The Fiber Artist

Wow, that sounds pretentious doesn't it. But it is the name of my company, so I decided to use it. This is where I will keep a record of works in progress in the hope that it will result in more productivity. It will also give me a place to ramble on about my life, so that maybe later I will remember what happened in ___ (fill in day, month, year of your choice).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Old Dog - New Tricks




My desk isn't always this messy, sometimes it is even worse.  And since everyone in the house thinks my desk is where you stick anything that you don't know how, or don't want to, deal with, I'll clean it up when I get back from the reunion.  It will be much worse then.

I quite obviously have a computer otherwise I would not be here, but I also have a laptop, it is old and it's keyboard does not work well, (the teenager who had it before me tended to pound on the keys). But a $12 keyboard from a Meyers closeout, that fits handily into the laptop bag, fixes that.

If I leave the laptop in it's bag until I leave I find that it really doesn't want to work when I get there, so this year I smartened up a tad, and brought it over from the studio, (no internet over there) and plugged it in yesterday morning.  So for the past 2 days I have had 2 computers running on my desk, (Sierra ask what was going on and I told her I was emulating her grandfather and becoming a multiple computers at once user - she boggled) connected to the house net, (and thereby each other) and have been removing things I don't need from the 8gig little laptop, (remember when a computer with a 512 meg hard drive was all one would ever need?  I do!)

So I have been grabbing the wrong mouse for 2 days,  And typing on the wrong keyboard. If you look at the top picture the mouse for the laptop is next to the white keyboard, and the main computer's mouse is in it's holder/recharger on the shelf  just above, the black keyboard sitting on the trashcan is for the laptop, both computers have working touch pads, which I use mostly, but for games I use the mouse which is faster.  Yes I am spoiled, why do you ask?

So after 2 days of installing and deleting, and virus scans and de-fragging, the lap top has a new wallpaper ( the cover art of the Way of Kings due out in 40 days not that anyone is counting) has the Kindle for PC program and a book or 2.  Working e-mail, and browser.  I-tunes is updated and ready  to go.

I still have the most important part, I need to transfer the knitting patterns that I am using over to the laptop, this afternoon.  Then I can turn my attention to the other things like the knitting bag, checking that all needed accessories, needles etc are packed along with the yarn, and any books I need.  And I still need to get the Brag Bag packed with the finished thing to show off.  Good thing I still have 2 weeks.

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