Friday, September 14, 2007

Mostly geeky news

I posted a new video today on the Faces of Recovery blog. Go check it out!

In other news....

I GOT A NEW COMPUTER!!!!

I had to do it. My old computer was groaning, "No more videos, please! You are taxing my energies and turning me into an old, old man." So I finally listened. Who cares that I'm going deeper into debt, right? But get this. I picked out the computer I wanted, an HP Pavilion (just like I always get), had my mouse on the "submit" button, all ready to pay, when all of a sudden I thought, "hmmmmm, I wonder if there's a coupon code for this computer." I jumped over to Google real quick and typed in "coupon code hp pavilion" and at the very top was a code for $400 off an HP Pavilion! I typed in the code to my total, and I watched the price magically go down $400. When does that ever happen, right? So I took it as a sign that I will be okay financially in buying this computer.

And now that I have it all set up, I am wondering how in the world I was able to do all I was doing on my other computer? That thing is at least 4 years old. It had 40 gigs hard drive space and, yes, 256 mbs of RAM. And here I was expecting it to handle several gigabytes worth of footage in my video editor. No wonder why it took me hours to edit one video! And forget about encoding! This new computer is a powerhouse in comparison. It has 2 gigs of RAM and one Terabyte of hard drive space! I can be editing videos, pause to make another video in Windows Picture Show, search and download podsafe music, edit some pictures in Photoshop, and check my email without closing any windows. It's just amazing what I can do now!

And I don't understand all the whining about Windows Vista! It's compatible with every peripheral and software program I own. There was no learning curve, either, and everything was customizable to my personal comfort zone. It hasn't crashed once, and I just couldn't be happier right now. Don't believe everything you hear about Vista. Be your own judge.

Of course I've only used it for two days so far :o)

My friend Jodie will be here Sunday to stay with me all week long! September 18th is 9-9-9, which is why she's coming. That probably sounds odd considering most people consider September 18th to be 9-18-07. But in numerology it's 9-9-9 and it's the perfect reason for her to visit. It's the Quantum Leap celebration in some spiritual circles, including ours. It's also a good excuse to visit a friend in Georgia. I plan to post videos of her visit, maybe even while she's still here. She and I often go to different dimensions when we get together. If you don't know what that means, you will soon find out. Maybe...

5 comments:

liberated psych said...

Wow - that coupon thing was wonderful.

I had a little windfall also. When I first got here, I bought that little fridge from Home Depot and they said free delivery. When I went to pay for it, they charged $55 delivery charge and said I had to apply for a rebate to get it. I sent for the rebate and waited a month and never got it so I wrote the local home depot and bitched about it and told them the internet said that no one ever gets those rebates. They gave me a nice letter and $59 which they put directly into my bank account. I wrote them a thank you and said that if the rebate ever showed up, I would give it back to them but I just didn't want to be cheated. The rebate finally did come and I sent the local Home Depot a check for $55. Anyway, they sent a gift card for $55 and a thank you for keeping my word. Nice, huh?

Jayme said...

That was nice, although I probably wouldn't have returned the money. It was mine mine mine muhahahaha!

Another time I had great luck was when I tried an online casino that gave $20 to start and I turned it into $400 playing WAR. Later I saw that they discontinued WAR as one of their free payouts.

Mark said...

Congrats on the new computer!

Merelyme said...

i will definitely have to check out your video. i am trying to catch up here...been very depressed and took a bit of a break from the blogging world.

Jayme said...

I hope you get to feeling better, Merelyme. Treat yourself like gold.