||[Mar. 16th, 2006|12:33 pm]
My computer crashed yet again. And this time, when I was in the middle of some long and complicated edits on Wikicities (no, I didn't think to save part way through... I know, I know). So I gave up waiting for the new tax year, and took my poor old thing to the doctor to see if it needed to be put to sleep. The diagnosis wasn't good. There are a few things I can improve, a bit more RAM, a larger hard disk, this that and the other... but basically I would still end up with a machine that can't do what I want it to do - like get off Windows 98 (no, I'm not switching to Linux, stop nagging me, you geeks).|
So, I ordered a whole new one! I know I could probably have got a better deal shopping around, but I like the security of it being from my local shop, and I like the idea of helping to keep that little shop open. And it still seems a pretty good deal anyway.
So I'm currently waiting impatiently for my new baby - with happy thoughts of two 80 gig hard drives and a gig of RAM. I know all my techy friends are going to tell me I chose the wrong thing, but I think it'll do just fine. And most importantly, it's going to be SHINY!