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Sundries
...a sweatshop of moxie

Monday, January 12, 2009

That PSU

Congratulate me!

The world's least enthusiastic and knowledgeable DIYer, just changed the PSU in her own computer. This after said person had to get the tool kit from her car, as she had no idea about screwdriver shapes.



I just wanted to post this tonight, in case I disappear, in which case you know it didn't work out. So far, so good though. Yay.

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21 Comments:

  • Congratulations!
    And you get my respect too, because I've never done that. I have more Walt Kowalski experience.

    See, isn't DYI empowering?

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Mon Jan 12, 10:48:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Walt Kowalski

    Isn't that a great character? I loved Gran Torino. :)

    See, isn't DYI empowering?

    Thanks, CL! Yes, it is. However, due to the rather ennervating lack of tools, I really swore it was the last time I would attempt something of the sort.

    Curiously, today I waxed my own car, and the day before that, with the little wet/dry vac I bought at Home Depot, I had cleaned it all out.

    Let me tell you that I didn't enjoy even one second being inside that Home Depot. It depressed me, because I looked everywhere, and didn't have the slightest desire to linger.

    In short, it killed my shopping buzz. How depressing.

    ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Mon Jan 12, 11:08:00 pm GMT-5  

  • OMG, pink tools?!?

    Hey, where's the Bedazzler? :0

    By Blogger Ron, at Mon Jan 12, 11:30:00 pm GMT-5  

  • My God! I always wanted a Bedazzler. I had a collection of cigarette cases (long story) which I wanted to Flapper-out.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 13, 12:23:00 am GMT-5  

  • Let me tell you that I didn't enjoy even one second being inside that Home Depot.

    Me neither, really. I think I wrote somewhere earlier here about how I preferred the local True Value. They went out of business btw after I stopped coming in four times a day on Sat & Sun. :)

    Kowalski is a composite of so many people in my own life including myself. Is it really that way for others too? I'm getting that message from others too, but not the intensity that I feel. Gran Torino hit me hard. I emoted a little bit of it over on some Althouse threads.

    Congrats again.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Tue Jan 13, 12:49:00 am GMT-5  

  • Christ, every other old dude in my neighborhood growing up in Detroit was like Walt. Cranky, rarely sober, hardass, guys who would sit on the front porch extinguishing their cigs on the metal rails of their porches, burning off layers of Rust-o-leum...

    Some of them were good guys, but a lot were just jerks.

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 13, 01:15:00 am GMT-5  

  • Christ, every other old dude in my neighborhood growing up in Detroit was like Walt.

    Oh yeah? My dad's sister married a guy who named all their kids so they'd have the initials KKK--top that!

    :)

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Tue Jan 13, 01:28:00 am GMT-5  

  • Congrats!

    Next step: build your next computer from parts. Really, it's easy. ;)

    You folks are talking movies and I've missed almost all of them, not to mention the Golden Globes (no post, Vic?). Discovered that Slumdog was directed by Danny Boyle, though, and crossed it off my list.

    By Blogger JSU, at Tue Jan 13, 01:36:00 am GMT-5  

  • Oh yeah? My dad's sister married a guy who named all their kids so they'd have the initials KKK--top that!

    ummm...my grandfather was a drive-the-panzers Nazi, in the Great World War II, as they say? Good enough?


    word verif: supper (!)

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 13, 08:38:00 am GMT-5  

  • Fellas, you don't want to go down that German Nazi WWII route. I got you all beat. Seriously. ;)

    Though your confab did spark a memory about the movie Valkyrie, and I went in search of a German clip of it on Youtube.

    Guess who is distributing the film in Germany? FoxKino.

    Heh, Rupert Murdoch is a Nazi.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Jan 13, 11:04:00 am GMT-5  

  • my grandfather was a drive-the-panzers Nazi

    und

    I got you all beat. Seriously. ;)

    As in "rode a tank, held a general's rank when the Blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank"?

    Well OK then--pleased to finally meet you two.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Tue Jan 13, 05:48:00 pm GMT-5  

  • ooo...Is Sundries a direct descendant of Lord Kitchtner, creator of concentration camps?

    Assistant AD for Leni Refenstahl, in later years?

    so many possibilities!... :)

    Ah well, we all have our bears to cross...

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 13, 07:08:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Ron,
    Strange that you mentioned Riefenstahl. I once lived nextdoor to Arnold Fanck's granddaughter. I didn't know Fanck from Adam until one day I mentioned Leni...next thing you know I'm looking through photo albums and momentos.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Tue Jan 13, 07:27:00 pm GMT-5  

  • chickenlittle, have you seen The Holy Mountain?

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jan 13, 09:11:00 pm GMT-5  

  • No, but I remember the clips from the 1993 documentary about her. I like silents. Is that a recommendation?

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Tue Jan 13, 10:18:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Yes, it is...Facets probably has it.

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Jan 14, 12:37:00 am GMT-5  

  • Ah! Netflix has it...and "The Blue Light" and "The White Hell of Pitz Palu." Good for them! I like "Blue Light" the best of these "mountain movies." (and I think that's why Hitler picked her for Triumph of the Will, if I'm not mistaken)

    Also, rent "The Man With The Movie Camera", sort of 20's Soviet Koyaanisqatsi; pretty wild!

    just my two cents...

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Jan 14, 12:45:00 am GMT-5  

  • I didn't realize there was a whole sub-genre of "mountain movies." Now I'm not even sure which one was in the documentary--but it must have been The Holy Mountain because there was lots of talk about Fanck. No matter, I added them all to my Netflix queue.

    Thanks for the two cents!

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Wed Jan 14, 01:16:00 am GMT-5  

  • Speaking of Leni, definitely rent "The Wonderful, Horrible life of Leni Refenstahl." Excellent doc of her life...opens with her scuba diving at 93!

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Jan 14, 06:36:00 am GMT-5  

  • Ron-- that's the documentary I saw.
    I'm watching Das Blaue Licht tonight.

    word verfication: "tionw" (yeah, lots of people seem to being doing that)

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Fri Jan 16, 02:48:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Ron,

    The Blue Light was amazing-but traurig (as it says itself at the very end).

    So tell me, was this one the first films to use such imagery of the moon and moutains (aside from some very early french movie I can't recall)? Leni was wonderful in it. I couldn't help but think she was playing herself years later when the townsfolk run her out of town. Of course the symbolism is rich, very rich. Diana of mythology. I also liked they way she only spoke Italian (the kids and some of the townspeople did too), while "grown-ups" spoke German. It reminded of the Canton Ticino in Switzerland.
    Thanks for the recommendation. Now I find myself wanting to see all of the "Mountain movies" you mentioned in chronological order -next will be The Holy Mountain.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Sat Jan 17, 05:32:00 pm GMT-5  

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