Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I finally have a new laptop. I've used a Dell Vostro 1500 for the past 4 years. It's been an awesome computer, but it's been showing the signs of its age.
I purchased it on a great sale for $400. It took 2 years before $400 laptops caught up with its specs, and another 2 before I felt like I could get a worthwhile upgrade for $400.
So I'm finally rocking Windows 7. I always used the Classic option so that my OS has looked like Windows 98 since literally 1998. But this laptop has enough ram and processing power to do the fancy stuff, so I'm letting it, and I'm enjoying it.
Still, while I'm kind of a gadget guy (who can't afford many gadgets), I'm pretty utilitarian when it comes to my computers. I got the laptop set up exactly to my liking in a couple of days, and since, I've barely noticed the transition (except that my programs open MUCH faster). That's exactly how I like it.
The Dell Vostro 1500 is still alive, and now has a permanent place beside my television as a media computer and a back up.
So, I've been gone. I've got an extremely one-track mind, and when I get into a project* I drop everything else until I've laid the groundwork and integrated it into my schedule. I've almost reached that point, and I've got some big new things to show you all over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
*Some sticklers may not consider Battlefield 3 to be a project, but I've got a couple of other, more legitimate projects coming to fruition :P
Posted by Alan Ryker at 11:38 AM