Seems like I’m supposed to have written some kind of a blog post today. Well, actually… I did. It just wasn’t the right blog post.
Today’s insecurities all seem to have to do with electronics. I’m on the hunt for a new, not too expensive, but certainly not too cheap computer. (Last time, I went for cheap on the premise that I could buy something better, later on. Well, this machine really did hang in there… and I never loved it. It was just… uhm… there.
At long last, the Bargain Basement computer is legitimately dying.
Dying in the sense of the space-bar is only putting in part time hours, and the track pad… well, the edges of the track pad still work reliably. And the screen only flickers a little (a lot) when the battery gets low.
Dying in the sense of there are old computer sounds I can’t be 100% sure aren’t the hard drive. (But they might be the fan. Which might be because the letters E and W sometimes hit it, when I type too hard.) (And also, the battery life is now somewhere in the neighborhood of an hour.)(The hinge I thought was broken is now functioning.)
This is a choices issue. Something where there are definitely wrong choices, but probably not just one right choice.
Maybe I just miss that new-computer excitement from years gone by.