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new laptop
Last night I purchased a new laptop. My poor iBook, Percy, finally kicked the bucket. Jon thinks the motherboard is fried. I don't give a whozit what's wrong with it, other than it doesn't work anymore. Good riddance. I had Percy for four years and he's been dying a slow, grizzly death for almost two of those years. But the very sad part is that it meant I had to buy a new laptop. And I HATE buying computers. It gives me a great deal of anxiety to buy a computer. I'm an analyst, not a hardware person. I don't know anything about processors or how big a hard drive I REALLY need or video cards, or any of that. I want a computer that works. I want to not resent the computer two weeks later because I COULD have had something so much cooler. I want a computer that will do the things I want it to do with minimal fuss on my part. And most importantly, I do not want another Mac right now. Percy's slow death left a rather bitter taste in my mouth, so while I like Macs in theory, I'm just not ready to go back.

And so, after consulting with a few friends and going through the great Vista debate and trying to decide what I wanted, and realizing that no matter what I bought I wasn't going to be totally sure I'd gotten what I wanted, I bought a laptop last night. And now I have three full weeks to have buyer's remorse, because it won't ship until the 20th, and it could take 5-7 days to arrive after that! Gah! Did I mention that I hate buying computers?

So what am I going to name the new computer?

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hopeness From: hopeness Date: February 8th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel your pain, especially as a fellow Mac user moving to Vista. It's not that bad, though, really. I'm enjoying my new Lappy. Naming it was easy, though; since I got a "Flamingo Pink" Dell laptop, I was calling it "Rosie" before it even got here.
sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: February 8th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Since you already had Percival, you could choose one of the other Round Table Knights

yermie From: yermie Date: February 8th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

names...

Names not to use:
lappy486
Magrathea
POStfix
Ten T (or tent)

Names you SHOULD use:
Mufasa
Sparky
Puddinpop
Poptart
Franklin
Johnson

And finally,
Asskick McFreeley

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caryabend From: caryabend Date: February 8th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: names...

Oooh! Say it again! :)
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skatured From: skatured Date: February 10th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
What about Calgon? Heh.
hipstamom From: hipstamom Date: February 10th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh the tears flowed from this mac user. But I understand.

How about Hoppy? Or any name from Harry Potter? (from HP?)

Enjoy the new laptop!
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