|An A-10A of pre-glass cockpit design. (Source)|
I spent the week blogging on my wee Surface 2 tablet, using (gasp) Internet Explorer as my browser. The little gal did really well, though the small screen was exasperating at times, I got used to it. So used to it that today, on an expedition into the wilds of Home Depot, I said to The Missus Herself, "Honey, let's take your car!" She agreed but did think it somewhat odd.
Why is this a big deal you ask? Well, she drives a Toyota Corolla, I drive a Honda Element. Her car is much smaller than mine. I was now so used to doing things "small" I extended that to driving around.
But on the way home from Home Depot (where we purchased gardening supplies, if you must know) I announced that we needed to make a stop as I wished to "look at computers."
Surprisingly she didn't veto that plan. (Though I did get a lecture as to "what are you going to do with all those old computers in your closet?") I was a bit surprised at her acquiescence, caught me off guard it did.
We went into the electronics emporium, where I beheld row upon row of (shudder) laptops. I have to tell you, I'm not a laptop guy. I would be tempted to cart the thing around, looking for Wi-Fi hotspots and the like. Nope, I'm a desktop guy, I want to be able to take the case off and look inside. Kind of like popping the hood on a car. Can't do that with a laptop. (Well, you can but it isn't recommended by the manufacturer.)
Now over to the side I noticed that they did have desktop computers. First thing I noticed is that they were smaller than they used to be. Hhmm. Technological advances I guess. But they were all sleek and rather shiny. (In a Firefly kind of way.) I was intrigued, attracted to them I was. As The Missus Herself hadn't ordered me back to the car yet, I approached those machines. Wondering, which could be mine?
I saw Ienovos and Dells but not my brand of choice (Asus). 'Twas then that a salesperson approached.
"Can I help you?"
"Why yes my good man, yes you can. I am seeking a computing device of awesome power, speedy graphics, and easy on the wallet. Would you have such a machine?"
"What do you want to use it for?"
"Ah, what don't I want to use it for? I do gaming, writing, corresponding, Netflix-perusing, Facebooking, blogging, plotting, scheming..."
"Oh wait, I see what I want!"
And guess what dear reader, the lovely wee machine was ON SALE!!!! And was just what I wanted except, except, it didn't have Windows 10.
"No problem Sir. As soon as you log in, it will ask you if you wish to upgrade to Windows 10. And, did I mention, it's on sale."
"Take my money good Sir! Please."
He did. We went home, did some gardening stuff and then I set up the new computer. It really is shiny. But I will say, the upgrade to Windows 10 took some time. About five hours if you must know.
Was it worth the wait? Yes, yes it was.
This is the very first post on my brand new Electron-Driven Algorithmic Computing Box. It will take time to get used to (though the controls are far simpler than in that photo of the old A-10A) but we're learning. Just think, you were there for that momentous event.
Sort of. No, not really. Trust me though, it was fun. I am in such a good mood, I bring you some "Brrrt." Watch the video, you'll understand.