What a week! We got the new computer but noticed that it was just SOOOO FREAKING SLOW. Downloads were taking days to complete and Jeremy of little faith was complaining that I had made another bad decision in switching to a MAC. I had long suspected that our modem was a huge part of the problem as I always seemed to be rebooting the darn thing and the signal light would blink non-stop. We never seemed to have a decent signal.
So, today the cable guys showed up to switch us to wireless and made the shocking discovery that our modem was a 1999 model that had been issued to us 3 years ago when it was already out dated. The guy basically confirmed that it couldn’t receive any of the updates that had been put out and that we had been losing speed and performance as time went on. AHA! Now tell me why they didn’t recall these shitty modems? Or…why did they give us the shitty modem in the first place?
New laptop with webcam- CHECK. Now we can skype with family without the crappy add on camera falling off of the computer or getting disconnected.
New Wireless connection: Check. Now I can blog in other rooms besides the office! A true plus with kids. Morgan destroys this room at every opportunity…opening file cabinets and making lassos out of cords. I am freeeeee!
Still on the to do list–updating Flickr account. For some oddball reason my pay p@l account has been showing an error message and even though I’m calling and leaving nasty grams we still have unresolved issues even though my bank account has been charged for 3 years of services over the past few weeks. SIGH.
Also need to transfer all of my photos and files to the new computer. Any MAC people with tips on doing this? I have an external hard drive. Can I just load it up and plug it in? What about word documents to i work? Will it all be lost?