the xmas music thing by getting James Morrisons xmas cd , fantastic album feat. Ray Brown on Bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums and heaps more , but anyways got a celly , weed eater and a few other bits and pieces ...and LOTS of food :)
Oh and apparently my girl friend has something poss. for the car ordered but didnt arrive in time for Xmas......have to wait till mid january .......

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2002 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giant inflatable tux (with SuSE logo)... Raa! - I've been driving around with it in the passenger seat of the car, counting the funny looks. :lol:

Kitchen equipment (breadbin, wok)

Skiing stuff
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2002 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Netgear compact flash wireless card for my Zaurus and Audigy2 Platinum for my desktop (I sure hope there is good support for it.).

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Minolta Dimage f100 Camera (which I've gotten to work with Gentoo!), Kingdom Hearts ps2 game, clothes, a new couch (I'm moving out in two weeks), and a bunch of crap I'll be returning this week... oh, and now, peanuts! :P
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hook wrote:
iancurtis wrote:
NOTHING! :(


i second to that :(

i third to that :(
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing computer related :( But I did get a surprise gift of GTA Vice City for the PS2 from my girlfriend.

Socks
UnderWear
Slippers (warm fuzzy slippers)
2 Sweaters
1 Shirt

Getting old sucks.... No more cool presents......
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