Sunday, October 16, 2011
The question then became, "How do you dispose of an 80lb outdated piece of consumer electronics?"
No one in the family seemed to want it. Recycling centers actually charge $25 to $40 for Cathode Ray Tube disposal (depending on size). Where else do you turn? . . . Craigslist!
Not only did it not cost me money to recycle it, but it sold within 10 minutes, was hauled away within an hour, AND they paid me $25!
For her show we had to dismantle her machine, pass it out the basement window and haul it to the show in an open trailer. I printed the banner sign for her at work (fringe benefit) on our 24" wide inkjet printer.
For Beth's Quilting business see the link to the right.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I've been considering upgrading my laptop. But it's the old conundrum, small and lightweight, or power and features. I was considering a Netbook, but Gordon turned me on to the limitations of a 600 pixel high screen. But looking beyond netbooks, I ended up looking at the same thing I've got now, only newer. I call my current laptop "the Brick", and yet this one I'm looking at is the exact same size and weight!
But it does have features:
64-bit Operating System,
4 Gbyte memory,
VGA and HDMI outputs (this is important to my job).
memory card reader built-in,
plus the "Trackpoint" joystick button I've gotten used to.
Will I get it?... I don't know yet,... I have spent a lot of money lately and should slow down...