Do you see it there? My new terabyte baby! It got here Wednesday and I have done nothing but play play play, and I don’t even have my Sims installed yet!
It’s a mini-tower and it fits so nice and neatly on the shelf with just a tiny bit of overhang. There’s a little door there on the bottom that flips open to reveal the multi-card reader and several USB ports. I can’t believe how great it picks up the wireless signal too, even though it’s tucked in the back.
I’m using my old monitor, because it was nice and big and still works just fine, even if it is at least 5 years old. I might upgrade to a newer one some time in the future, but for now, I’m good. I don’t think I much prefer that wide aspect ratio on the new stuff anyway.
I have even managed to get all my data off of the old Flintstones laptop in the kids room, thanks to my handy dandy little thumb drive. And the things I use online, like FireFox that has all my personalization, were super easy to move over too since I found add-ons to sync between computers. They really work! Siphon, WebMail; Delicious and GMarks remembered all my bookmarks. I love it when things work like they’re supposed to!
I also used a great little plug-in for Live Writer, Import and Export Wizard for Windows Live Writer, that worked really well.
I’m trying to adjust to the new keyboard. I’m like a diva I suppose when it comes to keyboards. I don’t care for the flatter ones, but the old fashioned kind seem to be going out of vogue. It doesn’t help that I like to keep my nails really long either, I know, but my vanity won’t let me keep them short.
After Darc got his new laptop, it was so fun to sit on the couch and surf, and I thought maybe I was going to be good with a laptop myself. But then I saw this one while browsing, and I realized I am truly a desktop girl. Sofa surfing has its place, but I think I’m more happy with the throne aspect of my desk chair. And a whole terabyte to myself, heh.
So I am one happy camper and it was all relatively painless, as far as setting up a new computer goes.
It has been a long time since I put up that post about my computer dying. It was May 28 2009 when I posted this –>>When it rains, the day after my computer died. [insert mournful tune here]
= 14,952 Hours
= 897,120 Minutes
= 53,827,200 Seconds
It was a long 53+ million seconds, but it’s over, and now this Falcon is finally flying free!
Oh, I skipped the funnies this week because the one I got in the email was kind of man-bashing, and I just … didn’t want to go there. Hopefully next week’s will be better.
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