Jan. 17th, 2012

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For several years, I've used an MSI Wind netbook. I bought it for our trip to Israel, and it's been my workhorse ever since. That's what I use for my music composition, my siddur typesetting, my crossword construction, my 'ganza solving. The small screen and keyboard and limited CPU and RAM were minor inconveniences more than offset by the fact it was light enough to toss in my bag without a second thought.

Friday, while I was frantically trying to finish cooking for Shabbat and keep tabs on my Mystery Hunt team, I had my netbook open on the kitchen table, which I don't usually do. Tani had gotten himself a glass of water.... and while I was quickly packing my bag for Hunt, I elbowed his glass of water directly onto the keyboard of my netbook.

Cut for length )

Interestingly, I'm not at all concerned about my data. Between Subversion and Dropbox, I have absolutely no doubt that everything I care about is redundantly backed up. I'm dreading the expense and the hassle of setting up a new computer, if need be, but I'm not worried that fifteen years of work on Pesukei d'Zimrah or Siddur Hiddur Tefillah is lost.
rhu: (Default)
For several years, I've used an MSI Wind netbook. I bought it for our trip to Israel, and it's been my workhorse ever since. That's what I use for my music composition, my siddur typesetting, my crossword construction, my 'ganza solving. The small screen and keyboard and limited CPU and RAM were minor inconveniences more than offset by the fact it was light enough to toss in my bag without a second thought.

Friday, while I was frantically trying to finish cooking for Shabbat and keep tabs on my Mystery Hunt team, I had my netbook open on the kitchen table, which I don't usually do. Tani had gotten himself a glass of water.... and while I was quickly packing my bag for Hunt, I elbowed his glass of water directly onto the keyboard of my netbook.

Cut for length )

Interestingly, I'm not at all concerned about my data. Between Subversion and Dropbox, I have absolutely no doubt that everything I care about is redundantly backed up. I'm dreading the expense and the hassle of setting up a new computer, if need be, but I'm not worried that fifteen years of work on Pesukei d'Zimrah or Siddur Hiddur Tefillah is lost.

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