You fight computers and receipts
27th January 2014
My technology family has gained a new member. I call him Thunderfingers.
It’s a desktop. I’d tell you more if I knew more. It’s got a Quad-core process or something like that. I like using computers but ask me how one works and I’m clueless! Fortunately I’ve got Tyrone to guide me in the right direction and to make sure I don’t buy a load of crap just because it’s pretty.
The original plan was for Tyrone to build me a computer. I had quite a small budget and we struggled to get a better deal that the one we got in the end. I bought the tower from PC World [2. It came with a wireless keyboard and mouse too but they’re aren’t very ergonomic so I’ll probably sell them.] and the monitor from Argos. I ended up getting a 24 inch monitor and it is massive. It didn’t look that big in the shop! It’s taking me some time to get use to it but already I’m starting to see the practical side of it. The only problem with it is that it’s running on Windows 8. Ugh!
I’ll admit, the name is a little odd. He’s named after the late bass guitarist of the The Who, John Entwistle, who was given the nickname because of his magical finger skills when playing bass. [1. If you’d like to see just how good he was I recommend this video.] I initially wanted to name my Apple devices after Who related things but I doubt I will ever get a Mac and I didn’t want John being left out of the club ;).
I know my last blog post was full of doom and gloom but I’m feeling happier now. I know my hip problem is something that I’ve just got to get on with, but I can do a few things to make it a little easier for myself. I’ve got back in to doing yoga. I’ve tailored my sessions to make sure I am working on my hip and leg muscles. I’ve also added in a few strenuous moves which make me ache but must be working. And, as an added bonus, yoga helps me to relax after a stressful day.
I’ve also been job hunting. I’m not desperate for a job but it would be nice to earn a little extra money over the summer. And there is no way I’m falling into the trap I fell into last year when I said I could do as many hours as possible, and I ended up working full-time. I just want about 8 hours a week. Just something flexible. There aren’t many jobs around at the moment but I’m hoping when all the students go home from summer I can sweep in and take their jobs.
I’m planning on making a new layout for this site considering it’s been up for so long, and also because it looks rubbish on a 24 inch monitor! Bare with me. It will take some time!