Monday, April 16, 2007
Upgrading to the 21st Century
I finally broke down and bought myself a new computer this weekend, and I am so excited to finally have something at home that actually functions!!
I've been using an old laptop (old meaning I got it from my Dad who bought it in 1999) as my home computer for a couple of years now, and it was a bit of a dinosaur, but I figured I didn't need anything fancy since I was on the computer all day long at work. But now that I'm not working that job anymore, I've been using my laptop more and more, and it was starting to be a major pain. Editing photos in photoshop was taking way longer than should be necessary (20 seconds to save a 4 MB file!), and a lot of websites just plain wouldn't work on my old Windows 2000 platform. So, I decided I needed to go ahead and get a new computer before the old one completely crashed on me.
So, I spent all day yesterday transferring my zillions of photos and files from one computer to the other, and converting all of my Outlook 2000 emails into something that could be read by Windows Mail (now THAT was a challenge - I cursed Microsoft more than once!). I felt like I was wasting what could be valuable painting time, but now I have my own new laptop all set up to keep my art business organized, which should be helpful in the next few months.
Now that I've entered the 21st century, I'm going to return to the studio!