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Thursday, February 21, 2013

New Laptop Just Arrived! Off to a Fresh Start!

Broken laptop screen

To those who may be wondering: I am, in fact, still alive! I haven’t posted for the past several weeks because an unfortunate accident with my laptop resulted in an inoperable screen. Being a student again means my funds are limited so I put off purchasing a new laptop until the next holiday (and accompanying $ale$) rolled around.  I have the US Presidents (particularly George Washington) to thank for giving me the President’s Day coupon codes I needed to get this beautiful new Lenovo Ideapad!

But just when I thought I was out of the woods, it turns out I’m not exactly home free yet. My beautiful laptop came preinstalled with Windows 8; I’ve read many reviews about how terrible the operating system is, but they in no way prepared me for the reality of trying to use an OS designed for use on a cell phone on a laptop. It was a nightmare. I lasted about 30 minutes before I couldn’t take it anymore and turned the computer off (even that I needed to Google to figure out how to do!).

So for the time being I’m back to using the Asus netbook my sister gave me to tide me over until I got a new laptop. It’s become a dependable companion, even if it is quite small and slow.  I don’t have any of my files saved to it, so uploading posts I’ve already written will have to wait until I can wipe the Ideapad and install Windows 7 on it. Once I do, though, I have a series of templates made that I think students will find very useful for writing and formatting essays and works cited pages correctly.

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Photo credit: Lacrymosa


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