It’s an HP Pavillion with a terrabyte of memory (rich bitch) and a 17″ screen and RAM and Core i3 Intel processor. It was on sale, it was in the store. Staples loaded Microsoft 365, transferred files, and offered a complete protection package (it might even come with condoms, I didn’t look…yet).
Ima in purty good shape for the shape I’m in.
Yes, I have plenty of room for all of my files, but they do this thing with the Cloud and with sharing sh*t and stuff I don’t give a rat’s patootie about, and getting around is like a living hell and all I want to do is sit in a corner and suck my thumb (do not offer other suggestions, with enough liquor in me, who knows what might happen?).
I spent 14 hours yesterday getting the beast functioning, if not exactly functional. The big hurdle has been dealing with Adobe to re-acquire programs purchased and downloaded off their website. I wrote down the serial/keys and the usual info in a notebook (yay me), but for Acrobat X Std, I had purchased it when I ran a publishing house so I used that email, which is now defunct.
Ergo: hello chat service rep. Nice fellow, very polite. We did a few getting to know you rounds, then I got bumped to tech support, level 2, and I knew I should have gone to the bathroom first because, well… you know. After nearly coming to blows (or exchanging rings, it was a close call) the upshot is: I can’t do the password change they demand, and the nice young man didn’t have the clearance for doing that operation on my behalf, so I’m getting bumped to another level.
For that I will wait 24-48 hours before finding out what’s next.
But I have hope.
Meantime, I’m taking photos with the Air2 tablet camera while I wait for this ‘n that to load.