I've mentioned before that I'm not a geek because despite my degree in computer science I'm not really an obsessive technophile. Even though I'm proficient, I don't really enjoy digging around in my computer, and I'm never the first one one the block to adopt new technology. Part of it comes down to my
cheapness frugality, but I also get really frustrated when things I buy don't just work right.
Over the weekend I finally purchased a Firewire card and ordered an external DVD writer, the Sony DRX720UL/T, which got good reviews everywhere and came with some bundled Nero software. I resisted buying a DVD writer for so long because I was too lazy to figure out all the different DVD formats and so forth, but now that I've got a digital video camera and a family to record I suppose it's about time I figure it out.