So. Here’s my first world rant for the day: The wireless card in my laptop died yesterday. While this may seem like an easy fix by ordering a new one and getting my husband to install it for me, I’m holding onto a slowly dying, out of date laptop. My posts over the next few days may be short and somewhat sporadic while I ponder my options. The only other cabled setup in my house, besides my husband’s super fancy desktop, is in our basement, which is just a little too chilly for me to stay for long periods of time without wearing a million blankets.
Some of you might be thinking, ‘For goodness sakes, just order a new laptop!’ But, I’m sentimental toward objects; hence, the whole premise behind this blog. This laptop (a 2006 HP Pavilion) has been with me through my last semester of college, traveled to and from England, was the constant brunt of my frustrations through my Master’s dissertation (the motherboard died 1/3 of the way through my dissertation less than a year after I bought it, guaranteeing a free fix), and has seen countless adventures through all of my uploaded photographs.
My husband has been urging me for the past year to either wipe this one clean, or purchase a new one. So the questions remains: do I buy a new memory card for less than 5 dollars, wipe it clean, and hope that that was the only thing wrong with it? Or do I buy a fast, new computer for several hundred dollars and say screw the old one? Either way I’m going to lose Photoshop, which I use everyday and for almost every post.
Anyone have any thoughts?