This week I am up and running with my new home network. (None of which is
installed in a new home office in my attic. No! No such thing exists!!) I
have three lovely brand-new desktops and my old one refurbished with a new
hard drive (may as well keep it alive till the motherboard conks out). Also
a cool new Dell Inspiron notebook. The desktops are all cable-connected;
the notebook has a wireless doohickey.
Now, I’m not a big gadget freak. I have problems with technology. Things
don’t work for me. They see me coming and call out the gremlins. I must
say, though (and I hope I’m not tempting fate), this one has been a success.
The kids are thrilled (they got a desktop each). I am thrilled — I can
now do my e-mail in the treehouse. (I think — haven’t actually tried this
yet.) Even Mom, a total technophobe, is thrilled — she gets the
refurbished old desktop all to herself. And so far EVERYTHING WORKS!**
Credit where it’s due: Installation was by an outfit named Executive
Computer World, out of Lindenhurst, Long Island. They were terrific, had
the whole shebang set up in the time it would have taken me to get the boxes
open. Sent a guy at once when there was a startup glitch, and fixed it on
the spot. Courteous, careful with my property, knowledgable, nothing too
much trouble. Thanks, guys!
**Except hibernation. This is a Microsoft fantasy. I have never seen an
Intel machine on which hibernation worked. It’s a total fantasy. I don’t
know why they keep bothering.