Monday, October 13, 2008
Cross-Eyed from Computerizing
Oh, man, whatta weekend. I'm writing this Sunday night at almost midnight to post to you all for Monday. I've spent all weekend setting up my new computer. Sheesh, what a mess.
It's for a good cause, however. I got a handy-dandy small but powerful HP laptop and two docking stations--one for each home office. Once it's all set up when I travel I'll just slip the laptop out of its docking station and take it with me to the other house or wherever. Up to now I've had three computers, one for each house, plus the laptop. I've used www.mozy.com to back them all up, so I could download a file saved on one to the other. Still, one computer will be so much easier. There have been lots of times when I've been in Idaho and wanted an email I'd recently sent from my California computer. Now no more of that.
But it's so much stuff to move over! I used back-up drive to move all the files, but still ya gotta export and import Outlook and iTunes. Ya gotta get the fancy monitor that pivots from landscape to portrait mode working. (This is one thing I haven't done yet. I'm stuck in landscape, and I absolutely love to work in portrait mode. With a 20-inch screen you can see a lot without scrolling. Great for writing books.) Ya gotta get the bluetooth mouse and keyboard working, and the internet stuff. Ya gotta get the desktop looking just the way you want it. And on and on.
I did insist on the computer being built with Windows XP, not Vista. Vista--uh-uh, I ain't goin' there. All I hear about it are bugs, bugs, bugs. The Office software is upgraded to 2007. Some nice changes in Outlook and Word.
Okay, you Mac people out there, I hear you. Knock off your smart comments. I don't want a Mac.
Ugh, computerizing. Makes me cross-eyed.