14 March 2010

upgrades

You know how things can lay dormant for ages and then all spark at once? The past couple of weeks have been a case in point, particularly in the hardware realm. My laptop went kaput (again... because I maxed out its hard drive again). Then my external hard drive clapped out (a stupid lightweight mobile one - grrr! Never again!). Luckily I have most of my photos on disc, though I've been too afraid to check them for fear they have somehow lost their contents (this seemed to happen a bit when I've tried to play them on my jury-rigged-for-far-too-long computer). So in the past week, to the exuberant joy and relief of the in-house helpdesk, I've replaced both laptop and hard drive. The new laptop should arrive this week. Maybe I'm living in some sort of naive utopia, but I'm hoping this will be the end of the line for the techno problems which have been sapping my living spirit for some months.


Before my entire world-on-computer unravelled I had decided to treat myself to, and ordered a new lens for my camera. Yesterday I picked it up. It's the second lens I've ever owned and I love it. It's a fixed focal length with a really large aperture and gives wonderfully dreamy shots. Kind of what the world looks like to early morning eyes when you're still waking up! Though I'm not usually eyeballing an empty Green and Black's chocolate wrapper (above) before breakfast. Anyway. I love it. And can't wait to play with it more.


All the helpdesk has to complain about now is my mobile phone from 1983...

4 comments:

Happydacks said...

I hope your new set-up is a lot better for you and the technical problems soon just distant a memory.

the cook said...

Thanks Michele - me too! All will be revealed when the laptop arrives.

NK said...

Ahhh, now it is clear what the new u-beaut lens is for ! Looks great Sam, and YUMMY xo

the cook said...

Thanks N... glad you like it! Yep, the lens was indeed bought with food in mind! xo