I’ll put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes

I must issue public thanks to my boy: this morning he delayed me a minute or two in leaving for class, and as a result, I was still at home when the doorbell rang and the FedEx man delivered my Shiny! New! Laptop!

Since one of the first things I’ll be doing with it is carrying it off to London for use in researching my Elizabethan fairy fantasy, I think it only appropriate that the computer be known as Puck.

Let’s just hope that doesn’t encourage it to play tricks on me.

(For the curious, Puck is a Sony VAIO SZ-440. It weighs just a hair over four pounds, and is lovely and sleek, though I’m having to learn to navigate Vista, which is a little annoying.)

0 Responses to “I’ll put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes”

  1. d_c_m

    “What fools these mortals be!!”

    Go PUCK!! This is most happy and thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. sapphohestia

    Oh no! Not vista!!! Perhaps you could install Linix instead? I’m sure your boy would help you. Is it as bad as I’ve heard it is?

    • Marie Brennan

      Eh. Hard to tell, at this juncture, but I think once I get things configured to my satisfaction, I’ll be fine. My biggest irritant at the moment is figuring out how to tell the fingerprint scanner (which Sony insisted on installing) to shut up and leave me alone, I don’t ever want to use it.

    • kniedzw

      I’d help, though I suspect she’d not want to use it. After all, Feisty Fawn was released today. What better to put on Puck than a Fawn? 🙂

  3. gollumgollum

    Your boy let you buy a Windows machine, and a Vista one to boot?

    What fools these mortals be. (;

    • Marie Brennan

      There isn’t a chance of him talking me into a Mac machine. I need my laptop talking to my desktop, and I have too much stuff invested in programs that don’t exist for Mac. Plus I know how to make this system work; Macs feel very non-intuitive to me. And while it’s a matter of what one is familiar with, I don’t have the time or inclination to learn a new OS.

      • gollumgollum

        But you could have at least gotten XP!1 (;

        I understand…it took living with Surly, and then having my PC laptop die, before i became at all familiar with Macs. I still curse in frustration when they don’t do what i want them to, because i know how to fix it on a Windows machine but not on a Mac. Even more frustratingly, he doesn’t grok why i’m so upset, because he speaks Mac so intuitively that he doesn’t realize that it’s not super-simple to us Luddites.

        Not that you’d have any idea what i mean or anything. (;

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