|Rerun picture from 2011|
Hey, hey! I finally am the proud owner of a new computer. We brought the gleaming beauty home on Monday night. We haven't bought a computer since 1999; thirteen long years ago which, in Computer Years, is as old as Dirt.
What a performance difference a few more ram-a-bytes and gigawhatzits makes. Just check out those numbers......1TB 5400RPM hard drive and a 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 2 DIMM
( Nope, I don't know what it means either. But Joel assures me it's a wee bit faster than my old one.)
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the '2 DIMM' refers to Carl and I, for we are very dim at times. For instance, when we opened the carton and found no Instruction Manual, we were puzzled. Huh. I looked all through the box, but there was no bulky manual, just a folded up piece of paper with diagrams showing:
Take it out of the box.
Followed by Step 2.
Plug it in.
No words, just pictures of those two steps. Come to find out, if I want an Owner's Manual I can download one for free online. Okey dokey, no Owner's Manual to lose and not printing a book saved a tree, right?
Now all I have to do is figure out all the bells and whistles. I am very lucky that Joel has a lot of patience with his Maternal Unit and has devoted several hours to answering my silly questions. So far, he tolerates my insistence on the use of a corded mouse (yes, I know how to operate the touch pad thing, but it drives me nuts) and also my plug-in ergonomic keyboard, which to paraphrase Weird Al Yankovich, 'Never Leaves Me Bored' (Ok, so you'd have to know of the video of the song 'White and Nerdy' to understand what I'm talking about, check it out, very funny.)
I understand the idea of going wireless and all the convenience, but I can type a whole lot faster on the Ergo and my palm isn't always dragging across the touch-pad moving everything around, either. Hey, I'm set in my ways. Like concrete.
With all the Ram-a-Gigs and Terrabytes, you'd think you'd see some pictures in this post, wouldn't you? Well, as soon as I figure out how to resize pictures on Windows 7 like I could do before, we'll be back in the photo business.
Give me another thirteen years.