So… My laptop is in disrepair. It seems to have evidence that it was built in 2008. It’s a ‘hand me down’ from my mother’s work. She doesn’t work there anymore either.
I think I put up with it, and my greenie, eco warrior-ness means I don’t like to say or think that I want a new laptop.
But… this laptop is annoying me enough that I just avoid using it. I just, sew wonky stuffed animals:
The honest truth is – I have NO idea what I want in a laptop. I mean, I want it to have two hingers, OBVIOUSLY. But I’ve melted and fried a few laptops, and I no longer ‘need’ a laptop, like when I was a university student writing assignments and thesis’
A dream laptop would be second hand, just work, have a decent battery life (more than 45 mins at least, that’s fair right?) And a good screen. Not big. not super reflective shiny, just, good.
The situation must be getting dire when tonight I was shutting down the work laptop and considered taking it home. This same laptop has some internal loose wire, meaning it takes some firm slaps after a few attempts to start up, to start up with the hand drive. So hardly a beacon of hope 100% of the time. It’s fine without adventure. But work comes with meetings, and I physically go to them. And I note take cause gosh darn, other people just drop the ball or offer excuses. And you can’t nail a slimely salesman without written evidence. That being said, nailing seems to be something a govt organisation seems to be remiss at…
See, I work now from 7am – 5.30pm. It’s pretty standard. I ‘can’ leave at 3.30pm, but given the noisy roudy workers leave then, I usually eagerly await that moment of chaos (moment = 1 hour) to pass, and then work on ‘inbox zero’ – filing emails, replying, adding things to the next days to do list. 5:30 has become a personally set deadline, as I like to listen to a radio program (Triple J Hack mentioned in the last post). It starts at 5pm this week, to make it one hour long. I seemed to assume it’d run later… So perhaps an incentive to leave work earlier just this pre election week?
The past two laptops I purchased (new) I outsourced to a friend. I gave him cash and a ‘wants list’ (many USB ports one laptop, a floppy disc drive another time!) and he had to set it up. He did. I was content.
I don’t know what processing speed I need. How much RAM I need… And honestly, I don’t even want to start to research these things. What’s ‘enough’? What’s ‘so slow I wanna smack it’?
So Lucinda, you’re my most local reader – if you have a hand me down, I’ll pay for it… 😉