I got my new computer in the mail the other day. I saved around $500 by purchasing it through my employer’s discount program. Some specs past the jump.
It is a Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook with a 15.4″ WUXGA monitor, 1.6Ghz, 1Gb of RAM on 1 DIMM and 80Gb HD, internal wireless and an 8x DVD/RW CD/RW. It weighs 12.6 pounds. I’m pleased with it on all counts but the one I described yesterday, in regard to the system disks. I thought I was going to have to make my own crossover cable to transfer files from my dinosaur desktop to the notebook, but I managed to scrounge one up from the tech guys at work. After I got it running correctly [I had to redo most of the network hooha] the files just zipped between computers. There was some erroring since I was copying too much at once, so I had to go back and do it all again in smaller chunks.
Live and learn. My apartment is full of wires, random installation disks, and old decrepit tech. I found saved versions of most of my old site designs, which I’ll take screen shots of and post here eventually, and every one of my college papers on some zip disks. I’m going to be getting rid of so much crap by the time summer rolls around. I also finally bought a frame for my Spencer Tunick print and hung it on the wall. I’ve obviously been focusing more energy on Tremonter as of late. OMGWTFBBQ, the lady in the cube next to me has been coughing like bronchitis for two straight days.