Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Trusty Laptop Bites The Dust

Many thanks to you all for checking out the blogs I developed with the girls who took part in the Feminist Technology Exchange.  The event went very well, and I want to do more of this kind of work. As Lee Cahill, one of my writer friends said,"Knowledge like this gives young women a voice ... "

But being out there interacting with groups of people in person, fighting through traffic at the end of the day also made me appreciate my work and life. It was nice to be able to just take the few steps to my home office to get to work today. Which reminds me: my old Acer laptop finally gave up the ghost. It still turns on/off, I can type documents on it and even play a CD and video. But, the S in the keyboard no longer works, the screen sometimes goes off ( living me with white light) and quite frankly, I no longer trust it do client meetings and presentations with it. And for the past two days, it wouldn't even recognise my modem, though it worked when I was in range of a wireless hotspot. So, I'm retiring it.

I saw a nice machine at The Matrix Warehouse near me, going for R3200. Package includes MS Office 2010 pre-installed, and it has 3 USB ports, a CD writer, camera etc. I think I'm going to go for that one. It only has 2Gigs of space, but I have external drive with space in the tera range, so no worries there.

Also managed to get some blogging and editing done; though not as much as I would have liked.

So how's your day?


po said...

Hey Damaria, I really enjoyed reading those young women's blogs, actually I found it fascinating. I'm sure they weren't exactly hoping to attract 30 year old commenters, but for me it opens up a whole new world, so I hope it does for them too!

Damaria Senne said...

Well, actually I was hoping for commentors of all ages. These girls' stories are interesting and I learnt so much from spending two intensive days with them , but I'm also hoping that blogging will introduce them to the wider world and different views and llives.

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