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29 November 2013 @ 03:04 pm
New laptop  
A couple of months ago, I dropped my laptop on its side and chipped away a teeny tiny bit of the casing - alas though it was the tiny bit that holds the screw that keeps the top and bottom parts of the casing together. Since then, I haven't been able to close the laptop, and had been living in fear that one of the cats would rub against it a bit too enthusiastically. Fortunately the laptop survived throughout the Big Bang writing period, but it finally expired last week. So yesterday, my sister chipped in as an early Christmas present and we got a brand new laptop - woohoo! It's not exactly top of the line, but its got a touch screen and more memory than I would ever have dreamed anybody would need. And its pretty styling too with an aluminum finish - much nicer than my old acer. So I'm a pretty happy camper.

Only problem is of course it comes with the newest version of Windows, so I have to learn a whole new interface. And set up what feels like a gazillion apps. And input a bazillion passwords that I usually just trust the computer to remember for me. And... Nuisance, but pretty exciting.

As a result, I've fallen behind on the smallvillebbang postings. Can't wait to read them all - the cover art has been really inspiring! Do you have any favourites?
ctbn60ctbn60 on November 29th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yay for new laptops!
Jenjlvsclrk on December 19th, 2013 06:04 am (UTC)
Yay! Its so shiny. I hate using the touchscreen actually because of the fingerprints I leave behind. I guess I'll get used to it.
twinsareintwinsarein on November 30th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
Congrats on the new laptop! Very exciting, although, I'm sorry it came about because the other one was damaged. I sympathize.
Jenjlvsclrk on December 19th, 2013 06:03 am (UTC)
Thanks! (sorry for the belated reply - email problems!)
apeygirlapeygirl on December 17th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
It's very love/hate, getting a new laptop. It's all empty and clean, but then there's the headache of it not having all your histories. I really need a new one and am dragging my feet for just that reason. But I know it'll be beautiful during the honeymoon period! Congrats on your new one. I've heard very mixed reviews on acers, so I hope you tried a new brand.

One of these days, I've gotta do the Smallville Big Bang. I'm curious as to how I'd do, writing without an audience. Maybe the next one. :)
Jen: Chlarkjlvsclrk on December 19th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
I opted for a Dell - its definitely a step up, though still economical.

The Big Bang is definitely a challenge. I'm always worried about being able to meet the minimum word threshold, so I add in stuff that winds up blowing up the story far beyond my expectations. Still, its a lot of fun. I wish we had had more Chlark this year - everyone is so busy though.