I realized that I really had to replace Persey a few months ago. She still worked okay, but the power cord issue was just getting to be a mind-numbing frustration. Sure, I can get it fixed, but when you get down to it, I really just need to get a newer model.
That, and my sister Debbie needs a laptop so that she can work from home, too, on her own machine.
So, meet Erebus. He’s the first boy-computer I think I’ve ever had. He’s sleek and black and has a dingle. He’s a Compaq Presario, which I didn’t think I’d really like, but he had everything that I wanted AND was on sale AND ended up costing less than half of what I was looking at to spend on just about any other comparable machine, which meant I was able to get an HP all-in-one with fax, and still ended up spending close to half of what I was expecting.
This makes me the happy!
I’m going to try an experiment with Erebus. Instead of loading all of the usual suspects – MS Office, the Adobe Creative Suite, etc. etc. – I’m going to try to go all open source. I already have Open Office on here (which I’m kinda diggin’ now), and I’m going to try out a few HTML WYSIWYG programs. I’ve already got GIMP on here (hey, J? Some help here?).
This excites me, makes me happy.
And now, back to work.