August 1st: Construction...but no IDE cable for CD Drive.
August 3rd: Cable arrives...formatted hard drive and installed windows. Reboot and get blank screen.
August 4th: Duh. Take boot disk out. Installed Drivers. Audio card problems.
My previous computer, a IBM Thinkpad T20 was HAL2002, for the computer from 2001: A Space Oddessy and the year I graduated/got the computer. This is so I could install sounds from the movie where it says "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" and "Good morning, Dave, everything's running fine."
So HAL2004 was not original enough. So I decided to keep the 2001 theme. The laptop wasn't exactly error prone, but the whole renegade computer thing. So what from that movie represents something better? Behold, the one symbol of man's triumph and the advent of technology, I give you...