Posts Tagged ‘laptop’


Sometimes Things Just Don’t Go As Planned


Challenging times for everyone but I would like to update you on one particular stumbling block I have encountered.

After more than a year of frequent crashes, freezes and unexpected restarts, my laptop died in January. In March, I was lucky enough to borrow an old laptop though it was on its way to computer heaven or possibly hell with as many as four blue screens and various softwear repairs per day. It died permanently a month ago.

Now I am without a computer as well as the means to write posts and edit photos. Even my six-year-old phone has taken to crashing and WordPress is its enemy anyway. Perhaps there will be an affordable laptop with good specs in the Black Friday or Cyber Monday offerings. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

In the meantime, I am working on things to upload that are short on text. I have been surprised at how many websites and programs are incompatible with an Android phone. So we shall see what can be done with such limited resources. Life certainly has gotten tricky.

See you soon!


Updating My Last Update


Still looking for a laptop that fits my budget and my needs. Here and there I get a few minutes on this funky Toshiba with the broken keyboard. Writing a post is not an option, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t reviews in the works. In fact there are two on my desk right now – incomplete but progressing.

I could use your help. First of all, the Samsung ATIV Book 2 would do both for work and for play as well as be easy on my eyes. All to the good,  but to bring it down to budget, I need to supplement my funds. If you feel like giving away a bit of coin, click the donation button. Or make me an offer on a pen from my sale page or on a pen you’ve read about here. Other than a few custom nibs and a couple of the Platinums, most any other pen can find a new home. Thanks for any help you can offer.

To continue to scan ink samples, a printer/scanner is a necessity and there are a couple that might be good. The Epson XP-600 and the Canon Pixma MG6320 seem to be the best of the lot and with discounts fall within my budget. Do you have experience with either one?

Any help you could offer would be very much appreciated. See you next time I can get online.

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