For a real startling change we decided to upgrade our computers before one of us had a major crash. This is a new direction for us, being proactive.
The wife's computer was a couple of years newer and much faster then mine. She'd spent the money to upgrade her ram and hard drive a while back. But since she does hard core digital scrapbooking, often using three different design programs at the same time all the while chatting on Skype with her friends all over the world, it was overloading her system.
She would complain that her computer was too slow and I would look and see her whole task bar jammed with open windows and she would be voice chatting and type chatting in messenger and designing new products all at the same time.
Me, I'd get more than three tabs open and my machine would lock up tighter than a congressman's wallet. Pfui.
So yesterday she was talking to her friend in Scotland (a wonderfully tech-savvy lady with an outrageous accent) and they were looking at computers online. They came across an Office Max ad depicting an HP computer with a 750 terabyte hard drive for $400.00.
It was a typo, of course. But it was fun to imagine having that much room to play with. At this point there are no commercially available units with that big a hard drive.
Being temporarily flush after my last comp time payout we decided to get us both new computers and not wait for disaster to strike. It was a spendy move but instead of having more useless junk we need to get rid of, we now have two extra computers to use as backup in case something bad happens.
Spent most of the day yesterday transferring files to my measly 1 terabyte external, deleting all of the extra unnecessary junk that came with the new unit and replacing all of my games and programs and bookmarks.
I'm having a hard time getting used to Windows 7. Things aren't where I am used to them being and I am spending alot of time looking for my stuff. I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'm all for technology, but why do they have to rearrange everything and rename the old standbys?
Just to be difficult, I suppose.
Today is, of course, Jewel Day and Daylight Savings Day. Changing all of the clocks in the house is going to occupy a good portion of my morning.
And Monday is National Potato Chip Day. I wonder... do we have a designated National Potato Chip?
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