The Gritty Reboot

Thanks to James, I now have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I think it was a good change. I do have a “before” screenshot on my DeviantArt (I created a new account not too long ago and deleted the old one), but you’ll have to wait for a new “after” screenshot because everything still looks “default-y” at the moment. As much as I love ObjectDock I’ve decided not to use it anymore. I can save screen space for reading – recently I’ve been using my browser at full screen, and things look so much prettier.

I am really, really tired, and I could have gone to sleep before typing this blog but I felt that an update was needed. I did not get enough sleep last night as I was backing up my files. I woke up at 5:00am to find that my laptop was still shutting down. I’m glad that problem no longer exists, because Windows 7 is a lot smoother and it loads faster on startup. πŸ˜„

Anyway, I didn’t get enough sleep… and I was planning to sleep in the morning but I was struggling to do a piece of homework I’d forgotten about and left for the last minute. It’s not graded, thankfully, but we’re getting feedback on it. I’m not expecting mine to be fantastic but at least that will give me some pointers on where I went wrong. I had two lectures today; the second was more interesting as we had a guest lecturer who made correlations between uses of media like Twitter, compared to the 1800s when newspaper was new. He actually told us a historical story about a man who wrote elaborate love letters to a woman who he had never met, and intended for her to show them off and share them. Sound like Twitter today? Ahmmm. πŸ˜› It was an interesting story.

I felt like I was dying in that lecture… it went overtime but I really wanted to listen to the guest lecturer until the end. I couldn’t sit still for more than an hour and I was dying to eat. I was glad to be out of there, and I must say I had a really drab afternoon. O_O

I’ve still got a lot of things to fix on my laptop. It’s taken me hours to install a lot of the programs. The ones I haven’t installed are sort of the most important ones – Microsoft Office (James gave me the wrong CD haha) and Photoshop and all that fancy stuff (I’m leaving that for tomorrow because it’s going to take a while). So it’s time to pick a new desktop and fix up other things, and finally get around to emails and comments because I haven’t really been up to date with them. This laptop stuff is really keeping me busy. πŸ˜›

I also have to put all my fonts back! 😦

I’ve been pretty moody today. 😞 I hope tomorrow is better. Man, I’m so used to seeing an analog clock on my screen all the time but now I can’t see it. It’s so weird. But it needs time getting used to, of course. After two years with Windows Vista I think it is safe to say that I made the right decision in deciding to change.

The only real problem I did come across was with iTunes. Damn, bloody, stupid iTunes. I followed the instructions on the Apple website as to how to back up my library. When I went to restore it though, the library file wasn’t there. I then had to add all my songs and movies all over again – yes, all 30 gigabytes. My playlists are gone as well as the play counts and other stuff. The date added is now all today’s date, so I don’t know which of the songs are really ‘new’ to me that I haven’t listened to much. It sucks. Oh well. I knew I would run into a problem somewhere down the line.

I’m glad I have a day off. Days off are good. And I need some sleep. πŸ™‚

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