Friday, April 24, 2009

Brand new computer. Same old brain.

My new computer is up and running, and only now do I understand exactly how messed up my old computer was. This is quite miraculous. I press a key, and a character appears immediately on the screen. Not only that, but the character that appears almost always corresponds exactly to the key I have pressed! I just spent part of the morning setting up my folders and shortcuts and my desktop picture. I keep everything in folders on the desktop. I don't know if that's the most efficient way to work, but it's how I work.

I have Windows Vista now, and the user experience is so far not so different from what I'm used to (other than the whole "press a key and the character pictured on said key appears on screen" miracle), but I'm noticing that unsolicited help and instructions will appear while I'm working in Word. I'm also doing something that is causing my view to change unexpectedly. I'm not sure why this is happening, and it's not bothering me yet but I'm sure that if it continues to happen it will wear out its welcome very quickly. I think that I'm inadvertently hitting some keyboard shortcuts. I'll need to do some investigating.

There are some vague post ideas forming in my head right now. It will probably take some time, since I've been in one of my periodic blogging slumps for a few days. Even the shiny new computer isn't providing inspiration today (but it's still fun to blog from my couch). Now, it's time to work.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Yay! You got a new toy!

BeckEye said...

I keep everything on my desktop too, including my porn, which is probably not such a good idea.

Dusty said...

A new 'puter is always a fun yet frustrating thing.

Enjoy and hope you turn off all the crap that comes with it that is as useful as tits on a bullfrog. If you use condolences. ;p

dguzman said...


I too keep all my stuff on the desktop.

Oh man--is Mr. Paperclip assaulting you? I hate that bastard.

Lisa said...

Ah, the simple pleasures in life.

Matty Boy said...

Dguzman beat me to the comment about the universal hatred of Mr. Paperclip. Microsoft put him to sleep a few years back, but they have other helpful pals that are just as annoying in a very short amount of time.

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