Big things, little things.
Well, it’s been a mix this last week or so, but I got through.
(Because, you see, I’ve got a 100% success rate of getting through increments of several days….and so do you!)
Here are some big things:
– Broken appliances were fixed!
– Personal computer was upgraded to Windows 10!
– Connections were made between seemingly unrelated doxas!
And most important of all…
-Barring that one creepy hang-up call I received on Thursday afternoon, I had a quiet and blissfully uneventful weekend.
And here are some little things:
– My new ankle bracelet broke for the third time this week. Either I don’t know how to make an ankle bracelet properly, or…I dunno, I really don’t know how to make an ankle bracelet properly.
-School is getting ready to start up again. Where did my lovely summer go?
– I perfected my barbecue sauce recipe. 🙂
Congratulations on the big stuff! Okay, maybe my congratulations aren’t as sincere when it comes to the Win10 upgrade (I’m not a Windows fan at all); but if your computer now runs better with Win10 in it than it did before, I am still happy for you 🙂 What did you have running your computer before you installed Win10? Also, I really like your tags and categories for this post 🙂
If you must know, I’m not such a fan of Windows either these days. The reason that I have not been writing much is because the upgrade took a day and a half and my system doesn’t run much differently. Hel, it doesn’t even run as smoothly as it did before, and I was running Windows 7. (Windows 8 *killed* my system 2 years and one month to the *day* that I did this upgrade. I even blogged about it in July 2013 as part of that year’s Month for Loki )
I dislike MSWindows products in general, but most of my writing is/was done in MS based platforms.
Win7 was perhaps close to being a decent replacement for WinXP / 2000Pro until the networking (particularly Wi-Fi) functionality got nerfed a bit. I’ve been using Linux for a few years now, and I love it. When I reinstall my operating system, it takes an hour, and that is including all system updates. If Microsoft Office is what is slowing you down from changing (that, and the fact that you probably just shelled out $$$ for your new OS), you might want to try Open Office. It costs zero, and works does its best to be compatible with MS Office products (that means, in some cases, you might need to tweak a few format settings – but the text will still come over). Since it costs nothing, and is cross-platform (will run on Windoze), you could in theory install it, import some of your MS documents into it, and see what kind of effect it has. If it has no effect, you can also give Linux a try (it also costs zero) and see if you like it. Ubuntu, for example, is very similar to Micro$oft. There is a little learning curve; but you are bright, and I would be surprised if that slowed you down. Just a thought, maybe it helps you keep from having to pay for Win-dohs 12 😉
Just as a point of reference, my laptop is about five years old, and runs an up-to-date, and graphically intense distribution of Linux without any performance issues.
The only thing is, if you ever did decide to start using Linux, even Ubuntu, I would recommend you back up all of your personal data to external storage. Crashing the OS happens – especially if you start learning with it – and in such cases, it’s always good to have your data in a safe place.