Warning: this post contains very little actual genealogical content.
So, I broke down and bought a new laptop. I’m giving my trusty HP Pavillion ze4800 to my mother. It’s just too slow for what I’m doing, and seeing the Blue Screen of Death three times in one year while doing something as innocuous as using two applications and the internet simultaneously was enough to scare me into shelling out for a new machine.
So now I am the proud owner of a blazingly fast and awesome HP Pavillion Dv5 1234us…or something like that. It’s about 9 months old, which I know makes it practically geriatric for some of my friends, but it was wicked on sale ($450!) and it has all the bells and whistles I want. Very smexy machine, methinks. Also, Windows 7 is pretty fun. Kinda Mac-ish, with all its easy-read icons and stuff, but fun just the same.
So that’s what I’ve been up to the last couple days…transferring files, bookmarks, GEDcoms, my iTunes library (still in process)…messing around with the RootsMagic 4.0 upgrade I treated myself to, and generally trying to find my way around the new ‘puter (whose name is Jack, for those of you who understand the importance of naming your stuff…for the record, my car’s name is Dante).
So far the biggest bugbear has been deciding how to view my blog feeds from Firefox. I feel like it was so much easier to handle with IE. I settled on using Google Reader, and that’s been satisfactory so far. Far from ideal, but it’s the best solution yet.
Off again to mess around with some more GEDcoms.