Well, I've had this machine for three years and, for the most part, it's served me loyally. Last night I discovered my warranty finally runs out in 2 months, so I decided to milk it to get this thing maintained and running like it was when it was brand new. I'm glad Dell are helpful with their customers, at least when they have a warranty XD
It also brings up a major problem we have with electronics. The fact that computers advance so quickly isn't much of a surprise, but the fact that a system that works perfectly well becomes obsolete on average two years after it was made is incredibly wasteful. We need to think of ways to make computers whose chips are easily repaired, recycled, and upgraded instead of throwing away all those valuable materials that go in to making a chipset and replacing it with another (until that one fails, anyway).
In other news, I'm trying to chew snus instead of smoke, although transitioning between the two isn't going so well. It's hard to sit here and stare at this screen for hours without getting up to take a break. I'm going to use some psychological trickery to get this done, though, such as getting up and going outside for 10-15 minutes when I pop in a snus. The trick is to make the new habit similar enough to the old one that eventually they both give you the same reward.
Besides, snus kicks ass over cigarettes. The Camel Frost stuff, especially, tastes like candy. Mmmm...