Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Laptop Lets Me Blog Outdoors

   I've had my desktop computer since 2003. That's longer than I've been birding or blogging. I've been thinking for a while that it would be nice to be able to have a laptop so that I could use my computer outdoors but I thought that it would be a luxury, not a necessity. Over the past year I started having problems with uploading photos and video so I finally gave in and bought a laptop. There's been some great back to school deals on them.  Everything has been so much easier with windows 7, a new processor, and plenty of ram. things just work automatically. I don't have to e-mail requests for outdated hotfixes any more.
No longer am I confined to a desk in the living room, I can now bring my laptop outdoors where I can take part in important meeting like this recent grackle convention in my backyard.
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12 comments:

steadyjohn said...

Ha Ha, I have grackle conventions every day; young and old they descend on my feeders and make quick work of everything. When two or three of them climb on a hanging feeder they create a veritable "grackle go-round"!

steadyjohn said...

Larry I forgot to mention "good luck with your new laptop computer"; I would have recommended a Mac but to each his own!

Gaelyn said...

A laptop is nice for joining in the outdoor fun. I just bought a new one too.

Hilke Breder said...

Wow! Nice! The screen on mine turns black outdoors - must be its age.

Jen said...

Haha, love the grackle convention! Congrats on the new laptop!

Larry said...

John-I don't having hungry grackles as company.I've been told by mac users that mac is the best but their laptops start at about 500 more than I paid.

Gaelyn-anything that gives you more outdoor time is a good thing.

Hilke-It's nice to have the latest technology at work again-of course
that won't last for long.

Jen-thanks

Andy said...

Congrats on the new laptop.

Dostoy said...

Congrats on the new laptop! I'm sure you'll get lots of enjoyment from it.

I have had to give up my blog. I can no longer post anything. I can save drafts, but NOTHING will post. And this has been going on since May.

So glad to see you able to update. All your posts are very interesting.

Kathiesbirds said...

Yeah! Hoo-ray for you! Love it!

troutbirder said...

Sounds good to me. Am on the verge of something similar myself.

Chris said...

Congrats on your new laptop... Start to think to bring it to call the birdies ;-)

Carol said...

I take my laptop camping and boating..but sometimes it is so peaceful I hate to turn it on.