Here I sit with a new notebook on my lap trying to learn all its peculiarities plus set it up exactly like my last one was arranged. This replacement wasn’t by choice but rather due to my previous one preparing to crash. For me, I could live without a car far easier than without a computer and life without a car would be very difficult. It isn’t just the writing for my blog and my part-time job; it’s the photos of my grandchildren and children floating across the screen whenever I pause that make life nicer. It’s that instant connection to research the day’s priority where I get answers and suggestions of other places to look for similar information.
No longer do parents have to buy a set of encyclopedias to give their offspring an edge for their homework. All the answers are readily available and all the answers are current. But as with any new technology for every answer, problems are created. Four times yesterday, I tried to load a new payee with no success. The buttons that move you to the next screen wouldn’t light up allowing me to save the information. While conversing with site techies, I happened to mention that I was working on a new computer. She quickly explained that their site was having problems with Explorer 9 which they haven’t yet been able to resolve. She loaded the info, I refreshed the page and, voila, there it was.
Adjusting to the new keyboard is interesting since the keys are bigger and my fingers have to reach further to get to the appropriate keys. It’s not a problem, just an adjustment; by November, I will forget all about it. The biggest difference is that this laptop isn’t just lighter, it’s cooler. It doesn’t seem to put out any heat at all. All I can say is thank you. Of course, the last one was running so hot that it would nearly start a fire after a couple of hours. My next move is to dismantle my desktop, printer, keyboard and monitor. That tower was horrible from the beginning and ten years hasn’t improved it at all. Minus the hard drive it is destined for the junkyard or a recycling bin.
This is progress. The desk that is covered now with computer components will soon be spacious with just a wireless printer sitting there. It’s a sure bet that I will find other stuff to put there, but at least it will be pretty stuff. Possibly, I could even sit there and work. That’s a novel idea. Use a desk as a desk and clean off the ottoman. See I told you it was progress. But now, it’s back to the grind of moving stuff from computer to computer. Wish me luck.