back in business

And, suddenly, LSW7.

Christmas came early. Renée got me a Chromebook. LSW6 is great, but it’s good to be able to type on a normal keyboard at my normal speed. And do some things that are just a little too hard/complicated on a table because there isn’t a keyboard.

It took me a little longer than necessary to get my bookmarks here, since the operating system is effectively Google Chrome itself so, obviously, No Firefox Allowed. And, since LSW5 is still out of commission, I had to get creative with exporting bookmarks.

So far, it’s pretty good. My music is in the cloud and on my external. I have my novel back.

And now I’m a tool with a smartphone, tablet and netbook. And, of course none of them are using Windows or iOS.

My biggest gripe is THE LACK OF CAPS LOCK. I know it’s been abused lately — and for the most part, has no use — but I use it from time to time. Also, it’s a little trick to put in special characters. I figured out how to do accents, but I had to copy and paste an em dash there a second ago. I haven’t tried working on my job’s website yet (and I know I can’t get into the VPN), but I think I’m going to be in the mid-90 percent area as far as productivity for now.

But anyway, I’m back in business.