Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Please, Please, Send Me Your RAM
What is that?
That thing, the thing Cale is acting a foo next to.
No really, what is it.
Listen, I have seen computers before and that sir is no computer. That is some sort of decrepit TV sitting atop a giant metal box.
I know. That is what computers used to be like.
So what do you do with it?
Teach kids how to compete in the modern world.
You said that sarcastically didn't you?
Yes. Yes I did.
So, really, what do you do with it.
Right now? Load Linux on it because we don't have any licenses for a Windows OS and attempt to get OpenOffice running on 48 MB of RAM.
[Chokes] I am sorry did you just say 48 MB of RAM? I think digital watches have more RAM than that.
They probably do.
So what are you going to do?
Make a plea. A plea for people to send me their tired, old, antiquated computer equipment. Like old RAM, old video cards and old hard drives. As long as they are still working, they will be put to good use here. I mean, look at that HP Vectra. We have 10 more just like it and they all could use some more RAM. And as long as I am at it I will make a plea for any installation CDs and license numbers for old programs that are transferable. Think that MS Office 2000 has seen its last use? Think again. It can find a second life here in Samoa. Do you happen to have the now defunct Adobe PageMaker floating around? Do you have heaps? Send them our way! That is the desktop publishing program of choice around here.
So that is what this was all about?
So what was what this all about?
This entire blog post? Just an excuse to ask people for stuff?
Yeah? You got a problem with that?
No. Just checking.
PS. So what was Cale doing anyway?
Oh, he was pretending to be a dinosaur. Like the computer.
PPS. Charlotte, what did one dinosaur say to the other?
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