New Year, New Stuff
And with the New Year, comes new stuff for me. I've just placed an order for a new laptop! My faithful readers will recall that I bought a refurbished laptop on eBay last year. Brand X, dirt cheap ($300), and very basic. I got what I paid for with that. About 9 months of relatively solid service. It died sometime about a month ago, after I ended up using it much more heavily than I had originally planned. I was fine with that (having gotten my money's worth), but what hurt was the lost data. I had backed up some stuff, but not everything, and not all the time. But I've moved on and accepted it. It's done and there's nothing I can do about it.
So, one of the good things I've found about working full time is that I actually have money in my bank account on occasion. So I took the opportunity to remove some of it and buy myself the new laptop. I get a discount from Dell (through my work) so I went with one of their machines. I had a choice between a more basic model (B130 for those who care) and a middle of the road model (E1505). The difference was that the E1505 would have had a better processor and is a lighter, newer machine, and the B130 I looked at had a longer warranty and was $85 cheaper. I thought about it, and I'm still trying to be frugal. Plus the B130 was good enough for my purposes, so I went with that choice. If for some odd reason, any of you really want to hear all the specs, let me know and I'll fill you in. But it couldn't possibly be as exciting for any of you as it is for me! (At least I hope not.)
So, bottom line, I should be receiving my new laptop by the end of next week. And it is my hope that that will help better facilitate my screenwriting endeavors. As I had mentioned, I'd like to write at lunch from work, like my coworker does regularly. I'll keep you all posted!
And lastly, just to give you a taste of what's to come, upcoming posts will hopefully address:
- my upcoming speaking engagements
- some new(ish) online tools and services for screenwriters
- cool articles I'm having come out
And more, hopefully! Thanks again for sticking around. If I get back to regular posting, I'll stop apologizing soon! :-)
Tags: Rosh+Hashanah, laptops