So what am I posting on...well...if I use it with great moderation in terms of time and content...I feel the use of my work laptop for social networking -- as long as it doesn't interfere with worktime -- (I am now at home if any government auditors are keeping track) --
But I won't stay long...probably look at a couple of blogs I miss alot.
But tomorrow is new computer day! I'm taking a vacation day (in case any government auditors are keeping track) and I've narrowed it down to Best Buy's top of the line graphics monster...an Asus...although I've never heard of an "Asus"...and the computer guy who declared my old Dell legally dead does not have any that fell of a truck but he builds them. A little leery of buying something custom-made, but I'll look at a quote and capabilities. He did show me his own computer which had five separate graphic cards interconnected and 7 terabites of hard drive.
If I go with Best Buy, I'll be back by the weekend. If I go with Computer Man it will be a week or so.
Tomorrow is computer day which means it is full of excitement and terror. Because once I start setting it up, trying to connect it to my network, loading my software and watching to see if my software crashes it...nothing is ever eaasy with computers.
There is a saying about how you interpret it when computer geeks estimate the time involved in a job. You double the time and increase the qualifier. In other words, if a geek tells you the job will take five minutes, it will take ten hours. If a big network job is estimated to take 6 days, it will actually take 12 weeks.
And thanks, Thunder Man...commenting to a man without a computer is not always futile.