Journal Entry

fri 9 oct 2009

So, last night, I did manage to scribble in my paper journal...

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And it did actually make me feel better, even tho I didn't write anything.

This evening I was lying with Significant Other, and like usual, my brain is spinning out the static. I was thinking about all the computer work I needed to do. um, not Internetting, but actual work with my Paint Shop Pro and my desktop publishing software.

I know exactly what I want to do: I can picture the graphics in my mind and how I want to set them up, and was trying to figure out how I was going to print these multiple images...

And I realized that the "figuring out" part was a major stalling point.

You see, my computer just cannot handle the heavy lifting I want it to do... I can have a couple images open in Paint Shop Pro, but the instant I try to do anything to them, I have to wait for the processing to happen. There is obvious lag time even with the simplest requests. And when I really get into it... with huge photos, layers and vectors... one click takes minutes to process... or it simply crashes the program.

So, yeah. I'm avoiding my work. But it's my _art_ work. And I think it may have been killing me.

So, I'm lying with my SO. And I realize that in order to live, I'm going to need a new computer. And I tell him, and he's saying, "okay". And we go.

And a few hours later... did it even take that long? We come home with a new computer. I haven't even plugged it in yet and I already feel so ... relieved.

The specs on the new computer, who doesn't even have a name yet:

∞  2.6 gig duel Intel processors yeah, whatever. who cares about processing speed anymore?

∞  6 gigs of RAM oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about. 6 GIGS. current computer "tiny" has a sad little 256megs. Which is exactly why I can't process graphics.

∞  Blah, blah blah about the other stuff insanely huge hard drive, and other things that don't even matter. Yep, it's all about the RAM.

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