Hello Gideon, goodbye Jed

I will not tell you how much time I spent chatting with Wolfdogg this morning about computer names. I will also not tell you how many times I said fuck, fuck, motherfuckfuck while trying to get Gideon to connect to Phinneaus, my wireless network.

Let me tell you this, the new Macbook might be slick and sexy, but the iBook was about 93,291 times easier to get to work. Now that I can get Gideon to connect, Jed’s all “suck it, you cheating whore.” I’m pretty sure it has something to do with WEP vs WPA2 password, and how Jed likes the former but not the latter. Gideon, just the opposite.

Even in my frustration I can admit Gideon is pretty hot. Seems as though they’ve come a long way since the iBook G4, I’m gonna miss that spinning beachball of doom. Now, if I could just find find my Microsoft Office disc I would be one happy computer.

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  1. david 01.Nov.08 at 1:36 pm

    You’ll have to share the genesis of the name…

    My Macbook is “Narakaloka,” named more after my favorite Mountain Goats song than the realm of Hindu hell reserved for people who don’t share food with the hungry. It also replaced a G4 iBook (“Ditie,” named after the main character in
    Bohumil Hrabal’s I Served the King of England).

  2. Jodi 02.Nov.08 at 12:34 pm

    I chose Gideon for two reasons. It’s actually a family name. One of my ancestors is Gideon Pond and then there was the whole Hold Steady connection too. Besides, I just like the name.


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