Friday, May 05, 2006
Laptop brain surgery
I just had Windows and various applications completely reinstalled on my laptop, which was groaning under the weight of two years' accumulated detritus. What an amazing difference! No longer does it crawl to a halt working on the most trivial of tasks. Or take 10 minutes to boot. Or refuse to go on standby! Bliss!
(I really would have liked to install OS X. But Apple still haven't deigned to release their operating system for non-Mac platforms).
It's also interesting to start with a blank slate of e-mail contacts, Web bookmarks and blogs to read. It feels like the digital equivalent of waking up from a coma having forgotten the last five years!