I'm currently using my wife's abandoned netbook. I managed to get not nearly enough data off the old laptop. I have mixed but mostly negative feeling at referring to it as "The old laptop." I hate the culture of replacing technology as opposed to repairing it. I'm probably going to shell out the money to get the port fixed. The cheapest option I can find for getting the data off it is to buy a replacement battery and transfer everything to the external hard drive, but then I'd have a dead laptop battery in addition to a dead laptop. It seems kinda wasteful.
What I really want is my laptop to be functioning the way I did when I first bought it, with all the data intact, and for all that to cost of a cup of coffee. But that's not going to happen.
In the meantime, this seems to work fairly well.
Okay, no one really cares. I get that. Yesterday, I cleaned most of the house while ST:NG played in the background. It was amazing. Well okay, amazing is an overstatement. The ability to actually focus and get something done is pretty cool.
I'm trying to decide what to do with this journal, and any other blog-like thing. What do want to say etc. All those other existential questions.