say "goodbye" to the astro
i bought this computer just after thanksgiving of 1999. it's a gateway astro, the pc world's all-in-one answer to the iMac--remember those cool colors it came in?
i was living in a 23' travel trailer (that currently graces my backyard) in the middle of the boonies. suddenly i had access to the world through the power of electricity and telephone lines. (a computer is so much better than television--i still don't have a tv that gets stations--i use it to watch dvd's--but i am on this same computer for hours a day sometimes). meanwhile, i suddenly had email and internet and access to mind candy aplenty, all while living rurally enough to satisfy my personal desire for hermitage. ha.
this box was sold on the attribute of convenience, but it's still a monster that takes up my entire desk. it has 4 GB of memory--your entry-level iPod has more than that! and it's been faltering lately, with the memory so full that i'm now getting the "this program has performed an illegal function and will be shut down" message way too often.
chuck is here to pick it up, and transfer the contents to a new/old box with more memory and faster components, so it's going to be a couple of days until you see me here again.
maybe i'll actually get some of those boxes on the porch emptied out!
ciao for now!