Definitely a Nerd… or Maybe a Pimp

I’m posting this entry from the Man Room. And I’m writing it on a computer hooked to a 42″ high def TV. Sitting on the couch. With wireless keyboard and mouse. The computer is about the size of a brick. I found it on Craigslist. It’s a brand I’ve never even heard of, however it seems loaded.

It’s an ASUS. Yeah, I’ve never heard of them either.

But get a load of the specs:

– Pentium Dual Core 2.50 Ghz
– Windows Vista Premium 64 bit
– 640 GB Disk
– 4 GB 800 Mhz RAM
– 7 USB Ports (3 front, 4 rear)
– HDMI and DVI Video
– 2 Firewire Ports
– Slot load DVD/RW
– Integrated Wireless N Lan
– Integrated 2.4 Ghz Keyboard & Mouse

So I checked these babies out on the web, and apparently they’re pretty cheap even when they’re new – run about $600. However, on Craigslist, they’re much cheaper. 🙂

I’m still working out the bugs. Haven’t gotten file sharing working yet with my main computer upstairs, but they can see each other… just won’t let me in. I think it’s a firewall issue.

Anyhow, hopefully this will be the first of many posts from the man room.

And when I’m finished posting, the simple press of a button on my Harmony 880 remote, and I shall be watching TV. Or a DVD. Or playing Wii. Or listening to my iPod. Or watching a movie off my iPod. If only my microwave worked with the Harmony remote… life would be perfect.

  4 comments for “Definitely a Nerd… or Maybe a Pimp

  1. April 21, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Good lord, does your computer also perform sexual favors? THEN it would be perfect.

  2. MR. Carley
    April 21, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Sweet… I have a similar setup in my office. Also, I have a Harmony One, they are amazing remotes.

    Oh, and ASUS has made motherboards for years, are you sure you classify as a nerd?

  3. YMM
    April 21, 2009 at 10:25 am

    LOL! You know, Incredipete, if anybody can get the remote to talk to the microwave, it will definitely be you!

  4. HRT
    April 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Paulie in Rocky III had a robotic maid that responded to voice commands so I’m sure by now there’s got to be a much improved version, for 1/3rd the price. Wheel in a convenience toilet and you may never have to get up again.

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