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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Letting Go
I just wrote a very long entry on what it was like to take my daughter to the mall today. And then my client crashed while I was saving it. For a moment, I was livid. But then I had an idea. What if, like the art of people like Andy Goldsworthy, the loss of my words wasn't really loss at all? What if, like some of the rock sculptures he builds at ocean's edge, their unwitnessed disappearance was the best way for my ideas to be expressed? It sounds like a rationalization, I know. But it's preferable to throwing the laptop across the room.

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From: e4q Date: December 22nd, 2008 11:01 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

laptop in room flight horror

i, too, am suffering from technology.

terri has offered to buy me a new one, so i have been looking, but it is getting me in a shocking temper now, and i am beginning to think that with a clean install i would rather keep this one which was cheap and i have low expectations of.

bah and bloody seasons humbugs.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 22nd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: laptop in room flight horror

I really think an Apple is the way to go. They're just easier to deal with. My friends with Vista laptops -- the only option at this point, if you want anything with power -- complain all the time about them. The cheapest Apple available now, the white one, is a very good machine. I have one and love it. The new silver ones are sexier, of course, but the white one should do.
From: e4q Date: December 22nd, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: laptop in room flight horror

aaargh!

freedom from choice is what i want
freedom of choice is what i've got
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 22nd, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: laptop in room flight horror

Make Terri decide. Or I will, if you need a firm hand. What's the budget?
From: e4q Date: December 23rd, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: laptop in room flight horror

complicated, since she wants to pay £600 towards it and if i want i can pay more myself. i could actually put 200 towards it now and pay another 200 in a few months time, so i do have enough for a shitkicker if i want one and am careful. unfortunately the dollar pound ratio doesn't work with computers, so it isn't a case of doubling it. it's like a dollar is more or less the same as a pound. i have been fantasising about macs and alienware, but have been looking at dells - i think the realistic question is do i want a souped up basic or a basic better one.
flw From: flw Date: December 22nd, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You just made an Andy Goldsworthy joke!

That takes something special.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 22nd, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
In the immortal words of Eyeore, "Thanks for noticing me."

I've been missing you here and wanting to see you in person. Almost done grading. Almost.
flw From: flw Date: December 23rd, 2008 01:52 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Will you let me grade a few... PLEASE!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 23rd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Why didn't you ask last week?

:-(
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 22nd, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

You're Either Making Progress or You've Taken The Arcades Project Literally

Goes without saying, this is the way I run my entire life -- trashed blogs, hurled notebooks, buried marriages and all.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 23rd, 2008 02:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: You're Either Making Progress or You've Taken The Arcades Project Literally

I have taken the Arcades Project literally. I just hope that someone helps me over the border when I get to Spain.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: December 23rd, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This is why I write most of my posts into Word first, saving as I go. It's far too easy to lose a lot of writing that way.
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