That is the question. While I’d really love to take my iMac out to the local cinder pit and blow it to pieces with my AR-15, that’s probably juvenile, right? And besides, it would make a mess and I’d spend the rest of the day picking up pieces of it to haul away. No, not a good idea at all.
Childish, that’s what it is. Childish! A minute or two of satisfaction as I officially kill it, and then all of that time bending over and picking up shards of plastic, glass, and pot metal to leave the place as clean as I found it. No, it’s really not worth it.
But then again, I do need the exercise……
My new computer arrived yesterday and I’ll be setting it up today. It’s a Dell XPS 8700 Desktop desktop with Intel Quad Core 3.9 GHz, 24GB DDR3 SDRAM, and 2 TB hard drive. That’s all Greek to me, but Greg White picked it out and I trust his judgment a lot more than mine. After all, I’m the one who insisted on buying the iMac.
I already have a 21 inch Dell monitor that I’ve been using with my laptop, which I’ll be using with the new computer now.
On Greg’s suggestion I also ordered an APC BE550G Back-UPS 550VA 8-outlet uninterruptible power supply. It will provide battery backup power during outages and unsafe voltage fluctuations, as well as surge protection.
Since I was spending money like a drunken sailor, I also bought an HP LaserJet Pro 400 printer to replace our ancient HP P3005 laser jet. For the last couple of months it has been making terrible noises as the gears turn, it doesn’t want to feed paper, and it jams a lot. So it’s time to put it out to pasture. But I can’t complain because it has given us faithful service for almost seven years of very hard work, printing tens of thousands of pages every year.
Our computers, printers, and digital cameras are tools, and to get our job done we need the best ones available. I really appreciate Greg’s input on helping us find the right equipment. Left to my own devices, who knows what I’d do. Oh, that’s right, we already know that, don’t we?
Once I get the new computer and printer set up, I need to finish my new book, Big Lake Honeymoon. I’m really looking forward to getting it out because I’ve already got much of the plot for the one after that roiling around inside my head.
Speaking of books, if you are into fantasy, my friend C. Craig Coleman’s The Dragon Ring, the first book in his Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire series, is on sale on Amazon for just 99¢ for a limited time starting today.
Thought For The Day – Now I understand why Peter Pan didn’t want to grow up.