Last week we were in Flushing and found HG Saviour Gundam and HG Insurgent Ginn for $10 each. We ended up buying two of each.
I assembled the first one and even put on the stickers for my son. Here is the picture of it put together.
My son likes it a lot and is being very careful carrying it around from table to table. I’m sure it will be broken soon (he’s a 5 year old) but for now he’s glad that he has “his model”.
As HG models go this one was pretty good. It’s begging to be painted.
Since July 30th I work with my identical twin brother. He’s been there for many years and many people know him in the work place.
Tuesday I was on the coffee line right behind the manager of another group I know. That’s when someone stopped to say hi to the manager. In a minute the guy looks at me an says hi too.
After a month I know what to expect. I pulled out my building ID, pointed to my first name and said “I’m not who you think I am. I’m Jan, his twin brother.”
Him: Huh? Oh that’s nice. Did you get the info I asked you about?
Me: I’m not him. I’m his twin brother. I started here only a month ago.
Him: Very funny! So you’ll send me an email?
Me: Who are you? (I continued to point to my ID)
Me: See the ID? Look at the first name?
The manager in front of me was laughing and finally the lights went on. It’s going to happen repeatedly but no big deal. At least it happened before I had my coffee.
After 5 years or so my IBM T40 laptop gave up the ghost. Dead hardrive. Given how cheap laptops are today I’ll probably go to Costco and pick up an HP laptop.
The old laptop ran Ubuntu 7.04. I’ll probably leave the new one running Vista. I personally like running Ubuntu but other people use that laptop and the experience was a pain to them.
In order to run Vista Premium you need 2 GB of RAM (at least). I have 2 GB on my workstation and it sometimes struggles. If I shell out more bucks I can get a more powerful laptop.
Or I can install Ubuntu on top of the new laptop. Hrm. I’ll see how I like the experience and make up my mind after playing with the new one.
Update: The laptop came back to life. I installed Ubuntu 7.04 with no problems. Rats, no new laptop for me.