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I'm down another minion....the CPU fan died in my Windows XP desktop....apparently its an special fan that Dell doesn't carry anymore, and they don't even list refurbished ones on their site. Of course, the machine is 4.5 years old. So, I guess Dell would rather have me buy a new one than try to keep it going for the rest of *my* life.

Though I have thought about running out and buying a new desktop, while it is still possible to get new machines with Windows XP. But, then my washing machine broke....though apparently it had just been a slow leak for some time. So, the first thing on my list is to buy a new washing machine.

It won't be the dream washing machine that I had been thinking about getting for years....if only it wasn't so cold this weekend, the idea of walking 3 miles to shop for a washer (and probably a dryer, since that thing has been having problems as well). I'm not with the advice I keep getting, to do the get a cheap washer and dryer for temporary until I can get the ones I really want....that's what this pair were supposed to be....they were free.

Wonder if I can get some kind of no interest for 12 month financing though....I sort of have cash to buy a (reasonable) new washer and dryer....its just tied up in CDs until the end of August.

Wonder if the recent fraud alert on my credit would interfere with this....early this month I had to get a new Mastercard, because somebody (in NY) tried to buy $1500+ in computer equipment and services on it. But, I was trying to pay for lunch in (the other) Manhattan on the same day :o

If not...I guess I'll just the hit on interest....

Wonder if I want to go with buying online again....getting the dishwasher replaced was kind of a fiasco, though perhaps a different store will be better.

Not sure what the future of this computer is though.... Google seems to indicate that Precision 650 uses the same fan, and there's some people on eBay selling these...perhaps I'll see if I can get one and limp for another year.

The main thing that holds me to windows is that I've become dependent on Microsoft Money....perhaps I'll see if I can do VMWare on Linux to run this one thing and if I can make the departure for Linux as my desktop or not.

Someday I'll finish collecting the parts for the Linux box that I've been building....

The Dreamer.


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