Saturday, December 16, 2017
Come and Get It Day
Here it is. And already I'm finding it weird to be typing on a new keyboard. I had this sort of system a few years ago at a job, so I did accustom myself to it once before, but for now it sounds like gunshots (I type really hard, always have. I actually started on a manual typewriter back in 1976, because it's what my parents had).
Specs ... not much. Quad core, as I said, and a 4 gig ram (couldn't quite manage the 8) and a terabyte hard drive. Had the port necessary for my extended monitor and just enough to buy microsoft office 365 for a year. This is all I care about ~ am not a computer geek.
Now it is just the struggle to deal with all the stupid crap that comes with a new computer. Turning the touchpad off, getting rid of the auto-starts for programs like skype, replacing gawddamn Bing with Chrome, turning off features, turning on features, trying to find passwords for programs that have to be transferred over, etcetera ... a high mountain to climb. I'll have this feeling like home in a few days.
It's wonderful. I'm very happy. It feels like I have been waiting for a marshmallow for a very long time and it has finally been given.
Winston Rowntree recently did a piece about waiting for things to happen. But my thoughts go to what it feels like after it happens ... so I cut this piece out of one of my movie files and posted it on youtube. It's hokey, sure; but it is how you guys have made me feel. Like a day like this came.