Yes, my desktop computer has gone to Jesus. Actually, it’s only mostly dead. I could, if I were so inclined, install Mandriva 2011 yet again, but I’ve done that enough for one lifetime. I’m pretty sure the hard drive has what a friend of mine calls “Sometimer’s” — sometimes it remembers its programming and sometimes it doesn’t.
So today, I’m coming to you live from my laptop, which I had to move into the office and put in my desktop’s actual place before I could use it the way I do my desktop. Thank you, Mr. Monk.
I had this desktop built for me by ecollegepc — lo, these many years ago — under the guidance of a now-ex-SIL. It was top of the line for word processing at the time, but is now what the nice kids call “legacy”. The snots call it “old skool”. The vulgarians call it “POS”, which, they tell me, is not short for Point Of Service.
Now I just have to turn around in tight little circles for a while, deciding whether to buy something out of the box, order from NewEgg, or go back to ecollegepc.
I’m a Libra, you know. Pray for me.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has to buy an important piece of equipment and finds the choices so varied and so changed from the last time, it’s bedazzling.