Where have I been? Why haven’t I been posting at the same incredible rate that I had been in the first two months of the blog? Was it just the old drop off after the initial enthusiasm? Had I been kidnapped? Was I in an accident? Was there a fire? An earthquake? Was the sun in my eyes? No one, absolutely no one, including my only loyal reader — I’m looking at you mom! — was wondering. In fact, there was probably just relief from all those who were reluctant to check their FB feed, WP reader, or the Blogging Meet Up page lest there is a post from me lurking there begging for your attention but only getting ignored.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, amirite?
The Kindle Fire
I’ve not posted for over two weeks because I was sans computer. The school that I had worked at KEPT the computer that they supply to every member of the faculty just because I left the job! Jeez! The ingrates.
Modern life is really tough without a computer. I had been using my Kindle Fire. I LOVE the device. It’s great for cruising the internet, reading, watching video, and playing games, but it doesn’t work well if you need to type a lot. Emails are one thing, but my posts are 1,500 to 3,000 words. It is really hard to produce that many words without driving yourself completely crazy by tapping on that screen. It’s bad enough to be commenting on the various forums and FB and writing short emails, but trying to manage the typing and cutting and pasting that a post like this necessitates is damn near impossible.
The New Computer
Finally, I was able to go out an buy a computer. I have an HP Spectre now. I’ve set up the anti-virus stuff, bought into MicroSoft Office, downloaded Chrome, and began recovering all of the passwords I’ve forgotten. So far, so good. The Spectre is thin — not important to me, really — and does that 360° thing, which is cool, and it is easy to type on — easier than the old MacBook Pro. It is the resistance of the keys. Most importantly, though, is the emptiness of the harddrive — soon to be rectified!
So, anywho. It’s here. And, I am back to posting!
The Brave New World
Man, go on vacation and the world falls into a true shitstorm! The world has changed a LOT in the two weeks that we’ve been travelling and not shopping for a new computer. The post I had been working on was about terrorism and the risk that Trump poses. But, I think I can adapt it to the shootings of last week, though. I hope to have it up later today. You probably aren’t not interested in these things, though, amirite?