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It’s so quaint how you embrace the dreariness of winter, wearing your Seasonal Affective Disorder on your sleeve, carrying around your own special brand of gravitas. I consider it my personal responsibility – and honor – to keep your spirits lifted through the greyer months with my modest prose.
And how’s this for uplifting, I sold my G5 last night for $550. Seriously. Somehow the fact that it uses obsolete technology such as PCI slots instead of PCIe slots helped instead of hindered the process. That being said, I only received one reply to my post, but luckily they were looking for my specific model. The guys who bought it run a music recording studio. Apparently they had the same exact model G5 as mine and use a lot of peripherals and upgrades (PCI cards, RAM) that can’t be used with the later G5’s or the new Intel machines.
Do I feel bad selling something that most sensible people wouldn’t even want as a door stop? A little. Did I make the risks of buying a used early generation G5 clear to the buyer? Yes. Sort of. One, their computer – the same exact computer – just died. Clearly they know the risks. Also, I made sure they were going to use the computer in a climate controlled environment and spoke of the tendency of G5’s to overheat. Plus, they said it’s a temporary solution and that the tower will become a backup in short time. So, is my conscience clear? Clear enough, Charlie.
Come visit us in NYC again before your Annual Birthday Marathon LAN Party and Celebration of Love. I think there’s a midnight showing of Jurassic Park at the Sunshine Theater later this month.
Stay warm, friend.