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Frugal computing and commuting

May 20th, 2008 at 05:45 am

As of today, the "office" job will be officially over (dancing a little jig here....).

Summer vacation starts Friday for Mini, though, so there won't be much sitting around at home working on the booming business for me (so much for those no drive days....)

This poses a little problem since I do have work that I need to get done and my laptop blew up last year. (I usually work on a desktop.)

Thankfully, I was able to resurrect an old laptop from the junk heap known as my office closet, and I'm sloooowwwwwly getting it up and running.

Slooooowwwwwly as in watching water boil slooooowwwwwly....

Part of the problem is that it wasn't mean to run anything above Windows 2000 and it's now running Vista.

I don't know enough about computers to know what -- if anything -- I can do to speed it up (or if it's worth it cost wise). But I do know summer will be over by the time this thing gets done processing one request.....

2 Responses to “Frugal computing and commuting”

  1. Koppur Says:

    Today is my last day of work, too! Smile
    Unfortunately, I now need to find a new job... Smile

  2. sagegirl Says:

    If you have a local computer repair place, take it in for an estimate--you may need a faster processor and maybe some extra memory. They should be able to give you a ball park figure. I dropped my laptop about 6 mos ago and still haven't taken it in. It is on my "to-do" list Smile

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