During my brief stint at ebuyer, I was introduced for the first time to people who really get excited about things like graphics cards and Gigs of things. I had never opened up a PC nor knew it was so piss easy to change stuff in them before that job.. so there is that going for it.
So yeah, I bought some new RAM for my imac because it has been acting lame-slow lately, and I installed it, and now have 2 gigs of RAM instead of 512K or M or whatever it was before. I don't know how well that has affected my computer yet. Hopefully it will stop acting so crappy. I need to run some sort of diagnostic on it but I don't really know what. And for some reason the start up installer disks, which have the hardware test on them, aren't working when I start up and hold down D.
Uh... so yeah, I'm gonna search around some more. but for now, I am happy with my RAM-installing self. And yeah, I know that's the easiest bit of computer do-it-yourselfery there is but it was a big deal for me! It's the kind of thing my dad would pretend to know how to do but actually not really have any idea of.
*is pleased with tech-self*
Oh yeah! I looked it up on apple's own store and it was like £200 or something to buy the memory modules from them, but on crucial.com, it was £30! And it came in like 2 days!