Friday, September 23, 2011

New Computer Soon

My new computer should arrive on Monday and in preparation for the changeover I've been going through all the junk that's accumulated on the current computer.  Thousands of email addresses!  Who are these people, and how many of these addresses are actually still valid?  Just amazing how large my address book is/was, and how many multiple addresses I have.  How do I know which address to use?  I deleted hundreds (thousands?) of addresses and it still needs more pruning.

Because I want to move my Word documents to my new computer, I went through those too.  Why did I save some of this stuff?  Why did I even write it?  What did I use it for?  Turns out that over half of the documents are Ron's but at least his are prefaced with his name so easily identifiable.   Hopefully he'll go through his documents tonight.

And my emails, oh my.  Why did I save some of these things?  Just amazing.  I deleted many of the folders and their contents, but still have to go through those containing emails, articles and information about stoneformers, LUA issues, deafness and allergies.  There's some good stuff in those folders, but mixed in with a lot of trash.

Because I rarely print pictures, my computer hosts thousands of pictures.  Show photos, pictures I've taken, pictures that have been sent to me, and pictures that I have found and saved.  They are all backed up on my little Click Free, so I can find them if I need them, but I might as well just have the ones on this computer moved over to the new one.  Or not?  Maybe I should start fresh, but I often use pictures for this blog or for Facebook, and it's nice having them handy.

My understanding of what can be moved and what needs to be re-installed is sketchy, so I'll let Eric advise me on those issues. Willmaker, iTunes, Audible downloads, things like that.

OK, enough of this.  I finished this blog, selected Publish Post, and the screen went blank.  Blogspot had not saved the whole thing, but at least part of it was available as a draft.  Do I blame Blogspot or my computer?  Or both?

Time to go feed dogs.

Eric was loading the software including Windows 7 last night and will be bringing the computer over on Monday night. I'm really looking forward to the 23 inch monitor too. I have dual 23 inchers at work, and this one seems so primitive - even though when I purchased this flat screen monitor it seemed very "state of the art". But that was 4 1/2 years ago and things have changed so much!

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