October 16th, 2008

Macbeth the Usurper

Weaning

We have gone through weaning, and it was low-key.

Jenny took the stand, "If she asks, she gets milk." Over the last few months, the girl has wanted it less and less. Not insignificant was the introduction of cookies to bedtime. Hers Truly began asking for cookies rather than milk all on her own. This was her sign to me that the end was drawing nigh.

Cookies for bedtime also meant that either of us could put the girl to bed with equal ease. That made Jenny's ability to nip out at night much easier. There were no logistical hassles in preparing bottles.

Last week, Jenny closed the pumps. That was followed by the day-of-ouchies-without-end. (Yes, the day was that rediculously rediculous.) Each ouchie resulted in cries for milk. "Ba" in the local lingo. We got through that day. Since then, things have gone fairly easy.
Macbeth the Usurper

Power Supply

The new power supply came in yesterday. It worked VERY well. That PC is dead quiet now, except for the hard drive spinning. Yes, I can hear the little swish of the hard drive spinning.

Even using my test bed Guild Wars, the machine stays cool and quiet. Very, very nice.

Add in a little shipping and sales tax, and we'll call the new PC $600. I could have scraped off $40 by not buying the silent fans that I did not need. Who knew that it would be this cool?

The DVD-RW turned out louder than I liked. When/if it gets replaced, I get a quieter one. If I need a new video card, you can select "fanless" from the list of NewEgg's video cards.

See the Spreadsheet.