August 12, 2004

Sweet Goodness

More sweet goodness from O today, I stopped by his place to pick up a monitor for Ziggy. He had told me yesterday he could get me a 17" Trinitron flat-tube for $85. When I went in today, he had sold them. So he gave me a 19" Trinitron flat-tube for the same price.
In other goodness, I also snagged a 366 laptop with a 14 Gig drive (and no cdrom or floppy) for only $50. It works, and its small and nice. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, but it was too cheap, I couldn't resist. Right now my problem with it is that it used to belong to some company. They've done a very decent job of locking it down. It's running 98, and as soon as the system enters Windows it loads their special app. When I exit said app, it shuts down the computer. You can't alt+tab, ctrl+alt+del, or f8 your way around it. I'd like to get it back to normal windows without pulling the drive out and messing with it in another system, but I don't know what else to try. Any ideas?

Got it. Now I must figure out how to get Debian on here...

Posted by Moore at August 12, 2004 01:34 PM