New toys

So I finally got some shiny, new toys. Some for me, some for my waterbound roommates.

First off, I finally bit the bullet and bought an external filter for my fish tank, the JBL Cristal Profi E901. It's big, it's somewhat heavy, it's not wood, but still better than bad, and in fact, quite good. Not only does it an amazing job at keep the water clean, it's also quiet, ie, there's no overbearing humming noise. And it was on sale too.

I should have done this ages ago, but the weird part is yet to come - I have a plant that hasn't died within 3 days, and is still stuck firmly to the bottom of the tank. Granted, that doesn't sound all that amazing, but with L numbers that behave like spermwhales on acid, it's nice to finally see some plants that may actually survive and *gasp* grow.

The second toy is for yours truly, and nothing less than a shiny, new'ish yet old'ish MSX 2, or to be more precise, the Philips NMS 8250. It has a keyboard that works, a double sided disk drive, and came with a bunch of other cool shizzle. I'm obviously well chuffed with it, as one should be.

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