Friday, August 21, 2015

Molesting Electrons

Broke down and got a new (refurbished) desktop with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit with legal software. It is a HP 8000 bought through AAA Members program. $195 delivered.

Have it up and running. Being bombarded with ads and all the Windows Explorer crap. I use Google because that is what I know and all I am interested in learning. 

I use my AAA membership a lot. While it takes forever, it seems, to get through to the dispatcher, and longer for the tow truck to arrive, it does save a hit on the wallet. I like the free maps and avail myself.  A GPS is useful but I like to plot out my trips and Microsoft no longer supports Streets and Trips. 

When I was deciding on the computer, I asked an expert (my sister's assistant). She assured me the computer has far more capacity than I will ever use (1.8T). Hope she is correct.


CenTexTim said...

Glad AAA works for you. I quit it years ago when I broke down out in the sticks and the dispatcher refused to send a tow truck because I couldn't give her a cross street. Evidently "10 miles east of Fredonia on State Hwy 71" wasn't good enough.

As for maps, MapQuest is good enough for me.

Old NFO said...

Yep, that'll work... Unless you take about 1000 pictures... :-D

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Not a place to be broken down if you mean Fredonia, AZ.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Have close to that many on CDs.

CenTexTim said...

Fredonia TX - equally remote, but not as hot.