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Your Fry's Is a Wonderland

I made the great Geek Pilgrimage expected of all techies at least once in their lifetime: I went to Fry's Electronics. They have everything. Their salespeople actually understand some of the products. Their prices don't suck. The only problem is that there is too much choice: if I can choose between 30 types of hard drive, how am I supposed to decide? Twenty-five brands of coffee maker? A hundred types of TV?

The consumer overload was so big that I just took some notes and ordered the custom system I really wanted from Mohammed down at A1 Best Computers. I paid about a $100 premium to get exactly what I wanted, in a mock case-modded look. They're even doing the file transfer for me as part of the build.

Life's good.


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Nov. 14th, 2003 12:02 am (UTC)
That is pretty funny stuff. And here I was hoping for pictures! ;)

Do try to come up on the 6th, even though you're busy in December. I spoke to Tyler on the phone the other day and half-persuaded him to come up for a visit. Unfortunately, I've since lost my cell phone--don't know how I managed that, and it's going to cost me a pretty penny to replace--so I can't call him back to finish persuading him personally. If you can spare one day, hopefully the old guard can do lunch up here. If not, I'll see what I can do to provide an excuse in January, but the excuse is set in stone for December.
Nov. 14th, 2003 12:03 am (UTC)

Sig got skipped.

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