Just in case anyone might want to know what's been going on here in Anvilcloudia, aside from Christmas that is, for the past week, here's the news.
My computer is about a week old, and it's taken a lot of time to get it the way I want,and I'm not done. I'm plugging away but getting distracted a lot. It's okay because there is no rush. Although it came just in time for Christmas (or close enough), it wasn't exactly a gift, for I had been saving up for a long time, and this simply seemed to be the right time to make the purchase. Both Cuppa and I were running fairly old machines, and I could visualize them both flaming out at about the same time and was anxious to avoid that scenario by upgrading at least one while the upgrading was good, so to speak.
After almost a decade of using laptops, I reverted to a desktop model. You get more bang for the buck that way, and I am appreciating the bigger monitor (22 inches), even though my laptop had a 17 inch screen. Apparently, those who declare that size matters, are correct. We are now like many families and seem to be at the point where both Cuppa and I will each continue to have our own computer. Since I expect that hers will always be a portable laptop, I felt free to tie myself down with a desktop model with the multitudinous wires that it entails. Let's just say that I won't be moving it any time soon if I can possibly help it.
I was able to afford a pretty high end machine, partly because I over-saved. Computers prices have dropped considerably since my last purchase, and I had set aside more than enough money to buy one with lots and RAM, speed and storage space. Therefore, it will take two months rather than one month for it to become an obsolete, old clunker.
Technology changes fast, not just the computers themselves, but the software. Today, I purchased and downloaded Photoshop, and despite having used previous versions for years, I felt like a tourist in a strange land because CS4 is so different than CS2. It keeps life interesting though. I ordered a Photoshop book and will manage to muddle my way through.
So, other than the usual Christmas busyness, that's what I've been up to. I must hie to bed now, but I promise to bore you with some typical Christmas pics very soon. It had better be soon because it's almost New Years for goodness sakes and it will soon be very old news.