This evening, after a sumptuous repast of something entombed in a plastic resealable container in the fridge, I decided that the time had come to finally set up my recently repaired laptop. You know … the one I’ve been complaining bitterly about since it died a few weeks ago.
I have been postponing this all week long because I took a look at it last Sunday when I got it back and, seeing that it was now running Windows 10 instead of Windows 8, the enthusiasm sort of drained away from me. I decided that I needed to sulk about this for a few days before casting myself into the Windows 10 waters.
It was bad enough just loading up all of the software that I used on a regular basis back in the day. Some of them were things I found on the internet a long time ago. So, off the the Internet to find them.
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate downloading things off of the Internet? I always feel like I am downloading the world’s most malicious computer virus every time I do. I hate going to the download site and there are no less than 20 buttons on the page that all say “Download Now!” on them. However, only one of them is actually the software you want. The rest of them are ads that will chew up every bit of your CPU’s abilities for upwards of 10 minutes.
Another thing we never think about until we change computers is the million and one settings we had set up to our liking on the old computer. Some of those settings were “set once and forget” type settings.
And so we immediately forget where where they were.
But then when we get a new computer we’re like, “Where was that obscure setting that I set one time 5 years ago?”
It is maddening.
Be all that as it may, I am actually typing this on my new old computer. I am also listening to music and so far my laptop has not locked up even a single time.
This is progress.
Now I just need to somehow load all of my files from my last backup onto my new hard drive. Then I will have access to 15 or 20 years worth of file detritus.
For something that’s supposed to make us so efficient, they sure do waste a lot of our time.