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.



10 comments:

Tim said...

Congrats! Looks like Warner Bros. was quick to take down your video, however.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Still showing and playing for me.

Baron Opal said...

It's only blocked for those of us in the US.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Tim's in Canada, so I don't know about that. It's a shame. I can still see it, but I guess that's because I put it up.

Robert Bennett said...

Very nice! I feel you on the setup. Even after working in IT for a while, it's kind of exhausting doing a fresh install and cleanup.

Tim said...

I think that must be why: the uploader would still have the data after all.

Alexis Smolensk said...

I'm curious. What do you see if you click this:

Test

James said...

The test worked for me.

Tim said...

Works! Now I can truly appreciate the post.

Baron Opal said...

Context acquired!