Why I’ve Not Been Blogging
OK, so my laptop isn’t quite as old as this. But sometimes, it sure feels like it.
Today was the most frustrating day I’ve had since I committed to this online gig. Firefox decided to update, and my poor 2006 Lenovo has been choking ever since. It’s been pretty bad for the past few weeks, but today everything just took forever, and I had to reboot it at least once just to get through the stuff I do for money, let alone this blog.
So that’s why everything has been in abeyance, and it makes me sad. This really is not a good time for me to be buying a new laptop, but if I continue to find myself down to blogging once a week (and I haven’t even dared start the WAMP server!) just because it is so hard and time-consuming to do anything, I’m going to have to bite the bullet and go buy a new laptop.
It has to be Windoze, because I have too much of a commitment in software and data to change operating systems in a non-compatible way. I’m working on Windows XP now, just to give you an idea of how sad things are in my house, technologically speaking. At least, for me. My two older kids are both running Windows 7 on their machines.
I do have an iPhone so I am not completely Apple-illiterate. I’m wondering if I should go for an iPad with keyboard instead. It would be way more expensive than an Asus, and I don’t know how much value I’d get out of it. My apps would run, but I don’t know if it would do the things that the laptop can do. If it’s just a big iPhone, it’s not good enough.
Recommendations most welcome!!