However, this is a big one. He's going to build his first computer this year. I will supply the parts for his birthday and appropriate mocking (and blood sacrifice to the board, as the computer gods demand), and before my eyes, my child will assemble the first of many computers that will one day inhabit his skull-shaped island in the vaguely Pacific direction. Also, he's sixteen or something, I don't remember, it's been a while since the birth thing.
In case anyone is thinking of building a computer, Frye's is doing something weird with their motherboards, start value 90 cents if you live in Palo Alto, with some making you money if you use the rebate (not kidding) in other cities. I have no idea what's going on, but I am beyond words peeved I can't get that damn board from Palo Alto. Jesus, ninety cents, I'd find something to build with that.
Computer part shopping commences next weekend, but he gets a portion of his computer money on his birthday, just because I am teh kind fo parent who will love to watch him spend a week not buying X-Box video games with it with desperate willpower. I make my own entertainment.
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