My Wish List

Just was thinking about stuff that I want after I get a job, so I thought I’d make a list. Something to keep me motivated, beyond the usual annoyance of not having a decent income.

  • A New PC. Integrity, my workstation, will turn into my MythTV server.
  • Liquid-cooling equiptment. My current box is way noisy.
  • DVD-+RW DL Drive. Both my burners are going downhill.
  • A Linux-compatible Scanner. I’d like to be able to scan in old photos and send faxes from my computer. Probably the Epson Perfection 2400. SANE says they support it. Finding a scanner that did 2400×4800 AND was supported by Linux wasn’t easy.
  • iPod. I’d like to be able to keep my whole music collection on 1 device.
  • 1G SD/MMC Card. For my Zaurus.
  • New SprintPCS phone. My old one works fine, well, except in fringe signal areas. I’d like one with 1MB or more of storage. Camera too maybe. Streaming internet audio would be good too. I’m even considering a Treo (sorry Zaurus).
  • MythTV expansions. Several new things for my MythTV box. A fanless TV-out card. A 250G drive. Another MPEG2 capture card, maybe 2.
  • Xbox and a mod chip. I’d like to use it for my MythTV frontend, if it works well.
  • Color Laser printer. I’ve got an old used LaserJet 4L now, and inkjets are horrible to keep maintained (clogged heads, expensive ink). Laser color looks so good, and the colors don’t run. I was thinking maybe the Konica Minolta Magicolor 2300DL. CUPS says it’s supported as well.
  • Nice Digital Camera. My current one is 1Mpixel and has no zoom.
  • Wireless keyboard and optical mouse. I’ve got a wireless set right now, but no optical mouse. Minor really.
  • The Seinfeld Box set. Seasons 1, 2, and 3. I hope that they still have the full set with the bonus DVD after Christmas.
  • TV. I don’t have one, just an old Packard Bell monitor on my MythTV box.
  • Philips DVP642 DVD Player. Plays even MPEG4 movies.
  • Lord of the Rings Book Series Boxed Set. I’ve seen the movies, now I’d like to imagine them.
  • Bowflex Ultimate XTLU. Beefcake! I really want to have some workout equiptment, and as long as I’m buying some, it might as well be good.
  • New Car Radio. Not sure what all I want here. I’m kinda wanting tape, kinda wanting XM, kinda wanting CD, and kinda wanting MP3… all in one single-DIN unit. Pipe dream. I may have to settle for transferring my tapes to MP3/MP3-CD, or just get a nice tape deck with XM.
  • Dental work. It’s been 8 years since I’ve seen a dentist. I’ve got a couple chipped/cracked fillings, and maybe a chipped tooth. My fillings are ugly silver/gray too. I’d rather have the white ones.