Got two new toys today. Let me tell you about them.
I'm on call at work, and have a need to log on to work from home and do stuff. Usually, I use a desktop computer, either this one (the one I got for 50 bucks during the Winter), or the HP desktop I bought new in 2009. A special occasion a few months ago was when I was at a coffee shop with my netbook and my work called, and I had to spring into action. I logged on to work with my netbook, the one with the 7" screen. Not the best experience, but it worked.
Well, now I have a new work-bequeathed laptop.
It's really nice. It has 8gb of ram. 128gb ssd. 14" screen. It's fast. Frickin' fast. I love it. I will make good use of it for the next few years.
You'll remember that my digital cable has been fracked for a few weeks now. I could watch no channels through that box whatsoever.
Ryan dropped by from Eastlink today and found a few problems with the signal and fixed them. He then pronounced the cable box to be toast, with the tuner no longer working. He swapped out that cable box with a brand-new one, and now it works perfectly, and is super fast as well.
Two new toys. Two things Patricia doesn't give a crap out, but which I do. I love my new laptop. I love my new cable box.
And, to put icing on the cake, I found out today that Turner Classic Movies has now been added to my cable line up, and is free until the end of October. I've been wanting that channel for a long time, and now I have it.
And, to put a cherry on the icing for the cake: I get a very healthy credit from the cable company for my inconvenience over the cable issues.
A pretty good day, over all.
How was yours?