:: Mega hurts ::
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
My notebook computer at home is making a buzzing noise. That can't be good. I'm screwed if it fails.
I bought the Powerbook not as a replacement for it, but to supplement it and as a travel solution (because, obviously, I am the man they had in mind when they coined the term "jet set"). Now I'm thinking of losing all my precious data and regretting not investing that money in either a series of backup solutions (redundant external hard drives) or a newer notebook PC, using the cost differential between it and the Powerbook to also purchase a single external backup drive.
I'm a minimalist when it comes to material possessions. I rarely own more than two or three pairs of pants simultaneously. I have three pieces of furniture in my room, and one of them has wheels. I rarely buy replacement light bulbs when the old ones burn out (some would argue that it's "laziness", but no, I prefer "deliberate possession entropy"). Despite this physical asceticism, I'm a total pack-rat when it comes to computers, tweaking them to my exact preferences, never deleting anything unless I run entirely out of space, and depending on them for a litany of tasks ranging from multiple forms of communication to media archiving to, bar none, my primary means of acquiring information (including, but not limited to, research, news, bloggers' idiosyncrasies, and erotic literature). When I get a new machine, it's more like changing apartments than hairdressers (granted: a better apartment every time, but still a colossal hassle [also granted: I've been cutting my own hair for six years, so the hairdresser comparison is part speculation]).
It's really annoying to realize I'm old enough that my accrued memories and habits are more important to me than upgrading the tool with which they're formed.
Posted by morland @ 02:20 PM
:: Comments ::
"erotic literature" seems to be a gross misunderstatement.
Posted by: choistein on November 6, 2004 12:29 AM
i once spent an hour looking through morland's computer trying to find his erotic lit collection. I am positive it is there (likely over 25Gigs im thinking), but I could never find it. Has anyone ever seen it?
I bet he's into some freaky shit.
Posted by: rob on November 8, 2004 09:51 AM
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