So, after more than a week of blue screens and crashes, I’ve abandoned ship on the desktop. I write to you today from a neat little laptop, which is currently a little shell shocked at the amount of data I’m transferring to it. It’s not quite the spec I would have preferred, but it was an unexpected expense, and I’m pleased with what my £500 got me. While I won’t be doing much high end gaming on it, it suits my needs right now (and let’s face it, if this could run high end games then you wouldn’t have heard from me for another couple of months – I go through phases of that sort of thing, usually initiated by the purchase of a high-end PC).
I’m also glad I went for a laptop – it makes such a difference, not being shut away in the corner of the bedroom. Of course, if I was following the best advice, I’d have some sort of dedicated writing space, but short of buying a new house, that isn’t practical. Being able to write where I like is a good interim measure.
Yes, very happy for now. And Windows Vista makes the whole thing feel like a shiny new toy, which is nice. I’m sure I’ll be swearing at the system until I’m blue in the face within a month or two, but for now, it has novelty value. And it’s very pretty. Best of all, unlike my soon the be retired desktop, when I ask it to do something, the laptop doesn’t sit around pondering for five minutes, before grudgingly acceding. It just does it.
Anyway, enough of that. During my short time away, there have been a couple of writing developments, which I’ll post to the in a moment. Stay tuned.