Now that I've got a new computer... Oh, I didn't mention that I got a new computer? Well, I did. The old one was so slow, and the hard-drive was just so full. I mean, what do you expect? It was only 40GB. At the time I got it, 4 years ago this summer, that seemed plenty big. Nowadays the computers all come with 250GB hard-drives or bigger. This one is 500GB.
Anyway, now that I've got a new, much faster, computer I can actually get things done, or so I'm hoping. Blogging, photo editing, web product development, typing up minutes for the Library Board, downloading music from Amazon, whatever I need to do. It's so much faster and easier. Of course, I do need to take some time to organize and transfer all my files from the old computer. I took care of my email and photos right away, but I have quite a few other files to go through. Of course, I haven't needed those files in the last few weeks, so maybe I should just leave them on my portable hard-drive. I'll probably just do that, but the problem is that I already copied most of them onto the portable hard-drive sometime, but I can't remember exactly when, and I'm not sure which files are on the hard-drive and which ones aren't - so I need to take some time to go through them. Either that, or just copy all of the folders and deal with it later. Then I could clean off the old computer and figure out what we want to do with it. It will probably work a whole lot better if I take all the files off. I might not even have to re-format the hard-drive to improve the functionality.
I really am enjoying having a computer that responds so much better and not having to worry about what I do with it or what I want to install for fear that I won't have enough hard-drive space. I'm not ready to tackle a job with a San Francisco Web Development Agency, but I do need to update and re-design at least one website for our church, and I can play with some video editing, too.
While I'm at it, I think I'll download a new desktop wallpaper calendar from Smashing Magazine. These are so cool! There are 65 free wallpapers to choose from for January, and I'm just having a really hard time choosing. Actually, what I need to do is pick several and then have Cory show me how to get my computer to rotate through them all. He told me he'd show me if I ever wanted to know. Well, I want to know.