waning tech lust
Truth: I do not have the tech lust I once did.
I somewhat blame this on the fact I'm far out of the magic 18-to-27 market, but there are others reasons - the largest of them being that I actually think.
Thinking above all else will kill tech lust faster than anything else.
I have a Garmin StreetPilot c580 (that's a GPS receiver just in case you're new to my blog). There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It works exactly like it's supposed to.
Recently I tested a nüvi 250. The screen is the same size but the shape is smaller and flatter.
My initial thought was:
Man.. I could stick double-sided velcro to this and put it right on the center stack instead of on top of the dashboard. Wow!
But then I thought about it further.
The nüvi 250 does not have MSN Direct and the single speaker is very tinny sounding compared to the c580.
I only want one is because of size and where I can place it in my truck.
And the fact I thought of using double-sided velcro on a highly sophisticated piece of technology is just outright stupid.
I won't be buying it unless it goes ultra-cheap. And by that I mean the sub-$100 range.
I wanted Windows Vista to replace my Windows XP because it looked cooler.
But then I read all the problems everyone had with that OS.
And I saw my boss have issues with it on two different computers.
I never bought it. I run XP. It works just fine.
After my last digital camera, the Olympus SP-320, got broken by yours truly I realized that I basically never used all the super-duper-pooper features in that cam. And the battery life sucked.
The next cam I bought, which I still have, was the FujiFilm A820. I paid $150 for it. Even when new it was cheap. It runs on 2 plain ol' AA batteries and has about twice the battery life the SP-320 did.
I'm very happy with it.
And to this day there are those that marvel at the fact I can take pro-quality shots with a $150 camera.
I seriously dig the fact I can stuff it to the pro photo guys who spend thousands of dollars on cams only to take crap photos while mine look way better with a cheap cam. 🙂
I thought about upgrading my old Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
I was going to upgrade the RAM, replace the optical drive and a few other things.
Then I thought about it.
It runs fine and the upgrades wouldn't improve anything.
I won't be doing any upgrades. Not necessary.
I was thinking about getting a new 32-inch LCD television. At present I only watch movies on my 20.1-inch computer monitor.
I like the flat LCD design because they're easy to move around.
But it costs 500 bucks for a low-grade one.
After thinking about it, nah. Too much cash just to watch movies.
I still intend on doing a custom projector later for super-huge picture, meaning a cheap InFocus projector that accepts a video signal from a laptop (which I have already) and shoots it onto a 60-dollar screen that can do a 50-inch picture easily.
I'll get around to doing that sooner or later. 🙂
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