June 24th, 2010 | daybook
The Thinkpad Fan Buzz Of Death is getting louder and louder. Going to have to get another laptop very soon. Am looking at another Thinkpad, at Cory’s suggestion, one with a bit more oomph under the bonnet… but, ooh, pricey.
‘Course, the thing about a laptop is that, after two years, you’ve often just about got it how you like it.
What I dread is having to get my net connection going. I use AOL UK as my internet provider, because they provide me very fast internet very cheaply and a phone service that’s close to free. Their customer service has actually been terrific. But their system for setting up the router they supply is… arcane. And I always have to get on the phone with them to set it up anew, and they always have to walk me through it, and it always doesn’t work until suddenly it does, apparently through no process I or the tech support person initiated.
I want to keep this laptop just so I don’t have to go through that again.
CAPTAIN SWING #2 and SUPERGOD #4 should be along imminently, by the way.