Monday, June 30, 2008

driving it around the block

I don't know if you can tell or not, but I am writing this post on my brand new computer. It is an ~goes to look at box~ HP Pavilion a6400f - for those of you who that means something to. What it means to me is that I am back on the internet without fear of my computer crashing at any second. What else can I tell you about it? I am told that I have "Vista" instead of "XP" and that is a good thing. (Not sure about the capitalization of those two terms - forgive me if I got it wrong.) I have a smaller, quieter hard drive, and a smaller, lightweight keyboard that I am slowly adjusting to - which is a pleasure and not a burden, let me just say.

This is the first new computer I have ever had. We generally don't get new computers at our house. In fact, I think it has only been within the last nine months that Ben, Julie and I have all gotten brand new store-bought computers for the first time. That is sort of the down side of living with computer whizzes. Ben and Tom (who I am sure has had multiple new computers - that's his line of work, after all) have pretty much been making their own for the past twenty years.

Think of it like those families you know who always have a stripped-down, partially re-assembled car in the garage or driveway. (No, I don't know any families like that, actually, but I have driven by their houses.) Anyway. They have the parts to assemble probably several cars, but it's just a matter of getting the parts together and - more importantly - in operating condition. Ben has always been able to rig something up for me, but this time he decided to just drive a new model out of the showroom. And I am glad he did!

I can't promise more posts, but I can promise that I will enjoy writing them once again, so what's that worth?


Sam said...

woohoo - new computers are great aren't they!!! I got a new (Dell Inspiron 1525) laptop on Friday and I can't stop playing with it!!

anne mancine said...

Here in the U.S., Dell is considered a very "red" company, and so my family boycotts their products. Yes, we do pay attention to that.

anne mancine said...

Also, Ben says that although the case is smaller, the hard drive is much bigger. So I stand corrected.

Ben said...

Yes, you went from a 6GB hard drive to a 500GB hard drive. Much bigger indeed.