So that's my setup for the time being. Me, my Surface, and a can of caffeine free Diet Coke. Don't judge me, I have my reasons.
My old computer is having some difficulty starting up properly after the latest Windows upgrades were foisted upon me. (I know, I know, I should have turned off the automatic updates. But I'm a trusting soul and yeah, I forgot. Kept putting it off I did.) What happens is that there are four programs which run automagically when the computer has announced itself ready to be used.
Two of those programs run fine, two of them seem to be lost in the ether. They don't know what to do except they don't exit gracefully, they continue to churn so that nothing else can happen. Like me using the computer.
I spent some time Friday night trying to track down and terminate those auto start programs with no success. Truth be told, I didn't want to spend a lot of time on it so I didn't. Instead I got out a blog post for Saturday, then continued my binge watching of 30 Rock, one of my guilty pleasures. There are bits in the show which causes this old conservative to grind his teeth (and wince just a bit) but in general I find the show entertaining. And funny. Funny is important.
I also squeezed in some time to watch an old Schwarzenegger movie, Eraser. Good mind numbing entertainment. Lots of gunfire and explosions, decent "bad guys get wasted by train" scene at the end.
Note to Hollywood, for me to pay money to watch a movie, the good guys have to win. Always. I understand if some of the good guys "don't make it" but they have to win in the end. Also don't arrest the bad guys. Shoot them, blow them up, drop them off cliffs or out of airplanes. They shouldn't survive the film.
Unless it's a series of films (not just a bunch of uncoordinated, unplanned sequels). If the bad guy(s) need to survive to the last film in the series, I'm good with that. But they must pay at the end. Big time. It's the way I'm wired.
If I want to watch the bad guys win, I'll watch the freaking news.
That's how you take care of the bad guys. (Even better is the fact that one of them was a corrupt politician. Bonus!)
So I plan on getting my computer repaired next weekend when I've got time. For now I'm okay with using the tablet. I've got my wireless mouse hooked up to it and my good sound system lets me rock out to YouTube tunes. (Why yes, I am cheap, thank you for asking.)
Sure the keyboard is kind of small as is the display, but it's alright. I'll get by.
As I'm "roughing it."
Heh. First World problems...