New Mac. Ordered.

Well, I did it. I finally took the plunge. Last night I ordered a Mac Pro, direct from Apple. It has two dual-core 2.66Ghz processors, 2GB of RAM, 250GB of hard drive, USB ports out the wazoo and an NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card that supports dual monitors out of the box. The only difference between what I ordered and the “recommended” configuration is that I doubled the RAM. Consequently my estimated ship date goes from 24 hours to 2 – 4 days. I did upgrade the shipping, so I should have it by Halloween. But that’s 6 days from now. That’s a very long time to wait, knowing that something so lucious is on its way…

I’ve been using a home-brew 1.4Ghz Athlon PC, that I built 5 years ago, and it’s just been getting more and more problematic lately. Last week I spent a whole day re-installing Windows XP and all my software, because it had just gotten too unstable. After the rebuild, it was only marginally better. So I decided a new machine was in order. But what to buy? I had already decided some time ago that I wanted my next computer to be a Mac, but I could get another PC for far less. But did I want to sink any more money into PC-land, when I really wanted to live in Mac-ville? After considering for quite some time, and consulting with my wife, we decided that it made sense to go ahead and get what I really wanted.

Oh, the next 6 days are going be long…


Weekend Hold ‘Em Tournament Success

I played in 7 Sit-n-Go tournaments at Full Tilt Poker over the weekend. (These were play money tournaments, though Full Tilt isn’t tucking tail and running like PartyPoker and some others have following our worthless Congress’ sneaky passage of the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act” and the President’s signing of it…) Anyway, six of these tournaments had 18 people in them, and one had 9. In the 9-way, I donkeyed out at 7th place; blech! In the other six, I had a 1st place, four 2nd places, and a 4th place. Not too bad, I think. I love this game.